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July 17th, 2023
UPDATE: Airport re-opens following strike action by fire officers

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Sources within the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) have confirmed that following some internal industrial action today, July 17, 2023, by firefighters attached to the airport, the T.B. Lettsome International Airport has been reopened.

May 10th, 2019
Fire officers commended for extinguishing bush fire @ Meyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has commended Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. Mclean and his officers for extinguishing a bush fire that was threatening the residence of Mr and Mrs Simon Potter at Meyers Estate, Tortola.

May 9th, 2019
UPDATE: Firefighters successfully battle brush blaze @ Meyers Estate

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The brush fire that raged dangerously close to an apartment building at Meyers Estate, on the main island of Tortola, last night May 8, 2019 was successfully brought under control by firefighters of Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIF&RS).

April 19th, 2019
Firefighters battle brush blaze late into night @ Mayaba

MAYABA, Tortola, VI- Firefighters of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services were late into the night and early this morning, April 19, 2019 battling a brush fire that threatened to encroach on nearby homes at Mayaba, on the main island of Tortola.

September 6th, 2016
Hazem's Shoe Store gutted by fire

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hazem's Shoe Store on Waterfront Drive has been gutted by fire.

March 31st, 2015
UPDATE: VG fire may have been caused by children

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Several persons on the sister island of Virgin Gorda have reported that the fire that erupted at the derelict vehicles dump site in the Valley yesterday March 30, 2015 may have been ignited by a few children who were seen running from the location shortly before the first explosion.

March 23rd, 2015
Boat & vehicles damaged by fire @ Domino Gas station

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – A boat and at least two vehicles were damaged by fire at Domino Gas Station in Baugher’s Bay sometime around 1:00am today, March 23, 2015.

March 19th, 2015
“We are unappreciated” – CFO Zebalon A. McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Faced with the frustrating circumstances of ailing/limited firefighting equipment and accessories, Chief Fire Officer Mr Zebalon A. McLean has assured his officers that he is not prepared to give up the fight to get the things necessary to have their jobs done in the most effective and comfortable manner.

March 18th, 2015
VI F&RS ahead of the game in C/bean – EMT specialist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “In terms of the Caribbean, this fire service is ahead of the game where the vision is for fire and EMS. I don’t think that you truly believe that but I’ve been around, to Jamaica, Africa, Anguilla, St Martin and others and the BVI is indeed ahead in terms of the vision that you have here.” This is according to EMT training specialist Mrs Doreen Vines- President of Global Medical Educational Training (GMET).

March 16th, 2015
‎Pick-up truck bursts into flames in Long Look

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - A Pick-up truck with licence plate PD 412 hadn't the opportunity to return to its owner as it burst into flames while being test driven in Long Look minutes ago, March 16, 2015.

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