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August 17th, 2022
Fire fighters contain house blaze @ Greenland

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- Quick response by officers of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services prevented an entire home at Greenland from possibly going up in flames yesterday afternoon, August 16, 2022.

July 31st, 2022
Public urged to be 'vigilant' as VI observed World Drowning Prevention Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands observed World Drowning Prevention Day on July 25, 2022, when the public was encouraged to remain vigilant in activities on, in and around the Territory's waters.

May 6th, 2022
VI Fire Officers commended for selfless sacrifice

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has commended Fire Officers throughout the Virgin Islands for their unwavering dedication to the protection of life and property.

January 24th, 2022
Since 1986 VIF&RS requested turntable ladder to access tall buildings– CFO McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Mr Zebalon A. McLean told the recent Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that the Fire and Rescue Services Department has been lobbying the Government for a ladder to access taller buildings without success since 1986.

January 22nd, 2022
Public-Private response to VG’s Copper Mine fire commended – Hon Rymer

COPPER MINE, Virgin Gorda, VI- Minister for Transportation Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), has commended the emergency responders and residents of Princess Quarters along Copper Mine Road, Virgin Gorda, for their timely response to a house fire that happened earlier this week on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

March 24th, 2021
HoA & Customs offices evacuated due to suspected fire!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The building that houses the Office of the House of Assembly (HoA) and Her Majesty’s Customs Headquarters, the Richard C. Stoutt Building, was evacuated this morning, March 24, 2021, due to a suspected fire.

January 27th, 2021
Go-fast boat destroyed by fire in West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A go-fast boat on its trailer in a parking lot opposite the West End Community Centre was damaged by fire last night, January 26, 2021.

November 8th, 2020
Fire damages section of R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Just over two years after a fire had destroyed a major section of the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond, the business establishment was hit with another blaze.

September 1st, 2020
Fire guts 2 rooms of Long Bush home

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Fire broke out at a 2-storey home in Long Bush, Tortola, this afternoon, September 1, 2020, damaging 2 bedrooms of the property before Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services arrived and, with help from members of the public, quickly extinguished it.

June 28th, 2020
Major fire averted @ Big Brother’s Gas Station

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- What could have been a major disaster was quickly averted when the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services responded to a call of a fire at a local gas station this morning, June 28, 2020.

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