Government of Saint Luca

Go to Homepage


[Contact Us]

Search this Site


Fire Chief Lauds Service Men and Women for Job Well Done

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
St. Lucia Ambassadors
The Constitution
The Staff Orders

National Television Network

Press Releases
Saint Lucia 25th Independence Celebrations
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help

Contact: Claudia Monlouis

Monday, December 08, 2003 - Firemen on the island received a boost in morale and encouragement to remain steadfast, despite the many challenges they confront in the line of duty. The advice came from Chief Fire Officer Augustin Gaspard, when he addressed the service men and women at last Friday‘s Annual Chief Fire Officer’s Parade in Micoud.

Gaspard particularly commended the crew who extinguished the fire at a downtown store in the heart of the city, which at the time raised fears that a repeat of the 1948 Castries Fire disaster would occur.

“Let me say, that I am very proud of your performance over the years and in particular over the past twelve months, for you have delivered under trying conditions,” Gaspard said.

In recent efforts to further upgrade the fire service, government spent $5.2 million dollars to procure five compact fire appliances which are better able to traverse the island’s hilly terrain at a faster pace.

According to Hilton Occulien, PRO for the fire service, the smaller fire appliances came from Austria and England and are equipped with tripod light systems and back up generators.
This year saw the opening of two new fire stations in Gros Islet and Dennery, while new stations for Vieux-Fort and Micoud are earmarked for construction in the new year.

[Home] [Up] [Search 2003 Press Releases] [Site Help]

© 2003 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.