Tag: VIDOH Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Governor Bryan Signs Into Law Merger Between Fire Service and EMS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan signed into law Friday the Fire-EMS merger legislation that will combine the two agencies in an attempt to “deliver more efficient and comprehensive emergency medical services to Virgin Islanders.” Under the new law, the Territory’s Emergency Medical Services will be a division of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, which will […]

Police Ask Motorists To Stay Off The Roads Tomorrow Due To Tropical Storm Grace

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community to be prepared for the passing of Tropical Storm Grace, expected to impact the territory on Sunday. You are asked to stay off the road except for medical emergencies. If you must be on the roadways, drive with caution. Notify 911 of downed trees, […]

Police Criticized For Standing Around As Man Drowned In Charlotte Amalie Harbor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor said Thursday that the department may add optional water rescue training for officers, but making swimming ability a requirement could exclude many otherwise qualified recruits, as first reported in the V.I. Daily News. The department responded Tuesday to an incident on the St. Thomas waterfront, where a man […]

U.S. Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues 5 Stranded Kayakers At Caret Point In St. Thomas

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter crews Saturday rescued five stranded kayakers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a distressed snorkeler in Isabela, Puerto Rico. “Both these cases highlight how even a beautiful day can turn into a bad situation,” said Lt. William T. Cox, Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin […]

St. Croix Paramedic Loses 3-Year Battle With Colon Cancer, Dies At Age 42

CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix paramedic Nowel Garcia sadly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 42. The Virgin Islands Department of Health issued a statement Thursday extending condolences to Garcia’s family and friends after his death on October 13. Garcia had served with the department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services since 2002 in every position from emergency medical […]