Tag: Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS)

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 […]

VIFS Arson Unit Investigating Fire Started On Norre Gade Wednesday Night

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four fire engine units and 14 personnel from three of the island’s four fire stations responded to a fire downtown on Wednesday, the Office of the Governor said. At approximately 7:20 p.m., fire crews on St. Thomas were dispatched to a structure fire at 4B Norre Gade. In 30 minutes, firefighters extinguished […]

Fire Personnel Rescue Motorists Trapped In Vehicles After 2 Separate Accidents

CHRISTIANSTED – Fire personnel responded to two vehicle rescue incidents on St. Croix on Wednesday, the Office of the Governor said. At approximately 11:26 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to Northshore Road to the scene of the first incident that left a motorist pinned between their vehicle’s steering wheel and floorboard after the vehicle struck […]

Virgin Islands Fire Service Responds To Blaze At Apartment Building In St. John

CRUZ BAY — Fire crews on St. John were dispatched to a reported structure fire in Estate Grunwald on St. John at 9:48 p.m. Sunday. Six fire personnel and two units assigned to the Cruz Bay Fire Station initially responded to the scene, the Office of the Governor said. Upon arrival, firefighters found a three-story […]

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! Firefighters Learn Lifesaving Techniques In Training Sessions

KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) conducted vehicle extrication training exercises on the island of St. Croix recently. Led by VIFS Territorial Training Coordinator James Bolton, the training provided firefighters with an opportunity to learn about tactics, tools, and techniques related to vehicle extrication and to practice extrication skills. In addition to equipment, […]

Jeep Plunges Into Sea Off Veteran’s Drive As Rescuers Scramble To Save Motorists

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — First responders scrambled to rescue a motorist who plunged their SUV into the Caribbean Sea on the waterfront of St. Thomas last night. Divers scoured the sea off of Veteran’s Drive as mixed emergency responders converged on the scene after the accident. The VIPD, EMT, Fire and Rescue were on the scene […]

Firefighters Respond To 3-Alarm Fire That Drove Ruby M. Rouse Resident From Home

CHRISTIANSTED — Firefighters on St. Croix responded to three-alarm fire near Watergut on Tuesday morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Virgin Islands Fire Service personnel from the Herbert L. Canegata Fire Station (Richmond) to a reported structure fire at the Ruby M. Rouse Housing Community about 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Government House said. […]

Firefighters Work To Extinguish 3-Alarm Fire At Home In Frenchtown Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fire units from the Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station at Barbel Plaza were dispatched to a reported structural fire, with possible entrapments, in Frenchtown at 2:24 p.m. today. Additional reports to the 911 call center supported and confirmed the initial call of a structural fire, escalating it to a three-alarm fire. Units […]

Police Investigating Bomb Threat To Westin St. John Resort Villas Today

CRUZ BAY — Police responded to a bomb threat call about the Westin St. John Resort Villas about 10 a.m. today. “The investigation revealed the resort received a phone call stating a bomb was going to explode on the property,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The male caller allegedly called the resort staff member by […]

VING, Fire Service HAZMAT Unit Conduct Air Quality Monitoring Inside Limetree Bay

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard’s Civil Support Team (CST), in conjunction with the Virgin Island Fire Department’s HAZMAT unit, took its air quality monitoring and testing inside the Limetree Bay refinery Sunday after finding elevated levels of sulfur dioxide near the refinery on Saturday. The team spent more than four and a half […]