Tag: Virgin Islands Fire Services (VIFS)

Country Music Star Kenny Chesney Used To Fly With Helicopter Pilot Who Died In Crash With 3 Other People

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Country music star Kenny Chesney has identified the pilot of an ill-fated helicopter crash that left at least four people dead on Monday afternoon. Chesney said in the Facebook group “What’s Going On St. Thomas?” that he has been flying with helicopter pilot Maria Rodriguez for 15 years and that she will […]

Ruptured Gas Tank Forces Evacuation Of Jail Prisoners To V.I. Legislature Building

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Traffic in the downtown area of St. Thomas came to a virtual halt after a reported gas leak shut down the Farrelly Justice Center and surrounding area on Wednesday. The gas leak led to a mass evacuation on the St. Thomas jail with inmates being transported to the nearby Virgin Islands Legislature […]

Fire Service Say Tango Company Fire Station in Fortuna Is Closed Now

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Director nominee of the Virgin Islands Fire Service Daryl George said Sunday that the Tango Company Fire Station in Estate Fortuna on St. Thomas is temporarily closed. George said the closure was needed after a burnout to the building’s power meter caused the station to lose power shortly before 6 p.m. on […]

Gov. Bryan Announces OMB Director, Fire Services and BIR Directors

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr on Thursday announced Jenifer O’Neal as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), rounding out his financial team which includes the Commissioner of the Department of Finance, Kirk Callwood and Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau (IRB) Joel Lee. The governor also announced Daryl George, Sr. as […]

Brush Fire Near Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp Diverted To Great Pond To Burn All Night

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — The Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp was being threatened by a brush fire on Thursday night. As these dramatic photos show, taken by a Virgin Islands Free Press staffer, the flames were blazing for 20 minutes to a half hour before the Virgin Islands Fire Services arrived […]

VIFS Firefighters Battle Fire That Threatened Homes In Southgate Farm This Afternoon

UNDER CONTROL: A Virgin Islands Fire Services firefighter re-arranges the hose to attack the brush fire today. VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS photos by ROBERT NEAL. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — A three-alarm brush fire threatened homes on the east side of the street leading to Green Cay Marina in Southgate Farm early Sunday […]

Hull Bay Residence Catches On Fire But Firefighters’ Swift Response Saves St. Thomas House On Thursday Night

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A unit from the Echo Company Fire Station responded to a residential fire in Estate Hull about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Once on the scene, fire personnel observed flames coming from the side of the residence. Upon making entry into the home, they further observed the fire spreading from the […]

Fire Near The Big Cock Bar & Grill In Stoners Alley Leaves Structure With Smoke, Fire And Water Damage In St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Fire Services personnel assigned to the Hotel Company Fire Station responded to a structural fire at #67 Kronprindsen Gade. When fire personnel arrived on the scene near the Big Cock Bar & Grill in Stoners Alley about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, they found a one-story wooden structure engulfed […]