UPDATE: Ten persons homeless following Canaries Fire

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UPDATE: Ten persons homeless following Canaries Fire


Ten persons are now homeless following a fire in Flora Villa, Canaries Thursday, August 7.

The house was completely destroyed by fire of unknown origin.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire. The Soufriere Fire Station responded to the call about 4:25 p.m.

A source had told St. Lucia News Online (SNO): “The house was already flat when the fire officers got there. It was a wall structure. Only the walls were standing when they arrived.

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  1. A volunteer fire department can work there, however there are certain districts bannoeau and chouseil who need a fire station because the community is so big. They should even have a fire station by Hess or something to serve bexon, ans la raye, odsan, marigot etc. Also they need to create an EMS unit within the fire service like NYC and even Trinidad and Barbados has it, with paramedics that can provide advanced life support not just the basic EMT that is provided in St. Lucia by fire fighters. I rem reading done review and that was recommended up to now. Nothing gets done in St. Lucia until a major disaster happens.

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  2. 100 years ago in the UK this was the same problem so local people were trained as volunteers and given basic equipment, it helped a lot in regards to loss of life and property. It would not cost a lot to do that here. If people are called out they could be paid for that call out. The government put a law in place that if people were called out employers had to excuse them.

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  3. A fire station in every district may seem like a good idea but who is going to pay someone to sit there all day doing nothing.Maybe the community members should volunteer to train and fire equipment can be put at their disposal in a safe place.

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    • Good point. Every community should have first aid/emergency response volunteers who can at least do the basics and keep things under control until the experts get there. The police station is a good place to store equipment and registered people can sign them out when disaster strikes.

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      • What a great idea, I am medically trained and would gladly volunteer. I find a lot of people here do not know basic First Aid so this scheme could help save lives.

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        • There should also be free annual certification/update/retrain workshops for those persons to make sure their knowledge is up-to-date.

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