Saint Lucia: The Minister for Home Affairs, Dr Virginia Albert-Poyotte, has again taken great pride in the efforts of the Saint Lucia Fire Service to represent the institution as an organ of fire safety education.
Dr Albert-Poyotte said emergency responders went beyond the call of duty to prepare a creative and educational package for public consumption that can help prevent fires and other incidents.
“The Fire Service is not an organization that can curtail its regular duties to attend to internal activities. It means everything they undertake has to be juggled along with the usual heavy workload of the department. Yet they were determined to host Fire Prevention Week with a big splash this year, as compared to being more low-key as it had been over the past two years because of COVID-19 restrictions.”
The Fire Service registers several houses, vehicular and bushfires every year. This trend, Minister Albert-Poyotte said, can be significantly reduced with more responsible behaviour.
“I want to appeal to the public to continue to act responsibly and to take fire prevention seriously. It’s very sad to see people lose their homes and all of their worldly possessions. Having to rebuild your life from ashes is very difficult and best avoided.”
The Minister also commended the support of Innovative Business Solutions, the main sponsor of Fire Prevention Week 2022.