Press Release

Ministry of Communications and Works
Fire and Rescue Service
Release Date:
Saturday, 1 October 2022 - 3:13pm

Chief Fire Officer Zebalon Mclean is cautioning residents to let fire safety remain a priority in their homes, schools and at work as the Territory observes Fire Safety Week from October 2 to 8.

Chief Mclean said, ““Persons are aware that many fires have been caused when stoves and ovens are not monitored; when faulty components are not replaced; overloading outlets; leaving heat producing components plugged in or turned on, or neglecting to regularly service vehicles.”

 The Chief Fire Officer said several activities including a friendly volley ball match between Public Officers and a safety awareness quiz for school children. The public is invited to play domino, cards and other games with officers at the Fire Service headquarters.

This year’s theme for Fire Safety Awareness Week is: ‘Learn From The Past; Be Careful What You Do; Be Fire Safe – 2022. The public is invited to participate in the activities from Sunday, October 2.

The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service continues to carry out its mandate of protecting life, property and the environment, through a proactive approach to continuously enhance the quality of service provided. For more information, telephone the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service at 468-4268 or 468-4182.



Note to Editors:  Flier attached with theme and schedule of events.


Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-2035