Photo and Caption

Fire and Rescue Service
Release Date:
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 2:30pm

Fire Officers from the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service were able to contain and extinguish a spreading fire in Chalwell Estate in the nick of time on Thursday, January 19. This aerial photograph shows the damage to the vegetation caused by the fire that nearly engulfed surrounding homes.

The following fire officers were commended for a job well done.

  • First response team: Leading Fire Officer Gaston Walters, 25 Eugene Freeman, 38 Cleve Davis
  • Second response team: Sub Officer Elvin Forbes, 10 Dayron Baronville, 45 Esan Stout
  • Third response team: Station Officer Melvin Jeffers, Sub Officer Geraldo Barry, Sub Officer Marcus Malone, Aux. Sub Officer Francisco Calderon, Chief Fire Officer Zebalon McLean
  • Command and control team: Deputy Chief Fire Officer William Penn, Station Officer Joseph George
  • Supplementary Support team: 35 Shawn Rymer, 52 Cuthbert Robinson

 (Photo credit: Khari Adams/Khaptured Photography)


Nekita Turnbull

Ag. Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730