Steady Progress Being Made To Extinguish Cox Heath Fire

Friday, 25 May 2018 - 7:05pm

The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service is employing all the necessary resources to extinguish the Cox Heath debris site fire as quickly as possible.

Smoke From The Cox Heath Fire Decreased Considerably

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 5:00pm

Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Zebalon McLean and the Manager for the Department of Waste Management, Mr. Greg Massicote have confirmed that there is currently no visible surface fire at the Cox Heath debris site and the smoke has decreased considerably. 

A Statement By Acting Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. - May 11 Update On Cox Heath Fire

Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:25pm

As of today, Friday, 11 May 2018, the fire at Cox Heath continues to be contained which means that the threat of the fire spreading has been eliminated at this time. Additional equipment to pump 1000 gallons of sea water per minute directly to the site to completely extinguish the core of the fire is being deployed.

Statement By Acting Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. - Update On Cox Heath Fire

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:00pm

Today we convened a meeting of the National Emergency Operations Centre in response to the fire incident at Cox Heath.  I met with local emergency response officials as well as the Chief Fire Officer from the USVI in relation to the response and containment of the fire.

Activation of the National Emergency Operations Centre

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:48am

The Department of Disaster Management is advising the BVI community that His Excellency the Governor, on the advice on Director Disaster Management and in consultation with the Honourable Premier, has authorised the activation of National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) at Level 2 in response to the fire at Cox Heath.

Minister Vanterpool Thanks Fire Officers For Swift Response

Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:05am

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark Vanterpool is featured as he met with officers of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service ......

Fire Department Receives New Chainsaw Donation

Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 3:34pm

On November 8, the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service accepted a donation of 10 chainsaws from "YouCaring"

Electricity Supply Unaffected By Fire At Pockwood Pond Power Station

Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 4:55pm

A fire which occurred at about 5:00 a.m. this morning at the Henry Wilfred “Freddie” Smith Power Station in Pockwood Pond was successfully extinguished.

Fire Extinguished At BVI Electricity Corporation

Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 9:58am

The public is advised that a fire at the Pockwood Pond Power Station caused by a burnt switchgear has been extinguished

Fire Services Ignited By Addition Of 7 New Members

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 5:19pm

The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services added seven new fire officers who successfully completed their 14 week training programme.

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