Press Release

Office of the Governor
Department of Disaster Management
Release Date:
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.

Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service personnel are on the ground dealing with the situation and the US Virgin Islands authorities have been approached to assist in assessing the situation.

Continue to monitor and for information as this situation continues to evolve.


NEOC Level Two Activation -  Single localized hazard impacting a large area or a number of people. Secondary hazards or spread of impact zone unlikely.  The impact will be confined to the affected area.  Some disruption of normal routine/life is likely.  Primary agency and several others, involved at the scene operating under Incident Command System (ICS).  


Department of Disaster Management

#3 Wailing Road McNamara,
Road Town VG1110,
Tortola Virgin Islands
Tel: 284-468-4200 Fax:284-494-2024
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