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Shootings and Vehicular Collisions make up busy Fire Service Weekend

The weekend of January 8, 2021 to January 11, 2021, saw the Fire Service recording a total of seventy-eight (78) ambulance responses, thirty-seven of which were in the south of the island and forty-one in the north.  

Last week Friday January 8, at approximately 3:00pm, Fire Service Headquarters responded to a call for a gunshot wound at Roseau, Castries. Emergency personnel attended to a 31-year-old male, who upon assessment was found to be conscious with penetrating wounds to his leg. He was treated and transported to the OKEU Hospital where he was handed over to the medical staff in a stable condition.

Officers of the Gros Islet Fire station responded to a vehicle fire at Corinth, Gros Islet at approximately 6:00pm on Friday January 8, 2021. The responding officers found a Hyundai minivan ablaze in a parking lot with the fire threatening a nearby electrical pole. The fire was extinguished with no injury to anyone however, the vehicle was significantly damaged by the fire.

At approximately 10:55pm, Gros Islet Fire station responded to a motor vehicle collision at Choc Hill. Both patients refused transportation and signed a release form.

On Saturday January 9, 2021, the Vieux Fort Fire Station responded to two motor vehicular incidents at Aupicon and Beanfield, Vieux Fort, at approximately 4:32am and 9:00pm respectively. In Aupicon, two patients were assessed and found conscious with pain to the head and leg. They were transported to the St. Jude Hospital and handed over to medical staff in a stable condition.

The two patients involved in the collision at Beanfield, Vieux Fort were assessed and found conscious with general body pain. They were transported to the St. Jude Hospital and handed over to medical staff in a stable condition.

The Babonneau Fire Station responded to motor vehicle incident at Monier, Babonneau on Sunday January 10, at approximately 12:40am. The sole occupant was found in her vehicle which had veered off the road and collided head-on with a concrete culvert. The patient was assessed and found conscious complaining of pain to her arm. She was treated and transported to the OKEU Hospital and handed over to the medical staff in a stable condition.

The Gros Islet Fire station responded to a motor vehicle collision at Rodney Bay, Gros Islet at approximately 6:24am on Sunday January 10. One patient who refused medical attention or transportation was assessed and found conscious. He signed a release form.

The Micoud Fire Station was called to the scene of a motor vehicle incident at Malgretoute, Micoud on Sunday January 10, 2021 at about 6:12pm. There, officers discovered that a Toyota Lexus was involved in a roll over incident resulting in a wheel up position in a drain. The two occupants were assessed and found conscious. However, both individuals refused transportation and signed a release form.

The busy weekend was rounded off at roughly 12:13 am on Monday January 11. The Vieux Fort Fire Station received a call for a shooting at Bruceville, Vieux Fort. Responding officers found a 25-year-old male standing near the roadside. He was assessed and found conscious with puncture wound to his leg. He was treated and transported to the St. Jude Hospital and handed over to the medical staff in a stable condition.

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