Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Services, Wayne Letang stated that during the year the Fire and Ambulance Services responded to an excess of 7000 ambulance calls across the island.
He said the approximate amount is 7284 and would have represented a slight increase over that of 2017.
“We also had 187 fire calls responded to and those calls were statistics from all over the island which included the various stations,” Letang stated.
Meantime Letang said that although the year was a challenging one, fire officers were still able to continue their hard work in rescue, fire prevention, fire safety and other activities.
He said a number of activities were carried out by the Fire Prevention Unit in 2018, and there was a slight decrease in the number of activities that were conducted in the fire prevention unit.
Letang said approximately 2335 persons were trained in fire safety and first aid during 2018.
“We had in first aid 417 persons trained and in fire safety and evacuation management. We had 1594 persons trained,” he stated.
Letang said as it relates to accident calls the Fire and Ambulance Services responded to 70 accident calls during the year and the Roseau Fire Station responded to 44 of those accidents.