Fire department concludes a successful fire prevention week

The Fire Department is looking forward to another successful Fire Prevention Week in 2013.


The department will continue to keep informing the public about how to improve fire safety at their home as well as their business place.

Fire Officer Silvanico Pauletta on behalf of the Fire Prevention Department and the entire management of the Fire Department would like to thank the public that took interest in learning how to improve their fire safety.

Pauletta would also like to thank all fire fighters who worked together to present this year’s program and also all the sponsors that made Fire Prevention Week 2012 possible.

The all-day Open House on Saturday October 20th was well attended. Especially in the afternoon many people came to the Clem Labega Square to view the demonstrations performed by the fire fighters and visit the booths of different vendors of fire safety products. All fire trucks and material, including the new brush truck were on display. The public were very pleased with the demonstrations given by the fire fighters due to the applause received.

The awareness campaign together with Domino’s Pizza was also very well received. On October 17th and 18th several orders of pizza were delivered together with a Fire Prevention Inspector.

A person who ordered the pizza and had a working smoke detector at home, the pizza was for free, and if not the person would receive a free smoke detector and an explanation by the Inspector on how to use it. Out of the 12 deliveries made, only one person had a smoke detector.

The department organized a number of fire prevention lectures, and the attendees present were very positive about the presentation and interaction. The lectures took place in Philipsburg, St. Peters, Cole Bay, Dutch Quarter and Simpson Bay.

The Prime Minister who is responsible for the Fire Department that falls under her Ministry of General Affairs, Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams, pointed out the importance for everybody to protect their family and prevent personal disasters like fires at homes.

The theme of Fire Prevention Week 2012 was "Protect your Family against Fire. The Time to Act is now." The organizers of the fire prevention week were the Fire Department Section Fire Prevention and the foundation Friends of the Island Government Fire Fighters.