Fires caused SCR 21.6 million in damage since January

Fires continue to cause enormous damage and result in huge costs despite the all preventive measures taken by authorities and individuals. Damage to buildings and vehicles account for the major part of this cost.

“The number of fire cases reported for the first half of the year 2017 is almost similar to that of last year.” Jones Madeleine, the Public Relations Officer at the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Service Agency (SFRSA), told TODAY  when making available statistics about fire incidents for the year up to end of June.

 

Since the beginning of this year until June the SFRSA has received a total of 235 emergency calls. These include fire incidents, accidents, other emergency incidents and assistance. Among these five cases were false alarms.

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Dife i detri 2 lakaz obor kanmarad Beau Vallon

De (2) lakaz atase avek kanmarad dan distrik Beau Vallon e ki ti pe abrit plis ki 20 dimoun dan 7 lasanm antou ti konpletman detri par dife yer zis avan 10er bomaten.

Erezman menm si ti annan dimoun kot sa 2 lakaz personn pa’n ganny dimal me i annan ki’n bezwen ganny trete pour sok.

Vi ki sa 2 lakaz i zis par deryer stasyon petrol Beau Vallon, sa stasyon ti bezwen fermen tanporerman pandan ki bann azan Lazans Servis Tenny Dife ek Sovtaz ti pe tenny sa dife konpletman.

Ammonia leak on purse seiner

A small leakage of ammonia gas occurred yesterday on a tuna purse seiner based at the New Port.

The incident was reported to the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) at around 10.30am.

SFRSA spokesperson Jones Madeleine said the leakage occurred while tests were being undertaken on the systems and some ammonia gas leaked.

“It was when the gas had emerged in the atmosphere that the personnel on the port smelled it. When that happened all systems were shut down and everybody evacuated to gather at the assembly point in the IDC car park,” he said.

He said a short while after the situation was under control everyone went back to work except for a few who were not feeling well and were transported to hospital.

Mr Madeleine said a joint investigation will be led by the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA), Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM), SFRSA and the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future.

“These incidents are very serious and the investigation will determine what exactly happened and ensure that it does not reoccur because it puts the lives of many people in danger,” he said.

First responders in emergency management enhance knowledge of different chemicals

A group of representatives from key first responder agencies, organisations and departments have enhanced their skills in and boost their knowledge of preventing, dealing with and mitigating the effects of accidents involving hazardous substances in high risk chemical facilities.

The Chemical Safety and Security in the Central and Eastern African Region training forms part of the bigger Project 42 supported and funded under the Centre of Excellence of the European Union Commission all aimed at addressing different aspects of disaster risk management, awareness, preparedness and prevention associated with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear substances.

Key representatives of first responder agencies, organisations and departments namely the police, health, coast guard, Seychelles Fire & Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) took part in the training conducted by a team of five experts from the EU Commission.

Heroes rewarded

On the occasion of the International Fire Fighters' Day which was on 4 May, a few activities were held in order to celebrate the hard work by our local firefighters.

To commemorate the International Fire Fighters’ Day which was on 4 May, a series of activities were organised by the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Service Agency (SFRSA) in collaboration with the Airport Fire and Rescue Services (AFRS). The activities will take place over a period of three days from 4 to 6 May 2017. This day is celebrated under the theme ‘Selebre Nou Lakonplisman’.

Two activities were hosted on the day. The first was in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Both events saw the presence of Mitcy Larue, the Minister for Home Affairs; the chief fire officer (CFO) of the SFRSA, Andre Morel; the chief officer of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) Airport Fire Services, Bernard Henriette as well as other invited guests and officers of

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SFRSA commemorates International Firefighter’s Day

The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) and the Airport Fire & Rescue Services (AFRS) yesterday joined forces to celebrate the International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) under the theme ‘Selebre Nou Lakonplisman'

A special ceremony was organised at the New Port Fire Station, Victoria to mark the occasion, which is observed each year on May 4, to recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that our communities and environment are safe as possible.

Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by the Minister for Home Affairs Mitcy Larue, chief executive of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) Gilbert Faure, chief fire officer (CFO) Andre Morel, other high officials of both SFRSA and of the SCAA.

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New Port Road, New Port,
Victoria, Mahe
Seychelles

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