Seychelles Fire and rescue services agency

SFRSA launches three-year strategic plan

The deputy chief fire officer Jones Madeleine yesterday presented the Strategic Plan of the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) to the Minister for Internal Affairs, Errol Fonseka.

The ceremony, held at the Docklands Auditorium, formed part of activities for International Firefighters Day celebrated on May 4.

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International Firefighters Day

‘You never know, the next person that enters could be the next Chief Fire Officer’

Today, May 4, the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) joins the rest of the world to celebrate International Firefighters Day. It is a day that celebrates and appreciates the hard work of the fire fighters as well as to honour and recognise the bravery, courage, determination and sacrifices that fire fighters make to ensure the safety of communities and the environment.

Seychelles Fire and rescue services agency

Landfill fire under complete control

The landfill fire which broke out at 11.15am on Sunday at Providence was finally under complete control yesterday afternoon, according to the public relations officer of the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA), Terence Arnephy.

Rahul Mangroo, the deputy chief executive of LWMA, yesterday reported that there was no significant smoke from the site and mopping work was underway to put order on the site post fire and reestablish the safety of the site for public access.

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Investigation launched into landfill blaze

An investigation is being launched in a fire that occurred yesterday morning at the Providence landfill, precisely where the Land Waste Management Agency (LWMA) dumps old vehicle tyres.

It is the first landfill fire for this year after two fire incidents that took place last year.

Newly built Anse Royale fire station operational

Replaces Anse Boileau station, which is a safety hazard

The newly built fire station at Anse Royale is now operational while the one at Anse Boileau has ceased operations, the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) announced this week.

In an interview with the press yesterday, the deputy Chief Fire Officer, Jones Madeleine, laid out the role of the new station and explained why they had decided to close down the one at Anse Boileau.

According to him, the Anse Boileau fire station was opened in 2013 and set as a temporary fire department post.

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SFRSA attends to 327 emergency calls in 2022

The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) attended to 327 emergency calls for fire and other emergency assistance in 2022 compared to 314 calls for such assistance in 2021.

The statement was made by assistant divisional officer, Terrence Arnephy, the SRFSA public relations officer, in a press conference held yesterday morning at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Independence House Annex.

Mr Arnephy remarked that on the whole the agency received 311 normal calls for assistance on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue in 2022, which was lower compared to 2021, and the increase in calls for assistance which amounted to 327 was purely related to fire incident at the landfill at Providence. 

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Victoria, Mahe

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