Fire and Rescue Services concerned about increase in brush fires

ZIZ News…February 23, 2010 – The St. Kitts-Nevis Fire and Rescue Services Department has noticed the wanton increase in brush fires through out the country.

According to a release from the Deputy Fire Chief James Warner, it is felt that most of these are deliberately set while others are as a result of carelessness. He further reminded everyone that these fires can spread rapidly and cause serious damage to owners and their property especially in this rather dry season.

Persons are also reminded of the low water supply currently being experienced due to the lack of rainfall. Water is our principal firefighting agent; therefore, we must endeavour to be more careful and responsible.

The release stated that anyone who wishes to burn should first seek permission from the St. Kitts-Nevis Fire and Rescue Services. This can be done through the submission of an “Authority to Burn” application form which can be obtained from any Fire Station within the Federation of St. Kitts an Nevis.

The Fire and Rescue Services kindly solicit your cooperation as we continue to protect and safeguard the lives and property of the citizens and the general economy by preventing and reducing the dangers and effects of fires and explosions.

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