V.I. Fire Service Expands Fleet With Assistance From Department of the Interior

VI Fire Service buys two new rescue vehicles with grant from Department of the Interior. (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands Fire Service has announced the acquisition of two new rescue vehicles. With compartments for storing specialized equipment, these vehicles can be used to respond to rescue, hazmat and emergency medical calls.

“These new additions to the fleet will enhance our vehicle extrication. and search and rescue operations,” said VIFS Director Daryl A. George.

One vehicle will be strategically assigned to a fire station in each district, helping to improve the VI Fire Service’s response capabilities throughout the territory.

The purchase of both rescue vehicles was funded by a grant award from the U.S. Department of Interior. The award, which totaled $237,796, was provided through the Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program.