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Fire Officers Commended for Acts of Bravery

Tuesday 19th February, 2019-A brief ceremony was held at Police Headquarters today to acknowledge the efforts of fire officers involved in last Friday’s rescue of two occupants of a car that fell into the sea after colliding with a fire engine.

Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney and Fire Chief Elvis Weaver commended Corporal Nigel Carty and Constable Zamfir Carr for their bravery.

The No. 6 appliance (Fire Engine) from the Johnson’s Point Fire Station was responding to a fire last Friday and according to reports on reaching Crabbe Hill, a red Toyota Axel motor attempted to overtake the fire truck. In the process, the car came in contact with the right front wheel of the appliance.  The driver lost control of the car and plunged into the sea. That was when the two fire officers sprung into action and rescued the driver and his passenger. The end result could have been worse had the officers not offered assistance.

St. John’s Fire Department was subsequently dispatched to the scene of the fire.

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Also this morning, Corporal Reene Roberts from the St. John’s Fire Station was recognized for her efforts in alerting the authorities of a prisoner escaping from Her Majesty’s Prison.

She was on duty on Sunday 17th February, 2019, when she observed that the inmate was breaking free.  The Corporal alerted her colleagues who gave chase and recaptured Glenroy Burns, a prisoner who is on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison for Aggravated Robbery.

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