Deputy Fire Chief calls for greater care on the roads

Wayne Letang, Deputy Fire Chief

“We are still calling on persons to be a little more vigilant in accessing our roads.”

This was according to Deputy Fire Chief, Wayne Letang who spoke to State-Owned Radio DBS during an interview recently.

 “In 2021 we crossed the 10,000 mark for ambulance calls for the first time in our history and then in 2022 there was a slight decrease, but we still crossed the 10,000 mark,” he explained. “We actually did somewhere in the region of 10,200 calls for the year.”

 Letang continued, “So there was a decrease, but it’s the second year in running that we have gone beyond 10,000 ambulance calls.”

He pointed out that in terms of emergency and non-emergency calls one of the areas that the number of calls has increased is that of trauma.

Letang said, for example, based on the number of vehicles on the road, the quantity of calls has actually increased from previous times

“And I made a call at the beginning of the year for persons to be a little more careful,” he warned.

He further explained that a lot of incidents on the road are simply because people are not taking heed, “and we find a lack in the discipline or respect for each other on the road.”

“I would say personally as Wayne Letang I have seen that is decreasing. We find that a lot of motor vehicular incidents could have been avoided,” he remarked.

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  1. March 25, 2023

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well Mr Letang you are the deputy fire chief and your responsibility is fire prevention,responding to fires,providing first aid with your EMT & EMS. Sir you are talking about traffic safety and abiding by the traffic rules and regulations. Since you are a high ranking official in our government why don’t you seat down with the police commissioner to find out why the police isn’t strictly enforcing the traffic rules. Many drivers in Dominica are very reckless they don’t drive in the proper lane,they speed on such narrow roads and the motorcycle riders don’t wear seat belts which lead to serious trauma if they are in an accident. Just my observation and am a regular visitor to my sweet Dominica.

  2. Echo again
    March 23, 2023

    I’m wondering what is their objective. A simple solution has turned into a briefing wasting time and tax payers money! When all it takes is police on the streets to enforce the law! What a fireman and Ambulance driver have to do with that? He said, “most of the incidents on the road are because people are not taking heed.” Take heed of what? What’s there to take heed of? No speeding limits, police are stationed up in Mt. Daniel and everywhere the Sakaboy goes. No traffic patrol – Give me a break tan. When one of dem hi profile is killed by a reckless driver/rider then something May be done. Choops tan

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  3. Wendy
    March 23, 2023

    “We are still calling on persons to be a little more vigilant in accessing our roads.”
    Why can’t you say it as it should be said? “STOP DRIVING LIKE IDIOTS!!”

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