Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service express appreciation for IsraAID donation


In a heartwarming display of solidarity and practical support, IsraAID, known for its commitment to disaster preparedness and risk reduction, recently extended a helping hand to the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service. The organization’s generous donation of a laptop and projector aims to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the Service in carrying out its crucial duties, marking yet another milestone in their ongoing collaboration.

Expressing her gratitude and admiration for the tireless efforts of the fire service, Mrs. Wynela Francis, IsraAID’s Senior Programme Officer, emphasized the pivotal role they play in safeguarding communities. She remarked, “The fire service has been an amazing partner, particularly in the last year. We have been able to work with them to host fire prevention and first aid sessions with parents and teachers of some preschools and search and rescue training in the south. The fire officers contribute so much to our society and we are happy to be able to make this contribution to them.”

The sentiment of appreciation reverberated strongly from the representatives of the Fire and Ambulance Services, who welcomed the donation. Kennedy Ferguson, Station Officer in Grand Bay, conveyed their collective gratitude, stating, “On behalf of the fire and ambulance services, I would like to thank IsraAID for making such gestures and donating to us, tools that we think are going to be very useful in the delivery of the services that we offer such as Fire Safety, First Aid, and CPR and also the training of our staff.”

Echoing Ferguson’s sentiment, Chris Cadette, Sub-Station Officer in Roseau, expressed his pleasure in collaborating with IsraAID and the tangible benefits it has brought to the community. He remarked, “It has been a pleasure collaborating with IsraAID. We have seen that we have reached out to quite a number of residents due to the collaboration. We have conducted a number of training in First Aid, CPR, and Fire Safety. It works well for both organizations to have such good collaboration, and I am quite pleased with the donation. This equipment received today will be used to conduct similar training. I just pray that moving forward we will continue this dynamic collaboration and it will be improved over the years.”

The donation of the laptop and projector not only underscores IsraAID’s commitment to supporting essential services but also highlights the power of collaboration in building resilient communities. Through such initiatives, the bonds of partnership and mutual support are strengthened, paving the way for a safer and more secure future.

IsraAID launched its initial Humanitarian Mission to Dominica following Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

IsraAID Dominica has worked in the areas of disaster preparedness, education, livelihood, and more in communities across the country, and remains committed to supporting Dominica’s effort to become the first climate-resilient nation.


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  1. Bwa-Banday
    February 7, 2024

    It’s time we find a different uniform for the top brass of the fire and ambulance service personnel. Leave the gabardine for prison and police top brass since they are considered “armed forces”. Matter of fact, the customs top brass should also be a gabardine since they are also part of the armed forces though many Dcans don’t know it. Something like the official Lovers Band (Government band) uniform (Red & Black) would be more appropriate.

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  2. If we knew better
    February 7, 2024

    And this is why our leaders have yet to condemn Israel for the attrocities going on in Gaza. Because we like freeness, and IsraAid is giving. when a Government doesnt even provide their own fire and ambulance services what it is that they need and we have to wait for foreigners and other donors to come and give freeness, well crapaud smoke all you pipe in that country. Same government that boats of how much money they have and all what they can do and will do, but yet, the police station is a complete mess and in dire need of renovation, fire and ambulance services have to wait for donations, hospital doesnt have medication and supplies. We can only wonder what again?

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    • derp
      February 7, 2024

      Russia is using the same tactics as Israel if you believe that Israel is deliberately and willfully targeting civilians, they are doing a bad job at it though if that’s true…

      • Putin
        February 8, 2024

        What could Israel be targeting when it strikes an apartment complex where it knows that scores of unarmed civilians live? What could be its target in a crowd where it sees that scores of unarmed civilians are queued for water, or sheltering under a tent in the courtyard of a hospital in full view of its drones? And the unarmed civilians who are hurrying on their way from one point to the next in Gaza who are easy targets for Israeli snipers?

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