Saturday, May 25, 2024

Island Emergency Services

Island Emergency Services is now offering free services to Belizeans

The management and team of Island Emergency Services (IES) has announced that its ambulance services are now free of charge for Belizeans on the island. IES is a private 24-hour emergency company funded by Mr. Abner Bacab, and it is equipped with ambulances to respond to medical emergencies on the island. This decision comes from IES’ commitment to the well-being, health, and wellness of all local community members and providing professional, pre-hospital care for those in need.

The Island Emergency Services gets their second fully equipped ambulance

On Wednesday, February 28th, Island Emergency Services (IES) received its second ambulance. They are excited to let the San Pedro community and tourists know they are fully equipped and ready to serve.

San Pedro members of the Belize Coast Guard undergo first responder training

A group of eight members from the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) based in San Pedro Town recently underwent a two-day training to learn basic first aid and life support techniques from the Island Emergency Services (IES) crew. The training covered Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid Kit, and an introduction to advanced knowledge of the duties expected from first responders and other medical skills. The training took place from February 11th to February 13th at the BCG base south of Ambergris Caye and was free of charge.

Island Emergency Services donate first-aid kits to first responders agencies in San Pedro

Island Emergency Services (IES) management has donated valuable first-aid kits to other responder agencies in San Pedro Town. The island-based ambulance company indicated that this is one of the many ways to collaborate with their island counterparts and help distribute essential equipment that can enhance the safety of islanders.

San Pedro Fire Services organizes fire safety awareness fair

The San Pedro Fire Service station officer, Orin Smith, partnered with stakeholders on the island to conduct a fire safety awareness fair at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex. The fair included presentations from the local fire department, Island Emergency Services (IES) first responders, and the Rickilee Response Rescue (RRR or Triple R) team. Those who attended the fair could also participate in training on using fire extinguishers.

Justin Daniels released from polyclinic after rescued at sea

Islander Justin ‘Bobo’ Daniels has been released from the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II after receiving medical attention following his rescue at...

San Pedro Fire Station personnel thanks the community for their support

The fire station on the island located on Pescador Drive, next to the police station, is experiencing changes and upgrades to service the island community better. Some of these upgrades improve working conditions which have been possible with the partnership by the business community and other stakeholders. As such, the management and staff thank all those involved in the different activities, donations, and fundraisers aimed to benefit their facilities.

San Pedro’s Fire Department hosts fire response and extinguisher training

On Friday, October 14th, the San Pedro Fire Station partnered with the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and stakeholders such as Fabrigas to conduct a fire safety awareness fair dubbed 'Citizens Fire Extinguisher Training' at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex. The event included informative presentations about what to do in fire emergencies, how to use fire extinguishers, and learning about first aid kits. Those participating in the activity also walked away with fabulous prizes.