FESA cites an increase of False Alarm cases by 32 percent, first quarter of FY 2021-2022

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The Samoa Fire Emergency Services Authority cited an increase of False Alarm cases by 32 percent in the first quarter of Financial Year 2021-2022.

In the same quarter, FESA attended to a total of 132 fire incidents, in an average time of 6-10 minutes.

This was revealed in the quarterly report prepared by the Ministry of Public Enterprises which oversees the performance of public entities.

The report says this was a significant increase from the previous quarter. The FESA also cited a 35% increase in Emergency responses from last quarter accounts for increases in all emergency services, including the 32% increase in False Alarm cases, except the Rescue category.

“The Ambulance response has increased by 6% compared to last quarter, reflective of the increase in average call-outs from 9 in the last to 10 incidents per day during reporting quarter. “The Fire Safety & Prevention Departments continue with usual Inspections and Awareness &
Prevention programs this quarter.”

The FESA also recorded the ongoing involvement in COVID19 operation was extended onto the Mass Vaccination roll
out conducted on 23rd and 24th Sept 2021.