FESA Commissioner reminds public to call 911 for emergencies


In line with the response to the rapid spread of Community cases, the Commissioner of the Fire and Emergency Services Authority, Tanuvasa Pitone Mauga has urges members of the public to use their services by calling 911, if there is an emergency.

Commissioner of Samoa’s leading emergency service provider, Tanuvasa reminded the public that aside from the COVID in the Country and their assistance rendered as first responders, it does not take away their mandate to respond to calls for emergencies.

Adding that nothing has changed in terms of their normal operations.

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulance.

“Examples include a fire; a crime, especially if in progress; a car crash, especially if someone is injured and a medical emergency, especially for symptoms that require immediate medical attention or anyone with COVID that requires medical assistance to call 911,” said Tanuvasa.

The Commissioner also explained the National Kidney Foundation remains open and confirmed that a lot of people have called in for assistance from FESA for the emergency vehicles to uplift the dialysis patients.

Tanuvasa confirmed they have partnered up with the NKF  to pick up the dialysis patient, but they need to call in early so they can schedule for pick up, but communication is key.

But Commissioner urged the public to be mindful of the pickup time as some patients get ready when they see the car parked in front of their homes.