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Party promoter threatens legal action against fire officers

A par­ty pro­mot­er has sig­nalled his in­ten­tion to sue the State over the ac­tions of a group of fire of­fi­cers, whom he claims have been at­tempt­ing to sab­o­tage his events.

In a pre-ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter sent to per­ma­nent sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Ly­dia Ja­cobs, lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Gre­go­ry Ce­de­no re­vealed that he is con­sid­er­ing fil­ing a law­suit for ha­rass­ment and tor­tious in­ter­fer­ence fol­low­ing in­ci­dents at two Car­ni­val fetes, last month.

Fire officers overwhelmed with emergency calls as city floods

Officers of the T&T Fire Services say they have received more than 100 emergency calls this morning due to flooding.

The calls followed hours of prolonged rainfall across Trinidad last night.

Reports are that traffic is at a standstill on Wrightson Road and heading East along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.

Even while fire officers respond to calls in Port-of-Spain, around 5 am a PTSC bus crashed on the East Bound lane in El Socorro blocking two lanes of traffic.

SOURCE: www.guardian.co.tt

VIDEO: Fire officers electrocuted during rescue

Five fire officers were electrocuted while trying to rescue persons trapped in flood waters in Barataria.

Four were treated and discharged, one remains warded.

 Injures ranged from cuts and bruises about the body while the officer warded suffered more serious injuries.

This took place after a ladder being used came into contact with a high tension wire.

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