RCSS sets up command post to assist with the landfill fire

The RCSS was notified to be on standby at 1019hrs today and 14 volunteers are now on standby including 8 on site and 6 at home. The RCSS has now set up a Command Post on the Providence highway and our main roles are to: assist the Ministry of Health and provide First Aid if necessary. We are updating data  providing logistics for the different teams deployed including the Department if Disaster and Risk Management, Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency, the police, the military, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Fire and Safety Unit and others. We have had visits from Government officials including: Designated Minister Macsuzy Mondon, Minister Wallace Cosgrow for Environment and Principal Secretary for Environment Mr. Allen Decomarmond. So far there has not been any casualty reported and we are presently in the process of compiling data.