The Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service Association tells a Couva family officers are not to be blamed for their losses. 75-year-old Cynthia Moore, her husband 75-year-old Leroy, and five other family members were left homeless on Tuesday morning after a blaze gutted their Lisas Gardens home.
The eight bedroom house was valued at two million dollars. Victims pointed fingers at the officers saying they were late in responding to the trouble call. However in their defense yesterday Fire Service Association President, Leo Ramkissoon responded saying this was not the fault of officers.
Mr. Ramkisoon noted that a lack of fire tenders at the Couva station made it impossible for a timely response. Mr. Ramkisoon empathized with the family but explained that under the circumstances officers’ hands were tied.
Meanwhile residents living close to the family agree saying fire fighters did all they could to save the house. One neighbor Heather Rodney also defended the fire service. The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained.