The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority, was stablished under the provisions of the Fire and Emergency Service Act 2007. It is an emergency service agency providing fire suppression, fire prevention and other services on a twenty four (24) hour basis, three hundred and sixty five (365) day a year, to the communities of Upolu and Savaii.
The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority operates through a formal command structure. Operating requirements encompass the prevention, suppression and control of fires and other such emergencies including medical services and water rescue.
The purpose of the Samoan Fire and Emergency Service Authority is for the protection of life and property in Samoa.
In an average month the ambulances from the Samoan Fire and Emergency Service Authority, responds to an approximatley thirty calls that are either trauma or medical related (e.g. car accidents, heart attacks or people who have difficulty breathing).
Steven Williams talks about his time as an Aus Aid Volunteer at the Fire Authority.
Note: Steven is now a commander in the Samoa Fire and Emergency Authority and he talking about his time as a Aus Aid Volunteer where he started working with the Fire Authority before Vivere was created.
The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority currently operates the following fleet response vehicles which are base between the main islands Upolu and Savai’i.
6 Community based VERT (Volunteer Emergency Response Team) Vehicles
12 Fire Appliances (including pumps, tankers and rescue tenders)
6 Support vehicles
3 Ambulances (All on Upolu)
These vehicles have been primarily sponsored or donated through international aid from Australia, Japan, Germany and New Zealand.