Fire Alarm Activation Was ‘Act Of Vandalism’

August 28, 2012

It appears the fire alarm activation at the airport this weekend was an act of vandalism and the matter is now under investigation, a Ministry of Transport spokesperson said. On Sunday [Aug 26] the gate to the LF Wade International Airport was closed as passengers and staff were evacuated from the building.

A Transport Ministry spokesperson said, “There was a Fire Alarm activation at 13.38 hours on Sunday, August 26 that necessitated the full evacuation of the Air Terminal and the subsequent ceasing of operations on Apron 1. Please note that this activation was at the busiest time of the day.

“In accordance with protocol, the gates along Cahow Way were closed to limit/stop any additional traffic and persons making drop offs at the Terminal curbside while total concentration was being applied to the actual Fire alarm and evacuation.

“It appears the fire alarm activation was an act of vandalism as the alarm at Gate House #4 Zone G was intentionally pulled and the matter is now under investigation.

“The All-Clear was given by BFRS at 13.50 hours and the Fire Alarm system was reset. BFRS stood-down at 14:05 hours and all passengers and staff were allowed back in the terminal for processing.”

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Somebody did not want to go back to school.

    • Family Man says:

      Or get through customs without a search during the chaos.

  2. Limey says:

    I bet someone wanted a distraction whilst drugs/guns were smuggled off planes/out of the airport through customs

  3. Terry says:

    Someone just got a big shipment of guns or gunja.

  4. 1minute says:

    Maybe it was Wayne’s Secret Troops…

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Yeah, thats it, more secret troops coming in. Check Wayne for verification.

  5. swing voter says:

    so how about checking the security monitor tapes……if you have them and they are stretegically positioned.

    • terry says:

      Are you serious ‘Swing voter bridge’…….

      Who runs the place.
      End of story.
      Now what do you have to declare…………….

  6. Opressed says:

    Off the subject but . . . Isn’t the “Bermuda Government”and act of vandalism??

  7. Concerned says:

    Okay – so who was it – where there cameras in the area, were there Security personnel in the area – did anyone see who did it. Sounds like an EB event – man pulls knife cutter on the Premier (man has never been charged – Rev Lowe had him in his car outside of Francis Patton school talking to him – why not the police)- over and done but in memories of many.

  8. Patchy says:

    What if some disaster was really imminent and everyone needed to get OUT of the airport. Locked in. Totally a stupid, stupid idea all around.

  9. Interesting... says:

    I find it very interesting that this is the second time that this happened in one month??? a fire alarm went off at the airport on August 2nd as well and a flight had just came in!!! that’s crazy there is no way that this alarm is just going off….something is going on and its so obvious!!!