BOILER FAILURE AT FALKLAND ISLANDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL – UPDATE
Further to the press statement issued today, Falkland Islands Government is pleased to confirm that the Falkland Islands Community School will re-open to students tomorrow afternoon, subject to final electrical repairs being completed. Students are advised not to arrive for school in the morning, as it will still be closed.
The fault was a ruptured flexi coupling to the pressurised heating system within one of the FICS plant rooms. The plant room alarms and fire alarms were activated, and a team from the Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.
Due to a potential electrical risk, the power supply to the school and leisure centre was isolated. Collaborative efforts between the Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Falkland Islands Police and the Public Works Department as well as private firm Energise allowed some parts of the building to have their power returned in a timely manner. Work will resume tomorrow on those areas still without power.
Part of the boiler house and the staffroom have been affected by water damage resulting from the ruptured coupling.
The Falkland Islands Community School and the Education Department would like to extend their thanks to everyone involved for ensuring that the school can reopen as soon as possible. They would also like to extend their thanks to everyone for their support today.
For further information, please contact the Public Relations and Media Office on 27400. We kindly request that you do not contact the Falkland Islands Community School at this time.
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