Government to construct three new fire stations
The Government is to construct three new fire stations next year.
State Minister in the Ministry of Local Government, Colin Fagan, says the stations will be built in Yallahs, St Thomas; Port Maria, St Mary, and Montego Bay, St James.
Fagan says technical specifications have been completed and a decision has been made on the vehicles to be used at the stations.
He says the new fire stations are being built as part of the World Bank funded Disaster Vulnerability Project.
Fagan says the local government ministry is committed to expanding the capacity of the Jamaica Fire Brigade.
He says the ministry will spend approximately $372 million to acquire vehicles to improve service delivery, and three new fire trucks will be rolled out between December and January.
Fagan also says planning has started for the development of a new firefighting training facility on lands owned by the fire brigade at Twickenham Park in St Catherine.
Fagan was speaking at a recent graduation ceremony for new firefighters in Tower Isle, St Mary.