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  • The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to receive an ambulance this financial year to assist with the execution of its pilot Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
  • This was disclosed by State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan.
  • The State Minister further noted that two ambulances will be repaired and the Japanese government has donated two ambulances, which will be arriving in the island soon.

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to receive an ambulance this financial year to assist with the execution of its pilot Emergency Medical Service (EMS).

This was disclosed by State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 25.

“We are mindful that the pilot Emergency Medical Service (EMS) of the Brigade has its challenges, but provides a critical service,” he said.

The State Minister further noted that two ambulances will be repaired and the Japanese government has donated two ambulances, which will be arriving in the island soon.

“This will bolster the fleet of the pilot EMS to the previous complement of six working ambulances,” he said.

In the meantime, the State Minister informed that the Government has commenced proceedings to acquire three new fully equipped fire trucks for the JFB.

This will boost the JFB’s fleet, which include three units acquired at a cost of $133 million over the last two years.

“The Japanese government is also donating two fire trucks for the parish of Westmoreland. These are to arrive in the island in a few days,” Mr. Fagan said.