Jamaica Fire Brigade to get Two Boats

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  • Cabinet has approved a US$1.3 million contract to Brunswick Commercial and Government Products Inc. for the procurement of the boats.
  • The role of the Jamaica Fire Brigade is to protect life and property from fire or other disasters within the island and its territorial seas.
  • This role translates into the specific duties of: extinguishing fires; protecting life and property endangered by fire or other disasters; obtaining information with regard to potential risks from fire or other disasters; inspecting buildings to ensure that reasonable steps are taken for the prevention of fire and for protection against the dangers of fire or other disasters.

Two fire boats will soon be added to the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s (JFB) fleet, as the Government moves to boost the agency’s services.

Cabinet has approved a US$1.3 million contract to Brunswick Commercial and Government Products Inc. for the procurement of the boats.

This was noted by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at the recent post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

The role of the Jamaica Fire Brigade is to protect life and property from fire or other disasters within the island and its territorial seas.

This role translates into the specific duties of: extinguishing fires; protecting life and property endangered by fire or other disasters; obtaining information with regard to potential risks from fire or other disasters; inspecting buildings to ensure that reasonable steps are taken for the prevention of fire and for protection against the dangers of fire or other disasters.

The agency also makes arrangements to ensure that reasonable steps are taken to prevent or mitigate loss or injury arising from fire or other disasters; and carrying out other functions for the purpose of preventing or mitigating risks or danger to life and property as the Minister may, by Order, require the Fire Brigade to undertake from time to time.

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