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The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to receive four pumper trucks under a $276.82-million contract.

This was announced by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House on Wednesday (November 14).

He informed that the contract, which has been awarded to JR Wellington Import/Export Corporation, has been approved by Cabinet for the supply and delivery of the trucks for the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s Multi-Parish programme.

In the meantime, Cabinet also approved a US$1.27-million contract, which was awarded to Bell Safety Ltd. for the supply of firefighters’ protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus to the JFB.

A total of 350 firefighters’ protective clothing is to be supplied in the amount of US$833,037; and 99 self-contained breathing apparatus at a cost of US$437,165.