JIS News

Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Laurie Williams, is assuring the public that the agency will be ready to respond to emergencies on Labour Day (May 23), despite their scheduled projects across the island on that day.

The Commissioner was speaking at a media briefing at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development on May 20.

“I can unreservedly give the assurance that there will be full fire protection during Labour Day or any other public holiday. The off duty fire fighters will be doing the physical work, while persons on duty will make themselves available to respond to emergencies,” said Mr. Williams.

Fire stations across the island will be carrying out individual Labour Day projects, with the refurbishing of the Portmore station as the main project. The work to be undertaken will require the services of some off duty officers from fire stations outside Portmore.

According to Mr. Williams, these projects will not only help in the beautification of all fire stations, but also in the preparation of the Fire Brigade for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June on 1.

Contact: Shelly-Ann Irving