Renovations Carried Out At York Park Fire Station

Photo: Mark Bell Senior Deputy Superintendent, Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Brigade, Julian Davis Buckle (right), is joined by Superintendent, Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Brigade, Kevin Haughton (centre) and Warehouse Attendant, West Kingston Power Partners, Adrian Wills, in painting the walls of the York Park Fire Station in Kingston during Labour Day activities on Wednesday (May 23).

Story Highlights

  • The York Park Fire Station along Orange Street, Kingston, benefited from minor renovations on Wednesday (May 23) to improve the work environment for firefighters.
  • Mrs. Davis Buckle added that she is pleased to witness the entities interacting with the firefighters and making them feel appreciated, while renovating their work environment.  
  • This year, the entities spent approximately $500,000 to purchase the paint, tiles and other items needed for their Labour Day activity.

The York Park Fire Station along Orange Street, Kingston, benefited from minor renovations on Wednesday (May 23) to improve the work environment for firefighters.

The national Labour Day activity was carried out by members of the Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners and included painting of exterior walls, perimeter fence, and barracks, and tiling of the administrative and information departments.

In an interview with JIS News, Senior Deputy Superintendent, Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Brigade, Julian Davis Buckle, said it was heartwarming to see the firefighters and volunteers pooling their efforts and resources to carry out the work.

“It is a venture that we really, really appreciate,” she noted.

Mrs. Davis Buckle added that she is pleased to witness the entities interacting with the firefighters and making them feel appreciated, while renovating their work environment.

“What this is doing to the moral of the Fire Brigade is something that we can’t even find words to express. The fighters are most appreciative of it [and] we have over 50 firefighters participating in the project,” she said.

Administrative Assistant, Corporate Social Responsibility, West Kingston Power Partners, Patrice Howell, said her organisation chose to assist the York Park Fire Station to show appreciation for their work in saving lives and property.

“It is only fitting that they have a comfortable working environment. We’ve been doing this for quite some time, not only for fire stations, but police stations, basic schools. We try to touch every area that impacts the communities… we reside in,” Ms. Howell told JIS News.

In 2017, the Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners, assisted with renovating areas of the Trench Town Fire Station.

This year, the entities spent approximately $500,000 to purchase the paint, tiles and other items needed for their Labour Day activity.

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