Saturday 28 March, 2020

Young talks improvements and upgrades with fire officers

National Security Minister Stuart Young has met with members of the Fire Service Association Second Division to discuss its operational challenges.

Discussions centred on updates regarding infrastructural improvements to fire stations in need of repair; the acquisition and repair of firefighting equipment including fire tenders; the acquisition of firefighting kits and uniforms as well as continued training and the development of fire officers.

The meeting, deemed “productive and cordial” served as a continuation of the work started by the Tripartite Committee established in July 2019 to identify, prioritise and propose measures to resolve issues within the Fire Service

Minister Young assured acting Chief Fire Officer Marlon Smith, President of the Fire Service Association Second Division Leo Ramkissoon and their respective teams that he remains focused on promoting the safety and well-being of firefighters.

Young recommitted to addressing all matters previously raised by the Association and reiterated that all channels of communication remain open.

The meeting included members of the Fire Service Executive and took place at the Ministry’s Head Office on Abercromby Street in Port of Spain.

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