The Dominica Fire & Ambulance Services will reportedly soon receive a new fire truck and six (6) ambulances to enable the organization to carry out its functions.
Fire Chief Josiah Dupuis made the announcement during a recent press conference. He said the truck which is worth 1.2 million dollars will be utilized at the Melvin Hall Fire Station in Marigot. Dupuis added that “Fire trucks and fire apparatus are very expensive, and some fire trucks could cost in excess of six million dollars”.
He believes that an additional six ambulances “will really take his department into an era that they have not seen in the Fire Service. I’m speaking here of having several back-up ambulances at the Roseau Headquarters, at Melvin Hall, at Portsmouth and probably having one or two ambulances that we can use specifically for mass events, like the World Creole Music Festival, and also the Creole in the Park”.
He is hopeful that this year, 2017, there will be a few improvements to the Fire and Ambulance Service Division “that will in the end redound to improvement overall in the services that we offer to the State”.
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