Two refurbished UK-sourced fire trucks are now on island, Fire Department spokesperson confirms

Finally, two firetrucks have arrived from the United Kingdom – less than a week after the arrival of a tender from the United States.

These two refurbished tenders will boost the capacity of the Fire Department and enable officers to respond to calls across the island in a more efficient manner.

Spokesperson for the Department Inspector Lester Bagot says the trucks arrived on island on Monday, August 15, and he thanks the Government for procuring them so that the Fire Service can properly execute its job.

A third fire truck – a new one, which is being custom-built – is expected to be purchased and is scheduled for arrival on island next month.

The Fire Department should then have at least five refurbished tenders, including another one that was recently donated by the Peace Love and Happiness (PLH) Project in Barbuda.

Another businessman has pledged to donate a truck to the Fire Department in recognition of its speedy response to a warehouse fire in the Donovans area on the weekend.