Minister of National Security presents firefighter protective suits to the Fire Service
Port of Spain: Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. today, September 11, 2020, presented two thousand (2,000) firefighter protective suits to the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS), in keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of the members of the Fire Service.
Speaking at the brief Handover Ceremony held at the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service Headquarters on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Minister Young noted that very early in assuming office as Minister of National Security in 2018, he met with the Fire Service Executive and the Fire Service Association Second Division to hear first-hand the issues affecting the TTFS. The provision of firefighting suits was one of the priority items identified. The Minister gave the assurance to address the request and was pleased to deliver on that undertaking today.
Acting Chief Fire Officer Mr. Marlon Smith expressed his appreciation on receiving the suits and indicated that this addition of personal protective gear for firefighters would positively impact the operations of the Fire Service.
The suits are designed to provide maximum protection against heat, flame and abrasions, as well as support rapid movement while ensuring comfort in the execution of firefighting duties.
Also present at the Handover Ceremony were Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Mr. Gary Joseph and President of the Fire Service Association Second Division Mr. Leo Ramkissoon.