Jamaica Fire Brigade to Receive New Equipment
Government to outfit fire department with new gears
The Jamaican government has announced that it will be spending US$1.2M to provide protective clothing and gear for the fire brigade.
Cabinet has approved the award of contracts totalling US$1, 270,000 to Bell Supply Limited.
Bell Supply will provide 350 firefighters’ protective clothing at a cost of US$833,000 , in addition to 99 self-contained breathing apparatus valued at US $437, 000.
Cabinet says the fire department’s need for protective gear is amplified as the brigade will be ramping up its recruitment drive for the 2018/19 financial year.