Concerns Raised About Lack of Fire Personnel on Caye Caulker

Concerns Raised About Lack of Fire Personnel on Caye Caulker

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  • November 14, 2023
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Another issue that residents say contributed to the destruction of Friday’s fire on Caye Caulker was a lack of fire personnel on the island. The village’s fire station only has four firemen, two of whom were on duty during the blaze. Belize City Station Officer Kenneth Moris says the National Fire Service is aware of the issue affecting numerous municipalities. He says that, fortunately, the organization will add new boots to its rank-and-file next year.

Kenneth Mortis, Station Officer, National Fire Service: “It’s no secret Cabinet has granted the fire department through the Ministry an intake of firefighter recruit training which we we plan to embark on early next year. After that is done we’re hoping that we can get at least 65 fire fighters from that and we would distribute them to areas that we see require more men or in terms of what we would class as high risk. Even though Caye Caulker is classified as a village it is funny because it sits on an island where it isn’t easily accessible and now that village that sits in the middle of water is now classified as tourist destination so we’ll definitely want to look at that see how we can boost up man power on that island not limit it to San Pedro and mainland but those are the areas that we’ll be targeting coming January 2024.”

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