Dangriga Firefighters Get Upgrade: New Facility Inaugurated for National Fire Service
Firefighters in the cultural capital, Dangriga Town, now have a new high-tech facility. Today, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management inaugurated the building, comprised of a kitchen, management offices, training rooms, and an apparatus bay. The station was the second constructed under the US Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance program and cost almost 1.5 million Belize dollars. Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management Orlando Habet says the upgrade is part of a greater effort to improve the capabilities of the National Fire Service. He says the government is moving to amend the Fire Act to require firefighters to be trained in emergency medical services.
United States Ambassador Michele Kwan noted that apart from allowing the municipality’s firefighters to work comfortably, the new facilities will reduce their response time to emergencies.
The building’s construction began back in June 2022.