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Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

On Wednesday the fire department held a certification ceremony for 12 of its officers who have completed a 6 week course which started in November of last year. A total of 16 firefighters started the course and that was trimmed down to 12.

Fire Chief, Ted Smith, explained that the promotion course was the first step for these men to hold leadership positions in the department. The course was to further train leading firefighters as a first stage to become an officer. He stated that the department is currently in need of lead firefighters and cadet officers hence the need for the training programs. Smith noted that the training will enhance the readiness of the department.

Speaking at the program was Hon. Edmund Castro who is in charge of the fire service. He said that under his watch there is an emphasis on training and that vision is shared by the head of the department. He stated that he would like to see Belize’s fire department as a small, compact entity that is turned into one of the best fire fighting force in the region. He said that he’d wish to set an example in the Caribbean and Central America. Castro stated that he will do whatever he needs to do to make the fire department the best.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:15