Jamaica’s fire brigade gets 15 new trucks

The Jamaica Fire Brigade on Tuesday (June 8) received fifteen new trucks.

The trucks come amid plans by the government to improve the services of one of the Island’s main rescue and emergency agency.

Based on available estimates, a fire truck costs in excess of one hundred million dollars.

It is expected that the trucks will be deployed across the island.

While there is no confirmation as to which locations the trucks will be deployed or when the deployment will take place, the new trucks are expected to greatly improve the capabilities of the agency which has often suffered from being under resourced, limiting its ability to carry out its duties.

It is expected that at least one of the new trucks will go towards serving the parish of Trelawny which has been without a fire truck since it’s unit was extensively damaged by fire late last year.