Trench Town Fire Station Rededicated

After a six month closure due to the discovery that ACM (Asbestos Containing Material) was used in the construction of the roof, the Trench Town Fire Station was finally reopened at a Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at a cost of Ja $2.2M.
Concerns for the health and safety of the Brigade's staff and the immediate community dictated that the management of the brigade treats the removal of the carcinogenic material as a priority. The restoration process involved relocation of staff, hiring of specialist contractor to contain and then remove the ACM and the hiring contractor to replace roofing material. Asbestos is classed as hazardous hence, only trained professionals with the requisite experience and expertise were sought to undertake the removal process. However, in keeping with the Government of Jamaica procurement procedure, the project was awarded to Notchline Traders Limited after a thorough and timely bidding process. The actually removal of the Asbestos started in August 2012 and lasted for seven days, however, work continued on the building to address other deficiencies. The completion of this project would not have been possible without the collaboration between the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Corporate entities and the general citizenry. Quality Dealers Limited donated the entire roof amounting to over half of a million Jamaican dollars, Mr. Gregory Cato, roofing specialist assisted in the installation of the roof savings the Brigade more than One Hundred Thousand dollars and Mr. Egan Allen, member of the community pledged valuable time and maintained a twenty four hour security presence at the station. All Electrical, plumbing and landscaping work was undertaken by our own in house team hence, the Board of Directors and the management of the Brigade use this medium to say thanks for your commitment and support as we encourage you to continue to work hard and upholds the Jamaica Fire Brigade's Motto: 'SAVING LIVES PROTECTING PROPERTY' Highlights......
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