Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development, this afternoon congratulated the Jamaica Fire Brigade on plans for National Labour Day May 23, 2013.
The Jamaica Fire Brigade will be partnering with Berger Paints and Sunlight Windows and Doors to refurbish the Portmore Fire Station. Total value of donations and works is estimated at just over J$1.5M. Berger Paints have committed to providing all the paint and painting equipment needed while Sunlight Windows and Doors will supply and install windows on the ground floor of the building. Mayor George Lee has also committed $20,000.00 from the Municipal Council to assist in the efforts.
The Minister of State and MP for the South East St Catherine constituency in which the fire station is located, said the work to be done on Labour Day will not only improve the comfort level of the fire fighters but will also go a far way in preparing the fire station for the programmes he will be seeking to implement in the near future.
“.. it is my intention to revamp the homework programme started some years ago and I will be starting a youth core fire fighting brigade and marching band to be housed at this station” MP Fagan said.
He thanked the sponsors on the project as well as other corporate entities and individuals who have assisted the JFB in the past, particularly those who contributed to the refurbishing of the Santa Cruz and Trench Town Fire stations.
Minister of State Fagan also encouraged other citizens to catch the community spirit and go out and lend a hand on Labour Day.