High-riskChief Fire Officer Wilfred Marshall. (FP)
By Maria Bradshaw | Sun, April 15, 2012 - 12:10 AM
The Barbados Fire Service has raised an alarm about Government’s first four-storey high-rise housing complex at Country Park Towers, Country Road, St Michael.
Chief Fire Officer Wilfred Marshall, who in 2008 urged the National Housing Corporation (NHC) to include the Fire Service in its plans in the construction of high-rise buildings, told the SUNDAY SUN officers had detected several issues with the complex and a report was being submitted to the NHC.
While he did not divulge details, because the report was still being prepared, Marshall confirmed that a team from the fire prevention unit had toured the complex earlier this year.
He said there were issues such as lack of fire extinguishers, the inability of the residents to access the locked emergency doors, and ventilation along the corridors.
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