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Shared HQ ‘could benefit taxpayers’

Shared HQ ‘could benefit taxpayers’
Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams (right) presenting Fire Officer Dylan Scantlebury with the Best Recruit plaque. (Picture by Tre Greaves)

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Emergency teams will soon be able to respond to crises much faster, says Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams.

He said that time reduction would be possible once the amalgamated headquarters of the Barbados Fire Service and Ambulance Service was completed.

Although he was unable to give a completion date or announce how much the project would cost, Abrahams said the facility would be built at Prince Road.

“In the very near future, a new Fire Service Headquarters complex will be constructed at Prince Road, St Michael. This complex is expected to house the Barbados Fire Station, the Barbados Fire and Code Enforcement Unit, the Fire Service administration headquarters and the Emergency Ambulance Service.

“It is anticipated that this will provide the framework for closer working relationship between the Emergency Ambulance Service and Barbados Fire Service, so it makes sense to have these two entities housed together and working together. . . ” . (TG)

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