The Guyana Fire Service’s (GFS) capability has been significantly boosted with the acquisition of equipment and gear from the Toronto City Council in partnership with the Toronto Fire Service, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
Some of the items received are delivery hose, T-shirts, fire extinguishers, fire safety fliers, books on fire safety, gas masks, a television set, smoke detectors and electric alarms. The items cost $30M.
Chief Fire Officer Lawrence David after thanking the Toronto City Council for its gesture said it will always be a challenge for the Fire Service to develop its capacity to provide fire protection.
“This is so simply because of the high costs for appliances, equipment and training. In light of this, over the years, we have been seeking assistance from non-traditional sources, mainly through establishing links with individuals and organisations that are willing to assist,” David was quoted by GINA as saying.
And handing over the equipment on behalf of the Toronto City Council was Ulric Anthony who pledged continued support for the GFS and announced that training for fire-fighters will soon be part of the support.
“This is just a small portion of our support. Within the next six months