Salt Cay's "hot' team of fire fighters!
We must thank our fire fighting team on Salt Cay who take their work seriously. It was very reassuring to watch them engage in a mock fire drill to put out a raging bush fire. The fire engines zoomed into action and quickly the men had positioned the hoses, surrounded the fire and doused the heavy flames.
Salt Cay may be lacking in manpower and funds to repair the internal infrastructure but we do have a self disciplined group of young men Newton, Ranfurly,Eddy, Shaun and Toussaint our current Officer in Charge, who all take their job seriously.
Recently I was clearing 'Periwinkle Park' of the rubbish and overgrown acacia bush and some of the piles stood fifteen feet high. Finally after a little rain it seemed like a good time to set the bush alight.
Here is the protocol......
1) Inform the District Commissioner and the Fire Brigade that you are going to light a fire and you woud like them on standby.
2) Make sure that there are no overhead powerlines and that the wind is in the right direction and not too breezy.
3) That there a clearing and easy access for the fire brigade to mobilize their fire trucks should the need arise.
4)Make sure pets and children are in a safe place.
5)Be sure to have a cell number for the Fire Department in case of emergency.TELEPHONE: 244 5199
as Officer Tousaint says..."Whenever there is a fire call the friendly services at our fire station who's always ready to assist you,"
And there you have it!