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On Thursday, December 12, 2019, The San Pedro Fire Station increased its fleet from two fire trucks to FOUR fire trucks, making it the second largest fleet in the country, since it received TWO fire trucks today that was donated by Mr. Brad Campbell and Mr. Mark Brakken from Casas de la Caye Villas.
In a short ceremony, Pastor Clive Welsh offered an inspirational invocation, followed by Mayor Daniel Guerrero who welcomed everyone to the Handing Over event and expressed his sincere gratitude to Casas De La Caye Villas for their contribution towards the community.In his speech, the Mayor emphasized on the importance of these vehicles as one will be stationed in North Ambergris Caye and the other in South Ambergris Caye.
After the Mayor's welcome address, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. also expressed his gratitude towards the donation. Joining the speeches was Hon. Edmund Castro, Minister of Transport and NEMO, who stated that the town of San Pedro is indeed developing rapidly and this donation will definitely be of great use in case of an emergency. Minister Castro also supported the Mayor's request in upgrading the personnel of the Fire Department and instilling a fire fighter volunteer program involving the residents of San Pedro Town.
Lastly to share some remarks was a representative of Casas de la Caye Villas, Mr. Richard Scott, who handed over the keys and was delighted to be a part of this moment.
After Mr. Scott's it was time for the cutting of the ribbon. Gathered behind a big red bow that linked both trucks, which was done by Hon. Edmund Castro, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Senior Fire Chief of Belize, Mr. Benisford Matura, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Mr. Richard Scott and Chief Gladstone Bucknor.
After the presentation of the trucks, the Senior fire Official, Mr. Benisford Matura also expressed his gratitude towards the much needed donation.
The ceremony ended with Mr. Matura's speech and proceed with a test run of the two trucks. The firemen checked everything was up and running and blasted out the siren for all to hear.
Thanks once again to Mr. Brad Campbell and Mr. Mark Brakken from Casas de la Caye Villas for this great donation.
We would also like to thank everyone that assisted the event.