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The San Pedro Fire Department has a new station officer and supervisor, Fire Chief Orin Smith. A veteran in the national fire service, Smith hails from Belize City and has taken over the position held by Gladstone Bucknor, who manned the island's sub-station from July 2018. Smith comes to the island with over 22 years of experience, having served in various municipalities across the country. He looks forward to working with the San Pedro community and implementing programs to benefit the residents.

Smith is a community leader, and one of his primary goals is to engage with San Pedranos and establish a close bond of cooperation. Smith is looking forward to executing training in different parts of town, sharing with those interested in the knowledge and teachings of the fire service, and educating the populace on how to react and help in an emergency. The veteran firefighter even hopes to attract volunteers after they learn how to use some of their equipment and assist the island department in fire emergencies. Smith is beginning his tenure on the island focusing on the residential areas and raising awareness of best practices to prevent fires and save lives.

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