$258 million Port Maria Fire Station officially opens

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness (fourth left) and Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie (third left), cut the ribbon to officially hand over the Port Maria Fire Station in St Mary on Friday. Joining them (from left), are: Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Commissioner, Stewart Beckford; Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Managing Director, Omar Sweeney; Member of Parliament for St Mary Western, Robert Montague; Mayor of Port Maria, Councillor Richard Creary; Member of Parliament for St. Mary Central, Dr. Morais Guy; and Assistant Commissioner, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Julian Davis-Buckle.
January 14, 2023
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The new Port Maria Fire Station in St Mary, built at a cost of $258 million, was officially opened and handed over on Friday, bringing improved fire and emergency services to more than 100,000 Jamaicans.

The brand-new facility, spread over a four-building compound, can accommodate up to 80 firefighters and boasts an administrative block, engine bays, male and female dormitories, a conference room, two fire trucks, and emergency management services. It will serve 48 communities in and around the St Mary capital.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his address at the ceremony, said that “significant investment” has been made in the provision of a “well-built facility that will serve this community for years to come, adequately”.