A state-of-the-art fire truck, designed to deal with even the most serious ‘class B’ fuel fire is the latest addition to Cayman Brac Fire Service’s fleet, according to a Government Information Services release.
‘Government is delighted to provide the Fire Service with the most modern fire-fighting equipment,’ said Acting Chief Officer for External Affairs in the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs Franz Manderson.
‘We are especially pleased that this truck brings Cayman Brac in line with the apparatus on Grand Cayman,’ he added.
The truck, costing close to US$500,000 represents value for money said Department of Vehicles and Equipment Director Dale Dacres.
Also present at the handing-over ceremony were District Commissioner; Ernie Scott, Deputy District Commissioner; Mark Tibbetts, Cayman Brac MLAs; Moses Kirkconnell and Julianna O’Connor-Connolly, Deputy Fire Chief; Dennom Bodden and members of the Cayman Brac Fire Service.
‘This new fire truck, with its improved foam system and capabilities, will make the Brac Fire Service more efficient,’ Mr Bodden commented, ‘which in turn will improve service to the community’.
The release noted that the new truck has an air-conditioned cab that can carry a crew of four fire fighters, breathing apparatus seats and. It also has a monitor (that provides the hose with pressure) with a throw of 150 ft. at 100 psi, which can produce up to 1,000 gallons of water per minute.