Fire could be a thing of the past at Retirement Dump in St. James

Fires raging for days at the Retirement Dump in St. James, could be a thing of the past with the latest initiative by the Local government Ministry.

Chairman of the NSWMA board Dennis

Honourable Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development disclosed the projects that have been put in place to reduce the risk of fire at the Retirement Disposal Site. It includes the installation of a water tank on site and fire hydrants to put in place shortly.

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, Mayor of Montego Bay His Worship Homer Davies, and Member Of Parliament and Attorney General,Marlene Mallahoo-Forte at handing over ceremony of equipment at the Retirement Dump in St. James.

There are fire wardens who are first responders and there is an ATV that will be used by the wardens to inspect the site. new tipper truck that will be used on the facility to transport covering material.

Gas vents are also in place to reduce the risk of fires caused by spontaneous combustion.

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