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.
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.
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.