New vehicles and equipment have been handed over to the Fire Service.
Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds told fire officials during the handing over ceremony at Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain headquarters yesterday that they should expect more state-of-the-art equipment.
The minister noted that a comprehensive maintenance plan will be put in place to ensure that there is value for money.
He said the problem with breathing apparatus will be no more.
Hinds said, "The service has begun the repair and maintenance of equipment that has been acquired. I've heard a few bits of public comment, I raised the matter when I first did with your Chief Fire Officer Mr Bristow he responded promptly. He told me that equipment which had been ordered was in transit. Of course, as we all know, COVID-19 has affected international business and international trade, the parts and equipment will come in. Happily, when they are here, the work to repair equipment has begun. It means therefore that on a daily basis more and more bits of this type of breathing apparatus will come into your deployment. And therefore we hope that the problems as highlighted would quietly recede. And we get on with the business of firefighting in the way we know."
The Fire Service received vans and ladders which were procured by Amalgamated Security Services Limited and Massy Limited.
The minister noted that "Cabinet has approved the purchase of custom-built water tenders to augment the capacity of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service, particularly for the Woodbrook Fire Station. And it is envisaged that that will serve large chunks of the city of Port- of- Spain and environs. When necessary, the capabilities of this water tender will include the dispensation of foam, and it will be set with specialised rescue equipment that was approved recently in the Cabinet".
He added: "It is no one order, as you know, these specialised equipment are custom-built, and they take some time. But we look forward to the arrival, we look forward to their application in the service of the fire organisation and the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
On the issue of fire stations, the minister noted that works have commenced to refurbish them.
He said, "Significant refurbishment work has been undertaken and is ongoing at Tunapuna and Scarborough Fire Stations as well as right here–Fire Service headquarters. Where we are situated today, this infrastructural development is being pursued to ensure that members of the Fire Service are provided with a working environment in which they can do their job effectively and efficiently."
Publication: https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/fire-service-gets-new-vans-equipment-6.2.1468625.ade3d4decf or New Fire Service Vans
This location was chosen because the Matura Beach turtle nesting site is particularly significant for the endangered leatherback sea turtles who return to these shores annually to lay their eggs. It is imperative for us as a responsible corporate citizen to care for nature and our wildlife. In addition to caring for the environment, we also made donations to the NGO with supplies including over 500 face masks, hand sanitizers, and garbage bags to ensure a clean and safe environment is maintained for the turtles as well as the villagers.]]>
During a news conference on March 10th, 2022, at the Pastoral Centre on St. Francis church's compound, Jose Nivet, and Dennis McComie said, “If we stop restoration works at the end of phase one, we don’t know when we will restart, because it took us ten years to get to phase one. This is why we decided to go ahead with phase two.” Phase two will cost approximately $5 million.
Amalgamated Security Services Ltd (ASSL) pledged its support towards the completion of this project. We strongly believe that both private and public sector organizations should partner with the committee and invest in preserving a vital part of our nation’s history.
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Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) a premier provider of Security and Risk Management Services within the Caribbean region achieves triple world-class certification; ISO 9001, ISO 18788 ad PSC-1. The company successfully achieved re-certification on 26th February 2022 for a three (3) year period.
Over the past year, ASSL management lead by Chief Executive Officer, Pamela Hosein, integrated the principles promoted by ISO 9001:2015, ISO 18788:2015 and ANSI/ASIS PSC-1:2012 within the company’s operations. This included its eight (8) business units; Guard Service, Electronic Security & Integrated Systems, Prisoner Transport Division, Archangel Ambulance, Firearms, and Cash Management, Central Monitoring Station, Investigative Unit and Geospatial Technology Division.
We at ASSL view this achievement as yet another milestone demonstrating our dedication to our employees and stakeholders.
ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 18788:2015 provides a framework for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the management of security operations. It provides the principles and requirements for a security operations management system (SOMS). ISO 18788:2015 provides a business and risk management framework for organizations conducting or contracting security operations and related activities and functions while demonstrating:
ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012. is a management standard for quality of private security company operations.The standard seeks to operationalise the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) within a formal structure familiar to businesses. That structure, with national and international supervision, provides auditable procedures for the development of the standard, certification to it, and monitoring of ongoing compliance. It incorporates elements of the Montreux Document.]]>
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The benefactors of these books were the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teacher’s Association (TTUTA), Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service (TTPrS) and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF).
Chief Executive Officer of ASSL, Pamela Hosein, noted Professor Deosaran’s remarkable legacy, and she also shared that the company sponsorship of the books was “part of the thrust in upholding principles of Human Rights.”
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mc Donald Jacob, expressed gratitude to representatives of the TTDF, TTPrS and TTUTA for their attendance and acceptance of the books at the handover ceremony. The DCP noted, that too often no attention is paid to research, as it relates to police management and crime, as the opinions of those who labour in academia are set aside.
Also in attendance were the Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (Ag.), Ashook Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Prison (Ag.), Sherwin Bruce, and the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teacher’s Association (TTUTA) Vice President Marlon Seales.