Prime Minister Gumbs inspects Fire Fighters

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Fire Chief Clive Richardson (left) and Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs inspecting Fire Fighters from the national fire service on Friday, March 27 in front of the Government Administration Building. DCOMM Photo

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Friday, March 27, Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs and Fire Chief Clive Richardson reviewed the uniform troops of firefighters who stood outside Government Headquarters in Philipsburg.

The review of the uniformed officers was part of Firemen’s Week that concluded on Saturday evening with the annual Firemen’s Ball.

The fire services fall under the prerogative of the Ministry of General Affairs which is headed by Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs.  “I would like to say thank you to the men and women who serve their country as being part of the Sint Maarten Fire Department.  Our firefighters are always on standby to respond to an emergency situation, whether it’s a bush fire, somebody trapped in a car, responding to a building fire, clearing the road because of an oil spill, or even rescuing a dog or cat.

“You can always count on them to be there for our community.  We must be all proud of the men and women that serve, and I take this opportunity off to salute our fire fighters on behalf of the Government of Sint Maarten and the community,” Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs said on Sunday.

Fire fighters from the Princess Juliana International Airport as well as a contingent from the North side of the island, the Collectivite of St. Martin, were also present to celebrate Firemen’s Week.  After the inspection, the fire fighters marched through the streets of Philipsburg.

PHOTO: Fire Chief Clive Richardson (left) and Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs inspecting Fire Fighters from the national fire service on Friday, March 27 in front of the Government Administration Building.    DCOMM Photo