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RT Fire Station to receive boost in external security features– Hon Rymer

-Enhance security & other external works to come in next upgrade phase
Minister for transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said with the latest upgrades to the Road Town Fire station, more upgrades will come to boost external security measures for the Fire Headquarters. Photo: Facebook
The Minister made the statements during the handover ceremony of the ground floor renovations of the headquarters in Road Town on October 14, 2021, where he also noted that much more needs to be addressed at this facility. Photo: VINO/File
The Minister made the statements during the handover ceremony of the ground floor renovations of the headquarters in Road Town on October 14, 2021, where he also noted that much more needs to be addressed at this facility. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) said with the latest upgrades to the Road Town Fire station, more upgrades will come to boost external security measures for the Fire Headquarters.

The Minister made the statements during the handover ceremony of the ground floor renovations of the headquarters in Road Town on October 14, 2021, where he also noted that much more needs to be addressed at this facility.  

“The project's next phase will be to enhance security fencing, gates, and other external works to provide a comprehensive upgrade to the entire compound. Additionally, the design of the new tender Bay Area will commence in the next few months,” he said.

Detailing the latest upgrade works, Hon Rymer said the officers can now enjoy fully rehabilitated restroom facilities and the barracks for both the male and female officers have been completely renovated. 

More upgrades done 

In addition, The three storage rooms have been renovated with new impact windows, new exterior metal doors, and new interior doors, and the Watch Room and other rooms have been renovated with new flooring, new ceilings, and finished walls.  

In the lobby area, the building has been fortified with better doors and added resiliency measures, “A new talk-through system has been installed to allow for better yet safer interaction with members of the public that may visit the Fire Headquarters,” he said.

Hon Rymer also took the opportunity to thank the Chief Fire Officer and his cadre for their hard work and dedication to the safety of all in the Territory.

In addition, new metal roll-down door and new impact windows have been installed to increase the overall security of the building.

11 Responses to “RT Fire Station to receive boost in external security features– Hon Rymer”

  • jack (18/10/2021, 14:23) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    VIP a work for the people, take that to the bank!
  • 1 (18/10/2021, 14:26) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    his seat is secure
  • cgb (18/10/2021, 15:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Greeat job Kye, NDP couldn't even!
  • Upgrades (18/10/2021, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These are all good upgrades. Speaking of upgrades, since it is anti-bullying week, let me put a few things here about upgrades.

    There are some people who always look at how much others make, and bullying them about the amount they make and how little they make. They spent 15, 20, 30 years in the same job, or field and never make an effort to improve themselves, while they gossip about others, envy other and never look at furthering their education. Who stopped them from further their education? Who stopped them from seeking a better salary or a better job? Not a soul but themselves. So instead of trying to make others feel bad or guilty for making a salary that they work hard for, these people should be ashamed that they let themselves down and never tried to do better for themselves. They should be ashamed of themselves and stop envying others.

    Then there is another set of them who can't even use a computer properly and rather than let some youngun who can do the job, do it, hog up these companies every day, lying pretending to do what they know they can not do. And instead of being grateful they have others doing the work for them, they still complain. Sometimes God rescues them and pull them out of these jobs but they still find a way to cheat and lie to get positions they can not manage and have no business being in.

    Finally, do you know why children bully? Because their parents bully.
  • tola (18/10/2021, 17:13) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good Job Hon Rhymer
  • Ghut girl (18/10/2021, 17:37) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Rymer safe in Zone 5
  • pat (18/10/2021, 17:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pass there everyday, looking goof Kye!
  • look (18/10/2021, 20:50) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will say this much, Kye is the only one in the administration that I am willing to help keep his seat secure. I have said it numerous times and will continue to say it, Kye should have been appointed the Deputy Premier’s position. If you disagree with me then oh well to bad.
  • Fire fire (18/10/2021, 21:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the upgrades done I hope this comes along with the upgrading of the standards of the staff also the most unfit firemen I have seen in the caribbean lack of training and more training needed both physical mental and the skills for fire fighting and life saving.
    God forbid if there ever be a high rise house fire in BVI how will it be tackle no vehicle to manage that water is limited in then car fire tenders so all the upgrades let see some real fireman tools to do the Jobs.
  • not fair at all (18/10/2021, 23:06) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    2 district 5 contractors back 2 back....yellow and iron....kye is no different to the others
  • lodger (19/10/2021, 01:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So far so good. But it isnt really finished, is it? Just like the VG clinic and other projects which are handed over with great fanfare when lots remains to be done. JVD school anyone?


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