The Ministry of National Security has initiated the design and construction of new Fire Station Projects to provide Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services (TTFS) with modern, safe, functional and efficient facilities to serve the community of Trinidad and Tobago and to meet the requirements of today’s demands.
A formal contract was executed in May 2012 between the Ministry of National Security and UDeCOTT that would facilitate the implementation of the Ministry of National Security’s Construction Programme. There are sixteen (16) Fire Stations presently within our purview which are to be constructed on a phased basis.
Phase1 and Phase2 has commenced with the Mayaro Fire Station already completed. The Penal Fire Station is in an advanced state of construction with construction works for the Arouca and Roxborough Fire Stations near on the horizon.
The Woodbrook, Chaguaramas, Point Fortin and Black Rock Station are currently in the Design Phase. The remaining stations are all in the conceptual stage and expected to be on stream shortly.
The fire stations will be modern facilities equipped to handle the needs of the neighbouring communities. Each station will be designed as two storey steel reinforced concrete structure, fully air conditioned with wired glass windows throughout and carbon monoxide monitors. a special dry room to store fire kits, appliance room and annexes housing a fuel station, generator room, laundry, switch room, small gear storage and repair room, rescue equipment storage room. specific locations will also include special purpose accommodation for the needs of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service.
UDeCOTT has also been mandated to procure associated equipment for the undermentioned new fire stations of the TTFS; on a phased basis over a period of three (3) years:
Roxborough Fire Station
Mayaro Fire Station
Penal Fire Station
Lady Hailes Fire Station
Arouca Fire Station