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.
The Roxborough, Mayaro and Penal Fire Stations have already been delivered, while Point Fortin station is presently under construction and the Arouca station is in the planning stages.
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