Liberia Fire Service to Be Revamped as a Result of Vice President Boakaiís Intervention

Tuesday, 21st June 2011

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia Fire Service is to get a major revamp of its destroyed and outdated facilities as a result of the visit of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr. to the United States of America.

Vice President Boakai secured the commitment of the city of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA, during a courtesy call on the cityís municipal authorities.
The Brooklyn Park Fire department told Vice President Boakai that it will work to assemble a team of fire service professionals from across the mid-west to visit Liberia in early January 2012 to assess Liberiaís Fire Service needs for a total revamp.

The city of Brooklyn Park comprehensive fire service assistance package will cover training, firefighting equipment, trucks, and uniforms among others.
The Brooklyn Park City Fire Service said it will work with the Diaspora Liberian leadership in Minnesota to begin the process of ensuring that the assistance package for the Liberian Fire Service is put into motion.

Expressing his delight for such a huge gesture, Vice President Boakai praised the City of Brooklyn Park for continuing to be a magnanimous host to the thousands of Liberians who reside in that us city.

He said Liberia will forever remain grateful to the people and government of the United States of America for their continued hospitality and support to Liberia, especially in this critical time when Liberia needs all the assistance it can garner to tackle the awesome task of rebuilding its shattered economy and social services infrastructure.

The Vice President told the Brooklyn Park municipal authorities that Liberia was now on the path of recovery and reconstruction after many years of war and destruction and that their pledge to assist in revitalizing the countryís fire service was a magnificent gesture the Liberian government and people would cherish.

He said his office will coordinate with the Diaspora Minnesota Liberian community and the Brooklyn Park city authorities to ensure the speedy implementation of the comprehensive fire service assistance package for Liberia.