News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – On Thursday, March 3, the Minister of National Security, Renée Ming, visited the Hamilton Fire Station to observe officers undergoing training for the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service’s (BF&RS) new Aerial Ladder Platform.

The newest addition to the BF&RS’s fleet arrived onisland last week.

Minister Ming said: “I’m extremely grateful to the team at the BF&RS for taking a brief pause from their training this morning to demonstrate the functions and capabilities of this state-of-the-art Fire Fighting Appliance.

“The arrival of the Aerial Ladder Platform is a critical addition to the BF&RS’s life-saving equipment and will greatly assist our Officers in responding to major fire incidents that may occur on the Island.”

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dana Lovell, who was on hand to provide an overview of the capabilities of the new aerial ladder, said: “Currently, our fire officers are undergoing the vital training needed to ensure that they’re experienced and knowledgeable in the use of this very impressive piece of equipment.

“Our mechanics and maintenance team have also been given extensive instruction on how to maintain the Arial Ladder Platform so that it can remain in service for many years to come.”

Once all training and qualifications are in place, the BF&RS will bring the vehicle into full service in the coming weeks.

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