Five new recruits for Statia Fire Department | THE DAILY HERALD

From left: St. Eustatius Fire Department recruits Ricky Santos and Infany Jack, Fire Chief Andre Bennett, recruits Aaron Lijfrock and Antonia Robins, Acting Fire Chief Chester Tearr and recruit Akeem Hook.

St. EUSTATIUS–The St. Eustatius Fire Department welcomed five new recruits to its ranks on Monday, April 15.

Fire Chief Andre Bennett and Acting Fire Chief Chester Tearr welcomed recruits Akeem Hook, Ricky Santos, Infany Jack, Aaron Lijfrock and Antonia Robins.

“Five new recruits are delighted to be here and we also are delighted to have them here, because we are looking forward to having more personnel in the Fire Department,” Tearr said.

Prior to going on their first course in Bonaire, the recruits are busy learning about techniques and equipment.

The recruits are contracted for a period of one year during which they will have to pass their exams and fulfil all other requirements, Tearr explained. “Hopefully after that they will be hired into permanent service,” he said.

Source: The Daily Herald