Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Expresses Gratitude for Hard Work of Fire Department

Hard Work of Fire Department in Fighting Mary’s Fancy Hill Blaze

Urges Community to Take Heed of Drought Warnings

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams expressed her gratitude and admiration for the St. Maarten Fire Department for their effective response to Saturday’s and Sunday’s Bush Fires on the Mary’s Fancy Hill and the A.Th Illidge Road area.

"Although I was in the Netherlands attending the inauguration of King Willem Alexander I received continuous updates on how the situation was progressing up to late at night. I therefore understood that it was through the hard work, professionalism and dedication of our brave firefighters that homes and lives were saved. Therefore I would like to express, on behalf of all the people of St. Maarten and of the residents whose livelihoods were threatened, a very big thank you to the Fire Department of St. Maarten for their response to what could have been a very different situation," commented the Prime Minister.

The PM also stated that the public should take heed the warnings of the Fire Department concerning best practices in this time of drought. "As Minister whose responsibilities the Fire Department fall under I would like to encourage the population to pay close attention to the instructions from the Fire Department. Let us avoid situations where people’s lives and livelihoods are put at risk," ended Prime Minister Wescot-Williams.