The Daily Herald writes that on Wednesday, March 26, The Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade consisting of firemen from Saba and St. Eustatius held a joint aircraft fire fighting training at the Juancho Yrausquin Airport on Saba. A group of eight fire fighters travelled from Statia to Saba on the Island Harbour motor vessel MV Waterman. Fire Chief Andre Bennett was at the Charles A. Woodley Pier to see the group off and ensure everything was in order.
During this one-day training fire fighters from both islands were trained in tactics and techniques with regard to combating aircraft fires. A second group of firemen from Statia will travel to Saba on Friday, March 28, for a similar training. Local Commander of the Caribbean Netherlands Fire Brigade on Saba, Julio Every said: “I consider this a great opportunity for all involved since we learn from our combined knowledge, experience and expertise. The training session is of great value to both teams on a whole especially to the newcomers within the Fire Brigade”. After the training finished, the group from Statia returned on the same vessel.