The South Caicos Airport is the recipient of a brand-new fire truck that has been purchased by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority to boost the rescue and fire fighting services there.
The delivery of the new vehicle on Thursday comes on the heels of recent challenges that the airport was experiencing in recent weeks. CEO of the Airports Authority, Mr. John Smith, apologized for the inconvenience suffered by the people of South Caicos and thanked them for their understanding in this matter.
In a statement, John Smith, said “the fire engine has arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands and was expeditiously forwarded to its final destination in South Caicos.” He added, “we want to thank all individuals who contributed and was of assistance in having the fire engine delivered to South Caicos in a timely manner.”
The Airports Authority recognized the need for the replacement of other units and have medium and long term plans to do so.
TCIAA along with the Board of Directors and Turks and Caicos Government are committed to delivering a fitting airport in support of the economic development of the airport in South Caicos.
The vehicle is an Osh Kosh Striker 4X4 with a capacity for 1500 gallons of water, 200 gallons of foam, and 550 pounds of dry chemical. Training for the firefighters on the operation of the truck and commissioning will take place in the coming days.