NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JANUARY 21, 2016) — Two pieces of high-tech equipment were donated one each to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) and the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS) divisions on Nevis at their respective head offices in Charlestown on January 19, 2016.
Director of St. Kitts Marine Works Ltd. Regiwell Francis, who presented the gifts, said they were to show gratitude for the Nevis Island Administration’s decision to award his company with a contract to extend the Tender Pier and the Fisherman’s pier in Charlestown in 2015.
Mr. Francis, handed over a thermal imaging camera to Minister in the NIA Hon. Alex Jeffers during the first presentation. He said the equipment is intended to assist with fighting fires, detect hot spots and prevent them from rekindling and to upgrade the technology used by the fire fighters.
“It will increase the efficiency of the firefighting operation. It’s very small, very compact, total state-of-the-art technology. We are trying to keep Nevis and the Federation up to date. We intend to hand one of these to Basseterre firefighting and one to Sandy Point.
“My company is based in Sandy Point, New Guinea, so the fire fighting in Sandy Point do operations for us including outing fires. So we are doing all this really to give back.”