Guam – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio, local public safety officials and federal partners celebrated a successful collaboration of efforts that resulted in two additional fire trucks that now augment the Guam Fire Department fire truck fleet.
“I am amazed to see how quickly we are moving in obtaining the resources and equipment GFD needs to support their personnel and save lives,” Lieutenant Governor Tenorio said. “Public safety and the wellbeing of our people is, and will continue to be a priority of this Administration.”
The U.S. Forestry Division acquired the vehicles from the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office in an effort to support the Department of Agriculture’s forestry services. Because of the vehicles’ capacity to fight structural fires, a Memorandum of Understanding was drafted to allow GFD to utilize the equipment. In return, fire personnel will provide training services to the U.S. Forestry Division for wild land fire fighting.
Lieutenant Governor Tenorio reiterated the Administration’s commitment to ensuring that public safety agencies are well-equipped to accomplish their mission, especially with agency partnerships with federal counterparts.
“From day one this administration has been serious about the safety of Guam’s families,” Governor Calvo said. “This donation is only possible through the collaboration and cooperation within the Government of Guam and our federal partners. This spirit of teamwork will be the hallmark of the Calvo Tenorio Administration.”
Each of the fire trucks are valued at more than $200,000.00 and now bring the total number of GFD’s fleet to eight fire trucks and four forestry fire trucks.