GFD issues fire watch for DRT, Sodexo

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Department of Revenue and Taxation (PNC file photo)

Guam – Fire watches remain in place for one government agency and a contractor for GDOE.


According to Guam Fire Department spokesman Kevin Reilly, the Department of Revenue and Taxation remains on Fire Watch.

In March, the DRT was placed on notice of hazard and fire watch as a result of an inoperable fire alarm and fire suppression system but it appears that resolving the issue immediately is out of the department’s hands.

Reilly said,”The fire protection company hired by the building owner is making great progress. Some components that are custom built have been ordered.”

Also in the hot seat is Sodexo. GFD issued a stop order against the food contractor Tuesday, ceasing operations at Southern High School.

Reilly said the stop order was issued against Sodexo for failing to maintain fire protection systems and hood and duct maintenance for a couple of years.

As of Wednesday, the stop order was lifted and Sodexo has been placed on fire watch as Reilly said Sodexo has hired a professional contractor to correct the issues.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.