Guam – Senator Brant McCreadie has introduced a Bill that would require the Guam Fire Department and the Guam Waterworks Authority to periodically inspect and repair fire hydrants.
The Senator says in a release that the intent of Bill #305 is to increase safety and esnure that fire hydrants are working.
Senator McCreadie is quoted in his release as saying that “Both of these agencies want to ensure that adequate resources [water] are [is] flowing to our fire hydrants so that the people of Guam are safe, and this bill will help in that goal.”
READ the release from Senator McCreadie below:
Senator McCreadie introduces fire hydrant bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2014
Senator Brant McCreadie today introduced Bill 305-32 (COR), which outlines the responsibilities of the Guam Fire Department (GFD) and the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) with regards to inspection and repair of fire hydrants.
Bill 305 sets duties for both GFD and GWA with regards to fire hydrants, which currently does not exist within the Guam Code Annotated. According to Senator McCreadie, the intent of the bill is to increase the people of Guam’s safety by ensuring that these two agencies have a clearer understanding and better coordination as to their respective duties with regards to fire hydrants.
Adds Senator McCreadie, “Bill 305-32 has been a collaborative effort between my office, the Lieutenant Governor’s office, the Guam Fire Department and the Guam Waterworks Authority. Both of these agencies want to ensure that adequate resources are flowing to our fire hydrants so that the people of Guam are safe, and this bill will help in that goal.”