Yona fire station renovations completed

Guam Fire Department (PNC file photo)

On September 28, the 254th Red Horse Squadron completed renovations to the Yona Fire

A new decontamination stall and upgrades to existing restrooms and laundry area,
provide another level of protection against the spread of COVID-19.

With the additional facilities, personnel can conduct appropriate hygiene and decontamination procedures, while the improvements to existing areas make cleaning and sanitation safer and more effective.

“As we continue to see a rise in the number of COVID responses, keeping our responders safe is paramount. With the addition of the COVID Transport Unit at the Yona Fire Station, eliminating the spread of COVID amongst the crew required improvements to ensure the GFD infection control plan is effective,” said Acting Fire Chief Alex Castro.

Working together with the 254th Red Horse Squadron, Guam Homeland Security, GUNG Joint Task Force 671, and the Yona Mayor’s Office, the project was able to be completed on
schedule. showcasing the strong partnerships and commitment between our military and
government agencies.

“Providing a skilled workforce to conduct the renovations at the Yona Fire Station resulted in a final product well above expectations. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic one, but by working together we continue to overcome the obstacles and increase GFD’s capacity to respond to our island community,” said Major Joey San Nicolas, GUNG JTF671.

(GFD News Release)