BERT Plans to Take Over Ambulance Service Across Belize
Long-time national coordinator for the Belize Emergency Response Team, Yvette Burks, has handed over management of the organization to businessman Andre Carillo of Orange Walk. She continues to hold a seat on the Board of Directors. Carillo told reporters that BERT, which continues to provide services to all of the Belize District, currently does only stand-by service to the rest of the country, but it is his dream to make that a full-time service.
Andre Carillo, National Coordinator, B.E.R.T.
“The future of B.E.R.T., really the vision we have, is to see this kind of model expand to the rest of the country; the rest of the country deserves it. As you can see today, we had adequate resources to respond to mass casualties today; we would like to see this roll out to the rest of the country and roll out really soon. So this is the kind of support we are looking for, for the future.”