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May 23, 2018

Belize’s Fire Chief Travels to U.S.

Fire Chief Ted Smith is presently away in the United States where he has visited with a pair of Belizean firemen studying in Virginia.  Patrick Parks and Johnny Cardenas are both attending a six-month program at Hanover Fire Academy.  While there, Fire Chief Smith also met with Chief of the Hanover County Fire and Emergency Medical Support Department, Jethro Piland.  According to Smith, there is an effort at securing scholarships for two additional firefighters to train at the Hanover Fire Academy.  During his visit, Smith was escorted by Retired Fire Chief Paul Mauger of Chesterfield County, Virginia and Archibald McFarlane, a Belizean-American who is also the President of the Virginia Emergency Service Assistance Program for Belize.

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