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Jun 3, 2016

Corozal Sub-station Chief Killed in Traffic Accident

The National Fire Service is today mourning the loss of one of their own, Corozal Sub-station Chief Meshack Henry. Henry, who was in his uniform, died instantly this morning when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a truck on the boulevard in Corozal Town. The investigation is still ongoing, but preliminary indications are that the driver of the truck did not see the motorcycle coming as he tried to cut across an intersection and across the flow of traffic. This evening News Five spoke to Orin Smith, Station Manager, who told us that they are still reeling from the news and the tragic loss to the National Fire Service.


Orin Smith, Station Manager, National Fire Service

Orin Smith

“All we know is that he was involved in an accident that resulted in the untimely lost of his life. The Fire Chief had gone up to Corozal to get all the fact straight of what really transpired.”


Mike Rudon

“Could you tell us what type of person he is? I have spoken to some people who knew him and they said that this was his vocation that he always wanted to be involved in this type of work.”


Orin Smith

“Mr. Meshak Henry was an intellectually sound individual with excellent computer skills and great working ambition. He was hard working, good mannered and friendly individual with good oral communication skills. He was seldom late, sick or absent during his eleven years of service with the department. He was the type of person that was always juvenile =m, glad to help out and encouraging young man. He started working with the department in December of 2005 in the operations field. O August 1, 2011 he was promoted to the rank of leading firefighter where he worked in the operations field and was later removed from there to serve in the fire safety section of the department, He again received another promotion to the rank of Substation officer on August 1, 2014 and was subsequently transferred to Corozal where he served in the capacity of the officer in charge of the Corozal Fire Station to present. Mr. Henry was a great employee of the service and a close friend to many members of the service and his untimely passing would be greatly missed. The fire chief and staff of the National Fire Service express our deepest and sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends to the late substation manager, Mr. Meshack Henry.”


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