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Oct 10, 2018

Welcome to the Dilapidated Fire Station in San Ignacio

The fire station in San Ignacio, which services both of the twin towns, is in a most deplorable form and firemen assigned to that location are required to work daily shifts in less than suitable conditions.  The dilapidated concrete structure which sits near the foothill of Buena Vista Street is in the worst state of repair that it has ever been.  The ceiling is collapsing and the walls are tearing down in some places.  With the spotlight on the National Fire Service, in light of a severe lack of resources, images of the rundown building posted online are yet another black eye on government.  Minister Edmond Castro who is also responsible for the department, admits that the officers working at the station should have been relocated years ago, but does not know when the transfer will become a reality.


Edmond Castro

Edmond Castro, NEMO Minister

“The fire station in San Ignacio should have moved a long time ago.  We have a piece of land, I think behind CET, this was from Minister Hulse’s time, a piece of land; they should be relocating to that location.  Finding the funding to build the structure is another thing, but we are moving that fire service.”



“So will they be under a tent?”


Edmond Castro

“(Sighs) I don’t know, but we are…”



“You cyant just put dehn pan land.”


Edmond Castro

“I can’t answer that question because I don’t know how the funding or the source of funding to rebuild the fire station somewhere behind CET, it’s a half-acre land or something like that which that area that they have now is really tight.”

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