The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans, visited with Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) thanking them on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade, for “the fine work you continue to do here in Abaco”.
Mr. Evans said that the department “is a very import fire service here within Abaco; without you I don’t know what we could have done when we had the Pigeon Pea fire, the warehouse fire and the many other fires you fight from day to day.”
He said “It is because of you who are a part of the volunteer team, you all are important.”
Mr. Evans told the room of volunteers that theirs is a “noble profession, and in this profession you have to have a sense of brotherhood and a love for people. You have to have a love for mankind, and a caring spirit to be in this profession. That’s the only way we can succeed.”
He said that no matter what differences firemen may have with each other while off-duty when the alarm goes off they have to come together and behave as one: “one in purpose, one in unity, one in what we do.”
He said that in Abaco the fire department has limited resources “yet you do so much; so I am indeed happy to see the performance that you do, the commitment that you exhibit and also the sacrifice you give as you give so much to this community; we are pleased.”
Mr. Evans assured the firefighters that in his capacity as director of fire services for the country He will do whatever he can do to “assist in terms of augmenting the service that you do, in terms of training, whatever we can do, whatever we can offer, we will do just that to assist you.”