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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”.

Director of Fire Services visits MHVFR

 

Above: The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans (center), with volunteers of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire & Rescue.
Above: The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans (center), with volunteers
of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

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.”

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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