He said that while the issues outlined were in fact a reality, since he was installed as Chief Fire Officer last year, he has made it his duty to address all of the concerns raised.
Mr. Rampersad stated that 16 fire stations were being constructed.
He added that the issue of increments was also being addressed.
However he revealed that it would take some time as there was a backlog.
He also claimed that 8 new appliances were recently bought for the service.
Mr. Rampersad said he does not understand despite all that is being done why the Association is protesting.
He also said the issue of protest action, when there is a system in place for discussing grievances, would be looked into.
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