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JPS saddened by injury of firefighters

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2024 | 4:54 PM
JPS said it will be carrying out an investigation into the reported incident. - File photo

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) says it is deeply saddened by the injury of six firefighters, allegedly due to contact with illegal connections.

The firefighters were injured as they responded to a fire in Greenwich Town early Tuesday morning.

"We are deeply saddened that our dedicated first responders have had to encounter illegal activity in this manner," the JPS said in a media release on Tuesday afternoon.

It said it will be carrying out an investigation into the reported incident.

"This persistent lawlessness in our country is unacceptable and we must all work together to put an end to it. 

"It requires a collaborative approach by national stakeholders and renewed emphasis on enforcement of the legal framework," the JPS said.

Three of the firefighters have been admitted at the Kingston Public Hospital.

The extent of their injuries is not clear. 

Commissioner Stewart Beckford, head of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, says the injuries to the other three members were "not considered serious."

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