On Wednesday morning at the Council of Ministers Press Briefing, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin joined the Fire Department in thanking the four heroic drivers of two water trucks, Steve Le Grand, Francisco Webster, Ricardo Brooks & Gerald Brooks that took the action of outing the fire at the Belvedere Residence on Tuesday afternoon May 21st.
Prime Minister Romeo Marlin said, “On behalf of all involved in this incident, I take this opportunity to thank you publicly for your quick thinking and decision making that may have prevented the fire from getting out of hand.”
Based on information from the staff of the Fire Department Prime Minister Romeo Marlin indicated that the affected family of three children, their mother and a neighbor were all checked by the Ambulance personnel on the scene. While the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation and Social Welfare Department, are taking the necessary steps to handle the housing and living condition situation respectively going forward.
On Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Romeo Marlin invited the four community heroes to the Government Administration Building to present them with a token of appreciation on behalf of the people and the Government of Sint Maarten.
In Photo L-R - Gerald Brooks, Ricardo Brooks, Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin, Francisco Webster & Steve Le Grand