LIBERIA: LNFS Boss Makes Progress In U.S., Holds Meeting With Chicago Fire Chief

Director of the Liberia National Fire Service Col. Alex K. Dickson (Center) and Chicago Fire Service Department officials

The Director of the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), Col. Alex K. Dickson who is currently in the United States of America has held talks with the Chicago Fire Chief Richard C. Ford II, aimed at to help in strengthening the Liberia National Fire Service capacity.

According to a dispatch, Col. Dickson’s meeting with the Chicago fire boss was a result of an invitation extended to the Liberian fire boss from Liberians residing in Chicago to attend a meeting with Richard C.Ford II, of the Chicago Fire Department.

Upon his arrival in Chicago on 25 August 2020, Col Dickson was received by a high powered Liberian delegation and immediately taken  to the Fire department where he and his colleague discussed issues on the future of the Liberia National Fire Service.

The discussion was focused on how the Chicago Fire Department can help provide training to the Liberia National Fire Service locally and internationally, equipment, logistics and helping to rebrand and establish the fire service medical  department within the  Liberia National Fire Service.

The Chicago fire department is the second largest and biggest fire department in America and the best firefighters and paramedics.

The Chicago fire department Chief Richard C. Ford II is the second learned fire man in America and this was not he alone but first of it kind for he and his deputy 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Chicago fire department Annette Nance Holt  to be in one meeting.

The both Chicago Fire Chief and his Deputy have promised to be in Liberia in December of 2020.

All of these are  happening because of a Jamaican who heard that Liberia First Lady is a Jamaican American so they want to come and help Liberia in so many ways’ Liberians in America tell Col. Dickson.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.