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.