Fire and Rescue Officers inspect Warner Park for safety and security

Warner Park Stadium

ZIZ News…March 12, 2010 – As the ICC Venue office in St Kitts move closer to the staging of the first round matches of the women’s Twenty20 matches in May, safety of the teams, officials, and patrons were brought to the fore on March 10, 2010. Over fifteen members of the St Kitts /Nevis Fire and Rescue Service spent the morning at Warner Park inspecting the Fire Alarm, Detection, and Suppressant systems.

The inspection included running tests of the Fire Alarm systems and Smoke Detectors; testing of the Fire Stations, and Portable Fire Extinguishers located throughout the Stadium. Emergency Signage was checked for accuracy and suitability to the posted position. Emergency Exits were also inspected for adequacy and to make sure that they were clearly marked. A check was also made to ensure that the pump that supplies water pressure for Fire Fighting purposes to the Fire Stations at Warner Park are in serviceable condition. Portable Fire Extinguishers were checked for confirmation of easy identification and accessibility.

Fire Station Officer, Everette Ogarro, and Warner Park Stadium Manager, Wingrove Smith shared the responsibility of ensuring the success of the fire prevention inspection. Ogarro, with his expertise in mass casualty was very upbeat after the inspection when he stated, “there are a few issues of concern but those can be easily rectified.” He also stated that it was imperative the inspection is conducted at this early stage to identify areas that need to be addressed.

Stadium Manager, Wingrove Smith echoed the same sentiments in expressing his general satisfaction with inspection. He openly communicated the Sports Department commitment to work with all stakeholders to ensure that Warner Park is in “tip top” shape when teams, officials, and patrons get ready to “Bring It” for the ICC WT20 WI 2010 matches, from May 5-10 at Warner Park, St Kitts.

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