The Structural Fire Protection Program is striving to establish an adequate and functional fire suppression program. This is being accomplished by the upgrade, replacement or installation of fire protection systems (smoke detectors and sprinklers) in facilities and establishing operational fire departments.Four million (4,000,000) square feet of facilities have been identified for fire protection system retrofit. Identified are the fire training and equipment needs for firefighters with the standardization of equipment.
Special emphasis is placed on boarding schools, for the retrofit of fire alarm or suppression systems. The future plans are to reevaluate priorities of facilities initially identified for installation of fire protection systems and to continue to budget for the purchase of new fire trucks, equipment and provide continuous firefighter training.