Guam - Hoping to provide some relief, governor's chief of staff Frank Arriola during a press conference late this afternoon announced a strategy he believes will augment the Guam Fire Department's fleet. "We made a policy decision to work with the GFD and EMS Commission to lease ambulances and we felt that was the best way ensure maintenance with the ambulances that way there will be no issue of capital cost to buy those ambulances and secondly to maintain it," he explained.
This option was discussed during today's informational briefing, but GFD said the EMS Commission must first approve rules and regulations governing these private transport companies. GFD said today it would also require these private vehicles meet certification requirements for GFD to operate.
Details are still being ironed out for the lease program, but Adelup hopes to lease at least five medics.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>