The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation assisted law enforcement officers with battling the Cole Bay Fire on Tuesday Morning. Nature Foundation staff noticed a large fire close to the organization’s Cole Bay office and upon responding to the event noticed that law enforcement personnel were responding without protective facemasks protecting officers from the smoke caused by the fire. The Foundation made facemasks available to responding law-enforcement personnel. In cooperation with Coast Guard Officers the Foundation handed out protective facemasks the organization has been handing out to protect the community from the fires at the Philipsburg landfill officers at the scene. The Nature Foundation hopes that everyone is safe responding to the large fire in the Cole Bay Community.

Photocaption: Law enforcement officers using Nature Foundation provided protective facemasks.