It’s another hot, sweaty day in hurricane-battered San Juan.
The muggy weather might be uncomfortable, but it is great news for firefighters at the Barrio Obrero fire station and the residents they serve, where the hot weather and shining sun could soon start saving lives.
The fire station on Friday installed a 4-kilowatt solar system that will provide it with full power, including its communications system. The station has been without reliable power since Hurricane Maria struck the island on Sept. 20.
Birt, a Las Vegas firefighter who is assisting with the installation, said fire officials in San Juan told him that re-establishing the communications infrastructure was the top priority. [click for full article]