The United States supports security in Haiti through programs both large and small.
On August 12, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Eric William Stromayer visited Port-au-Prince Toussaint Louverture International Airport to meet with representatives of Haiti’s National Airport Authority and the Office of National Civilian Aviation. During his visit, Charge Stromayer delivered 50 standard firefighting coats, pants, and boots to the authorities in charge of keeping Haiti’s largest airport safe. Director of Airport Operations Joseph Larosiliere said, “This donation is a continuation of the ongoing partnership between the airport authority and the United States.”
The suits were donated by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department in response to a request for firefighting equipment from Haiti’s National Airport Authority. The U.S. Coast Guard facilitated the delivery of this excess and gently used equipment that will contribute to overall airport safety and security, protect airport firefighters, and advance their ability to contain fires. These items will support Haiti’s National Airport Authority and Office of National Civilian Aviation in their work to provide safe, orderly, and efficient civil aviation in the service of the socio-economic development of Haiti.
The United States is committed to advancing security initiatives in Haiti; and airport security assistance plays an important role. This donation is just one of many ways in which the United States and its people continue to support security for all of Haiti.