A member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, Kimar McKay Brooks joined the ranks of the country's national honourees when he was publicly recognized for his contribution to nation building during the annual Jamaica Heroes' Day National Honour and Awards ceremony at Kings House. Brooks, who is member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Carlisle, was conferred with a Medal of Honor for meritorious service to the country on Monday, October 18, 2021.
Kimar Brooks who currently serves as Deputy Superintendent at the York Park Fire Station, hails from the parish St Elizabeth where he obtained his early education from the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). He holds a Diploma in Industrial Electrical Maintenance from the then Junction Vocational Training Centre and a certificate in Supervisory Management from the Management Institute of National Development, (MIND). Brooks also earned the National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQ-J) level two in Business Administration from NCTVET and a certificate in Project Management from the University of West Indies (UWI).
Deputy Supt. Brooks shared that he has been a public servant for a long time and though he feels good about the National recognition, he has his sights set on more spiritual achievements.
“I have been a public servant for 19 years and I feel good about being honored in this way. However, my ultimate reward is to be recognized by the Lord and to be seen as His child.”
Most recently Mr. Brooks successfully completed a certificate in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from the Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute in Hyderabad, India. He is a graduate of the University of Technology where he obtained a Bachelor of Education in Industrial Technology and in October 2019, he graduated with a Master’s in Leadership in TVET and Workforce development from the University of West Indies Mona.
In 2014 he gave his life to the Lord and has since served in various leadership capacities in the church to include: Personal Ministries Secretary, Communication Director and Elder in Training. His passion is sharing, especially the word of God.
His personal mantra is, “All things work together for good for to them that love God who are called according to his purpose”’