Barbados Gets New Deputy Fire Chief

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) today welcomed a new Deputy Fire Chief – Henderson Patrick. Three days shy of his 32nd anniversary in the BFS, Mr. Patrick was presented with his instruments of appointment and officially pinned by Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard during a short ceremony at the Bridgetown Fire Station today. Mr. Maynard described his Deputy’s journey in …

St. John Fire Station Reopens

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that the St. John Fire Station has reopened after being closed last month for minor renovations and repairs. The Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, wishes to thank the public for its patience and understanding during the recent closure. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Barbados Gets New Deputy Fire Chief anemptytextlline READ MORE …

St. John Fire Station Closes Temporarily

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that the St. John Fire Station will close for minor renovations and repairs from Tuesday, November 14. The station is expected to reopen on Monday, December 11. Personnel attached to the St. John Fire Station will continue to serve that catchment area while operating from the Bridgetown Fire Station during that period. …

Fire Officers Urged To Embrace Change

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados’ fire officers have been called upon to embrace the concept of change. This call was made by the Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, as he addressed an awards ceremony and dinner at the Savannah Hotel to honour fire officers who stood out over the last year. He highlighted the successful opening of the Barbados Fire Academy; the acquisition of …

Barbados Fire Service Week 2017

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) is celebrating its 62nd anniversary with a range of activities under the theme: Fire, Family, Friends & Fitness. Activities got under way on Sunday, and will continue tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, with a debate entitled Roll Over, at the Bridgetown Fire Station, Probyn Street, The City. On Friday, September 29, there will be a Divisional …

Fire Prevention Session In St. Thomas

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Residents of St. Thomas and surrounding districts are invited to an information session on fire prevention on Wednesday, June 7. The event, which is being hosted by the St. Thomas Constituency Council and the Barbados Fire Service, will take place at the Evangel Temple, Melrose, St. Thomas, at 7:00 p.m. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Barbados Gets New Deputy Fire …

Junior Fire Cadet Programme 2017

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Opportunities are open for children between the ages of 13 and 15 to sign up for this year’s Junior Fire Cadet Programme hosted by the Barbados Fire Service (BFS). The programme runs from Monday, July 10, to Friday, August 18, at the Arch Hall Fire Station. St. Thomas. Interested persons are asked to collect application forms from the Bridgetown Fire …

Government Investing In Fire Service

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A $5 million investment by Government should see the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) receiving three new fire tenders by the end of next month. The new appliances join the three the BFS received last year as part of Government’s commitment to ensuring that that department was adequately equipped to meet the needs of the society. Furthermore, Minister of Home Affairs, …

Volunteers To Get An Inside Look

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Persons volunteering for Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 will get an inside look at what happens and how victims are treated during a real emergency. This is according to Consultant with the Department of Emergency Management, Major David Bincks, who told potential volunteers attending a town hall meeting at the Princess Margaret Secondary School last night how they could be a part …

Acting Chief Fire Officer”s Christmas Message

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A Christmas Message From Acting Chief Fire Officer, Lloydson Phillips  It is with great pleasure that I address you the public of Barbados and all persons visiting our island during this holiday period. We at the Barbados Fire Service preach prevention year after year and this year will be no different. There’s an old saying, but with a slight twist …