Fire At Mangrove Pond Landfill Under Control

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The fire at Phase 1 of the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas that broke out just after 6:00 a.m. today is now under control. Officials from the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will remain on the scene and continue to monitor the situation until the fire is extinguished. According to Divisional Officer, Errol Gaskin of the Northern Command, “the BFS is …

Cabinet Agrees To Protective Services Commission

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Cabinet has agreed to a Protective Services Commission that would handle the affairs of Barbados’ protection and emergency response. This would include the Barbados Prison Service, the Barbados Fire Service, the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Immigration and Customs Departments. This was disclosed by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he addressed the closing ceremony of an Incident …

Fire Service Ready To Provide Medical Care

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The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) is positioning itself to provide medical interventions to persons requiring prehospital emergency medical care. And, it will be pursuing the possibility of acquiring Automated External Defibrillators for all fire stations and emergency vehicles. This was revealed by Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, during the BFS’s awards ceremony and dinner at the Savannah Hotel last Saturday …

Firemen Reminded To Put Others First

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Firemen across Barbados are being encouraged not to become complacent or depend on the words of men to lift or build them up. Addressing the third annual awards ceremony and dinner of the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) at the Savannah Hotel on Saturday night, Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, reminded them: “…Always remember that you signed up to do …

Fire Simulation Exercise In St. Peter

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The St. Peter Parish Independence Committee and District Emergency Organization will host a Fire Simulation Drill, on Monday, October 1. The drill, which will be conducted with the assistance of the Barbados Fire Service, will be held between 8:45 and 10:00 a.m. It will begin at the SOL Speightstown service station, and travel along Highway 2, to the Alexandra School, …

Worthing Fire Station Closed For Renovations

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The Worthing Fire Station will be closed for renovations from Tuesday, August 7, until Friday, September 7. During this period, the Bridgetown Fire Station will service those areas which may be affected by the closure. Persons are reminded that all emergencies should still be reported using the 311 emergency number. The Barbados Fire Service apologises for any inconvenience caused. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb …

Fire Officers Encouraged To Raise The Bar

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Fire officers across Barbados are being encouraged to learn a foreign language, as not all victims whom they assist will be able to communicate in English. That was the advice of Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, to auxiliary fire officers during the 38th passing out parade and award ceremony for fire officers at the Barbados Fire Academy recently. “As a …

Protective Services Commission Being Explored

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Government is exploring the possibility of establishing a Protective Service Commission (PSC) as it seeks to cater to the specific needs of such services across the island. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, said the concept of the new Commission was being considered to cover the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Barbados Prison Service, the Barbados Fire Service and the …

Fire Chief Urges Public To Think Safety

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Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard is urging the public to “make safety second nature”, as Barbados records increases in house, motor and commercial fires so far for 2018. Speaking during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, the Fire Chief appealed to persons to exercise the necessary precautions within their homes and businesses and conduct the necessary maintenance checks …