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 St. John Fire Station Closes …

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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

bgis Ministry News, Speeches

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 …

Fire Service Prepares For New Era

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) is embarking on a new era in which excellence and professionalism are the buzz words. And, Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, has warned that the BFS will not be accepting or rewarding mediocrity. He made this declaration as he addressed an awards ceremony for outstanding Fire Officers at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa on …

Minister Highlights BFS’ Achievements

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A heightened interest in firefighting by the public and the training of 10 auxiliary Fire Officers were among the successes achieved by the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) over the past year. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, highlighted the department’s achievements while congratulating Fire Officers who received awards during a ceremony and cocktail reception at the Accra Beach Resort and …