Fire At Mangrove Pond Landfill Under Control

bgis banner, Top Stories

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 …

Plans To Standardise Response Mechanisms

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Standardized policies, tactics and operations among emergency response agencies are important to effect a coordinated response during periods of crisis. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, made this point as he addressed the closing ceremony of an Incident Command System workshop for prison officers of the Barbados Prison Service at HMP Dodds, recently. He explained that a standardized approach was …

Sign Language Training For Responders

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Emergency responders and community volunteers will now be better able to communicate with the deaf during a disaster, after recently completing a sign language course. Police officers and members of the Barbados Coast Guard, the Barbados Fire Service and the District Emergency Organisations took part in the All Hands on Deck programme hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). …