The Art Of Moulaging – What Is It?

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An “injured” volunteer being assisted by fire service personnel during a rescue simulation at Hotel Glendairy Meadows during Exercise Tradewinds 2017. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Eyes popping out, squirting blood, gashes about the body, burns, broken limbs, and “fatal” head wounds and punctures. These were some of the injuries volunteers “received” during the just concluded Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017, as buildings collapsed around them, …

Volunteers Reflect On Tradewinds 2017

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They were cut, critically injured and even killed, but volunteers involved in the just concluded Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017, all agree – the experience was worth it! After enduring the sun, rain, bouts of seasickness and lying on the ground waiting for help to arrive, the volunteers are calling on emergency management personnel to conduct drills across the country more frequently …

Major Praise For Tradewinds Volunteers

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A volunteer being transported for ‘treatment’ by members of the Barbados Fire Service at the Exercise Tradewinds simulation at the fictitious ‘Hotel Glendairy Meadows’ last Saturday. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Persons across Barbados who volunteered and gave freely of their time and energy have been heralded as the real heroes of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017. Close to 800 volunteers came forward, allowing members of …

More Exercises Under Consideration For B’dos

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A call for Barbados to conduct frequent exercises to strengthen its emergency response system and its ability to respond to disasters has not gone unnoticed. In fact, one of the main recommendations from volunteers and persons making up the national emergency management system at the conclusion of the Barbados leg of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 is for the continuous testing of …

Exercise Tradewinds Gets Under Way

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Barbados’ response to threats of illegal drug trafficking; arms and human trafficking; gun related crime and other criminal activity will be tested over the next few days, as Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 gets under way. And, the exercise has the full support of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Government as it seeks to improve cooperation and security in the region. Speaking …

Open Day For Exercise Tradewinds

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Members of the public will have a chance to get close to personnel participating in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They will have an opportunity to tour and view the Black Hawk helicopters and other land based assets at the Barbados Defence Force’s Paragon, Christ Church base, and the maritime assets at …

Public Asked To Take Down Kites

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The Exercise TRADEWINDS Secretariat is urging members of the public to take down their kites until the exercise is completed on Monday, June 12. This is to facilitate the safe flight of the crews onboard helicopters and other aircraft participating in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 across the island. The regional exercise officially gets under way on Tuesday, June 6, under the …

Public Interacts With Emergency Services

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Members of the public received a rare opportunity to interact with members of Barbados’ emergency services last Saturday, at the Volunteer to Make a Difference Expo in Queen’s Park. Those attending were able to get a first-hand look at what Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 will be all about when it officially begins next Tuesday, June 6, under the theme: Seamless States …

Exercise Tradewinds Movie Night

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With just days to go before the start of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 in Barbados, members of the Secretariat will host a free movie night on Saturday, June 3, at the Glebe Playing Field, Glebe, St. George, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The pasture will be transformed into a drive-in type facility as movie watchers have the option of watching the movie …

Volunteer Briefings This Week

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Persons who signed up to be volunteers in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 are invited to attend briefing sessions on Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, in the Lingwood Hall, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, at 5:00 p.m. The orientation sessions will be conducted by Warrant Officer Class 2, of the Barbados Defence Force, Emerson Niles; and Consultant with the …