Come this Sunday, September 25, this country’s Fire Service will celebrate 56 years in existence.
And to mark the occasion, the department will host several activities under the theme Preserving Our Community Through Service Excellence.
The week will begin with divine worship on Sunday at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Walkers, St. Andrew, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
From Monday, September 26, to Wednesday, September 28, there will be a series of open days at all Fire Stations. These will commence at 10:00 a.m. and members of the public will have the opportunity to visit and tour the facilities.
Also on September 26, there will be a health extravaganza at the Fire Service’s Probyn Street Headquarters, Bridgetown. Visitors can get their cholesterol and blood pressure checked.?? Massages and pedicures will be offered, and fire safety tips will be exhibited.
The following day, Tuesday, September 27, the Airport Fire Station will host an equipment display from 10:00 a.m., which members of the public are invited to attend.
Fire Officers Professional Day will come into focus on Wednesday, September 28, and participants will get the chance to take part in a quiz, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
King George V Memorial Park will be the venue when the department hosts its picnic, sports and fun day, on Thursday, September 29, commencing at 9:00 a.m.
A parade and awards ceremony will take place at the Arch Hall Fire Station in St. Thomas, on Friday, September 30, at 3:30 p.m.
The activities will culminate on Saturday, October 1, with a family fun fair, beginning at noon at the Fire Service headquarters.??There will also be many attractions such as face painting, lucky dip and a jumping tent.??The public is invited.