Come next week, this country’s Fire Service will celebrate its 55th anniversary.

And to mark the occasion, the department will host several activities under the theme "Raising the Bar of Excellence through Service".

The week will begin with divine worship on Sunday, September 26, at the Church of the Nazarene, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, starting at 8:00 a.m.

There will also be a series of open days from Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1, at all Fire Stations. These will commence at 10:00 a.m. and the public will have the opportunity to visit and tour the facilities.

??Also on Monday, September 27, there will be a health & safety extravaganza at the headquarters, of the Barbados Fire Service Probyn Street, Bridgetown.??

Visitors can get their cholesterol and blood pressure checked as well as know their HIV/AIDS status.?? Massages and pedicures will also be available, and tips on fire safety will be exhibited.

The following day, Tuesday, September 28, there will be an inter-station cook-off at the Probyn Street Station, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

A Twenty/20 Cricket and Football match will get top billing at a Sports and Fun day on Thursday, September 30 at the Passage Road grounds. During this encounter, firemen will tackle their counterparts at the Barbados Prison Service in football and do battle against the National Women’s cricket team.

A parade and awards ceremony will take place at the Arch Hall Fire Station in St. Thomas on Friday, October 1 at 3:30 p.m.

The activities will culminate on Saturday, October 2, with a family-fun-fair, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Fire Service headquarters, Probyn Street, Bridgetown.?? There will also be many attractions such as face painting, lucky dip, jumping tent and movie room.?? The public is invited.


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