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 Station or online at www.fireservice.gov.bb. All forms must be completed and returned on or before Thursday, June 29.

The objective of the programme is to develop young leaders with high moral values and expose them to the culture, functions, discipline and customer-related services of the BFS.

Courses taught during the six-week programme will include First Aid, water survival and rescue, squad drill, knots and lines, ladder drill, hose and hydrant drill, ladder and rope rescue, use of extinguishers and information on substance abuse.

For further information, persons may contact Fire Officer, Ryan Glasgow, at 535-7800, extension 57885, or via email at ryan.glasgow@barbados.gov.bb; or Leading Fire Officer, Elridge Straker, at extension 57887, or by email at elridge.straker@barbados.gov.bb.


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