A member of the Barbados Defence Force’s Medical Troop applying ‘moulage’ to volunteer Kiera Small at Sunday’s Expo in Queen’s Park. Looking on is Lieutenant Coast Guard, David Harewood and members of the public. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

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 Partnerships for a Secure Region.

Persons were also able to experience moulage by members of the Barbados Defence Force’s Medical Troop; witness a demonstration of the lift equipment used by the Barbados Fire Service; and learn more about what is involved during a rescue.

Lieutenant Coast Guard, David Harewood, and other personnel from the Exercise TRADEWINDS Secretariat were also on hand to brief those who passed through the park to visit the expo. After experiencing what would be involved in the exercise, a number of persons answered the call to sign up as national volunteers.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 31.


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