Opportunities are open for children ages 13 to 15 to sign up for this year’s Junior Fire Cadet Programme, being hosted by the Barbados Fire Service (BFS). It runs from Monday, July 15, to Saturday, August 24, at the Barbados Fire Academy, Arch Hall, St. Thomas, from 8:30 a.m. daily.
The objective of the programme is to develop young leaders with high moral values, and is designed to expose them to the culture, functions, discipline and customer-related services of the BFS.
Courses to be taught during the five-week programme include First Aid, including bandaging and splinting; water survival and rescue; squad drill; knots and lines; hose and hydrant drill; extinguishers; and a positive development session and drama. There will also be a session on fire safety.
Interested persons are asked to download application forms from the website of the Barbados Fire Service. The user may navigate to the menu Research/Publications, and click on the drop down tab marked Forms. Alternatively, they may visit the Bridgetown Fire Station, at Probyn Street, The City, to collect their forms.
Application forms must be returned to the Bridgetown Fire Station, or the nearest Fire Station, by Friday, May 31.