Opportunities are open for children between the ages of 12 and 15 to sign up for this year???s Junior Fire Cadet Programme hosted by the Barbados Fire Service (BFS). It runs from Sunday, July 12, to Friday, August 14 at Harrison College, Crumpton Street, The City.

Now in its 15th year, the objective of the programme is to develop young leaders with high moral values, while exposing them to the culture, functions, discipline and customer-related services of the BFS.

Courses taught during the five-week programme will include First Aid, including bandaging and splinting, water survival and rescue, squad drill, knots and lines, hose and hydrant drill, extinguishers and drama. There will also be a positive development session.

Space is available for 28 students from all schools across Barbados. Interested persons are asked to download application forms from www.fireservice.gov.bb. The user should navigate the menu to Research/Publications and click on the drop down tab marked ???Forms???.

Application forms must be returned to the BFS??? Headquarters, Level 5, General Post Office Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown, on or before Friday, June 26.??For further information, please contact Fire Officer Tremelle Perch or Leading Fire Officer, Ernle Fields at telephone numbers 426-3504 or 426-3509, or via email at tremelle.perch@barbados.gov.bb and ernle.fields@barbados.gov.bb.


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