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 will run from Monday, July 15, to Friday, August 23 at the Arch Hall Fire Station.

The objective of the programme, now in its 13th year, is to develop young leaders with high moral values, and it is designed to 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, extinguishers and substance abuse.

The BFS intends to develop a senior cadet programme with students who passed through the Junior Cadet programme to assist with community fire safety and other outreach programmes.

An official from the BFS indicated that it will also be used as a nursery for developing persons who could be recruited into the main stream Fire Service.

Space is available for 30 students from all schools across Barbados, and interested persons are asked to download application forms from http://www.fireservice.gov.bb/ research and planning (forms). Application forms must be returned to the BFS’ headquarters at Probyn Street, The City, or to the Arch Hall Fire Station, Arch Hall, St. Thomas on or before Friday, June 21.

For further information, please contact Fire Officer Fernando McAllister at telephone numbers 421-8658 to 62.


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