Monday, March 2, 2015

BARFO Installation Ceremony


The Barbados Association of Retired Fire Officers (BARFO) held its installation ceremony for Officers and Executive Committee members on Saturday at the Hildegarde Weekes Activity Centre in Eden Lodge, St. Michael.

The officers are President Keith Ward, Vice President Neal Smithwick, Secretary Michael Lowe, Treasurer Velmo Cadogan, Assistant Secretary Treasurer Charles Holligan, Public Relations Officer Wilfred Marshall, Chairman Fundraising Committee, Arlington Kellman and Chairperson Health & Welfare Committee Ena Gittens.

The feature address was delivered by acting Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard, with remarks from President of the Barbados Fire Service Sports and Social Club Clarence Hinds. (Image: BFF/TG)

Bajan Firefighters - February 2015


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

No Parking In Front Fire Stations


Public service vehicle operators are reminded that the area in front of the Bridgetown Fire Station is a designated 'No Parking' area. Therefore, parking in this area is in direct contravention of the Road Traffic Act and also impedes the ability of the Fire Service to efficiently respond to emergencies.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fire Brigade Historical Photos - Instagram


Training of firemen in Barbados, circa 1930. See our Instagram page for more photos. (Credit: Keystone-France via Getty Images) visit: Bajan Fire Fighters Network - Instagram

Monday, February 16, 2015

House Destroyed By Fire At Eckstein Village


Firefighters attended a house fire at Eckstein Village, St. Michael this afternoon. Fire officers using two fire tenders and a water tanker under the command of Station Officer Gordon Boxill battled the blaze which destroyed the timber dwelling and slightly damaged two others. An ambulance was also summoned to treat two persons affected at the incident.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Courses In Firefighting Available


The Barbados Community College, in conjunction with the Barbados Fire Service, will offer training courses in Firefighter I and II to persons interested in a firefighting career, from Monday, March 2, until Friday, May 29.

Those interested should be between the ages of 18 and 28; possess a minimum of four CSEC subjects or equivalent, one of which must be English Language; have a valid police certificate of character; and a medical certificate certifying their ability to undergo physical training.

A valid heavy duty licence would be an asset. Application forms may be collected from the Student Affairs Department of the Barbados Community College, “The Eyrie”, Howells Cross Road, St. Michael, and returned on or before Wednesday, February 25. (BGIS)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Motor Accident At Pilgrim Road


Two fire tenders under the command of acting Station Officer David Barrow attended a motor vehicle accident near the Airport Commercial Centre, Pilgrim Road, Christ Church which damaged two vehicles around 1800 hours yesterday.

Extrication was required using the Jaws of Life to free one of the occupants trapped as a result of the accident. The injured were treated and transported to hospital via ambulance. (Images: BFF/DJP)


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fire Inspection Fees


Members of the public applying for a safety inspection for the first time are asked to note that effective Wednesday, April 1, fees must be paid when the request is made to the Barbados Fire Service (BFS).

The BFS is also advising that fees for re-inspection for compliance must also be paid before the certificate is collected. All fire safety inspections certificates issued by the BFS are valid for only one year from the date of inspection.

Persons may renew their certificates by writing a letter requesting the inspection to the Chief Fire Officer, Barbados Fire Service, Level 5, Post Office Building, Cheapside, St. Michael, at least two months in advance. (BGIS)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bajan Firefighters - January 2015


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Renew Fire Certificates


Businesses owners and managers are reminded that all fire safety inspection certificates issued by the Barbados Fire Service are valid for one year only from the date of the inspection, and must therefore be renewed.

To renew certificates, businesses are asked to write a letter requesting the inspection, addressed to the Chief Fire Officer, Barbados Fire Service, Level 5, Post Office Building, Cheapside, St. Michael, at least two months in advance.

Acting Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, is also reminding the public that the department may from time to time carry out inspections to ensure that businesses are still compliant as it relates to fire safety. (BGIS)