Sunday, September 21, 2008

Barbados Fire Service Celebrates 53 Years

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will be celebrating 53 years with its annual Week of Activities commencing with a Thanksgiving Service at the St. Lucy Parish Church on Sunday, September 28, 2008.

During the week, the Fire Service has planned a number of events and is throwing open its doors to public visits at its Probyn Street headquarters, the Worthing, St. James and St. John fire stations.

An invitation is also extended to Barbadians to participate in the health extravaganza at headquarters fire station, Probyn Street on Monday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. Members of the public will be able to get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar tested during this event.

The week climaxes with a family fire fair on Saturday, October 4 from 12:00 noon at headquarters. This event will feature special fire-fighting video presentations, tours of the fire station, jumping tent, lucky dip, face painting and the new rescue tender showing off multi-faceted extrication equipment.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bajan Fire Fighter's Television Channels Launched

The Bajan Fire Fighters online community has launched two television channels. Both channels are internet based and will feature content relative to the Fire Service and firefighting profession.

The first channel is called Carib Fire Net (Caribbean Firefighter's Network) and will carry video clips obtained from firefighters across the Caribbean. The second is called Bajan Fire Fighters and will feature content exclusively from members of the Barbados Fire Service.

The channels were launched on Wednesday and will provide firefighters with a more efficient and effective way to communicate and disseminate information to the general public. Project Coordinator Fire Officer Glyne Alleyne said: "The launch of this new webcast service is a wonderful milestone for internet broadcasting and the Fire Service.

"The most important priority for us at present is creating quality television content, we are working assiduously on this. I'm extremely delighted that we are establishing this new online broadcast service."

The channels are expected to offer a range of attractive and compelling fire related programmes.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Inter-Watch Cricket Commences Tonight

Fire Officers and members of the public are asked to note that Inter-Watch Cricket commences tonight at the Passage Road Grounds, St. Michael at 7:00 p.m.

Please make a special effort to attend as the various Watches need your support. The Inter-Watch Cricket Finals are scheduled to be held on September 30, 2008 during Fire Service Week.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Personality Of The Month - September 2008


Name: Tracia K. Batson-Dottin

Nickname: Nursey

Sex: Female

Birthday: September 1

Height: 5'8

Residence: St. Michael

Love Status: Married

Occupation: Fire Officer

Hobbies: Reading Hiking, Traveling, Swimming.

Words That Best Describe Me: Resourceful, Assertive, Strong, Ambitious.

Interests: Culture, Traveling, Books, Fitness, Gaming, Television, Theatre & Arts, Religion, Education, Home & Garden, Organisations.

Types Of Music That I Like: Classical, Hip Hop, R&B, Calypso, Reggae, Gospel.

Types Of Movies That I Like: Horror, True Story, Drama, Fantasy, War, Comedy, Romantic, Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Martial Arts, Documentary.

People Don't Know That: I love gardening and I 'm very religious.

My Favourite Quote: "Knowledge is power"

My Favourite Website: http://devoted.to/bajanfirefighters