Sunday, March 15, 2009

Early Morning City Fire Ravages Two Homes

Residents of Spruce Street, The City, awoke to find two homes in their neighbourhood engulfed in flames early yesterday morning. The fire completely destroyed an unoccupied house and extensively damaged another before fire officers could contain the blaze.

Ten officers with two fire tenders from Fire Service Headquarters under the command of Divisional Officer Lloydson Phillips and Station Officer Evans Morris attended the incident.

Two persons were reported to be displaced as a result of yesterday’s blaze.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Firefighters Complete Marine Firefighting Training

Twenty-four firefighters from the Barbados Fire Service and two members of the Barbados Coast Guard created history on Friday when they successfully completed the first Marine Firefighting for Land-based Firefighters training course.

The one week training programme sought to expose the participants to firefighting techniques and concepts which would enable them to effectively mitigate incidents in a marine environment. The course was conducted by the Barbados Fire Service in collaboration with Hillsborough Community College and the Barbados Community College.

Course instructor Keith Williams commended the participants for the dedication and commitment shown during the training programme. He also urged them to utilise the knowledge and skills obtained from the course and encouraged them to pursue additional training in this area with a view to strenghening the fire departments capacity to respond to marine incidents.

The closing ceremony was held at the Barbados Community College Industry Services Unit on the Harbour Road, and was attended by Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Ms. Dianne Campbell, acting Deputy Principal of the Barbados Community College Dr. Sylvia Hackett, Lieutenant Commander Shurland of the Barbados Coast Guard, acting Chief Fire Officer Eric Rice and other Fire Service officials.

Personality Of The Month - March 2009

Name: Carlos McN. Bishop

Nickname: N/A

Sex: Male

Birthday: March 28

Height: 5'8

Residence: St. Philip

Love Status: Married

Occupation: Fire Officer

Hobbies: Fitness Training.

Words That Best Describe Me: Loving, Loyal, Serious.

Interests: Technology, Traveling, Sexuality, Fitness, Internet, Computers, Television, Motors, Organisations.

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

Types Of Movies That I Like: Animated, Comedy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Documentary.

People Don't Know That: I'm a very private person.

My Favourite Quote: "My life for your life, your life for my life."

My Favourite Website: http://www.firehouse.com/