Saturday, December 28, 2013

HIV/AIDS Food Drive At Jordans Concludes

Today marked the end of the Bajan Fire Fighters' Network food drive in support of the National HIV/AIDS Food Bank. The exercise was undertaken during the past three Saturdays at Jordan's Supermarket, Fairchild Street, in Bridgetown.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Management and Staff of Jordan's Supermarket and also the numerous shoppers who generously gave their support by donating to the food drive.

Bus Overturns In Harrisons, St. Lucy

Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident this morning at Harrisons, St. Lucy just after 0840 hours. On arrival one Transport Board omnibus was discovered overturned on its side, with moderate damage to the vehicle. Ten persons were reported to be traveling in the vehicle and were injured when it overturned. (Photo Derrick-On-The-Spot)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Be Fire Safe This Christmas!

Christmas Message from Chief Fire Officer 

Hazard analysis, risk reduction and good old commonsense must be seen as priorities this Christmas!

Safety, and in this context fire safety, has to be a conscious, deliberate and proactive choice. Lack of money may cause persons not to pay enough attention to carrying out the necessary house repairs and to persist in using defective or faulty electrical equipment and reusing Christmas lights and other electrical decorations which are worn.

In any case, these factors will create more hazards at this time of the year. Added to these are the increases in personal and social activities which can have a negative impact on one’s health through impairment and deprivation as well as reduce the time to fulfill other obligations.

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A Merry Christmas To You

The Administrators of the Bajan Fire Fighters Network would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas to you and yours... very best wishes for the coming New Year.

Glyne, Kevin, Jamal, Shakira & Melissa

Administrative Team

Monday, December 23, 2013

Residents Save Apartment Building

Police and firefighters responded to a report of a structural fire in an apartment building located at Three Houses in St. Philip. The incident occurred just after 0940 hours this morning.

Swift action by residents quickly extinguished the blaze before the arrival of firefighters. One room in the residential complex was slightly damaged during the incident. (Photo by AB)

Three Residential Units Damaged By Fire

Three units in the Silver Hill housing area were damaged during a fire yesterday which caused extensive damage to the upper floor of one of the units just after 1347 hours.

Two fire tenders under the command of acting Station Officer Denton Foster responded to the blaze, several persons have been displaced as a result of this incident. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

HIV/AIDS Food Drive At Jordan's Supermarket

Members of the Bajan Fire Fighters' Network continued their food drive in support of the National HIV/AIDS Food Bank today at Jordan's Supermarket, Fairchild Street, in Bridgetown. The Administration extends heartfelt thanks to the Management and Staff of Jordan's Supermarket and also the numerous shoppers who generously gave their support by donating to the food drive. Persons interested in adding their support to this worthwhile endeavour can contact: Shakira Simmons or Glyne Alleyne via email:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Water Curtain For New JetBlue A321 Aircraft

Personnel from the Airport Fire Station conducted a special water curtain yesterday afternoon at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) for the arrival of a brand new A321 JetBlue aircraft on its maiden trip to Barbados.

Firefighters Lay Floral Arrangements

Fire officers from the Northern Division gathered on Monday at Station Hill, St. Peter and All Saints Church to lay floral arrangements in memory of former acting Station Officer Christopher Edwards. Edwards died in the line of duty on December 15, 2010 after he came into contact with a live power line on the scene of an emergency call in Station Hill, St. Peter. (Photos by DF)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Motor Vehicle Fire At Spooners Hill

A fire at 3rd Avenue, Long Gap, Spooner's Hill, St. Michael destroyed a motor vehicle just after 0454 hours on Friday morning. The vehicle reportedly was burnt after a grass fire nearby raged out of control before the arrival of the fire service. (Photo by AB)

Serious Two Car Accident At Trents

Two persons were treated by paramedics after a motor vehicle accident on Thursday night at Trents, St. James. The incident occurred around 2258 hours and involved two motor cars, both vehicles were extensively damage. The injured were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital via ambulance. (Photo by AC)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Firefighters Conduct HIV/AIDS Food Drive

The members of the Bajan Fire Fighters Network will be conducting a food drive to assist the National HIV/AIDS Food Bank on Saturday, December 14, 21 and 28 at Jordan's Supermarket, Fairchild Street, Bridgetown from 10:00 a.m. We invite you to come on down and show your support... persons interested in assisting can contact: Shakira Simmons or Glyne Alleyne:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Barbados Wins Caribbean Firefighter Challenge

Congratulations to firefighters Rodney Griffith and Pernel McClean on capturing first and second place respectively in the CAFC 2013 Caribbean Firefighter Challenge held in Dominica. Best wishes to all of the competitors. (Photo: Pernel McClean, Chief Reggie Freeman and Rodney Griffith)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fire Damages Truck At Bourne's Village

A fire of unknown origin extensively damaged a trailer truck at Bourne's Village, St George around 12:30 hours today. The driver of the truck saw smoke coming from the vehicle and pulled off the road. Fire officers from Probyn Street, The City quickly arrived on the scene to extinguish the blaze. They were no reports of injuries. (Photo by AC)

Barbados Wins Caribbean Firefighter Challenge

Barbados has emerged winner of the CAFC 2013 Caribbean Firefighter Challenge in Roseau, Dominica. The Caribbean Firefighter Challenge is one of the events held annually during the Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs conference.

The challenge course is a series of firefighting events performed by each individual competitor, designed to simulate various aspects of the daily life saving work of the firefighter.

The Firefighter Challenge is comprised of firefighters, in full bunker gear and breathing apparatus, from nations across the Caribbean, competing in a timed course of 5 stations. We extend congratulations to the Barbadian delegation and all the participants.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela Has Died...

Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 following complications from a persistent lung infection. May his magnificent legacy forever live on.

Three Car Smash-Up At Sunbury

Fire officers attended a motor vehicle accident yesterday morning just after 0711 hours near Sunbury in St. Philip. The accident involved three cars with one of the occupants (driver) trapped in one of the vehicles. The jaws of life was used to extricate the driver who reportedly, succumbed to his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital later during the day. (Photo by AB)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fire Aboard Yacht Off Port St. Charles

A fire broke out aboard a luxury yacht yesterday afternoon just off the shore near the Port St. Charles Marina. A valiant effort by the yachts crew and firefighters contained the blaze which engulfed the engine room and the upper deck on the starboard side of the vessel.

The yacht 'Callisto' had a 15 member crew on board, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. However, one crew member was subsequently placed on oxygen. An assessment of the damage is underway.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fire Chiefs Conference Begins Today

The Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) will convene its 12th Annual Fire-Rescue-EMS Conference today in Dominica. The conference will commence with an opening ceremony at the Windsor Park Stadium Media Centre at 9:00 a.m. In attendance at the conference will be fire chiefs and firefighters from across the region as well as fire and rescue equipment/product vendors.

The CAFC 2013 Conference will include a series of educational activities, such as the Junior Officers Leadership Academy (JOLA), the Incident Command System (ICS), the Annual General Meeting for Chief Fire Officers, the Caribbean Firefighter Challenge and presentation of the Caribbean Firefighter of the Year Award.

The conference will conclude on Friday 6, December with a dinner and awards ceremony which commences at 7:30 p.m. where participants of the JOLA programme and winners of the Firefighter Challenge will be presented with their awards.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Firefighters Avert Major Fires At Two Locations

Swift action by firefighters averted major fires at two locations in St. Michael. The first incident occurred around 2155 hours at Grazettes Industrial Park on Friday night where firefighters contained and extinguished a structural fire before major damage was sustained.

The second incident occurred around 1432 hours on Saturday in Wildey, St. Michael in a building adjacent to the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. Officers from Fire Service Headquarters under the command of acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer Lloydson Phillips were able to contain a fire which caused moderate damage to the interior of the building.

(Photos: Structural fire in Wildey, St. Michael by DJP)