Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Two Car Collision At Brereton, St Philip

Fire officers from the St. John Fire Station attended a motor vehicle accident this morning just after 0534 hours at Brereton, St. Philip. The incident involved two vehicles and resulted in both receiving moderate frontal damaged. Extrication was not required, the occupants reportedly received minor injuries. (Photo: TBC News)

Friday, February 21, 2014

375th Anniversary Of Parliament Celebrations

In recognition of the 375th Anniversary of our Parliament, The Royal Commonwealth Society is hosting a day of events in Bridgetown on Friday, February 28, 2014. Starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Ministry of Education (old Queen’s College).There will be a parade of Cadets, Guides, Scouts, the mounted troupe and the Royal Barbados Police Force band, as well as athletes who will participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The parade will continue along St. Michael’s Row to Jubilee Gardens, along Broad Street and end at the eastern gate of the Parliament buildings. Here they will be joined by a contingent of Beefeater Guards from London and there will be a ceremony for the raising of the 53 flags of the Commonwealth.

In addition, The Royal Commonwealth Society will be partnering with the Barbados Tourism Authority and The Barbados Chamber of Commerce to have cultural street presentations following the conclusion of the Parade.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fire Season Has Begun... Are You Ready?


We wish to inform the public that our busy season has commenced. We are already seeing an increase in the daily number of grass/bush fires and the occasional sugar cane fire.

We are encouraging homeowners to have a look around your property and to start preparing for potential grass/bush fires near your home. As dry conditions become more extreme the potential for increased fire activity becomes a reality.

1. Create and maintain where possible 50 feet of defensible space around your structure.

2. Remove all leaves from roofs, eaves and rain gutters, especially on timber structures.

3. Trim branches six feet from the ground (base of trees). Remove the trimmings and other debris after completion.

4. Keep wood piles and other combustible materials at least 30 feet from the home.

5. Do NOT engage in any form of open air burning whatsoever during the dry season.

If cow-itch is a problem on or near your property, you should contact the Ministry of Health for guidance and assistance.

Firefighting operations involving grass/bush fires can be prolonged. We recommend that persons with asthma and other respiratory ailments relocate to avoid heavy smoke conditions.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day To You

♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day to you ♥♥♥... thanks for your love and kind support of our profession and our organisation. Have a great day folks, spread the love.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Firefighters Train When There Are No Fires

Have you ever wondered what firefighters do when there are no fires or emergencies? Well it’s simple we train. See members of White Watch at Fire Service Headquarters during a recent session. (Photo: Jason Collins)

Down Memory Lane - Dennis Pump Escape

Down memory lane with the Holetown Festival. The attached photo of the Barbados Fire Services' old Dennis Pump Escape which was bought and lovingly restored by George Ullyett is a regular attraction during the vintage vehicle parade. We thank Alison Ullyett-Ince for sharing this photo with us, see more about the festival here: Holetown Festival Barbados

House Destroyed By Fire At Sealy Land

Four families in the Bank Hall St. Michael area are counting their losses following a fire early Wednesday morning. Around 5:30 a.m. a blaze in the densely populated area of Sealy Land, Bank Hall destroyed a stone and timber house.

Three other stone and timber houses adjacent to that structure received some damage during the incident. Two fire tenders and eight officers under the command of Station Officer Tyrone Trotman responded to the blaze.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Three Structural Fires Engage Firefighters

Local firefighters have been busy with three structural fires which kept the resources of the Barbados Fire Service engaged for some time during the early morning.

Fire officers attended a fire at Chelsea Road which destroyed one house and slightly damaged two others.

The second incident involved another dwelling, which, was also destroyed by fire at Sealy Land, Bank Hall, St. Michael.

The third structural fire occurred at Grazettes Industrial Park, St. Michael and reportedly involved a laundry. Three fire tenders responded to the blaze which was eventually contained.

Serious Smash-Up At Groves In St George

Another serious accident occurred yesterday morning, the latest collision involved a panel van, an SUV and a motor car.

Several people were injured in the three vehicle smash-up close to the Groves junction in St. George. The driver of the van was listed in serious condition with head injuries and a suspected broken leg.

A male student who was a passenger in the car suffered head injuries after his head hit the wind screen of the vehicle. (Photo: Barbados Today)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Serious Motor Accident On Spring Garden

Another serious accident less than 24 hours after two mass casualty incidents. The latest incident occurred around 0825 hours yesterday morning on the Spring Garden Highway near the University Hill Roundabout involving a motor car and taxi van.

Three persons were injured and transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital via three ambulances. Both vehicles were extensively damaged. (Photos: AC)

Second Mass Casualty Incident At Windsor

While emergency services were busy attending the incident at Ashbury, St. George approximately one hour later a second second mass casualty incident was unfolding at Windsor Road, St. George. With beacons flashing and sirens wailing, alternate crews were dispatched to respond to a report of a three vehicle accident involving an overturned minibus and two other vehicles.

This incident occurred near the junction with Brighton and Lower Greys. Twenty-five people complained of various types of injuries. Six were seriously injured; while nine were treated and discharged at the scene. The others were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by bus.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mass Casualty Vehicular Accident At Ashbury

A motor vehicle accident involving a Transport Board bus and a motor car at Ashbury, St. George Saturday evening resulted in 29 people, including the bus driver with various types of injuries and one fatality.

The mass casualty incident prompted responses from the Emergency Ambulance Service, Barbados Fire Service, Barbados Defence Force, Royal Barbados Police Force, Roving Response Teams and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The incident claimed the life of the driver of the motor car. Six people were taken to hospital with serious injuries; while 16 others were treated and discharged at the scene.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Shakira Outstanding Administrator For 2013

Congratulations to Shakira Simmons... Shakira was judged most outstanding Administrator on the Bajan Fire Fighters' Network - Yesterday she received her 'Productivity Award' in recognition of her contribution to our social network during 2013.

Jamal Is Outstanding Administrator For 2012

Congratulations to Jamal Haynes... Jamal was judged most outstanding Administrator on the Bajan Fire Fighters' Network - Yesterday he received his 'Productivity Award' in recognition of his contribution to our social network during 2012.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Marcia Is Most Active Member On Network

Congratulations to Marcia Lashley... Marcia is the most active member on the Bajan Fire Fighters' Network - Yesterday she received her 'Appreciation Award' in recognition of her contribution to our social network during 2013.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fire Service Wins The Sagicor General Shield

Barbados Fire Service beat Psychiatric Hospital by eight wickets in the final of the 2013-14 BCA Sagicor General Shield final at Kensington Oval on Sunday.

Chasing 81 for victory in 40 overs, Fire Service made 81 for two off 14.4 overs. The not out batsmen were Athelbert Brathwaite on 43 and Lonsdale Blake, 22. Brathwaite faced 42 balls and struck eight fours, while Blake received 22 deliveries and hit two boundaries.

Jason Codrington was run out for one (4-1; 0.3 overs) and Shawn Sergeant, playing across, was leg before wicket by off-spinner Jamar Willoughby for ten (25-2; 4.3 overs).

Psychiatric Hospital were bowled out for 80 off 26 overs after winning the toss. Veteran Alfred Alleyne topscored with an unbeaten 21 off 48 balls including two fours at No. 8. Alleyne and Anthony Massiah featured in the best partnership of the innings - 22 for the last wicket. Massiah made six off 36 balls.

The last two wickets added 42. Experienced fast bowler Brian Shepherd was the leading wicket-taker with four for 34 off eight overs. Shepherd's new ball partner, pacer Jared Bernadin, picked up two for 11 off five overs and medium-pacer Athelbert Brathwaite also had two for 11 off three overs. The innings ended at 1.09 p.m.

Skipper Roger Burrowes was caught at second slip by Blake off Shepherd for nought (1-0; 0.3 overs); Willoughby was also caught at second slip by Blake off Shepherd for eight (9-2; 2.3 overs); left-hander Selvin Greenidge was bowled off the inside edge by Bernadin for nought (20-3; 5.2 overs); Reco Headley, pulling, was leg before wicket by Shepherd for 11 (20-4; 6.3 overs); Akeem Caddle, driving, was given out caught low to his right by wicket-keeper Ron Phillips off Bernadin for nought (27-5; 8 overs); Gregory Gaskin, driving, was caught at cover by Bernadin off Shepherd for three (29-6; 8.5 overs); Dwayne Wilson was caught by Dale Brathwaite off Athelbert Brathwaite for four (38-7; 11.1 overs); left-hander Kareem Knight was caught at gully by Blake off Athelbert Brathwaite for nought (38-8; 11.2 overs); David Leacock, driving, was caught at deep extra-cover by Bernadin off leg-spinner Larando Best for eight (58-9; 15.5 overs) and Massiah was caught by Best off off-spinner Anthony Bowen (80 all out; 26 overs).

The match ended at 2.48 p.m.

Source: BCA/Keith Holder