Wednesday, April 30, 2014

House Fire At Carrington Village

An unoccupied house went up in flames and a second residence was slightly damaged during a fire in Carrington Village, St. Michael last night. Two fire tenders from Fire Service Headquarters responded to the blaze which extensively damaged a stone and timber structure in Fountain Road. There were no reports of injury and police are carrying out investigations.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Firefighters Battle Fire At Mangrove Landfill

Breaking News: Efforts are underway to contain and extinguish a fire involving a large quantity of tyres at the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas. Residents immediately down wind from the landfill should expect some inconvenience as fire suppression operations continue. (Image: Rodney G)

Upsurge In Grass Fires Continue

Grass fires continue to engage local firefighters and the resources of the Barbados Fire Service. During the past few days several large fires in the north of the island (Content, Vaucluse, Hopewell, St. Thomas) kept fire officers busy both day and night. (Images: BFF/HN/JP)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Grass And Sugar Cane Burn At Lears

Approximately 10 acres of sugar cane and about 8 acres of grassland was burnt by fire on Saturday at Lears, St. Michael as firefighters were once again engaged in efforts to contain the number of grass fires across the island. (Image: HN)

Happy Easter

"God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, I love you." ~ Billy Graham.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Remembering Good Friday

Today we remember God’s great love for us. We are thankful for the many blessings the Lord has given. May His grace shine upon you on Good Friday and always.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shorey Village Hills Alight

The hills are alive with the roar of fire... such was the scene at Shorey Village, St. Andrew when firefighters arrived. The upsurge in grass fires continue to frequently engage the resources of the Barbados Fire Service. (Image: AB)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Onslaught Of Grass Fires Continues

The onslaught of grass fires continues, local firefighters were engaged during Sunday and much of Monday afternoon responding to fires across the island. We wish to inform the public that due to the current dry conditions outdoor burning is NOT recommended. (Image: LP)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fire Zone Newsletter Launched

We are happy to present our Fire Zone Newsletter, the official news and information bulletin of the Bajan Fire Fighters' Network. Fire Zone will be published quarterly, we look forward to receiving your constructive feedback. See:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Fatal Accident At Pinder Bottom, St George

A serious accident which occurred around 12:45 this morning at Pinder’s Bottom east of Boarded Hall, St George resulted in one fatality. One motor car and a motor van were involved in the collision with both vehicles receiving extensive damage.

Two tenders from Fire Service Headquarters under the command of acting Station Officer Denton Foster responded to the incident. Police are investigating.

Midday Fire Burns Boat And Workshop

Fire officers responded to a fire yesterday around 12 noon near Harlington, St. Philip which caused extensive damage to a shed and container used as a workshop for the repair of fibre glass boats.

One fire tender from the Worthing Fire Station and one tanker from Fire Service Headquarters under the command of Station Officer Mervin Mayers responded to the incident one boat was also destroyed during the blaze.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Relocation Of Fire Service Administration

The Administration, Registry and Accounts sections of the Barbados Fire Service are being relocated from their Probyn Street Office, to the 5th Floor, General Post Office Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown. The move will take effect from Tuesday, April 15.

To facilitate this move, the Registry and Accounts sections will be closed from Friday, April 11. However, business hours will remain the same, i.e. from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

The telephone number for the Registry is 427-2536, and that for the Accounts section is 427-2527. Emergencies must still be reported by calling 311. Any inconvenience is regretted. (BGIS)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Falling Apart

Fire officials sprang into action this evening, around 3:45 p.m., responding to a call that a building along Worthing Main Road, Christ Church, next to the Greame Hall Nature Sanctuary, had collapsed and someone was trapped inside.

Fortunately that was not the case, as the officers under the direction of Lead Officer Brown soon discovered. The only persons at home were three dogs. (Barbados Today)