Monday, May 26, 2014

Fire Service Versus Alexandra

BCA - Sagicor General Shield Tournament (Series 1)

Barbados Fire Service beat Alexandra by two wickets at Queen Street (Summarised scores & results).

Alexandra 185 all out (36 overs) (D. Alleyne 68, Shaquan Cave 27, Shkym Haynes 19, Dominic Drakes 17, Jason Worrell 13; Lonsdale Blake 4-16, Anthony Bowen 4-65).

BFS 186-8 (29 overs) (Lonsdale Blake 39, Athelbert Brathwaite 37, Sean Sargeant 25, Jared Bernadin 22, Jason Codrington 13, Anthony Bowen 12; Shaquan Cave 3-36, Kemar Burrowes 3-38, Joshua Bishop 2-34).

Points: BFS 4, Alexandra 0.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

One House Destroyed, Two Others Damaged

A fire of unknown origin broke out at Chapel No.1, Paynes Bay, St James just after 1535 hours this evening. Two fire tenders under the command of acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer Lloydson Phillips and Station Officer Ormond Fenty responded to the blaze.

When firefighters arrived on scene three dwellings were involved and an additional tanker was summoned to the scene due to low water pressure in the area. One house was destroyed and two others were damaged during the fire. Police are investigating the cause of the blaze. (Images: BFF/JP)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Grass Fire At Chapel Causes Panic

Anxious moments for residents of Chapel, St Philip after a major grass fire there blanketed the area with thick smoke on Tuesday. Firefighters battled the fire for several hours before bringing it under control and eventually extinguishing the flames. (Image: BFF/JP)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Impact Of Grass Fires In Barbados

During the dry season grass fires are a regular occurrence across our island. Whether accidental or deliberate in nature grass/bush fires cause significant damage and also impact on the environment, human health and public utilities. (see list below)

😊 significant number of persons with respiratory ailments affected by smoke

😊 frequent damage and destruction of utility poles

😊 damage to electrical wires and telephone lines

😊 seasonal destruction of large grasslands used for livestock grazing

😊 grasslands exposed to potential soil erosion after being burnt

😊 increased use of limited water resources for firefighting operations

😊 occasional injury or death to livestock and other animals

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Another Busy Day For Firefighters

Another busy day as firefighters battle several major fires. Fire crews are currently on scene at Lower Estate, St Michael engaged in firefighting operations at a grass fire involving 40 acres of grassland. Other operations are in progress at Golden Grove and River in St Philip. See enclosed images from Lower Estate. (Images: BFF/JP)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dry Season (Fire Season) Continues...

The Dry Season (Fire Season) continues... see the following photos from a fire at Market Hill, St George last week compliments Mekkaman Photography. [ click here ]

Firefighters Mourn The Loss Of Chief Noel Jones

The Caribbean Fire & Rescue community mourns the loss of former CAFC General Secretary and Retired Chief Fire Officer Noel Jones of Trinidad and Tobago who passed away yesterday.

Chief Jones is survived by his wife who is currently a member of T&T Fire Service and their children. He was one of the founding Members of CACDACFO, and was a key player in the development of the Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) in the early existence of the organization.

This is truly a sad time for regional firefighters and our prayers are with his Family, as well as our brothers and sisters in the Trinidad & Tobago Fire Service.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fires Rage, Firefighters Battle On

Local firefighters continue to have many sleepless nights as the onslaught of fires rages on across the island. From Lowlands in Christ Church to Lowlands in St. Lucy response crews and resources have been mobilized from the Barbados Fire Service, the Roving Response Teams and at times sugar cane plantations to combat what can only be described as lawlessness. (Images: BFF/Jerry Pile)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Fire Sports & Social Club Executive

The Barbados Fire Service Sports and Social Club held its General Meeting and Election of Officers last Friday at Fire Service Headquarters, Probyn Street, Bridgetown. The new Executive Committee (2014 - 2016) is as follows: President Ryan Lovell, 1st Vice President Clarence Hinds, 2nd Vice President Nicholas Collymore, Secretary Charmaine Sandiford, Treasurer Melissa Bishop and Assistant Secretary Treasurer Troy Gibbons.

We extend best wishes to the new executive committee for the future and offer our heartiest congratulations. (Image: Terry Griffith)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Special Fire Telecast On CBC Television

As International Fire Fighters' Day celebrations were culminating at the Briar Hall Playing Field on Sunday (May 4) viewers of CBC TV8 watched the 'The People's Business' as host Maureen Holder and invited guests spoke on the following topics; Arson Investigation, Indiscriminate Burning, Environmental Impact of Fires, and Insurance Coverage.

Members of the public were able to engage the panel comprising Station Officer Henderson Patrick of the Barbados Fire Service, Chief Environmental Health Officer Tyrone Applewhaite and President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados Michael Holder via telephone and email with their questions and concerns during the hour long telecast. (Image: Station Officer Henderson Patrick during the telecast)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Today Is International Fire Fighters' Day

Members of the Barbados Fire Service will today join the international fire and rescue community in observance of International Fire Fighters' Day (I.F.F.D). The day will be observed by firefighters with events to be held at the Briar Hall Playing Field and Pavilion in Christ Church coordinated by the Barbados Fire Service Association. The 'Fun Day' will commence at 9:00 a.m. and a number of recreational activities are planned namely; cricket, football, basketball and other novelty games. The public is invited to attend.