Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Central Division Day

Members of the public had the opportunity to tour the Bridgetown Fire Station on Probyn Street today from 10:00 a.m. Those gathered were able to observe Fire Officers demonstrate their technical skills during a 'Firefighter Challenge' and drill display held to observe Central Division Day. #FireWeek | #Barbados | #BajanFireFighters : See list of Events

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fire Service Mourns The Loss Of DO Collins

Members of the Barbados Fire Service mourn the sudden passing of retired Divisional Officer Glanville Collins. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Collins family during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements for the late Glanville Collins will be made public in a subsequent announcement. 

Fire Service Week 2014 Starts Today

You are invited to join the Officers and members of the Barbados Fire Service at a Thanksgiving Service to officially launch Fire Service Week 2014 which commences today. The service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, St. Michael. (Image: Neville Legall) #FireWeek | #Barbados | #ChurchService | #BajanFireFighters

Friday, September 26, 2014

ALERT - Fake Patch Found

ALERT - Please note that a fake Bajan Fire Fighters embroidered patch is in circulation. This poor quality design is NOT a genuine product issued by our organisation. You are asked NOT to purchase or distribute this fake item. Please share this post to alert others.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Connect With Us Via WeChat

Get ready to connect with us during Fire Service Week (Sept 28 - Oct 4). Join us via WeChat - the FREE complete mobile communications platform and social app. Add us, our ID: bajanfirefighters #WeChat | #Barbados | #FireWeek | #BajanFireFighters see site: www.wechat.com/

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Firefighters Concerned About House Fires

The recent escalation of house fires is generating much concern within the ranks of the Barbados Fire Service. The department is concerned about the high incidence of residential fires and the devastation caused by these fires despite the on-going fire prevention initiatives being conducted by the fire service. The over whelming question asked by many is “Are members of the public making good use of the information provided by the Fire Service to prevent fires?” See blog here: Bajan Fire Fighters' Blog

Bajan Firefighters Is On Flipboard

We are happy to announce that Bajan Firefighters is on Flipboard. If you have a tablet or a smart phone you are probably familiar with Flipboard, a news aggregation service that displays articles in a sophisticated magazine format that is easy to use and pleasing to the eye.

With the use of this information aggregation service we are now able to create a monthly news digest. Let us know what you think, or if you have any suggestions.

See link to view our monthly magazine news digest: Flipboard - Bajan Firefighters

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fire At Dodds Land Burns Two Homes

An early morning fire at Dodds Land, St. Philip has destroyed one timber house with contents and extensively damaged a second stone and timber dwelling. The blaze which occurred just before 2 a.m. this morning (September 17) was fought by eight officers with two fire tenders under the command of Divisional Officer Ricardo Gittens and Station Officer Mervin Mayers. Investigations are continuing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Swift Action By Firefighters Save Home

Swift action by firefighters prevented the destruction of a dwelling house at 1st Avenue, Weekes Land, Goodland, St. Michael this morning. Firefighters were alerted to smoke emanating from the residence and quickly responded, making a forced entry to the property just after 8 a.m. One saucepan was damaged by fire; the occupant was not at home at the time of the incident.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fire Prevention Week 2014

The importance of having smoke detectors in homes and businesses will be underscored during this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Sunday, October 5, until Saturday, October 11 under the theme: Smoke Detectors Save Lives.

In an effort to raise awareness about fire prevention and education, officers from the Barbados Fire Service will conduct three evening sessions, the first on Tuesday, October 7, at the Speightstown Community Centre, St. Peter, followed by another on Wednesday, October 8, at the Glebe Resource Centre, Glebe, St. George.

The final session will take place at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip, on Thursday, October 9. All sessions run from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

During the week, firemen will also install smoke detectors in the homes of vulnerable persons living in communities within their station areas. Fire officers from the St. James Fire Station will go out into their communities on Monday, October 6; the St. John Fire Station on Tuesday, October 7; the Bridgetown Fire Station on Wednesday, October 8; and the Worthing Station on Thursday, October 9.

Firemen will also visit five primary schools as they seek to continue their awareness efforts under the S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness of Fire Education) Programme. The first stop will be at St. Bernard’s Primary School, Lammings, St. Joseph, on Monday, October 6; followed by Leacock’s Private School, Farm Road, St. Peter, on Tuesday, October 7.

Fire officials will visit A. DaCosta Edwards Primary School, Belleplaine, St. Andrew, on Wednesday, October 8; and Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary, Government Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, October 9. On Friday, October 10, it will be the turn of Arthur Smith Primary School, St. Matthias, Christ Church. All school visits begin at 9:40 a.m. (BGIS)

Fire Service Week Of Activities 2014

The Barbados Fire Service will commence a week of activities under the theme: Working for a Safer Society, from Sunday, September 28, until Saturday, October 4, in celebration of its 59th anniversary.

Activities will start with a thanksgiving service at the Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, St. Michael, on Sunday, September 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Bridgetown Fire Station at Probyn Street, St. Michael, will be home to the remaining activities for the week, starting with a Health and Safety Extravaganza on Monday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m., as firemen encourage members of the public to pay closer attention to these areas.

On Tuesday, September 30, the public will have an opportunity to tour the Bridgetown Fire Station from 10:00 a.m., to see how it operates daily. Fire officers will also show off their technical skills in a drill display.

Later that evening, members of the public are invited to take part in a general knowledge quiz from 7:00 p.m. On Friday October 3, the public is again invited to the Bridgetown Fire Station at Probyn Street, for a Social Evening and Games Night, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The week of activities will conclude with a Family Fun Fair at the station on Saturday, October 4, beginning at 1:30 p.m. All are invited. (BGIS)