Thursday, October 30, 2014

Remembrance Day Parade - November 9

Barbadians will pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the two World Wars, at the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Inter-denominational Service on Sunday, November 9, at the Cenotaph, National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, commencing at 8:00 a.m.

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, will lay wreaths, followed by other specially invited guests.

Armed units of the Barbados Defence Force’s Guard of Honour, the Barbados Coast Guard, the Royal Barbados Police Force and its Band, and the Barbados Cadet Corps, will be on parade.

Unarmed units will comprise members of the Barbados Fire Service, the Barbados Prison Service, the Barbados Girl Guides’ Association, the Band of the Barbados Cadet Corps, the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, the Barbados Red Cross and the Barbados Boy Scouts Association.

A full rehearsal will be held for all armed and unarmed units on Sunday, November 2, in National Heroes Square, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (BGIS)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Blood versus Flames (BAEMT vs FIRE)

Paging all cricket lovers, this is an emergency page for all cricket lovers - T20 Cricket Match; Blood versus Flames (Barbados Association of Emergency Medical Technicians vs Barbados Fire Service), Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Briar Hall Playing Field, Christ Church.

Event is in aid of raising funds for EMS equipment. Come out and support. BRING THE FAMILY AND ENJOY, it will be a Grand Time...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Seale Proceeds On Pre-Retirement Leave

Sub. Officer Juanita Seale officially proceeded on pre-retirement leave on October 22 and will retire from the Barbados Fire Service on January 1, 2015 after 36 years of dedicated service. Juanita was one of the first women to join the Barbados Fire Service in 1979 and was last assigned to the Fire Prevention and Community Relations Unit.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Retired Senior Firefighter Laid To Rest

Fire officers, family members and friends gathered at the St. Thomas Parish Church yesterday in a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of retired acting Divisional Officer Glanville Collins.

Collins a 43-year veteran firefighter died suddenly on September 28, and was an active member of the St. Philip West District Emergency Organisation and an ardent supporter of Spartan Cricket Club.

CAFF 2014 Goodwill Games In Guyana

Regional firefighters are today gathering for the Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (CAFF) 2014 Goodwill Games in Guyana. The Games are scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, Georgetown according to a press release from the local organizers.

Nine countries have confirmed their participation in the Games, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Island, French Guyana, Guyana, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Lucia.

The Guyanese public and athletics fans are invited to come out and support the various countries which will be participating in the games, since it will showcase the different side of firefighters.

The event will be exciting and will be an opportunity for regional firefighters to showcase the lighter side of the fire service. It will also be an opportunity to build stronger relations among firefighters across the region.

The Goodwill Games were last held in Barbados in 2012.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Public Viewing - Glanville Collins

A steady stream of fire officers and members of the public turned up to view the body of retired acting Divisional Officer Glanville Collins as it reposed at the Bridgetown Fire Station, Probyn Street, Bridgetown this morning.

The public viewing will conclude at 3:00 p.m. today. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held tomorrow Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the St. Thomas Parish Church at 3:30 p.m with the interment in the churchyard following the service.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Early Closure of Fire Service Headquarters

Members of the public are advised that the administrative section of Barbados Fire Service headquarters, General Post Office Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown, will close at noon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

This early closure is to facilitate the attendance of staff at the funeral of former acting Divisional Officer Glanville Collins. The Barbados Fire Service regrets any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Funeral Service For Glanville Collins

The funeral service for the late Glanville Collins former Station Officer of the Barbados Fire Service will take place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the St. Thomas Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m.

Viewing of the body will take place on Monday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Bridgetown Fire Station, Probyn Street, St. Michael.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tyrone Trotman Proceeds On Pre-Retirement

Station Officer Tyrone Trotman proceeded on pre-retirement leave on Wednesday (October 8) and will retire from the Barbados Fire Service on January 1, 2015 after 38 years of dedicated service. Trotman's last assignment was Deputy Officer-in-Charge of the Airport Fire Station, we extend best wishes to Tyrone and wish him well for the future.

GAIA Inc Twenty20 Night Cricket Scores

Bridgetown, Barbados - Summarised scores and results of play in Matches 8 and 9 of the 3rd Annual Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Twenty20 Night tapeball tournament at Rices Playing Field, St. Philip on Tuesday, October 7:


Match 8: Fire Service defeated CAH PSA by 58 runs.

Fire Service 129 all out (18.2 overs) (Lonsdale Blake 32, Athelbert Brathwaite 28, Dale Brathwaite 28, Larando Best 17; Jude Clarke 4-27, Jamel Harris 2-16, Julian Niles 2-24).

CAH PSA 71 all out (16.5 overs) (Jamel Harris 16; Andre Evelyn 4-8, Dale Brathwaite 2-10).

Points: Fire Service 3, CAH PSA 0.

Toss: CAH PSA.

NB: Match was reduced to 19 overs-a-side.

Umpires: Trevor Blenman, Ian White.

Scorer: Leslay Prescod.

POINTS (Matches played in brackets):

ZONE A: Fire Service 6 (2), Customs 3 (2), Fast Rangers 3 (1), CAH PSA 0 (2), GAIA Inc 0 (1).

Sunday, October 5, 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 commences today Sunday, October 5 and runs until Saturday, October 11 under the theme: Smoke Detectors Save Lives. #FPW2014 See more: BGIS Media

Friday, October 3, 2014

Charles Holligan Bids Fire Service Farewell

After 34 years of dedicated service, Sub Officer Charles Holligan proceeded on pre-retirement leave on September 22 and will retire from the Fire Service on February 1, 2015. Holligan enlisted in the Barbados Fire Service on September 1, 1981 and was last assigned to the St. John Fire Station. We wish Charles all the best for the future.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Seminar By Fire Officer Patrick Edwards

Fire Officer Patrick Edwards recently conducted a seminar for the St Peter Parish Independence Committee. Watch his very informative talk on fire prevention, classes of fires and other tips. (Nation News) Click to see video:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Let us all show support for the fight against cancer during the month of October... #BreastCancerAwareness

Bajan Firefighters - September 2014

Check out "Bajan Firefighters - September 2014" monthly news and information digest via Flipboard. See: Flipboard Magazine