Monday, March 2, 2015

BARFO Installation Ceremony


The Barbados Association of Retired Fire Officers (BARFO) held its installation ceremony for Officers and Executive Committee members on Saturday at the Hildegarde Weekes Activity Centre in Eden Lodge, St. Michael.

The officers are President Keith Ward, Vice President Neal Smithwick, Secretary Michael Lowe, Treasurer Velmo Cadogan, Assistant Secretary Treasurer Charles Holligan, Public Relations Officer Wilfred Marshall, Chairman Fundraising Committee, Arlington Kellman and Chairperson Health & Welfare Committee Ena Gittens.

The feature address was delivered by acting Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard, with remarks from President of the Barbados Fire Service Sports and Social Club Clarence Hinds. (Image: BFF/TG)

Bajan Firefighters - February 2015


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

No Parking In Front Fire Stations


Public service vehicle operators are reminded that the area in front of the Bridgetown Fire Station is a designated 'No Parking' area. Therefore, parking in this area is in direct contravention of the Road Traffic Act and also impedes the ability of the Fire Service to efficiently respond to emergencies.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fire Brigade Historical Photos - Instagram


Training of firemen in Barbados, circa 1930. See our Instagram page for more photos. (Credit: Keystone-France via Getty Images) visit: Bajan Fire Fighters Network - Instagram

Monday, February 16, 2015

House Destroyed By Fire At Eckstein Village


Firefighters attended a house fire at Eckstein Village, St. Michael this afternoon. Fire officers using two fire tenders and a water tanker under the command of Station Officer Gordon Boxill battled the blaze which destroyed the timber dwelling and slightly damaged two others. An ambulance was also summoned to treat two persons affected at the incident.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Courses In Firefighting Available


The Barbados Community College, in conjunction with the Barbados Fire Service, will offer training courses in Firefighter I and II to persons interested in a firefighting career, from Monday, March 2, until Friday, May 29.

Those interested should be between the ages of 18 and 28; possess a minimum of four CSEC subjects or equivalent, one of which must be English Language; have a valid police certificate of character; and a medical certificate certifying their ability to undergo physical training.

A valid heavy duty licence would be an asset. Application forms may be collected from the Student Affairs Department of the Barbados Community College, “The Eyrie”, Howells Cross Road, St. Michael, and returned on or before Wednesday, February 25. (BGIS)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Motor Accident At Pilgrim Road


Two fire tenders under the command of acting Station Officer David Barrow attended a motor vehicle accident near the Airport Commercial Centre, Pilgrim Road, Christ Church which damaged two vehicles around 1800 hours yesterday.

Extrication was required using the Jaws of Life to free one of the occupants trapped as a result of the accident. The injured were treated and transported to hospital via ambulance. (Images: BFF/DJP)


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fire Inspection Fees


Members of the public applying for a safety inspection for the first time are asked to note that effective Wednesday, April 1, fees must be paid when the request is made to the Barbados Fire Service (BFS).

The BFS is also advising that fees for re-inspection for compliance must also be paid before the certificate is collected. All fire safety inspections certificates issued by the BFS are valid for only one year from the date of inspection.

Persons may renew their certificates by writing a letter requesting the inspection to the Chief Fire Officer, Barbados Fire Service, Level 5, Post Office Building, Cheapside, St. Michael, at least two months in advance. (BGIS)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Renew Fire Certificates


Businesses owners and managers are reminded that all fire safety inspection certificates issued by the Barbados Fire Service are valid for one year only from the date of the inspection, and must therefore be renewed.

To renew certificates, businesses are asked to write a letter requesting the inspection, addressed to the Chief Fire Officer, Barbados Fire Service, Level 5, Post Office Building, Cheapside, St. Michael, at least two months in advance.

Acting Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, is also reminding the public that the department may from time to time carry out inspections to ensure that businesses are still compliant as it relates to fire safety. (BGIS)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony


Members of the Barbados Fire Service and their spouses are invited to attend the Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony hosted by the Barbados Fire Service Association and the Barbados Fire Service Sports & Social Club scheduled for January 24, 2015 at Legends on Fontabelle, St. Michael starting at 19:00 hrs. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

BAGC National Career Showcase 2015


The Barbados Association of Guidance Counselors (BAGC) annual National Career Showcase was held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus during the past two days. The event gave thousands of secondary school students the opportunity to examine some of their options for potential careers.

This year marked the 10th edition of the annual showcase and personnel from the Barbados Fire Service were once again in attendance and happy to interact with students. The students were exposed to the different aspects of a fire service career and had the opportunity to try on firefighting gear and also ask questions regarding the requirements to enlist in the fire department.

The 2015 showcase was put on by the BAGC in conjunction with UWI and welcomed students from 22 secondary schools. We extend heartfelt thanks to President of the Barbados Association of Guidance Counselors, Janice Jemmott for the invitation to participate.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Retired Fire Officers Hold Elections


The Barbados Association of Retired Fire Officers (BARFO) recently held its Election of Officers at the Harold Nurse Community Centre in Friendship, St. Michael. The new Executive Committee is as follows: President Keith Ward, Vice President Neal Smithwick, Secretary Michael Lowe, Treasurer Velmo Cadogan, Assistant Secretary Treasurer Charles Holligan and Public Relations Officer Wilfred Marshall.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fire Service Warns Against Burning Rubbish


The Barbados Fire Service warns against burning rubbish, this comes after a rubbish fire reportedly destroyed a home at Pilgrim Road, Christ Church. See CBC News video: CBC News

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Three Vehicle Accident At Watts Village


Three people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today (January 11) to be treated for a number of injuries after a three vehicle accident at Watts Village, St. George.

The vehicles were extensively damaged and the road was left impassable for some time afterwards. Two fire tenders under the command of acting Station Officer Denton Foster responded, extrication was required to free one of the injured. (Images: BFF/EA)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Vehicular Accident At Sandy Lane St. James


Three persons were treated by paramedics after a two vehicle collision near No.1 Sandy Lane, St. James just before 2 a.m. this morning (January 10). Three ambulances and two fire tenders under the command of acting Station Officer Clarence Hinds responded to the scene. Both vehicles were extensively damaged. (Images: BFF/DJP)


Thursday, January 8, 2015

2014 - 2015 Telephone Directory Error


Members of the public are advised that the emergency number for the Barbados Fire Service is 311 and not 511, and the Ambulance Service’s contact number is 511 and not 311, as printed in the 2014 - 2015 Barbados Telephone Directory on the front of the Barbados Government pages. The public has been asked to take careful note of the correct numbers. (BGIS)

Monday, January 5, 2015

House Fire At Cheshire St. John


Another dwelling has been destroyed by fire. Just after 0252 hours this morning (January 5) a stone and timber house at Cheshire, St. John went up in flames. Two fire tenders under the command of Station Officer Gordon Boxill responded to the incident.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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