Glyne Alleyne's Blog (38)

CAFF Elects New Executive Board In St Lucia

The Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (CAFF) held its General Meeting and Election of Officers today Thursday, October 24, 2013 during its 7th Biennial Conference in Gros Islet, St. Lucia. The new Executive Board (2013 - 2015) is as follows: President Mr. Grantley Greene (Barbados), 1st Vice President Mr.…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 24, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Caribbean Firefighters Conference In St. Lucia

The Caribbean Association of Fire Fighters (CAFF) will be hosting their 7th Biennial Conference in St. Lucia this week. The conference will commence on Monday, October 21 and will conclude on Friday, October 25th, 2013 and will be held at the Palm Haven Hotel in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet.…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Red Barrel Appeal To Assist HIV/AIDS Food Bank

In keeping with our desire to expand our community outreach the Bajan Fire Fighters’ Network will be embarking on a humanitarian exercise to assist the HIV/AIDS Food Bank on a quarterly basis. We are happy to announce that our 'Red Barrel Appeal' recently commenced at three strategic…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 14, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

St. John Ambulance Quiz Night Winners

The St. John Ambulance are the proud winners of the Fire Service Quiz Night competition held during Fire Service Week. Members of the Barbados Fire Service fought the good fight however, they were unable seize victory in the keenly fought contest. This year regrettably, there was a decline in the number of…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Fire Service Health Extravaganza A Success


The annual Health Extravaganza held during Fire Service Week was a resounding success. The event was held at Fire Service Headquarters and involved participants from The Barbados Cancer Society performing breast screening tests, The Barbados Community College General Nursing Programme, along with the Barbados Diabetes Association conducted…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 10, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Pedro Alleyne Wins Dressing Drill Contest

Congratulations are in order for the participants of this year's Dressing Drill Competition. The competition was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 during the activities held for Southern Division Day (Fire Service Week). We congratulate firefighter Pedro Alleyne (Airport Fire Station) on winning the contest.…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 10, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Show Of Skills

Speed and precision were the focus of the Barbados Fire Service yesterday as it demonstrated how it would respond to an airplane emergency.

The Airport station took centre stage during Southern Division Day, part of the Fire Service’s week of activities.…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on October 2, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Short of manpower and working with a mandate to do more with less, firefighters in Barbados are running up substantial hours in overtime.

Speaking to the media yesterday after a service at Hawthorne Methodist Church to kick off a week of activities…


Added by Glyne Alleyne on September 30, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Fire Service Team At Torch Run 2011

Above photo: Some members of the Barbados Fire Service team at the conclusion of yesterday's Law Enforcement Torch Run.

We extend our sincere thanks to all those persons who generously supported the Law Enforcement Torch Run yesterday. The funds raised will go a long way towards assisting our Special Olympians as they prepare to travel to Athens, Greece for the… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on May 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

BFS Acquires New Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Tender

The Barbados Fire Service has acquired a new Rosenbauer - Panther, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle. The new appliance will join the existing fleet of crash tenders at the Airport Fire Station and improve the departments ability to respond to aerodrome emergencies at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

The vehicle which was acquired from Angloco Limited in the United Kingdom was manufactured by Rosenbauer. The Barbados… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on April 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Team Atlantic Dash 2011

On the 4th December 2011, Firefighters John Haskell and Kevin Dite (South Wales Fire & Rescue Service) will begin one of the world’s toughest rowing challenges, and row across the Atlantic Ocean

unsupported in order to raise money and awareness for The FireFighter Charity, Help For Heroes, and Breast Cancer Care.

This 3000 mile rowing challenge will see them pushed to intolerable levels of physical and mental endurance as they… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on April 5, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Barbados Fire Service Acquires New Tanker

The Barbados Fire Service has acquired a water tanker capable of carrying 3 000 gallons. The tanker was purchased for $715 972 from British company Angloco, which designs, manufactures and distributes firefighting and rescue equipment.

It was officially handed over at the Grantley Adams International Airport. Chief Fire Officer Wilfred

Marshall said the new tanker, the "first of its kind on the island", would be stationed at the… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on February 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Social Networking With Bajan Firefighters

AS social networking sites continue to grow in popularity, the Barbados Fire Service is the first emergency service agency in the island to seize the initiative and maintain a strong connection with the public.

“We have been following the development of the various social networking sites, looking at the ones that are popular and user friendly, selecting Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Ming, YouTube and Ustream,” informed the man behind the… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on March 1, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Firefighters Save Elderly Woman

An elderly woman was saved from certain death in a house fire at Britton's Hill, St. Michael. Firefighters responded to the call around 1:57 a.m. and discovered the woman was unable to escape due to burglar bars which were erected on the doors and windows of the smoke filled house.

Three fire tenders with 10 officers from Fire Service Headquarters under the command of acting Divisional Officer Wilfred Marshall and Station Officer Tyrone Trotman responded to the fire which extensively… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on February 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fire Engages Firefighters For Over Five Hours

A large fire which enveloped the areas of Bannatyne, Kendal, South Ridge, Vauxhall and Sheraton Park in Christ Church engaged fire officers for more than 5 hours today. It was another fiery day as firefighters endured the blazing heat and sun to contain the fire. (e-Report by G Alleyne)

Added by Glyne Alleyne on February 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Counter-fire Operations At Arch Hall

Raging flames erupted as counter-fire operations were conducted at Arch Hall, St. Thomas on Tuesday. The exercise lasted approximately 3 hours as firefighters tried to control a fire in several acres of cow-itch infested bush. (e-Report by G Alleyne)

Added by Glyne Alleyne on February 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Fire Officer Rodney King Laid To Rest

Hundreds of family, friends and fire officers filled the Christ Church Parish Church on Thursday to pay final respects to Fire Officer Rodney King.

King, 45, of Lodge Road, Christ Church died recently at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a brief illness. He enlisted in the Barbados Fire Service in 1991 and was last assigned to Fire Service Headquarters on Probyn Street in Bridgetown.

Rodney was an ardent cricket fan and could… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on January 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

BICO Up In Flames

The headquarters of ice-cream maker BICO went up in flames tonight, causing at least one million dollars in damage.

The north-western section of the complex was extensively damaged by the inferno that started around 7:50 p.m. and lasted more than two hours.

Chief executive officer Edwin Thirlwell, who rushed from home to the complex, said as far as he knew it was the first fire to hit the company since its opening on Bay Street in… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on August 19, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fire Service Employee Idalia Yarde Has Died

On Friday, members of the Barbados Fire Service learned of the death of Chrisita Idalia Yarde a civilian employee of the department.

Ms. Yarde was employed as a maid and worked with the department for many years serving at all of the fire stations before being appointed to staff (full time) in 2004. She was last assigned to the Worthing Fire Station in Christ Church.

The sincerity with which Idalia approached everyone will certainly be… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on August 18, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hero Breaks Open Door; Saves Old Woman From Fire

Kadooment Hero! That's what residents are calling a young man who yesterday, Kadooment Day, lifted a 94-year-old woman from a burning house and took her to safety.

Shawn Howell broke down a door and brought Enid Sandiford to safety after a room in her Seclusion Road, Black Rock, St Michael home caught on fire.

He then returned to fight the blaze with the help of others who were on their way to watch the bands parade.

"I broke off the door and already the place… Continue

Added by Glyne Alleyne on August 5, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

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