Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Fire service carries out drill in City

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THE COUNTRY’S EMERGENCY services were called to respond to two serious vehicular accidents and a drowning in Bridgetown today.

But thankfully for the hundreds of worried onlookers, it was all part of a training exercise put on to showcase the Barbados Fire Service’s (BFS) disaster preparedness.

Around 9:30 a.m. the flames bursting from a vehicle opposite the treasury building kicked the BFS into action.

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As the rescuers worked on that and another vehicle with four trapped inside (above), Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite praised the effort undertaken by the organisation.

He said the men and women of the Barbados Fire Service must continue to be on the cutting edge and the best way to do that is through training.

Brathwaite also made reference to the Service’s fleet upgrade.

“I think we have two new tankers and over the next couple of years it’s about seven or eight million dollars we’re spending so that we can have the most cutting edge equipment,” Brathwaite said. (AD)


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