Barbados Fire Service is a department that is rapidly growing where fire officers are developing in different skills set such as Hazmat technicians, Certified Search & Rescuers and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). As fire officer progress through the ranks of the department they will undertake courses to build on their existing fire fighting knowledge to prepare them to function at each level. Progression through the ranks is as follows:
*Leading Fire Officer
*Deputy Chief Fire Officer
*Chief Fire Officer
Work schedule and Holiday leave
Career personnel work a 42 hour week, with four shifts: Red Watch, White Watch, Blue Watch and Green Watch. Personnel are divided into two shifts per day (08:30 - 18:30) Day time and night (18:30 - 08:30). Paid leave is 21 days a year (in addition to public holidays) for the first five years, and 30 days after five years. But if you are required to work on public holidays you are given time off in lieu of pay.
Basic Entry Requirements
To learn more about the Department, to include, position vacancies, job descriptions, salary and upcoming recruit school, please contact us at 535-7807.