The Barbados Fire Academy, formerly the Barbados Fire Service Training and Development Unit was established on January 1, 2006 under the instructions of Chief Fire Officer Chesterfield Mayers. The mandate of the unit was to develop an entity to provide relevant and up-to-date professional development and training for all members of staff and fire safety training for the public. This mandate has now been extended to include regional Fire and Rescue Services
The unit was initially staffed with by four (4) officers – The Training Officer, the Deputy Training Officer and two Fire Officers. It is now staffed by six officers - The Training Officer, the Deputy Training Officer, Senior Instructor and three (3) Fire Officers.
The Training Officer is responsible for the overall direction, guidance, administration and development of the unit. He, by virtue of his position, sits on the Barbados Fire Academy Education Board.
The Deputy Training Officer deputizes for the training Officer and is responsible to the daily management to the academy.
The Chief Instructor supervises the training staff (instructors) and manages the day-to-day training activities of the academy.
The three Fire Officers, who are all certified Fire Service Instructors, are responsible for coordinating and delivering internal professional development training, on the station continuous training and Public Fire Safety Training (General Public). These activities are all done under the guidance of the Chief Instructor.
How to Contact Us.
The Barbados Fire Academy is located at:
Arch Hall Fire Station
Telephone Number: 535-7884