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September 19, 2019

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Career Information

 

Career Opportunities

The 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:  

 

*Fire Officer

*Leading Fire Officer

*Sub Officer

*Station Officer

*Divisional 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 join the Barbados Fire Service, persons will have to undergo an interview process, also certain physical, medical and educational requirements a person will have to satisfy. Some basic requirements are as follows

* Applicants must be between 18 and 28 years old 
* Applicants must have at least 3 CXCs (English must be one)
* Applicants must take a general written test 
* Applicants should have a good degree of fitness 
* Applicants must undergo medical examination 
* Applicants must not have a criminal record 
* Applicants must be citizens of the Commonwealth.

If you are interested in becoming an officer in the Barbados Fire Service you can download an application form and Email it back to us

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To learn more about the Department, to include, position vacancies, job descriptions, salary and upcoming recruit school, please contact us at 535-7807 or email at bfs.hq@fireservice.gov.bb. 

 

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