PARTICULARS OF THE PERSON AWARDED FOR THE BARBADOS BRAVERY MEDAL
MR. JORON ONEAL GODDARD, BBM was born in Barbados on December 14, 1996. He received his Primary education at the St. Luke’s Brighton Primary School and his Secondary education at the Lodge School where he successfully gained nine passes in the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams and three passes in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) exams.
On completion of his Secondary education, Mr. Goddard applied to the Barbados Fire Service for the post of Fire Officer. He also continued his education at the Barbados Community College where he pursued studies in the area of Architectural Studies.
Mr. Goddard’s application to the Barbados Fire Service was approved and he began training on February 15, 2018 and passed out successfully after completing his six months training in service. He began his career as a Fire Officer on August 10, 2018.
During his first year in service, he was challenged with his first major rescue in which he had to execute a rescue operation rescuing a teenager who tragically fell into a 100 feet well.
In addition, Mr. Goddard has contributed significantly as a role model for his peers and also assists by mentoring the youth within his community. He has also rendered his services caring and assisting the elderly in various capacities. While at school, his passion for caring and assisting the elderly motivated him to undertake a school project which dealt with assisting the elderly in the community. Specifically, it involved two gardening projects. That year he was crowned Prom King for his efforts. He also has represented his school in cricket and dominoes. Mr. Goddard continues to render his service to the community to both the young and elderly persons and wherever possible.
The Accolade of BARBADOS BRAVERY MEDAL has been conferred for his heroic efforts in rescuing a teenager from a 100ft well.