Training & Development
Excellence Through Training
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.
The unit was initially staffed with a Training Officer, Deputy Training Officer and two Fire Officers. There are now three fire Officers in the Unit.
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 Training and Development Board.
The Deputy Training Officer supervises the training staff (instructors) and manages the day-to-day operations of the unit. He reports directly to the Training Officer.
The three Fire Officers, who are all certified Fire Service Instructors, are responsible for coordinating internal professional development training, on the station continuous training for Fire Officers and Public Fire safety Training. These activities are all done under the guidance of the Deputy Training Officer.
For additional information about the activities of the training and development unit please call 421-8658/66.
The training and Development Unit offers three types of courses:
Technical  This Course is intended for the Officers of The Barbados Fire Service.
Management and Leadership  is intended for the Officers of The Barbados Fire Service.
Public Fire Safety  This Course is open to the General Public.
The above noted courses are delivered via one of two methods, face-to-face or the blended learning method, that is the combination of face-to face and online learning using the moodle e-learning system.