Photos: Fire Service Works On Bethel AME Roof

October 15, 2016

[Updated with video] Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel across the island continued working on ‘special operations’ including flooding, blown out windows, and roof damage, caused by Hurricane Nicole.

Fire Service crews worked on repairs in the midst of responding to ongoing emergency calls. The Fire Service Bronto Skylift truck was used at Bethel AME Church in Shelly Bay, where the roof was damaged resulting in a large hole.

A tarpaulin along with strips of wood was used to cover the damaged roof. For our ongoing live updates on Hurricane Nicole click here, and for all coverage of Nicole click here.


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  1. mmm says:

    Bravo .. the Bethel Church family are most thankful for the efforts of the Fire Service, who came to their rescue in times like these. Well done, well done. The Fire Service performs quite a few invaluable servi ces let us be most thankful. We have seen the Regiment, Works and Engineering , Parks, Belco and even D.& J and Island Construction at work. Behind the scenes in most cases as well as up front are the Police are who respond to alarms, seniors in difficulty, but in particular they try and keep an eye out for those who prey on insecure business premises. There is a shout out for those prison officers who have the challenge of keeping prisoners, these inmates have heightened concerns about their families during the approach and duration of hurricanes, when no visits can be permitted and calls rarely get thru due to downed lines. And where would we be with-out communication, Telco, Digicel, Logic (CableVision) and our Emergency Radio Broadcast people. To God be the glory, yes some folk remained in prayer, thru it all, with-out spiritual food we are even more challenged.

    • Really Really BETTTY says:

      Well said…….thanks to all for standing strong during this time. …prayers up….

  2. um just saying says:

    THANK YOU everyone who has helped return the island to some form of normalcy. From neighbors taking care of each other to the major work crews taking care of all of us. THANK YOU.

  3. sage says:

    So the ladder truck that we were told could not be fixed after the Front Street blaze, is working?

  4. Second says:

    God bless our emergency personnel all of whom have worked so hard and under difficult situations to get our island home back in first class shape.

  5. baba says:

    check david and david. nice job fellas

  6. bee says:

    Can someone explain to me why public funds are being used to repair a church? A church that pays no taxes and is against equal rights for the LBGT community – who DO pay taxes! If public services were used, then the church should receive a bill for those services. Period. If the churches want to avail themselves of our tax paid public services then the churches should pay taxes.

    • wahoo says:

      You do have a point here. I do not know if there will be a good argument.

    • Arthur - Atlanta says:

      What is a church?
      A church is just a building used by ‘tax paying’ people/members.
      So with your logic, are you are saying that church people should pay double taxes to government because they use a building for services?

  7. Rev. Ruth says:

    On behalf of the officers and members of Bethel I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the services provided by the Bermuda Fire Services. We salute them for the work and dedication they provide to the island. May God continue to bless and keep you as you serve Bermuda.
    Rev. Ruth,
    Pastor

  8. Rumsoak says:

    Why is it since the beginning of Bermuda history , churches have always been destroyed by hurricanes , seriously check it out . I know churches are usually built taller and larger than most buildings so that we can get closer to god , why would god send the Hurricane to us ? Maybe it was the devil , who knows . I’m sure the faithful will have a perfectly good answer .

    • Arthur - Atlanta says:

      The bible says that the devil/satan is the ruler and creator of death and destruction of the earth.
      Hmmmm…..Funny how when good things happen to us as a people, we are quick to accept praise for what ‘we’ have done/achieved but when bad things happen to us…we are quick to blame GOD.

      More space is needed here to fully explain the reasons for major death and destruction but:-
      What Kind of Authority Does Satan Exercise?

      Jesus referred to him as “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31), and Paul calls him “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2) and “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). John makes a further distinction when he says: “We know that we are of God, and the whole world is in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).

      The Bible frequently uses “the world” or “this world” to refer to the present evil system of opposition to God. So, the Bible never teaches that Satan actually rules over the entire world, but that he is ruler over the current system of sinful opposition to God. In other words, he’s leading the rebellion against God.

      In a nutshell, satan causes problems and we blame God and satan is happy.

  9. wahoo says:

    That stretch of road has always had a strange effect on the wind, if you have ever driven past on a bike on a windy day you would know what I mean and Bethel has suffered more than once because of it.

    • PBanks says:

      Even walking past it can be a dicey situation on windy days, I agree with you wahoo.

  10. wahoo says:

    B.F.S….. always there!

  11. Widget says:

    @Bee. Because you didn’t bother to help. In fact all you managed to do is complain.

    Have a good day.

  12. Bermudaborn says:

    @Bee. Why are you so bitter. Are you saying that Bethal Church does not deserve to be assisted by the Bermuda Fire Department? I am confused. A church is just a place for worship for a congregation of people. And what does there belief have to do with anything. This is so hypocrital!!