Video: BFRS Home Fire Safety Visit Program

June 10, 2019

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] launched their free Home Fire Safety Visit program on Saturday [June 8] in the town of St. George’s. St. George’s Town Crier David Frith welcomed BFRS Chief Reginald Lloyd Burchall, BFRS mascot Sparky the Fire dog and several firefighters from the Hamilton and Clearwater Fire Stations.

Fire Service Chaplin Kevin Santucci said a prayer to get the official launch underway. Chaplin Santucci was followed by the Acting Deputy Mayor of St. George’s, Mr. Lloyd Vanputten who also welcomed the Fire Service and its new initiative.

Fire Chief Burchall was next to speak and described the Home Fire Safety Visit program as “required and timely”.

Chief Burchall said, “The program is not invasive…we want the community to establish the rules of engagement…it’s our aim to provide the education and let homeowners make the right choices. We have had several people inquire about how to sign up.”

The morning may have been about safety but the afternoon began to heat up after the St. George’s Town Crier employed the Chief Fire Officer and his mascot Sparky to assist him in the dunking ceremony into the St. George’s Harbour waters.

The Chief said, “It was a great opportunity to engage the St. George’s community and its visitors.”

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