Advisory: Emergency BFRS Driving Training

December 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

Fire officers from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are “currently undergoing simulated emergency driving courses” across the entire island, and officials wish to “allay public concerns as there will be an increase in the number of heavy fire appliances on the roads, displaying emergency lights and sirens during the training exercises.”

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A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that fire officers from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [BF&RS] are currently undergoing simulated emergency driving courses.

“And the BF&RS wishes to allay public concerns as there will be an increase in the number of heavy fire appliances on the roads, displaying emergency lights and sirens during the training exercises.

“The simulated emergency driving exercises will cover the entire island, including the City of Hamilton. The training concludes December 11.

“The BF&RS advised that there are currently four fire officers participating in the training. Through rotation, each officer is allowed to drive under simulated emergency conditions while under the special supervision of the driving instructor.

“The public is encouraged to exercise patience and caution while these emergency exercises take place.

“The BF&RS advises that another slate of emergency driver’s training is planned for January through March 2021.”

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  1. Bobby Jones says:

    Finally you tell us. We were all thinking that something terrible was going on the other day. A huge fire or a horrific accident. Two or therefore trucks racing all over hells half acre.

    Come on now, the police just got in trouble for not telling people about training, you should have told us on Monday. Bunch of IDIOTS

  2. TRUDI PUGH says:

    Agree with the message but NOT the last sentence.Those coordinating such training, please remember the present anxiety level.

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