Minister Updates On Fire Service Staffing

January 12, 2022 | 4 Comments

Following a meeting today with the Senior Command of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, the Minister of National Security Renee Ming, said, “I would like to update the public on the current status of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, but first I want to express my gratitude for their tireless work during this most recent outbreak and indeed throughout the pandemic.”

The Minister added, “I can report that the BF&RS’s current staffing situation, while unfortunate, is not dissimilar to what is being experienced community-wide in both the public and private sector.

“The senior leadership of the Fire Service is conducting continuous risk assessments to ensure that the island is fully covered at all times. The public can be assured that all calls to the emergency services will be answered and responded to.”

The Minister continued, “I understand that when it is reported that a station is ‘closed’, it creates the impression that the service is somehow unable to perform their duties. That is simply not the case. The BF&RS is made up of highly trained, professional individuals who are more than capable of responding to incidents anywhere on the island in an efficient, rapid and safe manner.

“The trucks and EMT personnel can reposition across the island, in carefully selected locations, to ensure that coverage is maintained.

“If you are in need of urgent assistance due to fire, medical emergency or otherwise, call 911. Your call will be answered, and your emergency will be dealt with.”

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  1. Anonymous1 says:

    Was in a Hamilton restaurant tonight and the fire alarm was set off by smoke in their kitchen. The maintenance person arrived before the fire service to turn off the alarm…

  2. Boo boo snugglepuff says:

    There was an emergency at a business in the west end a couple of days ago. Took more than 20 minutes for first responders to show up. Too bad the port royal station is closed. That 20 minutes could have been 2!

  3. Dunn juice says:

    Whos this a new MP. Why wait until the fire dept complain before we hear you.

  4. Question says:

    The isolation period should be reduced to 5 days. This government is not managing things properly.

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