New fire checks
The Barbados Fire Service plans to implement a drug and alcohol policy for its officers.
Chief Fire Officer Wilfred Marshall made the announcement at yesterday’s opening ceremony of a workshop for Drug Awareness Month, organized with help from the National Council for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCPADD), at Barbados Fire Service headquarters, Probyn Street, The City.
Marshall said that in an effort to update the department’s standard operating procedures, his administration would be meeting with the Fire Service Association to discuss a number of draft proposals, including the drug policy.
“This department, like all other fire departments, has the responsibility to provide the highest level of public safety service,” he said. “All of our members share in this responsibility. (AH)