The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) yesterday unveiled its new logo, which reflected its various aspects.
The unveiling was done in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Webster Business Park, Wildey, St Michael.
Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard said the new logo served as an insight into the service’s modern mission and vision.
“The fire service of today is far removed from the service of ten to 15 years ago where we were seen as an organisation which only responded to fires and vehicle accidents. Today while we still respond to [those things] the BFS has also become intimately involved in fire prevention, community education, inspections and consultations . . . and we have also become involved in risk assessment,” he said.
Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams commended the fire service for their dedication and risking their lives for the people of Barbados. He said the old logo no longer had a place in a modern fire service and reflected the changing face and skillset of the service, as well as public expectations.
“We now have a symbol of which we are all proud. It represents the new attitude, new delivery of service, everything the BFS now stands for – this is the new us,” he said.
Research and planning officer, Natasha Forde, and divisional fire officer, Marlon Small, explained the look of the new logo.
They said the red represented flames and danger; the gold represented bravery, pride and industry, the white represented hope and peace and the black represented strength and resilience. The logo also included a Maltese cross, fireman axe, firefighter helmet, the Broken Trident and the Pride of Barbados. (CA)