New Jaws of Life

Fire Service welcomes equipment donation

The Barbados Fire Service (BFS) has received a new Jaws of Life donated by the family of a recent accident victim, in conjunction with Barbados Rotary Club West.

Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Barbados West Farid Mansour told Barbados TODAY that following the fatal death of Xavier Mansour two and a half years ago, his mother, Comarie Mansour, worked with the club to make the donation possible.

A demonstration of the new equipment was made at Vauclause, St Thomas Monday, following the presentation of the Jaws of Life to the fire service two weeks ago.

Acting Sub Officer Ryan Austin noted that there had been a decrease in the number of accidents requiring the Jaws of Life this year compared to 2015, but did not give any figures.

From left, Glen Thompson of IRP Fire and Safety in Trinidad; Dr Anne Kissoon-Corbin; Regional Manager of Hurst Jaws of Life Paul Felegy; Comarie Mansour; Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Barbados West Farid Mansour; Deputy Training Officer and Sub Officer Acting Ryan Austin and Acting Leading Fire Officer Wayne Vaughan with the new Jaws of Life cutter.
From left, Glen Thompson of IRP Fire and Safety in Trinidad; Dr Anne Kissoon-Corbin; Regional Manager of Hurst Jaws of Life Paul Felegy; Comarie Mansour; Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Barbados West Farid Mansour; Deputy Training Officer and Sub Officer Acting Ryan Austin and Acting Leading Fire Officer Wayne Vaughan with the new Jaws of Life cutter.

However, he said the electronic equipment, would be of tremendous assistance to the BFS in responding to accidents in which there is need for extrication of trapped patients. 

One Response to New Jaws of Life

  1. Alex Alleyne July 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks, this is all well and good, but the Barbados department collect enough road taxes to buy anything under the sun.

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