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Bermuda gets new chief fire officer

Lloyd Burchall was today named Bermuda’s new chief fire officer.

He replaces Vincent Hollinsid, who retires from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service today.

Said a Government spokeswoman: “Mr Burchall joined the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service in February 1982, and has served as firefighter, leading fireman, a sergeant in the Operations and Training Divisions; a Lieutenant/lead recruit instructor and most recently as divisional officer (Operations).”

Mr Burchall holds an associate’s degree in fire science and is a candidate for a bachelor’s degree in fire science (2013). He successfully completed the International Divisional Command Course (2007) and the International Brigade Command Course (2010) at the UK’s Fire Service College. Other courses successfully completed include:

l Emergency Services Strategic Management (UK) (2006/07)

l Fire Investigation Course (UK) (2002)

l Fire Prevention & Management (Canada) (1994)

l Emergency Medical Technician course (Bermuda) (1999)

Said Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley: “I congratulate Mr Burchall on his appointment and I look forward to working with him as a part of the Ministry’s senior team. I know him to be a well qualified and professional member of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and I wish him all the best in this new challenge of leadership. Let me also express my thanks to retiring Chief Fire Officer Mr Vincent Hollinsid. His four decades with the Service have been marked by the development of high standards of training, strength at all ranks of the Service and a department that is run efficiently and in which the people of Bermuda have high confidence. I wish him well in his retirement.”

Mr Burchall is a graduate of Prospect Primary, Warwick Secondary School, the Bermuda College and Columbia Southern University. He is married to Carmen and they are the proud parents of five children.

His appointment is effective tomorrow.

Lloyd Burchall was today named Bermuda's new chief fire officer

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Published April 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm (Updated April 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm)

Bermuda gets new chief fire officer

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