The lighting of the Queen’s 90th Birthday beacon will take place on Thursday 21st April from the top of the Moorish Castle (Tower of Homage) at 9:15pm. The beacon will be lit by Manar Bentahayekt in the presence of His Excellency the Governor, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia. Ms Bentahayekt’s parents and her ‘Med Steps Challenge’ training team will also be in attendance.
Following recent promotion boards held at the Human Resources Department, the following Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service personnel have been promoted within the Operations Department.
Firefighters Dino Navarro, Frank Baglietto, Chisum Sanchez and Martin Posso have been promoted to the rank of Leading Firefighter.
Leading Firefighters Dino Navarro and Frank Baglietto joined the Organisation in September 2004. Mr Navarro has since acquired a variety of skills qualifying him as one of the Brigade’s Rope Rescue Supervisors. He also assists in the development of personnel in his capacity of First Aid trainer. Leading firefighter Frank Baglietto has himself attended numerous courses locally and abroad. He successfully completed the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Instructor qualification and currently forms part of the Brigade’s diving instructor complement.
Both Leading Firefighter Chisum Sanchez and Martin Posso first entered the Service in April 2005. Mr Sanchez is also a qualified Rope Rescue Supervisor and like Leading Firefighter Baglietto also forms part of our diving equipment maintenance team. For his part, Mr Posso has been entrusted with the supervision and maintenance of all the Brigade’s hoses and small gear. He will be taking up duties within White Watch and like all the other recently promoted colleagues, will attend the Incident Command Level 1 course at the Fire Service College.
The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service wishes these officers the best of luck when leading their crews through this new phase in their careers.
Fire fighter Jordan Hurtado has successfully completed the Firefighter Foundation Development Programme at the fire service college in Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK.
Last week, the Gibraltar Government Archivist, Anthony Pitaluga, spoke at the Preservation 2016 Global User Group Conference at Oxford University.
The Port Authority has announced that it will host an Open Day on the sail training Tall Ship ‘Jean de la Lune’ for the Gibraltar public on Sunday 24th April.