National Security Minister Wayne Caines joined members of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service (BFRS) to recognize the promotion of three fire officers on Wednesday.

Minister Caines, who addressed officers, family and friends on the occasion of the promotion of Divisional Officer of Lieutenants Aaron Denkins, Troy Furbert and Mark Taylor, said: “It is always a proud occasion when we can celebrate the commitment and service of the men and women of our uniformed services.

“The three officers promoted on Wednesday represent the best of Bermuda and among the best within the ranks of the BFRS. Their service has been enhanced by supportive families and it was a pleasure to welcome them as they too marked this occasion,” he added.

Aaron Denkins began his career in the BFRS as a recruit Fire Officer in 1996, progressing through the ranks in both the Operations and Fire Prevention Divisions. His new assignment will be that of the Senior Fire Prevention Officer.

Troy Furbert began his career in the BFRS as a recruit in 1988, progressing through the ranks in both the Operations and Training Divisions. His new assignment will be the Senior Officer of the Training Division.

And Mark Taylor started out as a recruit in 1994. His firefighting career includes tenure with the United States Navy and BAS-Serco and since 2007 with the  BFRS he has progressed through the ranks in both the Airport Operations and Structural Operations Divisions. His new assignment will be the Divisional Officer of Operations.

  • Photo Courtesy of DCI from Left to Right: Chief Fire Officer Reginald Burchall, Minister Wayne Caines, Mark Taylor, Aaron Denkins and Troy Furbert
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