The St. Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) has announced the promotion of several fire officers by the Public Service Commission (PSC) which took effect from September 1, 2015.
In his statement to mark the 41st anniversary of the SLFS, acting Chief Fire Officer Lambert Charles said that over the past year, the department was rocked by industrial unrest and staff agitation.
However, within the last few months there has been substantial dialogue between the members representatives and the management of the SLFS aimed at addressing outstanding issues.
One of the contentious areas was promotions. He said based on these discussions, recommendations were made to have one batch of promotions made by the PSC.
The St. Lucia Fire Service Association (SLFSA) has long called for the promotion of officers who have served the department for a number of years and are currently acting in senior positions.
The newly promoted persons are:
From Sub. Officer to Station Officer
From Leading Fireman to Sub. Officer
From Fireman to Leading Fireman
Junius St. Hill