The Bermuda Fire Service Association membership held a general meeting on 7th April, 2022, the following motion was presented to the membership:
The members of the BFSA no longer have confidence in the ability of the CFO to manage the BFRS and accordingly do put forth a vote of no confidence.”
A secret ballot was held. The members overwhelmingly supported the motion and passed a vote of no confidence on Chief Fire Officer Burchall.
This vote has been not taken lightly, but there have been numerous and unsatisfied concerns tabled before Senior Management and various Ministers over many years and promises have been made to rectify and correct these problems. These problems have included but are not limited to: staffing levels, equipment, appliances adequacies to perform the tasks to maintain safety, staff training, long hours and public safety.
This vote of confidence means that the vast majority of the rank and file of the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service do not have the confidence or faith in CFO Burchall to effectively execute and perform his duties as the CFO to ensure the safety of the persons under his watch or the members of the public that the BFRS is charged to protect.