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This Week We Feature Young Professional Aleem I. D. Fahie

November 10th, 2017 | Tags: Aleem I. D. Fahie Firefighter Automotive mechanics
Aleem I. D. Fahie, 22, is a Firefighter at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service. Photo: VINO
Mr Fahie stated that his brother, Akeem Moses inspired him to become a Firefighter. Photo: VINO
Mr Fahie stated that his brother, Akeem Moses inspired him to become a Firefighter. Photo: VINO
'I love the adrenaline during a rescue mission and just how you feel when responding to a call,' according to Mr Fahie. Photo: VINO
'I love the adrenaline during a rescue mission and just how you feel when responding to a call,' according to Mr Fahie. Photo: VINO
Aleem I. D. Fahie, newest Firefighter during a demonstration on how to use the fire truck hose. Photo: VINO
Aleem I. D. Fahie, newest Firefighter during a demonstration on how to use the fire truck hose. Photo: VINO
By Renee C. Williams

One of seven recruits to join the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service in February of this year, this week we feature a young man with a drive for success. His positive outlook on life and determination are admirable.

Meet young professional Aleem I. D. Fahie 22, of Brandywine Bay, Tortola. Aleem is a Firefighter at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service.

According to Aleem, "My older brother Akeem Moses inspired me into this field. We would have arguments about town fireman being better than Beef Island fireman. I always told him that when I get out of school I would become a fireman and be better than him."

His responsibilities include, rescuing and responding to emergency calls such as fire, car crashes, flooding and general rescue.

"I love the adrenaline during a rescue mission and just how you feel when responding to a call," said Mr Fahie with a smile on his face.

Our young professional's dream goes beyond being just a Firefighter. He also wants to become a subofficer and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

"I also see myself becoming an EMT but ultimately I would like to see myself as a subofficer- that is someone who runs a shift-," our young professional explained.

Mr Fahie revealed that training for the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service was a lot of "rigourous training".

"It was a lot of rigourous training. It was rough but i just kept going with it. It comes with the job and that’s what we sign up for," expressed our young professional.

Academics

Aleem's academic foundation started with him attending Alexandrina Maduro Primary School. He then went on to the BVI Technical and Vocational Institute and moved on to an Alternative Secondary Programme at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) night programme.

Automotive Mechanics

During his spare time, Aleem finds solace in Automotive Mechanics by working on his truck and also on speed boats.

Our young professional's inspiration comes from a number of persons who he says are his biggest inspiration. They are: Shane Joseph, cousin; Israel Fahie, father; Myrlte Francis, mother and his brother.

"They always give me motivation to keep the fight going," said Aleem Fahie

Advice to people

Aleem advises youth to don’t give up regardless of how the situation looks right now. "It will turn out for the good and you just have to keep pushing. Don’t give up. Things will turn around once you stay confident. Stay around a positive crowd."

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