May 19, 2023

Cayman: Public Lands Commission Issues Camping Rules and Guidelines

The Public Lands Commission (PLC) has released guidelines and answers to questions related to camping, bonfires and barbequing ahead of the 2023 Easter Public Holidays which officially begins on Good Friday, 7 April 2023. Members of the public who are interested or planning to engage in camping activities are strongly encouraged to review the guidance […]

Cayman: HSA thanks patients for smoke alarm response

Wednesday morning, 1st February 2023, the Cayman Islands Fire Service responded to an alarm at the Cayman Islands Hospital. The alarm was triggered by smoke in a mechanical room located in the Dialysis Unit. Patients in Dialysis, Urgent Care, Pharmacy and MRI were escorted from the affected areas until the ‘all clear’ was given. The […]

Cayman Fire Service reports incident in George Town

Grand Cayman, 31 January 2023   The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) responded at 1:17 p.m. today to a 911 report of thick black smoke in the vicinity of Cayman Auto Diagnostic Clinic in George Town. On arrival, CIFS conducted a Dynamic Risk Assessment and confirmed three trailers were on fire on the open lot. CIFS crews […]

Cayman Islands Fire Service welcomes 12 young Caymanian firefighters

Grand Cayman 18 November – 12 young Caymanian Firefighters have joined the ranks of the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) with oaths to save lives and protect property throughout the Cayman Islands. The new Firefighters which comprise 1 female and 11 males were recognised in a graduation ceremony held at the Lions Centre on Friday […]

Cayman: Police investigate arson in George Town

From RCIPS Shortly after 4:30AM this morning, 28 October, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched officers to a report of a fire outside an address on Greenwood Drive in George Town, where three vehicles parked at the location were on fire. Officers from the Cayman Islands Fire Service attended the location and extinguished the fire. No […]

Cayman: OfReg fuel storage fire

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) recently responded to an incident involving a suspected to be illegal fuel storage at a private residence at Mangrove Avenue in Prospect. The incident appeared to be caused by the fueling of a vehicle, resulting in a fire which was brought under control by the combined efforts of […]

Cayman: OfReg fines Rubis $225,000 for 2019 Jackson Point Terminal tank leak

Fuel sector regulator, OfReg, has fined the operator Rubis a total of $225,000 for operational failures that led to a fuel tank leak at the Jackson Point Terminal in November 2019. The discovery of the leak at the time, led to immediate action by Rubis and OfReg to minimise the risk to the public. OfReg’s […]

House Fire Aftermath: Dealing with debris removal

News and Research ( reports that 26 percent of fires reported from 2015 to 2019 are house fires. Around 75 percent of deaths and 72 percent of injuries were caused by residential fires. Reports also show that the primary causes for these accidents are smoking, lighting and electrical equipment, cooking, heating equipment, and fire setting. […]

Cayman: Structure Fire Incident

Grand Cayman, 16 June 2022 – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) responded at 10.30 a.m. today (16 June 2022) to a 911 report of a structure fire at Radio Cayman, George Town. On arrival, CIFS confirmed that it was a garbage fire in a nearby empty water cistern located behind the Radio Cayman building at a […]

Cayman: Minister Turner discusses the way forward for CIFS

Grand Cayman, 13 June 2022 – The new Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Sabrina Turner recently met with the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) to discuss key priorities for 2022 and beyond. This orientation process began last month when Designate Chief Fire Officer Randy Rankin delivered a ministerial briefing, highlighting recent successes, key priorities, succession planning […]