October 14, 2019

Statement – Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer remuneration in keeping with Ministry Policy/ Acting Chief named

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From the Cayman Islands Ministry of Home Affairs A pay-out to staff across several departments in the Ministry in early 2018 was made in keeping with established HR policy to reduce the amount of accrued annual leave and comp time carried forward into a new budget year by its personnel. With the approval of the […]

Interoperability between the RCIPS & CIFS

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By Jacqueline Carpenter and Jamie Hicks/RCIPS-GIS • Interagency collaboration between the RCIPS and CIFS when responding to recent incidents • The benefits of recent technical advances and new search and rescue equipment. • The Joint Marine Unit trains fire officers on how to operate the new life-saving equipment. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Effective emergency response […]

UPDATED: Cayman Islands Fire Service on scene at East End brush fire

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UPDATED: 11:23AM Wed 28 Feb 2018 Overnight brush fire in East End was extinguished early this morning. GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Fire services officials have confirmed that an overnight brush fire near the East End quarry is no longer burning. The fire was extinguished at 3.35 a.m. this morning and crews remained on scene until […]

Closure of Cayman Islands George Town Landfill

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UPDATE: GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has successfully extinguished the fire that erupted at the George Town Landfill, today (Wednesday 21 February 2018). Fire crews and off-duty personnel worked for three hours to bring the blaze under control “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of […]

Fuel tank fire

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Response to Fuel Tank Fire by Cayman Islands Fire Service At 2.42 a.m. this morning (Monday, 24 July 2017) the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) successfully extinguished a fire inside a fuel tank at the Sol Fuel Distribution Centre on South Church Street. The fire was initially reported when a technician alerted 911 at 4.43 […]

CIFS Officers Honoured

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When danger strikes, the men and women of the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) are the ones who run towards the flames and risk it all to ensure the safety of the people of the country, and on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 those officers who selflessly protect and serve were celebrated. A staff appreciation luncheon, […]

Cayman Islands: Tumble dryer sparks house fire

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Leaving a tumble dryer unattended may save time, but the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) warns that it isn’t worth the risk. According to Gov.UK statistics a dryer fire is the second leading cause of house fires, and last month one local resident learned just how dangerous it can be. “We received a call about […]

Investigation ongoing into Cayman Islands Fire Service vehicle incident

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) continue to work closely with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) to ensure that the incident on Monday, 13 March 2017 involving a fire rescue vehicle is thoroughly investigated. As the RCIPS continues to conduct their investigation, an internal investigation is also […]

Fleet assessment completed on Cayman Islands Fire Service engines

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) recently commissioned an evaluation of the entire fleet of domestic and aerodrome vehicles. Two experts with Pierce and Oshkosh Manufacturing recently travelled to all Fire Service locations on all three islands to undertake a thorough assessment of the fire trucks in service. The […]

New fire engine for CIFS in Cayman Brac

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The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) will soon add a new, modern aerodrome firetruck to its fleet, which will be based at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport fire station on Cayman Brac. Fire Chief David Hails has officially signed the contract for the new firefighting vehicle, with a price tag of $599,328 KYD. A United […]