April 24, 2019

Promoting a culture of leadership development for the Cayman Islands Fire Service

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – As part of its on-going commitment to staff training and development, the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs circulated a notice inviting expressions of interest from all frontline personnel at the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) in relation to participating in coaching for the positions of Captain and Lieutenant on 23 […]

Cayman Islands Fire Service responds to landfill fire

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From Department of Environmental Health GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has successfully contained the small fire that erupted at the George Town Landfill this morning (Wednesday, 6 February 2019). The Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) received the 9-11 call at 8:09 a.m. Fire officers with the Central Fire Station arrived […]

Cayman Islands: Statement on Fire Service incident/46-year-old-man charged with Rape and Threats to Kill, 31 December

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Statement on Fire Service incident Following a report by Cayman Marl Road on 27 December 2018, the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs can confirm that the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) was informed of the alleged incident, by Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Hails on 12th December 2018. The […]

Small fire quickly extinguished at Cayman Islands Northward prison

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From the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service Grand Cayman (GIS) –The public are advised that yesterday evening (Thursday, 11 October 2018) a resident at HMP Northward lit a small fire within the cell of which he was the sole occupant. The fire was quickly extinguished by prison staff. As […]

Cayman Islands police investigating Prospect fire as an Act of Arson, 23 August

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From RCIPS Just after 8:25PM on Tuesday, 21 August, officers from the RCIPS and CIFS were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a fire at a residence on Almond Avenue in Prospect. They Cayman Islands Fire Service attended the location and extinguished the blaze. No one was injured during the fire. […]

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 […]

Results of the Cayman Islands Fire Service organisational review announced

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the results of an organisational review recently conducted on the Cayman Islands Fire Service. A press conference was held today (Wednesday, 7 February 2018) to present the review findings and explain the approach that will be taken to enhance services and ensure overall effectiveness. In June 2017, the […]

Lightning hits prison store

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Lightning strikes stores building at Cayman Islands HMP Northward At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, 27 September 2017) a lightning strike in the vicinity of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) Northward resulted in a fire that consumed the Stores Building. The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) responded to the structure fire. Chief […]

Funds for childhood cancer

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CIFS Collects Funds for Childhood Cancer Fire officers with the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) held out their yellow helmets and kicked off their boots today (Friday, 22 September 201) asking motorists to donate money towards childhood cancer research. Firefighters walked along the busy streets around the court house collecting funds for the St. Baldrick’s […]

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 […]