July 7, 2022

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 (nfpa.org) 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 […]

Cayman: Firefighters receive accredited fire and rescue training

Grand Cayman 20 May 2022 – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) firefighters recently underwent accredited driver skills training with Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd (ERDT) UK and fire and rescue industry training courses with Oshkosh for the operation of the new CIFS emergency truck equipment required for aviation and domestic support. “We worked with our partners […]

Cayman: Sister Islands Receive New Aviation Fire Truck

Grand Cayman, 12 May 2022 – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) recently delivered one of the new Oshkosh Striker aviation fire trucks to Cayman Brac Fire Station to provide fire and rescue aviation support at Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA). The delivery of the new truck to the Sister Islands joins the 1stOshkosh Aviation Striker delivered last year […]

Cayman: Bonfire applications to be addressed to Public Lands Commission

Grand Cayman, March 29th, 2022 – With Easter only 3 weeks away and people already making arrangements to enjoy the long weekend, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is reminding campers that all applications for bonfires permits are to be submitted to the Public Lands Commissions (PLC) for consideration. Following the passing of the Public Lands […]

Cayman: Structure Fire Incident

Grand Cayman, 23 March 2022  – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) responded at 3:04 p.m. yesterday (22 March 2022) to a 911 report of a brush fire at Compass Drive, George Town. On arrival, CIFS confirmed that an old sewage treatment plant that was on fire (and a brush area close to the treatment plant) […]

Cayman: CIFS Officers Receive Institution of Fire Engineers Certification 

Grand Cayman, 21 March 2022 – Eight (8) Firefighters have earned their IFE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, and Safety having successfully completed a three-hour, 120 question examination which they sat in October 2021. Acting Minister for Home Affairs Hon. Isaac Rankine who was on hand to present the certificates to the CIFS Firefighters said, […]

Cayman – Civil Servants called to the Virtual Roundtable: This Wednesday

Grand Cayman, Monday, 21 March 2022 – The Family Resource Centre (FRC) and the CIG Wellness Committee are excited to be hosting a virtual roundtable discussion – Civil Service: Women in Leadership – in celebration of Honouring Women Month (HWM) this Wednesday, 23 March. A varied group of panellists will be present with the goal of celebrating women’s […]