August 8, 2020

DIY chimney cleaning tips

From Long Island Roofing & Chimney Having a fireplace can be a great asset to any home. Not only does it keep people warm during the winter, but it is also a great place to gather around and spend some quality family time. Having a cup of hot chocolate around the fireplace on a cold […]

Arctic Circle sees ‘hottest-ever’ temperatures

From BBC Temperatures in the Arctic Circle are likely to have hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching 38C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town. The record still needs to be verified, but it appears to have been 18C higher than the average maximum daily temperature in June. Hot summer weather is not […]

Cayman: CIFS redeployed to GT Landfill Site – Landfill Fire Fully Extinguished

Landfill Fire Fully Extinguished WED MAY 27 A small but challenging fire at the George Town Landfill site is now fully extinguished according to the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH). The site was handed back to DEH last night (Tuesday, 26 May) following extensive work to resolve the fire […]

Cayman iNews Briefs: Small Fire at Landfill FURTHER UPDATE – Extinguished/Collision involving cyclist

Small fire at Landfill/FURTHER UPDATE FURTHER UPDATE (Sun May 10) The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) maintained a watching brief overnight at the George Town landfill site following a small fire discovered on Friday, 8 May. Crews from CIFS and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) made good progress yesterday (Saturday, 9 May) excavating and […]

SCROUGE X

SCROUGE X WILDFIRE SOCA 2020 If anything can pump you up to look forward to your next fete it’s this! Soca, no matter what, is still in session! Straight out of the Virgin Islands, Soca Sensation Scrouge (known for “Mass Destruction” And “Fettin’ Instinct” to name a few) alongside Wildfire (known for the tracks “Pandemonium”, […]

Cayman: CIFS remind public of bonfire safety

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) wish to remind the public how to stay safe if having a backyard bonfire, following increased reports in recent weeks. As Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Roy Charlton explains, CIFS believe the increase has been driven by current measures in place to suppress the spread of COVID-19. […]

Cayman: CIFS adapt to support emergency services

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The closure of borders to international passengers has presented the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) with the opportunity to further support emergency service colleagues.             CIFS firefighters have been redeployed following a reduced demand for dedicated on-duty aviation cover at the Owen Roberts International Airport. As Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker QFSM […]

Cayman: CIFS respond to a well-developed property fire

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) were called to a well-developed structural property fire in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay at 10.36pm on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Crews arrived at the scene eight minutes after receiving the 911 dispatch call and found one elderly gentleman had escaped the property […]

Cayman: Landfill Fire Update at 8am on Wednesday, 18 March – now fully extinguished

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Landfill Fire Update at 8am on Wednesday, 18 March 2020. Crews from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have worked tirelessly to bring a landfill fire to a safe and swift conclusion. The fire is now fully extinguished. Smoke is no longer emitting from the site […]

Cayman: Landfill fire update at 8am on Monday, 16 March

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Landfill Fire Update at 8am on Monday, 16 March 2020. A great deal of progress has been made by Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) crews over the weekend at the George Town Landfill over the weekend. Capping operations on the top section are now complete. Many deep […]