July 25, 2021

Crash Class commences Firearms Education and Safety

P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Popular Television host and educator Kezel Jackson is partnering with The Firearms Training Institute Ltd directors Towfeek Ali and Nyree Alfonso to promote public education regarding the safe use and handling of firearms. T&T based Jackson is the presenter and driving force behind ‘Crash Class’, a weekly TV show which […]

Cayman: Firefighters complete Revalidation Course

Two cohorts of fire officers successfully completed a course revalidating their aviation-based firefighting credentials last week. Sixteen officers received their revalidation after they completed an exam and a practical exercise following several weeks of training by a visiting instructor, Gary Wright, from the Newcastle International Training Academy. The instructor who is on-island for three months […]

Cayman: Batteries remain suspected culprits for landfill fires

During the months of April and May 2021 the George Town Landfill has experienced three small fires. These fires started within the surface in recently tipped waste – therefore it was likely contained within a load brought to the landfill. Whilst no source has been identified in each case, the issue of batteries in the […]

Cayman: Landfill Fire Update

At the George Town Landfill yesterday (Thursday, 6 May 2021) Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) colleagues continued damping operations of the initial area of concern from the previous night’s fire, throughout the day. After light smoke was seen emitting from a new area of concern yesterday morning, a thermal […]

Cayman: Life Saver, Youngest Proud of Them Gets Child Month Prize

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Clifton Hunter High School student, Trevor Carmola, Jr. was recognised by both the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Duchess of York at Child Month’s first event. The 14-year-old recipient was announced as the observance’s Child Month 2021 (High Schools) awardee during the opening church service on Sunday, 2 […]

Cayman: Fire at GT Landfill – UPDATED

UPDATE: May 6 2021 Landfill Fire Extinguished Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) crews working overnight on the fire at the George Town Landfill, report that a small flare-up occurred at approximately 1.30 a.m. this morning (Thursday 6 May 2021).    The flare-up was quickly extinguished using safe systems of work […]

Cayman: CIFS celebrate IFE exam results

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is pleased to confirm and congratulate 15 of their 21 probationary firefighters have gained a Level 2 Certificate in fire science, operations and safety from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).             The three-hour exam conducted in October 2020 included 120 questions spanning the technical elements of […]

Cayman: DEH puts derelict vehicle disposal on hold

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to inform the public that as of today, Monday, 29 March, 2021 the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has handed the site back to DEH. CIFS will still attend the site periodically to inspect and carry out temperature surveys and other safety measures. In order to better mitigate […]

Cayman: CIFS extinguish landfill fire

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews worked diligently over the weekend with Department of Environmental Health (DEH) colleagues to ensure last week’s mixed metal waste fire is fully extinguished with minimum chance of re-ignition. CIFS firefighting operations were shut down at 10pm on Sunday evening with some fire service equipment left […]

Cayman: CIFS bring landfill fire under control

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews alongside the Department of Environmental Health colleagues have worked tirelessly through the night to contain and control a fire that was detected at the George Town landfill site yesterday, Thursday, 25 March using safe systems of work and effective monitoring.            Three tactical sectors continued excavating and […]