January 25, 2021

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 […]

Statement by Cayman Islands Fire Service on now-extinguished Bodden Town Quarry fire

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Grand Cayman (GIS) –The Fire Service stands by its initial assessment that as a result of the quarry’s location, there was never a risk of fire for the Lake Destiny Drive residential community. (Please see attached Google Map with the fire site and the neighbourhood site indicated.) At the same time as a result of […]

Cayman Islands Bodden Town Quarry fire extinguished

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) confirm that a fire in a Bodden Town quarry that had been smouldering for the last three weeks was extinguished on Thursday, 18 October 2018. Following a slight delay to repair his excavator, the quarry owner had begun work […]

Cayman Islands Joint Marine Unit hosts regional training program

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From RCIPS The RCIPS/Customs Joint Marine Unit is currently hosting a regional Advanced Maritime Small Craft Instructor Training Program, which is being conducted by members from the Royal Navy International Defense Maritime Training Team (IMTT). The program, which runs for three weeks, commenced on Monday, 7 May, and includes participants from the JMU, Fire Service […]

New equipment for Search and Rescue

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Fire Service & Police Receive New Equipment for Search and Rescue  Following the Cayman Islands Overseas Territory Search and Rescue Capability Review conducted by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) with UK funding in December, the Fire Service and Police have begun to deploy new equipment to bolster search and rescue capability. A rigid […]

UPDATE: Cayman Islands Fire Service officer in stable condition, other released

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CIFS Officer in Stable Condition, Other Released From GIS One of the Cayman Brac fire officers involved in yesterday’s (Thursday, 5 January 2017) fire truck accident on the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport runway remains in hospital in stable condition, while the other officer has been treated and released. Both officers were transported by the Royal […]

Cayman Islands Fire Service offers extinguisher training

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It takes only seconds for a fire to spread, and the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) says knowing how to react is the key to surviving any blaze. Divisional Officer Witney Tatum, with the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Fire Division, notes recently the quick actions of a staff member at the Cayman Brac Dental […]

Cayman Islands Fire Service recruitment process begins

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Prospective firefighters put their knowledge to the test last week (Tuesday, 22 November 2016), hoping to score high enough to snag one of 15 openings at the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS). A total of 79 Caymanian applicants took the 20 question test as part of the Fire Service entry exam. Potential recruits, who met […]

Cayman Islands mobile homes fire North Side

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From RCIPS On Friday 2nd September 2016 around 4:03 pm 911 received a call that a mobile home was on fire on Rossini Street, North Side. Emergency Services responded and found that two mobile homes were engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Fire Service. Both structures received extensive damage. Further enquires […]

Cayman Islands’ Fire Officers welcome sick comrade

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The Cayman Islands Fire Service turned out on the Owen Roberts International Airport tarmac to welcome Station Officer Percival Whorms back to the Islands on Monday, 21st December 2015. Mr Whorms had spent the last six months in Miami undergoing surgery and receiving treatment for a serious medical condition. His colleagues also gave him an […]