Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Fire service to help DEH improve dump

Fire service to help DEH improve dump

| 06/02/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following one of the worst ever fires at the George Town landfill last month, which the minister with responsibility has still not commented on, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will now be assisted by the Cayman Islands Fire Service to improve daily operations at the site and cut the risk of fire, officials […]

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Dump fire extinguished say officials

Dump fire extinguished say officials

| 27/01/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): After a weekend fighting a serious deep-seated fire in the scrap vehicle area of the George Town dump, which ignited Friday morning, the Cayman Islands fire Service (CIFS) said Monday that the blaze had been largely extinguished. On Monday, fire officers conducted final safety checks before handing the site back to the operator. A […]

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Dump fire contained but still burning

Dump fire contained but still burning

| 24/01/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker has warned that the blaze currently burning at the vehicle recycling area at the George Town landfill could take days to put out. But in an updated press release on Saturday, officials said Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) crews had worked through the night to bring the fire […]

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CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

CIFS reminds people they’re not fire-fighters

| 22/01/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman islands Fire Service is urging people to stay out of the way of major fires and call 911, after a brush blaze ignited near the old Hyatt building off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Tuesday and people were videoed trying to put it out with buckets of water. What was a substantial […]

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Lightning triggers tree and pole fire

Lightning triggers tree and pole fire

| 06/01/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): CUC and Cayman Islands Fire Service crews battled a dramatic fire near to condos at Lime Tree Bay off the Esterly Tibbetts Highway on Saturday evening after lightning struck a tree, which caught fire and in turn set a utility pole ablaze.

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Small fire drives students out of school

Small fire drives students out of school

| 20/11/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The John Gray High School (JGHS) campus was evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire ignited under the stairs at the doorway of one of the modular classrooms. When smoke was spotted just before 8am, the students were immediately evacuated from all buildings and taken to the school fields and muster points in line […]

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Fire service gets new kit to cope with crashes

Fire service gets new kit to cope with crashes

| 28/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With the amount of collisions on Cayman’s roads reaching alarming levels, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has invested in new equipment to rescue victims. Four complete sets of Holmatro road rescue hydraulic cutting and spreading tools, with associated modern road traffic collision extrication equipment, have been purchased for all four fire stations in Frank […]

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Dump closed as fire continues to burn

Dump closed as fire continues to burn

| 23/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS) Firefighters and staff at the George Town landfill have found that the latest dump fire, which started Sunday morning, is deep seated and proving difficult to tackle. Officials said the facility has been closed until further notice to allow the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health to control this hot-spot. Fire […]

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Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

| 23/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The new interim chief fire officer, who has come to Cayman from the UK, has begun his year-long posting at the Cayman Islands Fire Service, where he is expected to find a Caymanian replacement for himself before the end of his contract. Paul Walker, who started work two weeks ago, has already met the […]

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Fire crews tackle new dump blaze

Fire crews tackle new dump blaze

| 22/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were called to the George Town landfill Sunday morning after another hot spot in the mountain of trash ignited. Officials said that smoke was spotted emerging from an area in the centre at the top of dump around 7:30am by the attendant at the landfill gate, who alerted the […]

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Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

| 13/09/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters were dispatched to the George Town landfill again on Thursday night after smoke began emerging from near the location of last week’s fire earlier in the day. The crews worked through the night to ensure the hot spot did not reignite, after an assessment confirmed smoke was visible near to the previous fire […]

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