Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

New deputy to act as fire chief

New deputy to act as fire chief

| 14/03/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The home affairs ministry has confirmed that Brevon Elliot, who was promoted just this month to deputy chief fire officer for aviation, will take over as the acting chief fire officer from Witney Tatum, as the search for a new CFO on a one-year contract continues. Elliot is the first of the new senior […]

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Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

| 12/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanians have been appointed as deputy chief fire officers after what officials said was a rigorous open recruitment exercise. Following significant concerns in recent years that the Cayman Islands Fire Service management had failed when it came to succession planning for local fire fighters, the Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that three […]

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Fire fighters offered training for promotions

Fire fighters offered training for promotions

| 25/02/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Coaching programmes offered to all frontline personnel in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) interested in promotion to captain and lieutenant attracted 24 officers, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a release last week that detailed the work the service is now doing to train officers who want to climb the career ladder. […]

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Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

| 06/02/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continues to be plagued with problems but dump fires have been a far less frequent occurrence in recent times. However, sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 Wednesday morning, a fire ignited at the southeast side of the George Town Landfill. Firefighters were quickly on scene and were able to […]

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Brac officer steps in as acting fire boss

Brac officer steps in as acting fire boss

| 01/02/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Divisional Officer Witney Tatum, from the Cayman Brac Fire Station, has been appointed as the acting chief fire officer, ministry officials confirmed Friday, the day after David Hails departed the job. Government is currently in the process of recruiting an interim fire chief for twelve months to fill the top post after Hails’ contract […]

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Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

| 30/01/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails will be leaving his post tomorrow after receiving what is understood to be a significant cash windfall last year for comp-time and vacation back-pay that he had accrued over his contract period. His departure only came to public attention recently after his post was advertised in the print media […]

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Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

| 28/12/2018 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A leaked internal memo from the Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer David Hails to home affairs ministry bosses and the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has revealed that insufficiently qualified fire officers as well as one who was injured and walking with a cane made up an enhanced fire shift request from air traffic control […]

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Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

| 21/10/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have now confirmed that three weeks after it first ignited, a fire at a Bodden Town quarry was extinguished on Thursday, 18 October. The owner of the quarry did not begin work until Wednesday, 17 October, to meet the terms of a CIFS permit […]

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Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

| 30/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 54-year-old woman was arrested on Cayman Brac on suspicion of arson Saturday night, Police said that shortly before 9:00pm on 29 September, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and police officers responded to a report of arson at a home on Frigate Drive, in which a bed had been set on fire. Fire officers extinguished […]

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Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

| 28/09/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has been keeping watch on another smouldering pile, this time a waste brush fire that ignited at a quarry in Bodden Town this week at the end of Lake Destiny Drive, Bodden Town, on a  site owned by Justin Wood. Alongside the smouldering pile of shredded rubber in South Sound, […]

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Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

| 26/09/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service said that checks today at the site in South Sound where the mound of shredded rubber tyres is being stored revealed no new signs of smoke or fire. They also said the owners are in the process of installing a water sprinkler system to provide a constant water supply on top […]

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