Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

Mobile battery blamed for small dump fire

| 18/01/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) said that a small surface fire at the landfill at around 4pm Monday was probably caused by a mobile phone battery or similar item that had been discarded in the regular waste. When operators were compacting the area and drove over the battery, it may have […]

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No women among 16 new Fire Service recruits

No women among 16 new Fire Service recruits

| 22/12/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Sixteen young men, but no women, joined the ranks of the Cayman Islands Fire Service last week after graduating from 18 weeks of basic training. Although a woman holds one of the top posts in the local fire service, it is still a male dominated department. This latest group of recruits had just one […]

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CIG spends nearly $3M on new fire trucks

CIG spends nearly $3M on new fire trucks

| 16/12/2020 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has received seven new fire fighting trucks, which cost US$3 million, to replace its existing domestic fleet. The new trucks have arrived just a few months after the Ministry of Home Affairs spent almost $3.5 million on new trucks for CIFS aerodrome service. The new trucks were picked […]

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UK fire chief to stay despite succession promise

UK fire chief to stay despite succession promise

| 30/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): More than five years after Premier Alden McLaughlin refused to endorse the recruitment of a foreign chief fire office at a Legislative Assembly Finance Committee hearing, the contract for the latest CFO recruited from the UK has been extended for another two years in the face of unfulfilled succession plan promises. The one-year contract […]

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Latest dump fire finally out

Latest dump fire finally out

| 27/05/2020 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A persistent and challenging deep-seated fire at the George Town Landfill site has been extinguished, officials from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH), said Wednesday, almost a week after the area ignited. For the last five days fire fighters and DEH staff have been working on the area, […]

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Fire crews still at smoldering dump

Fire crews still at smoldering dump

| 26/05/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health are still working to battle a small but stubborn, deep-seated fire at the George Town dump. On Tuesday officials said the crews were excavating, turning and dampening the vein of burning mixed waste which has been smoldering since Thursday, 21 May.

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GT dump continues to burn

GT dump continues to burn

| 24/05/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A deep-seated vein of burning waste at the George Town landfill is continuing to cause trouble for firefighters. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews who returned to the dump Saturday morning to put out what was described by officials as a small but challenging fire and were still there Sunday. Working alongside Department of Environmental […]

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Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]

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Small dump fire now extinguished

Small dump fire now extinguished

| 20/05/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The small fire discovered at the George Town dump yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) is now thought to be extinguished. An update from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) around noon today said that fire officers had “maintained a watching brief overnight” and that “no smoke or fire is now evident at the […]

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Burning garbage illegal, says CIFS

Burning garbage illegal, says CIFS

| 23/04/2020 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is urging the public to take care with backyard bonfires following an increase in reports of fires in various neighbourhoods in recent weeks. Senior fire officers also reminded people that burning general waste on private property is prohibited by law. Burning garden waste is not illegal but people […]

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Dump truck crashes into car

Dump truck crashes into car

| 23/04/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A driver of a small Toyota car was trapped in the vehicle on Wednesday after being hit by an oncoming dump truck. The collision happened at around noon yesterday on Bodden Town Road in the Pease Bay area. The dump truck, which was travelling westbound towards George Town, collided with the small sedan heading […]

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