Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Royal Navy holds marine BOT training in Cayman

Royal Navy holds marine BOT training in Cayman

| 14/05/2018 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands is currently hosting a training course, conducted by the Royal Navy International Defence Maritime Training Team (IMTT), for police, marine, customs and fire officers from here and other British Overseas Territories. The regional Advanced Maritime Small Craft Instructor Tra [...]

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Coordination and upgrades improve police and fire service

Coordination and upgrades improve police and fire service

| 13/03/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Better coordination between the RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Fire Service, as well as technical advances and new equipment, have played a part over the last few weeks in improving the effectiveness of the two critical emergency services. The police and fire fighters worked very closely last m [...]

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Fire crews battle East End bush blaze

Fire crews battle East End bush blaze

| 28/02/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Officials have confirmed that firefighters worked through the night and have now extinguished the brush fire which was blazing near the East End quarry throughout the night. The blaze was doused by around 3.35am Wednesday but the fire crews remained at the scene until 5am to make sur [...]

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Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

| 22/02/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has confirmed that yesterday’s landfill fire remains successfully extinguished after crews monitored the dump through the night. The facility re-opened at 11:15am today and the cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said. Several fire officer [...]

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Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

| 21/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Officials said that the dump blaze that ignited yesterday lunchtime has been successfully extinguished after fire fighters, including off-duty personnel, worked for three hours to bring it under control. “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of the main landfi [...]

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Police, fire service open another arson inquiry

Police, fire service open another arson inquiry

| 19/02/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Yet another car blaze which the authorities believe was an act of arson happened over the weekend in Bodden Town. Following a spate of recent vehicle fires, the police and fire service are seeking witnesses to the incident, which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, as they begin [...]

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MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

| 19/02/2018 | 97 Comments
(CNS): In 2013 the government passed legislation that would enable lawmakers to make certain jobs and senior posts in the public sector the reserve of Caymanians only and Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, is calling on government to use that change to the immigration law [...]

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Firefighters deny lack of talent to fill top jobs

Firefighters deny lack of talent to fill top jobs

| 13/02/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): A group of firefighters have said that a recent review of the service by PricewaterhouseCoopers, published last week, that painted a bleak picture over succession planning is misleading. The men and women who are on the front line of the job told CNS that there are many people in the service [...]

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Still no succession plan in fire service

Still no succession plan in fire service

| 07/02/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Two years after the current fire chief was drafted into Cayman from the UK, with the remit of sorting out the succession planning and talent management to pave the way for a local senior fire officer to take over the top job, there is still no succession plan in place. A multitude of problems [...]

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Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

| 05/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Police say they are troubled by what appears to be an arson attack on three cars parked near Winfern Close and Ryan’s Retreat off Crewe Road in George Town during the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers investigating the fires said two of the three cars belonged to a senior police [...]

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Police seek witnesses to Windsor Park car fires

Police seek witnesses to Windsor Park car fires

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The police are investigating three car fires that happened in the Windsor Park area of George Town Friday, which they believe were set by arsonists. Officers and fire crews were called to two car blazes on Williams Drive and one on Anthony Drive in the early hours. They are asking residents [...]

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