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Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

| 23/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is warning residents not to leave tumble driers running when they are not at home after a recent house fire caused by an unattended machine. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said that failure to properly clean a tumble dryer is the main contributing fac [...]

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Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues

Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues

| 16/03/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The West Bay man who was injured when he was hit by a fire rescue truck during a collision on the West Bay Road is still being treated at the hospital in George Town and is in a stable condition. The fire truck hit the cyclist and a CUC light pole as it was […] [...]

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Fire rescue truck hits cyclist in West Bay smash

Fire rescue truck hits cyclist in West Bay smash

| 13/03/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Police have confirmed that a cyclist was hit by a fire rescue truck during a collision on Birch Tree Hill Road at about 8am this morning, Monday 13 March. Police said the man had been taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The emergency vehicle was responding to a [...]

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Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

| 27/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has indicated that the Cayman Islands Fire Service may need to replace all its vehicles soon, following the completion of a recent fleet evaluation by two overseas experts. The fire boss said that the average life expectancy of fire vehicles is around ten years [...]

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Brac to get $600k yellow fire truck

Brac to get $600k yellow fire truck

| 16/02/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Government is splashing out almost $600,000 on a new bright yellow fire truck for Cayman Brac to replace the one that crashed during a test run on the airport runway last month, injuring two officers. Government officials said that Chief Fire Officer David Hails has signed a deal with Rosenba [...]

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New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

| 26/01/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Officials have found a fire truck in the US to replace the one that crashed on the runway at the Brac airport earlier this month and the replacement vehicle is currently being configured to meet the specific requirements of the Cayman Islands Fire Service. “The exact cost of the new veh [...]

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Acquitted fire officer back at work

Acquitted fire officer back at work

| 16/01/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Almost two years after he was placed on required leave as a result of allegations relating to a hit-and-run, the former acting chief fire officer, John Bodden, returned to work on Monday as a station officer. Bodden was acquitted last week of charges in connection with a road collision in Ja [...]

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Fire officers released from hospital

Fire officers released from hospital

| 12/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Fire fighters Jason McCoy and Garfield Ritch, who were both injured when a fire truck flipped on the Cayman Brac airport runway last week, have been released from hospital, officials have confirmed. Meanwhile, the investigation into what went wrong continues and plans are being made to shuffl [...]

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Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

Brac airport reopens for small aircraft

| 07/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Following the accident Thursday on the Cayman Brac runway, in which one of the fire trucks overturned during a routine speed test, authorities say that the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport reopened for the smaller Cayman Airways Limited aircraft Thursday evening, though the jet servi [...]

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Brac fire officers flown to GCM after truck flips on runway

Brac fire officers flown to GCM after truck flips on runway

| 05/01/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS) Updated 5:26pm: The police helicopter has transported both fire officers involved in today’s fire truck accident on the Brac airport runway to Grand Cayman for further medical assessment. Officials reported earlier that the truck they were driving flipped while they were conducting a man [...]

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Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

| 23/12/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Recognising that firefighting is a physical job, officials put 44 Caymanians through a fitness test recently to see if they have what it takes to enlist in the Cayman Islands Fire Service. CIFS management said that as part of the recruitment process, candidates were tested in 11 different ca [...]

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