Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

| 27/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The wooden property at HMP Northward where supplies and equipment are held for the prison went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning after the building’s roof was hit by lightning. The small wooden building was struck during the overnight thunder-storm at around 1:30am. B [...]

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Cops deal with 25 crashes in one weekend

Cops deal with 25 crashes in one weekend

| 25/09/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Police faced yet another weekend of crashes in Grand Cayman after they were called out to 25 road collisions between Friday afternoon and the early hours of Monday morning. Highlighting three of the more serious accidents, police said that one driver could face prosecution for careless drivin [...]

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Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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Firefighters claim inequitable treatment

Firefighters claim inequitable treatment

| 15/09/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A number of firefighters have raised concerns that officers are being treated inequitably, with what appears to be one rule for senior staff and another for those further down the pecking order. However, management at the Cayman Islands Fire Service said they are in the process of a review wi [...]

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Fire destroys house at Spotts Newlands

Fire destroys house at Spotts Newlands

| 12/09/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Overheating of electrical wiring caused a fire that destroyed a house on Meadowlark Road off Spotts Newlands yesterday. According to Chief Fire Officer David Hails, the Cayman Islands Fire Service was called out at 1:25pm Monday, but when the first crews from Central Fire Station got there, t [...]

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No plans to move fuel depot following fire

No plans to move fuel depot following fire

| 30/08/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The planning minister has confirmed that the government has no immediate plans to move the fuel tank storage facility at Jackson Point in South Sound, George Town, despite heightened concerns following what could have been a catastrophic fire in one of the tanks last month. Joey Hew told the [...]

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Investigation begins into early morning car fire

Investigation begins into early morning car fire

| 28/08/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Police and the Cayman Islands Fire Service are investigating an early morning car fire in George Town at the weekend. Police said that the blaze was reported to the 911 communication centre at around 1:45am on Saturday. The police and fire crews were sent to the fire outside a home on Birch [...]

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Consultants to review Cayman fire service

Consultants to review Cayman fire service

| 18/08/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The government has engaged another set of local consultants, this time to review the Cayman Islands Fire Service in order to “help develop an appropriate standard of operations for fire services, and to reshape the overall organisational structure”, officials said in a release Thursday. P [...]

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Cops and fire crew taught safer driving

Cops and fire crew taught safer driving

| 07/08/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): A group of police and fire service officers has acquired advanced driving skills that will be passed on to other members of the RCIPS and the CIFS. Despite various campaigns to improve driving standards in Cayman, 95% of road smashes are the result of human errors and collisions show no signs [...]

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Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

| 24/07/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The fire inside a tank at the bulk fuel depot on Sunday night posed major challenges for firefighters, but with the help of thermal imaging and the police helicopter video footage, the fire crews were able to contain and tackle the blaze and avoid a catastrophe. Due to the large quantity of d [...]

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‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

| 24/07/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Fire crews worked for more than eight hours through Sunday night to douse a blaze at the Jackson Point Fuel terminal which saw residents in South Sound evacuated until the early hours of Monday. The Cayman Islands Fire Service gave the all clear for residents to return home shortly before 3:0 [...]

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