Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Brac to get $600k yellow fire truck

Brac to get $600k yellow fire truck

| 16/02/2017 | 58 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 Ros [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 shu [...]

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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 s [...]

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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 [...]

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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 differen [...]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits w [...]

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Firefighters battle major South Sound blaze

Firefighters battle major South Sound blaze

| 23/11/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters were on the scene of a house blaze in South Sound Wednesday morning. The fire which was reported at around 6:40am at the home on Clayton Drive across from the oil terminals at Jackson Point was brought under control by firefighters by around 7am. The blaze appears to have sta [...]

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Fire service officially launches $200k boat

Fire service officially launches $200k boat

| 21/11/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): A new rescue vessel bought by the home affairs ministry for the Cayman Islands Fire Service was officially launched last week but the $200,000 custom-made boat has already been involved in one real rescue. The 32-foot vessel has GPS, flood lights and spot lights and can reach speeds of up [...]

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Fire-fighters ocean test run turns into real rescue

Fire-fighters ocean test run turns into real rescue

| 09/11/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service was testing out its new rescue boat last week, the drill quickly turned into a rescue mission for three fire officers. Last Wednesday (2 November) Acting Sub Officer Wayne Whitelocke (captain), Acting Sub Officer Carson McField and Leading Fire Officer D [...]

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