Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Small fire drives students out of school

Small fire drives students out of school

| 20/11/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The John Gray High School (JGHS) campus was evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire ignited under the stairs at the doorway of one of the modular classrooms. When smoke was spotted just before 8am, the students were immediately evacuated from all buildings and taken to the school fields and muster points in line […]

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Fire service gets new kit to cope with crashes

Fire service gets new kit to cope with crashes

| 28/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): With the amount of collisions on Cayman’s roads reaching alarming levels, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has invested in new equipment to rescue victims. Four complete sets of Holmatro road rescue hydraulic cutting and spreading tools, with associated modern road traffic collision extrication equipment, have been purchased for all four fire stations in Frank […]

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Dump closed as fire continues to burn

Dump closed as fire continues to burn

| 23/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS) Firefighters and staff at the George Town landfill have found that the latest dump fire, which started Sunday morning, is deep seated and proving difficult to tackle. Officials said the facility has been closed until further notice to allow the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health to control this hot-spot. Fire […]

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Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

| 23/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The new interim chief fire officer, who has come to Cayman from the UK, has begun his year-long posting at the Cayman Islands Fire Service, where he is expected to find a Caymanian replacement for himself before the end of his contract. Paul Walker, who started work two weeks ago, has already met the […]

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Fire crews tackle new dump blaze

Fire crews tackle new dump blaze

| 22/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were called to the George Town landfill Sunday morning after another hot spot in the mountain of trash ignited. Officials said that smoke was spotted emerging from an area in the centre at the top of dump around 7:30am by the attendant at the landfill gate, who alerted the […]

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Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

Fire crew returns to dump as hot spot smoulders

| 13/09/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters were dispatched to the George Town landfill again on Thursday night after smoke began emerging from near the location of last week’s fire earlier in the day. The crews worked through the night to ensure the hot spot did not reignite, after an assessment confirmed smoke was visible near to the previous fire […]

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Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

| 06/09/2019

(CNS Local Life): A pair of three month old puppies from the Cayman Islands Humane Society were recently taken on a field trip to the Central Fire Station, raising awareness of their need for a new home while getting a little extra attention from the fire officers on duty. Last week the Humane Society said […]

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Pocket fire at GT dump extinguished

Pocket fire at GT dump extinguished

| 05/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The fire that started at the George Town Landfill site Wednesday morning is no longer burning, the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) confirmed Thursday. CIFS said that fire crews were called to the site at 5:29pm yesterday after a deep-seated pocket fire was detected, and worked throughout the evening to excavate and […]

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Officials find 4 out of 5 bars breaking rules

Officials find 4 out of 5 bars breaking rules

| 25/07/2019 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Police and inspectors from the various relevant government departments went out and about on spot checks of liquor licensed premises on Friday and found that several were breaching their licence requirements. Staff from the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the RCIPS visited five George Town bars to […]

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Ministry confirms new fire chief appointment

Ministry confirms new fire chief appointment

| 04/07/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that the appointment of a new fire chief from the UK, who is expected to start work towards the end of this year, will pave the way and provide the time needed for an existing Caymanian senior officer to eventually take on the top job at the […]

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Cornish news reveals Cayman’s new fire boss

Cornish news reveals Cayman’s new fire boss

| 03/07/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service appears to be readying to welcome a new interim fire chief in a few months as reports in the UK media revealed that Paul Walker, the head of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, is leaving his job there to move to the Cayman Islands later this year. The Falmouth […]

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