Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

Airport fire crew under safety breach probe

| 28/12/2018 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A leaked internal memo from the Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer David Hails to home affairs ministry bosses and the Cayman Islands Airports Authority has revealed that insufficiently qualified fire officers as well as one who was injured and walking with a cane made up an enhanced fire shift request from air traffic control […]

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Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

| 21/10/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have now confirmed that three weeks after it first ignited, a fire at a Bodden Town quarry was extinguished on Thursday, 18 October. The owner of the quarry did not begin work until Wednesday, 17 October, to meet the terms of a CIFS permit […]

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Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

Bed set alight on Cayman Brac

| 30/09/2018

(CNS): A 54-year-old woman was arrested on Cayman Brac on suspicion of arson Saturday night, Police said that shortly before 9:00pm on 29 September, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and police officers responded to a report of arson at a home on Frigate Drive, in which a bed had been set on fire. Fire officers extinguished […]

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Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

Fire crews monitor challenging quarry fire

| 28/09/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has been keeping watch on another smouldering pile, this time a waste brush fire that ignited at a quarry in Bodden Town this week at the end of Lake Destiny Drive, Bodden Town, on a  site owned by Justin Wood. Alongside the smouldering pile of shredded rubber in South Sound, […]

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Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

Rubber pile owner installing sprinkler to prevent fire

| 26/09/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service said that checks today at the site in South Sound where the mound of shredded rubber tyres is being stored revealed no new signs of smoke or fire. They also said the owners are in the process of installing a water sprinkler system to provide a constant water supply on top […]

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Fire crews still watching hot-spots in rubber pile

Fire crews still watching hot-spots in rubber pile

| 25/09/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service used thermal imaging technology Tuesday to locate more hot-spots in the pile of shredded rubber being stored at a site in South Sound, almost a week after the fire service was first called to deal with what is proving to be a tricky and ongoing job. So far, fire-fighters […]

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Height of pile causing tyre smoldering

Height of pile causing tyre smoldering

| 24/09/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service chief, David Hails, has blamed the height of the shredded tyre stack in South Sound for the ongoing combustion of the pile, which his crews are still working on to cool. Despite several announcements from the home affairs ministry since Friday that the smoldering mound, intended to be used as […]

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Tyres still igniting miles from dump

Tyres still igniting miles from dump

| 24/09/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The problems of burning tyres that plagued the George Town landfill until government entered into a contract to shred and remove the rubber appears to have moved with the material, with reports of a fire in South Sound Road this weekend. Officials from the home affairs ministry said on Sunday that they believed the fire was […]

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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 Training Programme started last week and will continue through this week and next, […]

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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 month at two serious fires at the George […]

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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 sure it did not reignite. Chief Fire Officer […]

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