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Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

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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UK Navy brings new rescue boat for fire service

UK Navy brings new rescue boat for fire service

| 10/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has received a new life boat as well as waverunners with rescue boards to step up local search and rescue capabilities for inshore waters. British Navy vessel, RFA Mounts Bay, delivered the new rigid inflatable boat, which was procured by the local government [...]

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Waverunners burned in suspected arson attack

Waverunners burned in suspected arson attack

| 29/06/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The police have begun investigating a suspected case of arson after waverunners parked in a yard at a home in Wahoo Close, off North Church Street in George Town, were set on fire in the early hours of this morning. The RCIPS said that just after 3:15am on Thursday, 29 June, the blaze was [&h [...]

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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 | 33 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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