Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

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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Civil service running up overtime bills

Civil service running up overtime bills

| 17/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has noted that government has been running up overtime bills for civil servants across a number of departments, leading to budget overruns, as a result of a number of vacancies across the civil service. In Sue Winspear’s latest report on the state of public finances, the independent auditor warned government that […]

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Fire out in Lower Valley after four-hour battle

Fire out in Lower Valley after four-hour battle

| 23/05/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): After almost four hours of battling a brush fire in Lower Valley yesterday, when firefighters had to work in multiple areas to contain it, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has confirmed that it is no longer burning. CIFS officers were able to successfully extinguish it sometime after 6:00 last night, having arrived at the […]

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Fire crews battle brush blaze in Lower Valley

Fire crews battle brush blaze in Lower Valley

| 22/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Motorists are urged to avoid the Pedro Castle Road, Lower Valley, area as fire crews are battling a brush fire which started sometime around 2pm today. Residents are advised to stay in their homes with windows closed to avoid the large amount of smoke caused by the fire. The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) […]

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New deputy to act as fire chief

New deputy to act as fire chief

| 14/03/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The home affairs ministry has confirmed that Brevon Elliot, who was promoted just this month to deputy chief fire officer for aviation, will take over as the acting chief fire officer from Witney Tatum, as the search for a new CFO on a one-year contract continues. Elliot is the first of the new senior […]

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Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

Caymanians appointed as deputy fire chiefs

| 12/03/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanians have been appointed as deputy chief fire officers after what officials said was a rigorous open recruitment exercise. Following significant concerns in recent years that the Cayman Islands Fire Service management had failed when it came to succession planning for local fire fighters, the Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that three […]

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Fire fighters offered training for promotions

Fire fighters offered training for promotions

| 25/02/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Coaching programmes offered to all frontline personnel in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) interested in promotion to captain and lieutenant attracted 24 officers, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a release last week that detailed the work the service is now doing to train officers who want to climb the career ladder. […]

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Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

| 06/02/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continues to be plagued with problems but dump fires have been a far less frequent occurrence in recent times. However, sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 Wednesday morning, a fire ignited at the southeast side of the George Town Landfill. Firefighters were quickly on scene and were able to […]

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Brac officer steps in as acting fire boss

Brac officer steps in as acting fire boss

| 01/02/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Divisional Officer Witney Tatum, from the Cayman Brac Fire Station, has been appointed as the acting chief fire officer, ministry officials confirmed Friday, the day after David Hails departed the job. Government is currently in the process of recruiting an interim fire chief for twelve months to fill the top post after Hails’ contract […]

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Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

| 30/01/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails will be leaving his post tomorrow after receiving what is understood to be a significant cash windfall last year for comp-time and vacation back-pay that he had accrued over his contract period. His departure only came to public attention recently after his post was advertised in the print media […]

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