Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

East End home sustains major damage in fire

East End home sustains major damage in fire

| 22/06/2022 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A wood and concrete structure at a home on John McLean Drive in East End was badly damaged by fire Monday morning, the Cayman Islands Fire Service has said. Firefighters responded swiftly to the 911 call at around 7:30am on 20 June and were able to extinguish the fire but the damage was said […]

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Radio Cayman escapes fire unscorched

Radio Cayman escapes fire unscorched

| 17/06/2022 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) was called to a structure fire at the Radio Cayman building in George Town at about 10:30 Thursday morning. But on arrival, the crew found that the blaze was actually a garbage fire in a nearby empty water cistern located behind the local radio station at a property […]

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New minister offers support to fire chief designate

New minister offers support to fire chief designate

| 13/06/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Home Affairs Minister Sabrina Turner, who was given the portfolio in April, has offered her support to Chief Fire Officer Designate Randy Rankin, who will take over from CFO Paul Walker when he leaves the Cayman Islands in September. Turner took over responsibility for the Ministry of Home Affairs from Bernie Bush in the […]

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Minister cut funds for fire chief’s training bonus

Minister cut funds for fire chief’s training bonus

| 05/04/2022 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Home Affairs Minister Bernie Bush has told CNS that when he took up office, he was surprised to learn that the current chief fire officer had been paid extra cash each month to train Caymanians. Bush said he had done what he could within the law to ensure the funding was cut off.

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Fire service battles blaze at old sewage plant in GT

Fire service battles blaze at old sewage plant in GT

| 23/03/2022 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) managed to put out a fire that ignited on Tuesday afternoon along Compass Drive in George Town. When they arrived, firefighters found that an old sewage treatment plant was engulfed in flames and a brush area close to the plant was also ablaze.

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Fire chief cashed in on training deputies

Fire chief cashed in on training deputies

| 24/02/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A redacted memorandum from Dax Basdeo, who was then the chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, sent in May 2020 to Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker showed that he has been receiving additional money to train the deputy CFOs to take over his post when he leaves in September.

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Caymanian officially in waiting for fire chief job

Caymanian officially in waiting for fire chief job

| 20/01/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): After a long wait, a Caymanian has finally been selected as chief fire officer designate and will take over when the current CFO’s contract ends in September and he returns to the UK. Following what senior civil servants said was a rigorous and highly competitive recruitment process, Dwight Randy Rankin, currently a divisional manager, has […]

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Cars catch fire near GT home

Cars catch fire near GT home

| 22/12/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service was called out to a major blaze in Seymour Drive, George Town, early Tuesday morning. Officials said that several vehicles were ablaze at the scene when firefighters arrived. The vehicles were burning by an open wall close to a residential property which was also fully engulfed in flames. However, […]

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Fire crews still on site as dump continues to burn

Fire crews still on site as dump continues to burn

| 09/12/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters are still at the George Town landfill, as there are now five more spots that are smouldering across the operational and open area of the dump. The Cayman Islands Fire Service carried out an assessment Thursday morning and identified these five additional areas of concern. The crews are expected to remain on site […]

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Fire crews stretched as landfill burned

Fire crews stretched as landfill burned

| 07/12/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews were saving lives at a major collision in Red Bay on Sunday night at around 10:20, when they were also called out to deal with yet another blaze at the George Town landfill. This stretched the fire service and led to the Franks Sound crews being moved to Spotts […]

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Dump smoulders after weekend flare-up

Dump smoulders after weekend flare-up

| 23/11/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service is still monitoring a number of hot spots at the George Town landfill, having worked over the weekend after being notified about smouldering areas of the dump on Friday evening. For the third consecutive day, the fire crews are using thermal imaging cameras to seek out the source of […]

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