Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

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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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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