Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

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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Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

Blaze under investigation as dump re-opens

| 22/02/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has confirmed that yesterday’s landfill fire remains successfully extinguished after crews monitored the dump through the night. The facility re-opened at 11:15am today and the cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said. Several fire officers stayed overnight at the landfill to observe the scene and ensure there […]

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Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

| 21/02/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Officials said that the dump blaze that ignited yesterday lunchtime has been successfully extinguished after fire fighters, including off-duty personnel, worked for three hours to bring it under control. “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of the main landfill at the top access road,” Chief Fire Officer David Hails said. […]

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Police, fire service open another arson inquiry

Police, fire service open another arson inquiry

| 19/02/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Yet another car blaze which the authorities believe was an act of arson happened over the weekend in Bodden Town. Following a spate of recent vehicle fires, the police and fire service are seeking witnesses to the incident, which happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, as they begin yet another arson investigation. […]

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MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

| 19/02/2018 | 97 Comments

(CNS): In 2013 the government passed legislation that would enable lawmakers to make certain jobs and senior posts in the public sector the reserve of Caymanians only and Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, is calling on government to use that change to the immigration law to reserve the job of chief […]

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Firefighters deny lack of talent to fill top jobs

Firefighters deny lack of talent to fill top jobs

| 13/02/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A group of firefighters have said that a recent review of the service by PricewaterhouseCoopers, published last week, that painted a bleak picture over succession planning is misleading. The men and women who are on the front line of the job told CNS that there are many people in the service that have the […]

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