Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

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 landfi [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Still no succession plan in fire service

Still no succession plan in fire service

| 07/02/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Two years after the current fire chief was drafted into Cayman from the UK, with the remit of sorting out the succession planning and talent management to pave the way for a local senior fire officer to take over the top job, there is still no succession plan in place. A multitude of problems [...]

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Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

Arson inquiry opens into cop’s private car fire

| 05/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Police say they are troubled by what appears to be an arson attack on three cars parked near Winfern Close and Ryan’s Retreat off Crewe Road in George Town during the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers investigating the fires said two of the three cars belonged to a senior police [...]

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Police seek witnesses to Windsor Park car fires

Police seek witnesses to Windsor Park car fires

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The police are investigating three car fires that happened in the Windsor Park area of George Town Friday, which they believe were set by arsonists. Officers and fire crews were called to two car blazes on Williams Drive and one on Anthony Drive in the early hours. They are asking residents [...]

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Fire chief applauds rescues by WB crew

Fire chief applauds rescues by WB crew

| 27/11/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has lauded his fire crews and paramedics in West Bay after two recent rescues where they managed to save the lives of visitors who got into trouble swimming and snorkelling. On Saturday, 18 November, the collaborative efforts of emergency responders saved one li [...]

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Jail storehouse goes up in flames

Jail storehouse goes up in flames

| 27/09/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The wooden property at HMP Northward where supplies and equipment are held for the prison went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday morning after the building’s roof was hit by lightning. The small wooden building was struck during the overnight thunder-storm at around 1:30am. B [...]

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Cops deal with 25 crashes in one weekend

Cops deal with 25 crashes in one weekend

| 25/09/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Police faced yet another weekend of crashes in Grand Cayman after they were called out to 25 road collisions between Friday afternoon and the early hours of Monday morning. Highlighting three of the more serious accidents, police said that one driver could face prosecution for careless drivin [...]

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Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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