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Tag: David Hails

Fire destroys house at Spotts Newlands

Fire destroys house at Spotts Newlands

| 12/09/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Overheating of electrical wiring caused a fire that destroyed a house on Meadowlark Road off Spotts Newlands yesterday. According to Chief Fire Officer David Hails, the Cayman Islands Fire Service was called out at 1:25pm Monday, but when the first crews from Central Fire Station got there, t [...]

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Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

Dangerous fuel tank fire posed major challenge

| 24/07/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The fire inside a tank at the bulk fuel depot on Sunday night posed major challenges for firefighters, but with the help of thermal imaging and the police helicopter video footage, the fire crews were able to contain and tackle the blaze and avoid a catastrophe. Due to the large quantity of d [...]

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‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

‘All clear’ after fuel terminal fire

| 24/07/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Fire crews worked for more than eight hours through Sunday night to douse a blaze at the Jackson Point Fuel terminal which saw residents in South Sound evacuated until the early hours of Monday. The Cayman Islands Fire Service gave the all clear for residents to return home shortly before 3:0 [...]

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Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

Unattended drier sparks blaze from lint build-up

| 23/03/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) is warning residents not to leave tumble driers running when they are not at home after a recent house fire caused by an unattended machine. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said that failure to properly clean a tumble dryer is the main contributing fac [...]

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Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues

Cyclist remains in hospital as fire truck crash probe continues

| 16/03/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The West Bay man who was injured when he was hit by a fire rescue truck during a collision on the West Bay Road is still being treated at the hospital in George Town and is in a stable condition. The fire truck hit the cyclist and a CUC light pole as it was […] [...]

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Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

Plan needed to replace aging fire service fleet

| 27/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails has indicated that the Cayman Islands Fire Service may need to replace all its vehicles soon, following the completion of a recent fleet evaluation by two overseas experts. The fire boss said that the average life expectancy of fire vehicles is around ten years [...]

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New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

New fire truck for the Brac to replace crashed vehicle

| 26/01/2017 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Officials have found a fire truck in the US to replace the one that crashed on the runway at the Brac airport earlier this month and the replacement vehicle is currently being configured to meet the specific requirements of the Cayman Islands Fire Service. “The exact cost of the new veh [...]

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Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

| 23/12/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Recognising that firefighting is a physical job, officials put 44 Caymanians through a fitness test recently to see if they have what it takes to enlist in the Cayman Islands Fire Service. CIFS management said that as part of the recruitment process, candidates were tested in 11 different ca [...]

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Fire-fighters ocean test run turns into real rescue

Fire-fighters ocean test run turns into real rescue

| 09/11/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service was testing out its new rescue boat last week, the drill quickly turned into a rescue mission for three fire officers. Last Wednesday (2 November) Acting Sub Officer Wayne Whitelocke (captain), Acting Sub Officer Carson McField and Leading Fire Officer Duron [...]

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Fire chief promises Caymanian succession

Fire chief promises Caymanian succession

| 22/06/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The British fire service expert who took over the Cayman Islands Fire Service earlier this year against a backdrop of controversy that a local chief fire officer could not be found has promised that he will train staff so that a Caymanian can take his job in the next few years. David Hails to [...]

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Fire-fighters meet new expat boss

Fire-fighters meet new expat boss

| 07/12/2015 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The home affairs ministry introduced the new chief fire officer to the team of fire-fighters that he will be leading next year at a meeting held at the Airport Fire Station and headquarters Thursday. The ministry said in a news release that David Hails will take up the job on 1 February on a [...]

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