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CIFS recognises Australian firefighters

CIFS recognises Australian firefighters

| 09/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Australia is experiencing the country’s worst fire seasons on record, in which 15.6 million acres has burned, 25 people and an estimated one billion animals have died and 2,000 homes destroyed. Firefighters, many of whom are volunteers, are working round the clock to battle fires throughout the country.

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Fire officers receive leadership training

Fire officers receive leadership training

| 26/09/2019 | 0 Comments

The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has hired a local company that specialises in conflict resolution to help train their officers. CIFS said in a release that RESOLVE had created a comprehensive training programme consisting of sessions dedicated to the assessment and evaluation of officers’ readiness to take on greater responsibility, followed by leadership training. […]

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Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

| 05/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(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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New class of CIFS recruits begin training

New class of CIFS recruits begin training

| 02/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Twenty-one new fire officer recruits to the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) began their training period on Monday, 26 August, just as the service implements a new extensive 18-month training programme, which the new fire officers will now also be able to take advantage of.

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Tatum brothers shine at Fire Service

Tatum brothers shine at Fire Service

| 30/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Two bothers from Cayman Brac are among three Caymanians who have been promoted to divisional managers in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS). Dwight Randy Rankin is the new divisional manager for domestic on Grand Cayman. Whitman Tatum, who spent most of his career at the Cayman Brac station, is now DM […]

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Recruitment fair focuses on public safety careers

Recruitment fair focuses on public safety careers

| 12/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Government is hosting the largest-ever Public Safety Recruitment Fair and Expo on Thursday, 16 May, at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) Sir Vassel Johnson Hall, from 10am-3pm for students and 4pm-7 pm for adults. Eight departments which deal with public safety will be participating in the […]

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First responders to receive disaster training

First responders to receive disaster training

| 04/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands is going to be the scene of a ‘mass casualty event’ to ensure Cayman’s first responders and related agencies will be prepared in case an actual disaster strikes. From 8-12 April, about 30 people will receive training in mass casualty management (MCM), in a course […]

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Uniformed officers lauded for long service

Uniformed officers lauded for long service

| 12/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A total of 136 officers from the uniformed services of the Cayman Islands Government were honoured during the Overseas Territories Long Service Medal presentation ceremony that took place at Government House on Thursday, 6 December 2018. Officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Her Majesty’s […]

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Emergency exercise conducted at Brac airport

Emergency exercise conducted at Brac airport

| 19/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) led an emergency preparedness exercise at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport on Cayman Brac last week. The simulated emergency comprised a rapidly unfolding terrorist situation involving two vicious thugs, the hijacking of a small commercial flight, shootouts, fatalities and more than 12 people taken as hostages.

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Charity event pulls in funds for Special Olympics

Charity event pulls in funds for Special Olympics

| 06/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the opening of the Special Olympics National Games this week, the inaugural Kirkland Franklin Memorial Fire Truck Pull attracted six teams in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) athletes. Representatives of four law enforcement agencies, along with two corporate teams, participated in the event, held […]

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Charity event honours Kirkland Nixon

Charity event honours Kirkland Nixon

| 22/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics committee (LETR Cayman Islands) is organising the first annual Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull to pay tribute to the former fire chief, who died last month. The event, set for Saturday, 26 May, from 9am-1pm at Grand Harbour Shopping Centre, will […]

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Law enforcement agencies seek recruits

Law enforcement agencies seek recruits

| 16/11/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair 2017 welcomed job seekers on Thursday, 9 November 2017 at the George Town Town Hall. The drive was co-hosted by Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service, Cayman Islands Fire Service, Department of Immigration, Department of Labour and Pensions, Department of Public Safety Communications, the […]

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Fire Service officers honoured

Fire Service officers honoured

| 22/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) recently celebrated several officers for their performance on the job. At the Tuesday, 16 May staff-appreciation function, the major achievements of the CIFS team were highlighted, with 15 people recognised for their accomplishments and Sub Officer Ian McLaughlin selected as the CIFS Employee of the Year […]

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Cayman Brac gets new fire truck

Cayman Brac gets new fire truck

| 10/05/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The newest and most modern aerodrome fire truck in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) fleet was officially unveiled on Cayman Brac on Thursday, 4 May, during a vehicle handover ceremony. Government leaders, airport officials and Fire Service personnel gathered at the Cayman Brac Fire Station to celebrate the new truck’s arrival.

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Fire Service officer gets chaplain training

Fire Service officer gets chaplain training

| 13/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) officer, with eight years on the job, is in Florida for a five-day accredited training course offered by the International Fellowship of Chaplains. Shimar Harding, who has served as a designated chaplain since May 2016, said with the training he wants to promote a holistic approach […]

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First responders tested in Brac exercise

First responders tested in Brac exercise

| 08/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Emergency responders took part in a full-scale exercise staged at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport last month. The exercise, called “Operation Wet Deal” and held 30 November, involved the mock crash of a commercial plane following a bird strike. The scenario was that both engines were affected, which caused the aircraft to […]

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HSA staff train as fire marshals

HSA staff train as fire marshals

| 01/12/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has presented certificates to 44 staff members who completed training as fire marshals – a new role that has emerged from an effort to improve fire safety and awareness within the organisation. The main focus of the fire marshal training programme, which started 22 August and is offered […]

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Brac trains for mass casualty emergency

Brac trains for mass casualty emergency

| 17/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Between 7 and 11 November, 20 people in Cayman Brac received training in mass casualty management (MCM), in a course sponsored by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI). Course coordinator, HMCI Awareness and Communications Officer Simon Boxall explained, “Sometime ago we were able to train a […]

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