Tag: Cayman Islands Fire Service

Can Cayman’s firefighters handle high-rise emergencies?

Can Cayman’s firefighters handle high-rise emergencies?

| 12/12/2017 | 3 Comments
Now that we have taller buildings along Seven Mile Beach are the firefighters trained and able to fight a fire or aid someone on the top floor should such a horror happen? Does Cayman even have a truck with a ladder that can reach the top floors? Auntie’s answer: The Cayman Islands Fire Service ha [...]

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Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

Disputing fire lanes marked by condo

| 20/09/2017 | 31 Comments
I was trying to go to Seven Mile Beach on Sunday and I saw a beach access by Christopher Columbus condos going into West Bay. When I pulled to the roadside by the beach access, I saw signs on the condo complex wall stating the roadside was a fire lane and parking was not allowed […] [...]

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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 Of [...]

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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 Bra [...]

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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 [...]

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Fire Service boat a necessity

Fire Service boat a necessity

| 18/12/2016 | 0 Comments
Why does the Cayman Islands Fire Service need a boat? Auntie’s answer: There is actually a very practical and important reason for the Fire Service to maintain a boat and it has to do with the airport. An official with the unit explained that the boat is needed “to provide a water rescue capabil [...]

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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 progr [...]

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Fire Service holds high-rise training

Fire Service holds high-rise training

| 17/11/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Fire Service recently held a full-scale training exercise, and reviewed all strategies and tactics on how to react when a high-rise emergency occurs. Chief Fire Officer David Hails said “Operation Up Close and Personal” was a success for his department, as a [...]

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International Firefighters Day marked

International Firefighters Day marked

| 09/05/2016 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service personnel gathered at their headquarters on Owen Roberts Drive to offer a minute’s silence for fallen firefighters the world over, and to pray for the welfare of hardworking firemen and women on International Firefighters Day, Wednesday, 4 May 2016. The day also [...]

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Fire officers welcome back sick colleague

Fire officers welcome back sick colleague

| 24/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service turned out on the Owen Roberts International Airport tarmac to welcome Station Officer Percival Whorms back to the Islands on Monday, 21 December. Whorms had spent the last six months in Miami undergoing surgery and receiving treatment for a serious medical con [...]

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Helicopter delivers Santa to George Town

Helicopter delivers Santa to George Town

| 23/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Santa Claus landed in George Town to give gifts to children at a family fun day on Saturday, 19 December. After arriving with his little helpers by helicopter, Santa sat down to hand out the presents and give each child a hug. The Cayman Islands Fire Service Sports Club and the Kiwanis Club o [...]

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