McKenzie Robinson and Witney Tatum were recently promoted to the rank of sub-officers in the Cayman Islands Fire Service.
The former leading firemen now have responsibility for overseeing sub-station shifts and assisting the officers at Central Station.
In congratulating the 19-year service veterans, Chief Fire Officer Roy Grant said: ‘They are good role models for fellow officers and for the younger generation as well.’
Both Mr. Robinson and Mr. Tatum have also have completed the crew commander course at SERCO International Fire Training Centre in Darlington, England.
According to the GIS advisory during the course progress reports stated that Mr. Robinson’s motivation and communication skills enabled him to become stronger in a leadership role.
‘It feels good to step up to the plate… I thank Mr. Grant for always encouraging me to better myself, as well as Sherman Yates and Rodney Rivers for preparing me to successfully pursue courses that enabled this promotion,’ he said.
The release also advised that Mr Tatum, a sub-officer in Cayman Brac, has been the deputy in charge of Little Cayman for the past decade. ‘With hard work and determination in the service, anything can be accomplished,’ he said.