After 40-plus years in the fire service, Chief Fire Officer Dennom Bodden has called it a career.
Mr. Bodden left the department in April after being promoted to chief officer in January 2008, following the retirement of former chief Roy Grant.
Under Mr. Bodden’s tenure, the Cayman Islands Fire Service improved the educational standards for its officers through the Civil Service College.
Seven fire officers have already received a diploma in introduction to leadership as a result of this initiative and another 10 are pursuing associate’s degrees.
“I’ve enjoyed my time as a civil servant and my years of commitment to the Cayman Islands Fire Service, but now the time has come to move on,” Mr. Bodden said. “I am pleased to leave in the capacity of Acting Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Rosworth McLaughlin. Mr McLaughlin is a career fire officer, whom I have mentored over the past five years that he has served in the position of deputy chief fire officer.”
Craig McCoy has been promoted to deputy chief fire officer, aerodrome services.