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Police prepare for storm

All scheduled leave for Royal Cayman Islands Police officers has been cancelled ahead of Gustav's projected arrival.

Firefighters receive training

The Cayman Islands Fire Service recently sent Lead Fire Officer Pernell Bodden and Sub-Officer Curtis Connor to Darlington, England, where they received crew commander training and certification at the International Fire Training Centre.

Landfill pallets catch fire

Some wooden pallets the George Town Landfill staff was hoping to grind up and mix with marl to act as a fire-retardant substance caught fire and burned Tuesday before they could be used.

Today’s Editorial for August 6: Rock throwing could be deadly

What is happening on Kipling Street in the District of Bodden Town is a downright shame.

Landfill fires a concern

The Cayman Islands Fire Service has responded to 21 fires at the George Town Landfill over the last two and a half years.

GT dump catches fire

Cayman Islands Fire Service crews spent the entire afternoon Monday battling a huge fire at the George Town Landfill.

DEH staff well prepared for emergencies

Ten staff from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have received emergency equipment training covering basic self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) use.

Chalkfest frenzy set to grip Cayman

The National Gallery in conjunction with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation's Cayfest will be holding its fifth annual Chalkfest at Camana Bay's north car park this Saturday, from 3pm to 6pm.

Chalkfest frenzy set to grip Cayman

The National Gallery in conjunction with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation's Cayfest will be holding its fifth annual Chalkfest at Camana Bay's north car park this Saturday, from 3pm to 6pm.

Man escapes apartment fire

A college student managed to escape from his burning apartment Wednesday afternoon after flames broke out there.

Man escapes apartment fire

A college student managed to escape from his burning apartment Wednesday afternoon after flames broke out there.

Firefighters boost skills

Over the last two weeks, 10 Cayman Islands Fire Service officers have received tools to help them operate in increased safety and with greater efficiency.

Incinerator fire at dump

Some drivers on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway were surprised around noon Wednesday to see large plumes of black smoke rising over the road, apparently coming from the George Town Landfill.

Fires start early

Bush fires are starting early this year. They normally dont start until February, said Dennom Bodden, the newly installed fire chief who took the reins of Cayman Islands Fire Service less than a week ago.

Fire chief seeks recruits

Dennom Bodden officially took over as chief officer of the Cayman Islands Fire Service on Friday with the realisation he will likely need to hire more than 30 new firefighters within the next year.

Welder sparked Lakeside fire

Cayman Islands Fire Service officials confirmed Thursday that embers from a welding torch that was left unattended were responsible for starting the massive three story blaze at Lakeside condos last week.

Brac firefighter hospitalised

A member of the Cayman Islands Fire Service was air lifted to a Miami hospital Wednesday after suffering broken ribs and a damaged pelvis in an accident on Cayman Brac.

No injuries in Buckingham Square blaze

No one was injured in a small fire at Buckingham Square, Seven Mile Beach, Monday morning.

Cop car catches fire

An unoccupied Royal Cayman Islands Police cruiser caught fire outside the Bodden Town Police Station early Monday morning.

Brac bomb hoaxster walks free

A 62-year-old Cayman Brac man behind a bomb hoax that sparked an evacuation of George Town Police Station in September was allowed to walk from court as a free man Friday.

Shooting range faces delay

A proposed 8,900-square-foot firing range will not be built by the time the new Bodden Town Emergency Services Centre opens in 2009.

BT Emergency centre to cost $10M

The first stage of construction for the new Bodden Town emergency services complex will cost an estimated $9.7 million and is expected to be built by early 2009.

George Town bomb hoax

Two men in their 60s have been arrested in connection Thursday morning's bomb threat against George Town Police Station. The men from Cayman Brac were arrested between 11.15 and 11.40am.

Curfew imposed on Cayman

A curfew has been imposed on Grand Cayman. While the island is under a curfew, Royal Cayman Islands Police officers are given broad powers by the governor to stop and search any vehicle on the roads.

Fire damages ShirReynold’s bar

A building that once operated as the Cayman Islands first roller skating rink lost part of its roof in a fire this weekend.

Towering inferno at dump

A massive fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the George Town Landfill sending plumes of black and grey smoke hundreds of feet into the air and forcing the dump site to temporarily shut down.

Open records by 2009

The Cayman Islands first law allowing members of the public access to government records is expected to take effect in either January or February 2009.

Budget approved

The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Friday unanimously approved $484 million in operating and financing expenses for the upcoming budget year

Mr. Grant named fire chief

Roy Grant has been appointed chief fire officer for the Cayman Islands Fire Service, within the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs.

Camana Bay fire ‘suspicious’

Cayman Islands Fire Service Inspectors said an investigation conducted this week indicates a fire that broke out Monday at the Camana Bay development was deliberately set.

Debt debated

A borrowing plan that is forecast to put the Cayman Islands Central Government Public Debt at just under $300 million by June 2008 drew both criticism and praise at the Legislative Assembly Friday.

Firefighters promoted

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 substation shifts and assisting the officers at Central Station.

Fire threat ended

A forest and brush fire that consumed 60 acres west of the Cayman Islands Botanic Park last week appeared to have finally subsided Monday.

Fire threatens park

The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environment were keeping a close eye this weekend on a forest and brush fire that had come within a half-mile of Botanic Park.

Pole fire sparks outage

A fire at an electricity distribution pole on North Sound Road knocked out power to both businesses and residents in the George Town area early Wednesday morning.

Fire damages Newlands home

A four bedroom house on Hirst Rd. sustained serious damage in an early morning fire Friday, but residents there were able to escape without injury.

Disaster drill beneficial exercise

Cayman Islands emergency officials who responded to a staged school bus-tanker truck wreck on 19 January said the training exercise produced a largely positive result.

Christmas party for kids Saturday

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is helping to keep Christmas wishes in the hearts of all Cayman's children with its annual Kids Christmas Party. On Saturday at the Airport Park, the service will present an afternoon of Christmas cheer for children from all walks of life.

Mass fatalities plan in place

Although everyone involved hopes it is never called into action, a sub-committee of the National Hurricane Committee has been assigned with the task of dealing with the possibility of mass fatalities after a disaster.

Fire Service short-staffed

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is short 10 staff members, Acting Chief Fire Officer Roy Grant told the Finance Committee last week.

New equipment boosts fire services

Fire-fighting capabilities throughout the country have been improved with the recent purchase of custom-built trucks for the Cayman Islands Fire Service.

Fire Services supports Nicholas Powery family

The Cayman Islands Fire Services recently gave a donation for Nicholas Powery, who was scheduled to have a kidney transplant last Friday at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

Northward inmates excel in football

At last year's CIFA annual awards ceremony, it was prison football team, HMP United that won the 2005 fair play award for discipline on the field of play.

Fire officers specially trained

The continued commitment to training fire officers in the latest technologies and methods to combat fires resulted in key officers attending the Command and Control training at the National Emergency Training Centre in Maryland, USA.

Firemen get high-rise training

With the increase in number of floors in newer buildings such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Meridian, the Cayman Islands Fire Service is fortifying its training regime to respond effectively to the new challenges that this sign of progress signals.

Parents learn about family safety

Parents at Savannah Primary School received lessons in keeping their children safe at a presentation given by the National Parenting Programme on Monday.

Keep a second fire exit clear

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is advising residents that keeping all home windows battened up after the announcement of a storm all-clear could prove to be a dangerous practice in an emergency.

Dry season fire fuel

This dry winter season has created an outdoor environment that is a potential fire trap for homeowners.

Nightclubs put on notice

In the aftermath of a nightclub fire that killed 191 and injured more than 700 in Buenos Aires on 30 December, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Liquor Licensing Board are urging nightclub and restaurant owners to be diligent in obeying the fire codes at their establishments.

Fire truck crisis looms

Last week's accident involving a fire truck at Owen Roberts International Airport could not have come at a worse time for the Cayman Islands Fire Service.

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