Organisation and Functions

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Responsibilities & Functions of CIFS

Fire Prevention

Enforcement of Cayman Islands fire prevention code and fire prevention section of the fire brigade law for all commercial development; inspection of liquor licensing premises; tourist accommodations premises in compliance with laws/codes. Fire investigation for vehicles and buildings that are involved in a fire and public safety education; elimination and reduction of fire hazards; standards of access to an egress from building. Issue permits for commercial fire works.

Aerodrome

The aim of the Aerodrome section is to save lives in the event of an aircraft accident or incident. This contingency must assume the possibility of, and the need to, extinguish a fire. The most important factors bearing on an effective rescue in a survivable aircraft accident or incident are the training received, the effectiveness of the equipment and the speed with which personnel and equipment can be brought to bear.

Domestic

The aim of the Domestic section is to deal with all other fire situations, to save lives in the event of an accident or incident, building collapses, road accidents, situations requiring rescue techniques and tools such as Jaws of Life.

This contingency must assume the possibility of, and the need to, extinguish a fire. The most important factors bearing on an effective rescue in a survivable accident or incident are the training received, the effectiveness of the equipment and the speed with which personnel and equipment can be brought to bear.

The Control Room

Handles all emergency communications and is connected directly to Air Traffic Control, 911, RCIPS, CUC, the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Stations in efforts to avert any calamity.

They have connections with other departments, companies, and people of interest, such as the petrol companies, Hazard Management Office, and the water companies.

They dispatch fire personnel and appliances to scenes based on the call or radio communication requesting assistance. They filter incoming calls to the main line and pass non emergency or administrative calls to the administrative section.

Last Updated 2013-11-01