The CIFS provides fire prevention, domestic and aerodrome rescue and firefighting services. The Cayman Island Fire Service primarily provides firefighting and rescue service to the three islands. There are three stations in Grand Cayman with the main headquarters located on Airport Road in George Town and sub-stations in West Bay and North Side. There is one station in Cayman Brac and one in Little Cayman.
The Cayman Islands Department of Public Safety’s Communications processes 9-1-1 calls for all three islands, however, the Cayman Islands Fire Service maintains their own dispatch room at the airport fire station.
The Fire Department of the Cayman Islands was established in 1956 as an Airport Fire Service. In 1979 the Domestic Fire Service was formed and joined with the Airport Fire Service to form the Cayman Island Fire Service.
Governing Legislation and Regulations
- Fire Brigade Law 21 of 1979 revision,
- Public service management Law 2007 and regulations 2006,
- Public Management and Finance Law 2005
- Freedom of Information Act 2007.
Chief Fire Officer: Mr. David Hails
Address: Headquarters, 148 Owen Roberts Drive, George Town, Grand Cayman
Mailing Address: Box 1804, Grand Cayman KY1-1109, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Telephone: (345) 949-2276 or For Emergencies dial 911.
Fax: (345) 949-0268
Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Email enquiries: yk.wd1508667001nac@e1508667001riF1508667001