Members of the Cayman Islands Regiment (CIR) received a full day of firefighting training from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) on Saturday, 5 December.
Over 50 CIR officers were trained on the use of fire extinguishers and breathing apparatus, search and rescue capabilities, hose running and motor vehicle accident extrication.
“When working together as part of a major incident response it is essential to have a shared understanding of each other’s capabilities and competencies as well as operating practices. This ensures an effective and efficient coordinated response with safe systems of work to prevent duplication of tasks and to support shared situational awareness,” said Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker QFSM.
He continued, “I am very pleased with this opportunity to share our expertise and to provide CIR colleagues with practical fire and rescue experience within controlled and safe training conditions.”
“It was extremely useful for the men and women of the Regiment to have this opportunity to better understand the skills, systems and equipment used by the Fire Service. We look forward to working in support of CIFS in a number of areas, in particular Search and Rescue. I’d like to thank all the members of the Fire Service who were involved with the excellent training on Saturday,” said Lt Col Simon Watson, Commanding Officer of the CIR.