The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) will resume its Home Safety Visit initiative on Tuesday, 1 August, 2023. Visits will begin in the Prospect area and continue throughout the other districts during the period.
The initiative is designed to increase fire safety awareness within the community, particularly for high-risk individuals such as senior citizens, households with minors, smokers, disabled persons and those who reside in timber structures.
During a Home Safety Visit, Fire Safety Inspectors will conduct checks including but not limited to the following safety measures:
· inspect all smoke detectors to ensure that they have been properly installed and make recommendations if necessary;
· aid persons in developing an effective fire evacuation plan;
· verify electrical safety by checking for electrical overload, improper use of cords and other hazards; and
· discuss cooking safety and fire safety practices for children.
“Our Home Safety Inspections are a major part of our proactive fire safety education practices. Visits will be conducted on all three islands, and the Fire Service will also share information on its channels to keep the public safe and informed”, stated Chief Fire Officer D. Randy Rankin.
The Fire Service has also developed a home safety survey to collect data on current practices within homes in the Cayman Islands. Persons can complete the survey anonymously at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRDL2PC .