Cayman 27 – ARCHIVE

Fire service focuses on safety

The Cayman Islands Fire Service is putting a focus on safety and fire prevention, by embarking on a public education campaign. There will be many facets to the campaign, but the Fire Service is starting with smoke detectors.

Smoke detectors are a first warning of a potential fire in your home. When it comes to smoke detectors placement is key. There should be one on every level of your home, including the basement. It’s also important to constantly check your smoke detector every month, and replace it every 10 years.  You should also consider investing in interconnected detectors.

The Fire Service is also making an effort to reach out to all parts of the community, by ensuring Spanish speakers are well informed of proper safety measures.

Smoke detector tips

  • Install inside & outside each bedroom
  • Install on every level of the home
  • Install in the basement
  • Test all detectors one a month
  • Replace detectors every 10 years

About the author

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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