The Cayman Islands Postal Service has issued five stamps featuring local emergency services, depicting ways in which these first responder units provide safety and security to the community. Additionally, to broaden the stamps’ appeal, Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said the Stamp Advisory Committee decided to include children and underscore the need for them to learn about emergency responses, including the 911 number, in the event they need to use it.
The 911 Public Safety Communications is shown on the $1.50 stamp. Other subjects and denominations are: 20¢, the police marine unit’s fast interceptor vessels Tornado and Niven “D”; 25¢, the ambulance service, including paramedics and emergency medical technicians; 75¢, the fire department; $2, the police helicopter.
The stamps, issued on 30 August, are available at all post offices. First Day Covers are also available for $5.50. Further information may be obtained by calling 946-4757. Cayman’s Philatelic Bureau offers special services to collectors. The Philatelic Bureau is located at the Seven Mile Beach Post Office, located in West Shore Centre on West Bay Road.