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#Breathing Apparatus

# breathing-apparatus - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment

There have been a number of reports over the years of this equipment failing and the representative association Ifesa took legal action to suspend their use.

# breathing-apparatus - Friday 3 July, 2015

Firefighter rushed to hospital after breathing equipment failure

The woman was treated for smoke inhalation and has since been released from hospital.

# breathing-apparatus - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Six-storey apartment block evacuated over fire

The blaze broke out at around 10pm last night.

# breathing-apparatus - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Dublin firefighters using breathing equipment 'under protest' after failures

Dublin Fire Brigade has committed to analysing all 500 sets to check moisture levels and to cleanse the air cylinders.

# breathing-apparatus - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Firefighters threaten legal action over faulty breathing equipment

Firefighters in Dublin have expressed repeated concerns about oxygen sets which have failed on a number of occasions.

# breathing-apparatus - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Firefighters call for withdrawal of 'potentially dangerous' breathing gear

A union said firefighers’ lives could be in danger, and many were trying to use old equipment rather than controversial new sets.

# breathing-apparatus - Friday 6 January, 2012

Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’ Firefighters This post contains images

Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’

Dublin Fire Brigade has said it will retrain firefighters after newly-issued oxygen sets failed on several occasions.

# breathing-apparatus - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

More firefighters suspended in Roscommon over training dispute

Roscommon is now without over 40 per cent of its firefighters raising concerns over the health and safety of those who remain and people in the county.