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Firefighters had a busy day dealing with car fires in Dublin

Meanwhile, DFB has encouraged people to learn CPR.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE has shared images of car fires it brought under control yesterday.

One unit from Tallaght fire station was called to deal with a car fire off the Blessington Road.

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In a separate incident, DFB said firefighters from Finglas had to wear breathing apparatuses to protect them from toxic gases while extinguishing another fire.

Firefighters arrived on both scenes within minutes of the blazes being reported.

CPR

Meanwhile, DFB is currently urging members of the public to learn CPR after bystanders carried out CPR on a man in his 50s who suffered a heart attack while playing golf in north Dublin on Saturday.

Dennis Keeley, DFB chief assistant, told Morning Ireland the bystanders had no previous training but were talked through CPR over the phone by a paramedic.

“These people saved this gentleman’s life,” Keeley said.

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He noted that about 70% of the 5,000 or so sudden cardiac arrests that happen in Ireland per year take place in people’s homes or the community.

“Two-thirds of those events now receive bystander-CPR,” he said, adding that this “dramatic increase” is due to public awareness campaigns.

However, he said there is still some way to go, noting many people are “afraid or unsure of what to do” in emergency situations.

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