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Dublin ambulance delayed to 999 call because of bad parking

Dublin Fire Brigade is asking for more thoughtful parking: “Leave space for emergency vehicles… thanks.”
Apr 10th 2017, 8:24 PM 45,258 41

Dublin Fire brigade roads Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

EMERGENCY SERVICES IN Dublin were delayed responding to a 999 call today because of bad parking in Santry.

Our ambulance from C Watch Finglas was delayed on a 999 call due to some poor parking in Santry. Leave space for emergency vehicles… thanks.

Twitter users were annoyed at the blockage, with one user suggesting that the cars should be ”tipped on [their] sides and set alight”.

Dublin Fire Brigade responded by saying that they couldn’t condone setting them alight (obviously), but that it ‘wasn’t a bad suggestion’.

By parking on white zig-zag markings, drivers are breaking the law (if caught by local authorities or gardaí, you’re likely to be given a penalty).

Earlier, a turntable ladder, paramedics, and an ambulance was also hampered in their response to a medical call by local parking, and the Dublin Fire Brigade issued a reminder to leave space for large emergency vehicles.

Something to keep in mind next time we’re on the hunt for parking.

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