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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Fire Service

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August 2023
"Something has to change": Retained firefighters call for complete overhaul of service
A report by
Steven Fox
Firefighters across Ireland have been striking to try and resolve critical issues within the service
This year
Fire crews return to Co Wexford nature reserve after blaze that burned through two acres of forest
Fire crews were called twice to attend blazes in the forest last night.
Retained Firefighters to begin industrial action on 6 June with possibility of strike
Rolling work stoppages are scheduled to commence during the following week with an all-out strike set for 20 June if the dispute has not been resolved.
Firefighters in Cork start industrial action claiming 'staff shortages' are posing safety risks
Firefighters say intent to continue to stage protests and also to escalate their industrial action if necessary.
High demand for ambulances in Dublin outstripping capacity of fire service, TDs to hear
Dublin Fire Brigade current provide ambulance services in the capital.
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One woman injured after being hit by a car in Clare
The incident occurred in the carpark of the Dunnes Stores shopping centre in Ennis.
Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence
Police on Twitter told people to avoid the area.
One person injured in large industrial fire in north Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade said it has made good progress and will be scaling back the response soon.
Gardaí issue appeal after Longford fires that caused 'extensive damage' to houses
Gardaí said at this stage in the investigation it is not believed the fires are linked.
3,500 medals ordered for firefighters 'forgotten' in 1916 commemorations
The medals – to commemorate 1916 to 2016 – will be distributed to 27 local authority locations around the country.
Review of Dublin Fire Brigade promotion exam found marking errors in 20% of papers
Last year a firefighter made a protected disclosure about the exams, claiming some candidates had been given the questions beforehand.
Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic injured by slingshot projectile
The fire service said these types of attacks on crew members are “unacceptable”.
'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe
The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.
Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.
Whistleblower claims details of Dublin Fire Brigade exam leaked to promotion candidates
The fire service said it is now implementing recommendations based on an investigation into the claim.
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.
Emergency services at scene of large fire in Limerick factory
The fire service said no injuries have been reported.
Fire brought under control after Beacon South Quarter apartments evacuated
Four Dublin Fire Brigade units from Dun Laoghaire and Donnybrook fire stations brought the blaze under control.
'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade
The annual parade and gala will focus on safety and will also pay tribute to members of the services who lost their lives in the line of duty.
600 emergency services workers to parade through the streets of Dublin
If you’re looking for a bit of family fun next weekend your little ones will have the chance to sit in a fire truck or squad car.
Man rescued after being pulled from upside-down car in canal
The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination.
'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.
More than £1 million floods in to support dog shelter destroyed by blaze
The fire claimed the lives of 53 animals and a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with it.
Man arrested after ambulance crew members injured in early-morning incident
They did not sustain serious injuries.
This fire at a Waterford industrial estate took almost 24 hours to put out
One of the buildings in Portlaw was full of hay bales which burned through the night.
Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters
The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.
Five units of fire brigade at blaze in shopping centre car park
The underground car park at the Beacon shopping centre in Sandyford has been evacuated but the stores above remain open at the moment.
Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires
Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.
See the smoke over Marino today? Don't worry, it was just Dublin's newest firefighters showing off their skills
25 Dublin Fire Brigade recruits were climbing towers and cutting cars open in the Marino sunshine this afternoon…
No reports of injuries, following dramatic-looking Cork blaze
The fire, in Blackpool, sent huge plumes of smoke over the city today…
Two people die after plane crashes and bursts into flames in Essex field
The pilot and passenger of the light aircraft died in the crash this afternoon.
Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics
Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.
Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin
Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.
Man freed with cutting equipment after tree falls on car
Drivers are being warned to look out for fallen trees and other debris this morning.
Fire at Cork recycling plant under investigation
The fire at Greenstar recycling plant was brought under control at around 3am today.
Bricks, bottles and kegs thrown at Dublin Fire Brigade on Halloween night
There were other incidents dotted around the country in which the fire brigade was attacked.
Water restrictions 'may endanger public safety' at busy time for fire brigade
The fire brigade has two large water tankers that will be available if there is a shortage but this may not be sufficient in the case of a large fire.
‘Accountability and lessons need to be learnt from the deaths of Bray fire men’
The IFESA, local Wicklow councillors and family of the deceased firemen are asking for a full fire service to be rolled out.
Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency calls
A ‘ladder engine’ based in Tara Street was kept on alert while it was being serviced, meaning it couldn’t respond to call-outs immediately.
Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board
It was one of two breakdowns involving the service’s ambulances within the space of an hour this morning.