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#Fire Service

# fire-service - Monday 7 January, 2019

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.

# fire-service - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Review of Dublin Fire Brigade promotion exam found marking errors in 20% of papers Exclusive

Last year a firefighter made a protected disclosure about the exams, claiming some candidates had been given the questions beforehand.

# fire-service - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic injured by slingshot projectile

The fire service said these types of attacks on crew members are “unacceptable”.

# fire-service - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'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”.

# fire-service - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

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”.

# fire-service - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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.

# fire-service - 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.

# fire-service - Friday 5 May, 2017

Emergency services at scene of large fire in Limerick factory

The fire service said no injuries have been reported.

# fire-service - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

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.

# fire-service - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'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.

# fire-service - Saturday 29 August, 2015

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.

# fire-service - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Man rescued after being pulled from upside-down car in canal

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination.

# fire-service - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'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.

# fire-service - Saturday 13 September, 2014

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.

# fire-service - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Man arrested after ambulance crew members injured in early-morning incident

They did not sustain serious injuries.

# fire-service - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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.

# fire-service - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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.

# fire-service - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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.

# fire-service - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

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…

# fire-service - Monday 14 April, 2014

No reports of injuries, following dramatic-looking Cork blaze

The fire, in Blackpool, sent huge plumes of smoke over the city today…

# fire-service - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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.

# fire-service - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

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.

# fire-service - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

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-service - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Fire at Cork recycling plant under investigation

The fire at Greenstar recycling plant was brought under control at around 3am today.

# fire-service - Friday 1 November, 2013

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.

# fire-service - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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.

# fire-service - Saturday 26 October, 2013

‘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.

# fire-service - Sunday 20 October, 2013

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-service - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board Exclusive

It was one of two breakdowns involving the service’s ambulances within the space of an hour this morning.

Fire crew stoned with rocks a day after they call for an end in anti-social behaviour

IFESA says the Waterford incident is just the latest in anti-social attacks on fire service crews.

# fire-service - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry

It is believed a gas explosion occurred in the Bond Street area.

# fire-service - Monday 14 October, 2013

Woman in her 40s killed in Wicklow house fire

Two children, aged 13 and 15, escaped the blaze at the Monastery Grove in Enniskerry and are being treated for injuries in hospital.

# fire-service - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock

The fire is still ongoing and one unit of the Dublin Fire Brigade is still at the scene.

# fire-service - Monday 23 September, 2013

Electrical device may have caused fire that caused partial evacuation of hospital

Investigations are now under way into the cause of the fire, which led to the evacuation of fourteen patients from the facility last night.

# fire-service - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight

The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.

# fire-service - Friday 28 June, 2013

Five diggers set on fire in Down arson attack

The cabs of all five vehicles were destroyed in the incident, police have said.

# fire-service - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Fire service called to chemical fire at Trinity College lab

Ten units of the Dublin Fire Brigade attended the incident which has now been brought under control.

# fire-service - Friday 14 June, 2013

Pics: Camden Street reopened after earlier fire disruption Fire This post contains images

Pics: Camden Street reopened after earlier fire disruption

Five fire engines were on the scene as the busy Dublin street was partially closed off this morning.

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