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# firefighter - Friday 17 January, 2020

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.

# firefighter - Monday 11 March, 2019

Siptu firefighters call for fire risk assessment of all Celtic Tiger buildings

Siptu said that buildings constructed between 2000 and 2014 was when “so-called light-touch regulation was at its most extreme”.

# firefighter - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

77-year-old accused of setting blaze at retirement home to lure firefighters who he then shot

Pensioner Thomas Kim was arrested soon after shooting two firefighters, one of whom has died, at his California retirement home.

# firefighter - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Call in the air support: How Dublin Fire Brigade is using drones

The force now has a growing air support unit, ready to be deployed to major incidents.

# firefighter - Thursday 25 August, 2016

US firefighter can drive and swim again one year after face transplant

Patrick Hardison (42) was disfigured when the roof of a burning home collapsed on top of him in 2001.

# firefighter - Monday 1 February, 2016

Is your area getting a brand new fire station?

Over the next four years, 16 new fire stations will be constructed.

# firefighter - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Here’s what it’s like for a fireman on Halloween night

Firefighter Trevor Hunt says tonight will be the busiest night of the year for the Dublin Fire Brigade.

# firefighter - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Dublin firefighters deliver baby girl on M50

Both mother and baby are doing well.

# firefighter - 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.

# firefighter - Thursday 25 December, 2014

The Firefighter: 'It's never a good time to have a fire in your home, but Christmas is especially upsetting'

Those of us with kids will rise early to see if Santa came to visit, have some breakfast, exchange gifts and then wish our loved ones a Happy Christmas as we leave for work.

# firefighter - Friday 24 October, 2014

Dublin fireman will run marathon with child's weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide

Don’t worry though, he won’t be running with an actual child on his shoulders.

# firefighter - Saturday 12 July, 2014

VIDEO: A firefighter's view as he tackles a terrifying house blaze

See the fire as if you were the person tasked with putting it out.

# firefighter - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The42 3 hours 41 minutes and 10 seconds for a marathon, in full firefighting gear, in Cork Getting Hot In Here

3 hours 41 minutes and 10 seconds for a marathon, in full firefighting gear, in Cork

Alex O’Shea did the Rebel county proud by setting a new Guinness World Record for his sweltering feat.

# firefighter - Friday 25 April, 2014

Run a marathon in steel-capped boots, overalls and helmet? Sign me up, says Cork fireman

“When I started too I was totally preoccupied about the weight,” says firefighter Alex O’Shea. “What I realised then is that its the pair of boots with a steel toe cap — that’s the real concern.”

# firefighter - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This fireman is having the worst day EVER Slippery Slope

This fireman is having the worst day EVER

We’ve all been there. Just not this visibly and awkwardly.

# firefighter - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers

John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.

# firefighter - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Column: Working as a firefighter over the festive period can be hard – but it’s worth it

Our control centre handles fire and rescue calls for the whole of Leinster, so we’re always busy, but Christmas and New Year can often be when we’re needed most, writes Trevor Hunt.

# firefighter - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Firefighter survives six-storey fall

South African emergency worker is trapped in scorching shaft for three hours but emerges with just a bruised hip.

# firefighter - 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.

# firefighter - Friday 19 April, 2013

Firefighters seek colleagues' bodies as search for Texas bodies continues

The community of West still doesn’t know how many people may have died, as rescuers carefully work through piles of debris.

# firefighter - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Police say between 5 and 15 killed in Texas fertiliser explosion

Waco police said they are treating the incident as a crime scene for now, but that there is no evidence that it was anything other than accidental.

# firefighter - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: A year in the life of a fireman Fighting Fires This post contains videos

VIDEO: A year in the life of a fireman

This is a year of footage filmed by a fireman condensed to eight minutes.

# firefighter - Monday 13 August, 2012

Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires Wildfires This post contains images

Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires

One person has been killed and three others injured in forest fires raging across Spain.