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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Firefighters

This month
May 2023
# Seville
Dublin firefighters praised after helping seriously injured motorcyclist in Spain
Seville’s emergency services said the men’s actions prevented the man from experiencing respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.
Last month
April 2023
# Ballincollig
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.
This year
# Industrial Action
Retained firefighters overwhelmingly vote for strike action in dispute over crisis in service
Over 90% of Siptu members voted for strike action.
Last year
Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain
Dave Walton of Yorkshire Fire and Rescue describes the extreme conditions they faced last week and warns that it’s just the beginning.
# Wildfires
Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.
# Bettystown
Shop in Meath badly damaged by large fire
A technical examination will take place to determine the course of any investigation.
All time
# greek fires
Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze
Almost 900 firefighters, backed up by international reinforcements, are battling the blaze.
# Fire Up
Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
# eye in the sky
Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months
It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.
# Wildfires
Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.
# Heatwave
'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive?
A fire service in England has dropped the character as a mascot, describing him as outdated.
# Blackpool
Firefighters battle 'substantial' blaze overnight at derelict building in Cork
Cork City Fire Brigade was called to the building in the Blackpool area yesterday evening.
# Fire
Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire
All eight Harry Potter films were shot at the studio in Hertfordshire.
# Jerusalem
Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire
The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured.
# Evacuation
55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block
Eighty people had to leave the building.
# Ballymun
No reports of casualties as major fire rages at building complex in north Dublin city
Roads are closed in the area as emergency services deal with the blaze at the Metro Hotel complex in Ballymun.
# Equipment
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.
# davao
At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.
# Louth
Double-murder trial hears two bullets recovered from skulls of men found in burning car
The two men were found shot dead in the burnt car on 7 March 2012.
# Killester
Firefighters battling large blaze at derelict building in north Dublin
The fire has been ablaze in north Dublin for more than an hour.
# Nevada
Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames
More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
# don't panic
Don't be alarmed, it is just a drill: Dublin Fire Brigade out on Henry Street today
Firefighters conducted a training exercise outside the Ilac Shopping Centre today.
# Smokey Paws
UK firefighters using mini oxygen masks specially designed for pets
Dublin Fire Brigade says it is not currently considering this.
# breaking point
Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay
Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.
# triple digit temperatures
Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave
Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.
# old hospital
Firefighters bring massive fire at derelict Cork city building under control
St Kevins is a 200-year-old red-bricked building located on a hill overlooking Cork city.
# Spain
Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people
The regional president of Andalusia said authorities are not “ruling out the human factor” as a possible cause.
# Victims
Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires
At least 64 people have died in fires that swept through the centre of the country at the weekend.
# Devastation
Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire
At least 62 people died as the fire swept through central Portugal at the weekend.
# grenfell tower
London fire: 'There is a risk we may not be able to identify everybody'
Police say the recovery process will be difficult, as angry locals asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan some tough questions.
# passing out
'It's a massive honour - I'm the third generation of firefighter in my family'
The latest recruits to the Dublin and Waterford Fire Brigades had their passing-out ceremony today.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Firefighters respond to fire above Lush on Henry Street
Five units of the fire brigade are responding to reports of smoke coming from the premises.
# Limerick
'It's so hard to take in': Woman (20s) dies in fire at home of club rugby players
The woman’s body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom in the house.
# unsung heroes
'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.
# not a baaad days work
Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain
But not before they tried out their own sheep impressions.
# strike action
'Lives are being put at risk': Roscommon Fire Brigade to go on strike as all-out action looms
Siptu said the firefighters are prepared to go on all-out strike if there is no agreement.
# land of cotton
Misfiring alarm drowns entire Californian airport in several feet of foam
Locals were advised to steer clear of the foam mass as it constitutes a skin irritant.
# United we stand
Dublin fire crews express solidarity with their 'brothers in blue'
A number of stations have expressed their support for gardaí through unofficial Facebook pages.
# Clondalkin
Firefighters called to remove highly-hazardous material from housing estate
The area was made safe by emergency services this afternoon.