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# firefighters - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
# Fire Up
# Fire Up

Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply

Jan 19th 2021, 6:42 PM 12,483 Views 19 Comments

Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

# firefighters - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months
# Eye In The Sky
# Eye In The Sky

Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months

May 12th 2020, 9:37 PM 14,164 Views 22 Comments

It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.

# firefighters - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave

Dec 24th 2019, 10:14 AM 11,940 Views 14 Comments

Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.

# firefighters - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

Dec 21st 2019, 7:40 AM 16,543 Views 25 Comments

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

# firefighters - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive?

Sep 12th 2019, 9:12 AM 78,941 Views 218 Comments

A fire service in England has dropped the character as a mascot, describing him as outdated.

# firefighters - Monday 19 August, 2019

Firefighters battle 'substantial' blaze overnight at derelict building in Cork
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Firefighters battle 'substantial' blaze overnight at derelict building in Cork

Aug 19th 2019, 8:13 AM 16,731 Views 1 Comment

Cork City Fire Brigade was called to the building in the Blackpool area yesterday evening.

# firefighters - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire
# Fire
# Fire

Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire

Jul 11th 2019, 11:44 AM 13,608 Views 4 Comments

All eight Harry Potter films were shot at the studio in Hertfordshire.

# firefighters - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire
# Jerusalem
# Jerusalem

Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire

Apr 16th 2019, 7:55 AM 74,189 Views 12 Comments

The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured.

# firefighters - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:04 PM 6,788 Views 2 Comments

Eighty people had to leave the building.

# firefighters - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

No reports of casualties as major fire rages at building complex in north Dublin city
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

No reports of casualties as major fire rages at building complex in north Dublin city

Mar 21st 2018, 10:41 PM 176,515 Views 103 Comments

Roads are closed in the area as emergency services deal with the blaze at the Metro Hotel complex in Ballymun.

# firefighters - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment
# Equipment
# Equipment

Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment

Jan 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 13,664 Views 2 Comments

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.

# firefighters - Sunday 24 December, 2017

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
# Davao
# Davao

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Dec 24th 2017, 7:43 AM 10,192 Views 1 Comment

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

# firefighters - Friday 20 October, 2017

Double-murder trial hears two bullets recovered from skulls of men found in burning car
# Louth
# Louth

Double-murder trial hears two bullets recovered from skulls of men found in burning car

Oct 20th 2017, 7:49 PM 9,758 Views 0 Comments

The two men were found shot dead in the burnt car on 7 March 2012.

# firefighters - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Firefighters battling large blaze at derelict building in north Dublin
# Killester
# Killester

Firefighters battling large blaze at derelict building in north Dublin

Sep 7th 2017, 10:05 PM 29,857 Views 24 Comments

The fire has been ablaze in north Dublin for more than an hour.

# firefighters - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames
# Nevada
# Nevada

Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames

Sep 4th 2017, 9:44 PM 27,498 Views 29 Comments

More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

# firefighters - Friday 1 September, 2017

Don't be alarmed, it is just a drill: Dublin Fire Brigade out on Henry Street today
# Don't Panic
# Don't Panic

Don't be alarmed, it is just a drill: Dublin Fire Brigade out on Henry Street today

Sep 1st 2017, 1:21 PM 11,129 Views 2 Comments

Firefighters conducted a training exercise outside the Ilac Shopping Centre today.

# firefighters - Saturday 29 July, 2017

UK firefighters using mini oxygen masks specially designed for pets
# Smokey Paws
# Smokey Paws

UK firefighters using mini oxygen masks specially designed for pets

Jul 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,555 Views 5 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade says it is not currently considering this.

# firefighters - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay
# Breaking Point
# Breaking Point

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Jul 26th 2017, 3:16 PM 10,923 Views 24 Comments

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.

# firefighters - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave
# Triple Digit Temperatures
# Triple Digit Temperatures

Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave

Jul 9th 2017, 11:05 AM 12,873 Views 8 Comments

Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.

# firefighters - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Firefighters bring massive fire at derelict Cork city building under control
# Old Hospital
# Old Hospital

Firefighters bring massive fire at derelict Cork city building under control

Jul 5th 2017, 7:37 AM 25,430 Views 28 Comments

St Kevins is a 200-year-old red-bricked building located on a hill overlooking Cork city.

# firefighters - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people
# Spain
# Spain

Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people

Jun 25th 2017, 1:31 PM 12,655 Views 0 Comments

The regional president of Andalusia said authorities are not “ruling out the human factor” as a possible cause.

# firefighters - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires
# Victims
# Victims

Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires

Jun 20th 2017, 7:51 AM 23,100 Views 9 Comments

At least 64 people have died in fires that swept through the centre of the country at the weekend.

# firefighters - Monday 19 June, 2017

Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire
# Devastation
# Devastation

Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire

Jun 19th 2017, 10:43 AM 12,973 Views 9 Comments

At least 62 people died as the fire swept through central Portugal at the weekend.

# firefighters - Thursday 15 June, 2017

London fire: 'There is a risk we may not be able to identify everybody'
# Grenfell Tower
# Grenfell Tower

London fire: 'There is a risk we may not be able to identify everybody'

Jun 15th 2017, 8:11 PM 23,069 Views 35 Comments

Police say the recovery process will be difficult, as angry locals asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan some tough questions.

# firefighters - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'It's a massive honour - I'm the third generation of firefighter in my family'
# Passing Out
# Passing Out

'It's a massive honour - I'm the third generation of firefighter in my family'

May 24th 2017, 6:00 PM 19,818 Views 10 Comments

The latest recruits to the Dublin and Waterford Fire Brigades had their passing-out ceremony today.

# firefighters - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Firefighters respond to fire above Lush on Henry Street
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Firefighters respond to fire above Lush on Henry Street

May 18th 2017, 12:08 PM 15,130 Views 10 Comments

Five units of the fire brigade are responding to reports of smoke coming from the premises.

# firefighters - Monday 1 May, 2017

'It's so hard to take in': Woman (20s) dies in fire at home of club rugby players
# Limerick
# Limerick

'It's so hard to take in': Woman (20s) dies in fire at home of club rugby players

May 1st 2017, 4:20 PM 51,626 Views 7 Comments

The woman’s body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom in the house.

# firefighters - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
# Unsung Heroes
# Unsung Heroes

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

Mar 7th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,780 Views 6 Comments

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

# firefighters - Friday 17 February, 2017

Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain
# Not A Baaad Days Work
# Not A Baaad Days Work

Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain

Feb 17th 2017, 11:10 PM 15,485 Views 20 Comments

But not before they tried out their own sheep impressions.

# firefighters - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

'Lives are being put at risk': Roscommon Fire Brigade to go on strike as all-out action looms
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

'Lives are being put at risk': Roscommon Fire Brigade to go on strike as all-out action looms

Jan 24th 2017, 6:22 PM 12,057 Views 15 Comments

Siptu said the firefighters are prepared to go on all-out strike if there is no agreement.

# firefighters - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Misfiring alarm drowns entire Californian airport in several feet of foam
# Land Of Cotton
# Land Of Cotton

Misfiring alarm drowns entire Californian airport in several feet of foam

Nov 19th 2016, 11:18 AM 21,047 Views 7 Comments

Locals were advised to steer clear of the foam mass as it constitutes a skin irritant.

# firefighters - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Dublin fire crews express solidarity with their 'brothers in blue'
# United We Stand
# United We Stand

Dublin fire crews express solidarity with their 'brothers in blue'

Nov 2nd 2016, 3:20 PM 20,061 Views 29 Comments

A number of stations have expressed their support for gardaí through unofficial Facebook pages.

# firefighters - Monday 31 October, 2016

Firefighters called to remove highly-hazardous material from housing estate
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Firefighters called to remove highly-hazardous material from housing estate

Oct 31st 2016, 2:36 PM 20,849 Views 29 Comments

The area was made safe by emergency services this afternoon.

# firefighters - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Firefighters rescue man who got stuck in chimney after losing keys
# Arizona
# Arizona

Firefighters rescue man who got stuck in chimney after losing keys

Oct 18th 2016, 3:21 PM 17,078 Views 24 Comments

The man was stuck for four hours after trying to get into his house via the chimney.

# firefighters - Monday 5 September, 2016

Hundreds evacuated from popular Spanish resort as crews battle wildfire
# Costa Blanca
# Costa Blanca

Hundreds evacuated from popular Spanish resort as crews battle wildfire

Sep 5th 2016, 3:53 PM 31,847 Views 3 Comments

Officials suspect the fire was started deliberately.

# firefighters - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Firefighters tackling blaze at Bray Head
# Gorse Fire
# Gorse Fire

Firefighters tackling blaze at Bray Head

Jul 24th 2016, 4:18 PM 31,003 Views 35 Comments

No injuries have been reported.

# firefighters - Monday 30 May, 2016

Firefighters had a busy day dealing with car fires in Dublin
# Toxic Gas
# Toxic Gas

Firefighters had a busy day dealing with car fires in Dublin

May 30th 2016, 10:29 AM 36,710 Views 10 Comments

Meanwhile, DFB has encouraged people to learn CPR.

# firefighters - Monday 9 May, 2016

Firefighters remain in hospital after explosion in Macroom
# Cork
# Cork

Firefighters remain in hospital after explosion in Macroom

May 9th 2016, 8:05 AM 12,350 Views 5 Comments

One man was released from Cork University Hospital yesterday.

# firefighters - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

May 8th 2016, 7:54 PM 26,612 Views 0 Comments

Another care home failure, an assault on an Afghan family and three injured firefighters…

# firefighters - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This swingers venue went on fire last night
# Birmingham
# Birmingham

This swingers venue went on fire last night

Dec 29th 2015, 2:05 PM 23,463 Views 23 Comments

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

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