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Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE processed almost 100 fewer emergency calls on Good Friday this year compared to last year – despite pubs being open this year.

A DFB spokesperson confirmed that the number of calls processed through its regional control centre last Friday was down significantly on previous years.

The regional control centre processes emergency DFB and ambulance calls for Dublin and 13 other counties.

It processes in excess of 150,000 999/112 emergency calls annually and is responsible for mobilising emergency responses in areas of Leinster and Ulster.

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

Of these, 35 resulted in Dublin Fire Brigade call outs while 289 related to ambulance call outs (figures are not available for call outs outside of Dublin).

This compares with 465 total calls processed on Good Friday last year – almost 100 hundred more than this year.

Of these 92 resulted in call outs for Dublin Fire Brigade while 271 were ambulance call outs.

This means that there were fewer than half the number of Fire Brigade call outs this year compared to last year.

In 2016 a total of 436 calls were processed. Dublin Fire Brigade call outs made up 92 of these while ambulance call outs were 271.

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