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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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…

25 NEW RECRUITS to Dublin Fire Brigade were put through their paces at the service’s training centre in Marino, on the city’s northside, this afternoon.

The latest additions to the city’s front-line emergency services took part in three demonstrations…

  • For a road traffic crash drill, the recruits were tasked with cutting the roof off a car and extracting patients on spinal boards.
  • In a fire scenario demonstration, they were called upon to enter a building through various points and rescue casualties.
  • And in a ladder rescue demo, they were tasked with scaling a tower to rescue patients, stabilise them and prepare them for transport to hospital.

So if you were passing through the Dublin 3 area today and happened to see some smoke — don’t worry, those at the scene were pretty well-equipped to deal with it.

Firefighters 13

All images: Jason Clarke Photography

The 25 recruits also took part in a passing out ceremony in full dress uniform, while the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band also played.

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