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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Dublin Fire Brigade

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Housing
Dublin Fire Brigade to tell TDs that fire safety will be 'integral' to use of rapid-build homes
Traditional building methods have undergone a vast amount of large-scale testing, an Oireachtas committee will hear today.
This year
2023
# Health Committee
High demand for ambulances in Dublin outstripping capacity of fire service, TDs to hear
Dublin Fire Brigade current provide ambulance services in the capital.
Last year
2022
# Halloween
Dublin Fire Brigade received almost 170 calls about Halloween-related fires yesterday
Dublin City Council said there was limited anti-social behaviour towards firefighters and paramedics last night.
# Fires
Fire crews fight separate blazes in Dublin and West Cork during high temperature warning
A number of fires were reported around the country today.
# RIP
Man (50s) dies following a house fire in his home in Drumcondra
A number of other people escaped the blaze in the early hours of this morning.
# Fire
Fire brigade extinguishes blaze at cocktail bar in Dublin 8
Drop Dead Twice, a cocktail bar on Francis Street, has said that no one was hurt.
# Kilmainham
Owners of Dublin apartments have to pay €500k for fire safety repairs
The Metropolitan Apartments are in Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
# Pressure
Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill
The HSE has asked people to think of other treatement options before calling 999.
Dublin's ambulance service is being stretched to capacity, writes Garreth MacNamee.
A surge in Covid cases has resulted in extra pressure on the system as more paramedics contract the disease.
Non-emergency calls are also taking up precious resources.
# Little Britain Street
Man arrested after fire at Dublin homeless hostel
Six people were injured in the fire in the city centre.
# staffing concerns
Dublin Fire Brigade agree to new staffing plan to solve long running shortages
Last October, Dublin firefighters balloted for industrial action over the staffing shortages.
# ambulance delays
'Very high demand' for ambulance services in the Dublin region, HSE says
The health service has said those calling for non-urgent or non-life threatening emergencies “may experience delays”.
All time
# Halloween
Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween
186 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday, down from over 480 last year.
# 999 calls
Emergency operators 'resorted to paper and pen' as result of Dublin Fire Brigade call outage
An outage meant calls had to be diverted to a regional centre that did not have access to the Dublin automated system
# Halloween
Dublin firefighters to ballot for industrial action over staff shortages on busiest month
Siptu said firefighters are concerned they will not be able to respond adequately to emergencies.
# Wildfires
'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.
# Collision
Person taken to hospital after car collides with house in Dublin 7
Two fire engines responded to the collision in north Dublin this morning.
# Howth
'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head
The fire service also attended other fires in Kilbarrack and St Anne’s Park on the northside of the city.
# Dublin
'Small fire' occurs at Guinness brewery at St James's Gate
The fire was extinguished at around midday.
# Sheepmoor Gardens
Man (40s) dies in Blanchardstown house fire
Dublin Fire Brigade said two people were safely rescued from the house in the Sheepmore Gardens area.
# 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.
# Tallaght
Dublin Fire Brigade evacuates buildings as it battles large fire at industrial estate
Eight units are currently attending the fire in the Cookstown area.
# Swords Road
Fire brigade brings large blaze at Santry warehouse under control
Five fire engines and gardaí attended the scene.
# Sniffey Valley
Road blocked after rubbish truck overturns in Liffey Valley
The lorry overturned at Liffey Valley, near the Hermitage, after a crash.
# Glencullen
Dublin Fire Brigade battles gorse fire in Dublin Mountains
The fire service said a strong breeze is driving the smoke over a wide area.
# Dublin
Firefighters and gardaí at scene of car on fire at Carrickmines Retail Park
Gardaí have confirmed that no injuries have been reported.
# newlands cross
Man due in court after car crashes into Clondalkin shopfront
Dublin Fire Brigade said the vehicle was alight when they arrived on the scene.
# Ballymun
Firefighters battle large blaze in north Dublin with smoke visible city wide
Four fire engines are at the scene just off the M50 at Ballymun.
# Belcamp College
No injuries as another fire at historic building in north Dublin brought under control
More than 20 firefighters from a number of stations attended the scene.
# Smithfield
Luas derails after colliding with truck in Dublin city centre
The incident happened in Smithfield earlier this morning.
# Mulhuddart
Firefighters rescue eight people from 'well developed fire' in Dublin apartment complex
Four people were taken to hospital, three adults and one child.
# Vandalism
Investigation underway after 20 bins set alight in Dublin overnight
Gardaí said no injuries were reported in the incident.
# Baby Boom
Two babies delivered with help of Dublin firefighters today
DFB estimates that it assists in about 30 births a year.
# ballygall
Firefighters bring large blaze at Dublin house under control
No injuries were reported but there was extensive damage to the property.
# Tools of the trade
'Success can be a handshake with someone, it doesn't have to be profits'
Tools of the Trade: Stephen O’Reilly of GROWN clothing, on balancing business and life as a full-time firefighter
# Swords
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.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Electric scooter catches fire in west Dublin home
The public has been advised to check electric scooters for a CE safety mark and to never leave them unattended while charging.
# Halloween
Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre
Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.
# clanbrassil street
Gardaí investigating after derelict house badly damaged by Halloween bonfire stockpile blaze
Dublin Fire Brigade extinguished the blaze shortly after 5pm yesterday.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Traffic delays in Dublin after emergency services attend fire on Clanbrassil Street
Dublin Fire Brigade has extinguished the blaze at the derelict building.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
Firefighters come under attack whilst extinguishing bonfire in Dublin
The incident happened in the south of the city last night.