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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# emergency calls

Last year
227 callers unable to contact emergency services early this morning due to service outage
The Emergency Call Answering Service was unable to handle calls between 1am and 2.15am.
All time
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
Almost 4 in 10 calls received by Emergency Call Answering Service in 2017 were silent
The ECAS is responsible for answering 112 and 999 emergency calls and texts within the State.
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.
No toilet paper? Call the police. Vending machine took your money? Call the police.
These events actually happened in Japan.
161 bonfires, 17 car fires, 7 house fires... Halloween night in Dublin
Dublin Fire Brigade said that thankfully none of its crew members were assaulted last night.