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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Emergency Services

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# Fire
WATCH: Smoke and fire training for Dublin Airport firefighters
The Dublin Airport Authority Fire Service use a simulator that can replicate numerous different fire situations on an aircraft.
# Fire
VIDEOS: A day in the life of the Dublin Airport Fire Service
Training, bird scaring and speeding across the runway for an emergency callout – there’s never a dull moment at the DAA fire station.
# Protest
Emergency service workers to join ICTU marches in "large numbers"
Organisations representing frontline workers have said the march is an opportunity for members to show their opposition to recent government proposals.
Voluntary group set up to address increase in suicide in Wexford
Wexford MarineWatch operates night patrols along Wexford Bridge and quays by trained volunteers.
Column: My father was a Garda - I've seen what they have to go through.
Fears for his safety, holidays without him, and the constant worry that he wouldn’t come home: Aisling O’Donnell writes about her father, the Garda.
# Longford
Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store
The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.
# Crash
Updated: Man dies in multi-vehicle collision in Kilkenny
One man died and two others were taken to hospital following the incident on the N10 Kilkenny to Waterford Road this morning.
# 1982
1982 Papers reveal changes recommended to fire service in aftermath of Stardust disaster
The government said the capital’s fire service was not adequately equipped to meet “the needs of a modern fire brigade” at the time of the tragedy.
# Emergency
Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions
Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.
# Emergency Services
Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles
A new booklet is being launched tomorrow that aims to advise motorists how to behave when they see emergency services dealing with an incident on the road.
# Taken
Ambulance stolen from Dublin housing estate
The ambulance was found crashed into a nearby park shortly after it was taken from Corduff in Blanchardstown last night.
# Halloween
Fire service attends 500 incidents despite anti social behaviour
Emergency service vehicles were stoned and an ambush was set up in the Spencer Dock area in Dublin last night.
# Halloween
Emergency services association call for stronger protection
The IFESA said workers are bracing themselves for another busy Halloween tonight when it is more than likely they will face injury and assault.
# Deficit
HSE reports €404m financial deficit to end of August
Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had the largest overspend in the hospital sector running at nearly €20 million at the end of August.
# fire safety week
Significant drop in fire fatalities in 2012
As part of Fire Safety Week 2012, the fire service are urging people to remain fire safety conscious.
# Emergency Services
Concerns raised over "vetting" of calls to fire service
The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association said it is concerned that some calls are not being answered rapidly enough due to vetting.
# Rescue
Teen kayakers rescued from cave
Meanwhile, a man who fell 50ft from McGillycuddy Reeks was also rescued and brought to hospital.
# Fire
Elderly man dies in Dublin house fire
The fire broke out in Artane on the northside of Dublin at around 9 o’clock this morning.
# Ambulance
Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey
The National Ambulance Service says it followed all correct protocols, and says the shortest route isn’t always the best one.
# Emergency Services
'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen
Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has said that there are people dying because of the decision to remove emergency services from the hospital.
# Bus Fire
Eleven evacuated from bus fire at M1 toll plaza
A Bus Eireann vehicle caught fire in a southbound lane at 8am.
# Disused Factory
Naas factory fire extinguished after five hours
Nobody was injured at the blaze which broke out at the disused Cemex facility last night.
# Navan
Proposals to close Navan Hospital's emergency department at night
24-hour emergency services at Our Lady’s Hospital are to cease in August.
# Aviation
Five killed, 13 injured in Ukraine plane crash
The small aircraft made an emergency landing at Borodyanka airport, about 30km west of Kiev.
# Dublin
Emergency services attend crash in south Dublin city
# Wildfire
Fire warning as "wildfire season" begins
The warning comes a year after the worst wildfires in the history of the State. Landowners are being warned not to illegally burn waste, particularly as in the current weather conditions fires could spread easily.
# Explosion
Driver hospitalised after explosion on DART train
The driver of the DART suffered injuries after detonators exploded in the driver’s cabin at Bray station during rush hour this morning.
# Test Drill
In pictures: London's terrorism attack exercise ahead of Olympics Games
A mock rail attack was staged at a disused station in London earlier today.
# Emergency
Emergency services call for postcodes to help them reach people in need
Fire and ambulance personnel are being delayed from attending callouts, as addresses in some areas are so vague.
# M5
Seven confirmed dead after M5 crash, as search for bodies concludes
Police have finished sifting through the wreckage and have confirmed that no further bodies have been found.
# Australia
Pilot dies when light airplane dives into ocean at Sydney beach
Passenger has been pulled alive from light aircraft which crashed into the sea – its outline can be clearly seen under the water.
# Liffey
Man dies after falling into River Liffey
Two men entered the river separately last night, but only one was successfully rescued.
# Fire Services
Firefighters' lives at risk because of budget cutbacks - association
The Irish Fire & Emergency Service Associations calls for a nationalised fire service, saying the current system puts lives at risk.
# Donegal
Weather stalls search for Derry teen
The hunt for a 17-year-old missing in Co Donegal must today concentrate on lands near to Lough Swilly, because waters are too rough for boats to go out.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services?
As HIQA launches its investigation into emergency services at Tallaght Hospital, asks how you feel about emergency treatment in Ireland.
# cliff fall
Man falls from cliffs at Howth
Walker suffers head, leg and spinal injuries after falling during hike.
# House Fire
#House Fire
# Help Police!
Woman rings 999 to report missing snowman
“It ain’t a nice road but you don’t expect someone to nick your snowman”, said the Kent resident.