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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Fire Brigade

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Two injured, as rush-hour crash between jeep and ambulance brings city centre to standstill
Both drivers were taken for treatment to St. James’s Hospital.
Fire Brigade issues painfully obvious warning about cheese on toast
Careful now. You might end up brown bread.
Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE
A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.
Fire units to remain at Ballymount industrial estate fire for a number of days
Dublin Fire Brigade state that the fire has been brought under control.
Failed breathing apparatus forced firefighter out of apartment block blaze
The equipment has come under scrutiny before now following previous failures.
Column: Working as a firefighter over the festive period can be hard – but it’s worth it
Our control centre handles fire and rescue calls for the whole of Leinster, so we’re always busy, but Christmas and New Year can often be when we’re needed most, writes Trevor Hunt.
Bricks, bottles and kegs thrown at Dublin Fire Brigade on Halloween night
There were other incidents dotted around the country in which the fire brigade was attacked.
Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency calls
A ‘ladder engine’ based in Tara Street was kept on alert while it was being serviced, meaning it couldn’t respond to call-outs immediately.
Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board
It was one of two breakdowns involving the service’s ambulances within the space of an hour this morning.
Over 350 evacuated from luxury Kilkenny hotel after fire alert
The fire was spotted in the hotel’s spa & sauna area at around 10am.
Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight
The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.
Fifty Shades of Grey 'to blame for rise in handcuff emergencies'
One man also had to be freed by fire services after getting his penis stuck in a toaster.
Label on Dublin Fire Brigade gear says ‘Keep Away From Fire’
Although the new sweatshirts and t-shirts are not the firefighters outer gear, it may still pose a risk, state IFESA.
A garda van burst into flames on a busy motorway
Gardai believe a technical problem led to the incident on the M7 in Kildare.
Traffic lights out after power cut in Dublin 8
Fire services spend hours battling fire on 'Little Sugar Loaf'
Up to seven appliances attended the scene.
On-duty ambulance crew members assaulted on Dublin street
A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.
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 brought under control at Rathmines leisure centre
A small fire broke out at the centre this afternoon, but was brought under control within 20 minutes.
PICTURES: Fire services attend blaze in Ranelagh restaurant
Gardaí say they do not believe anyone was harmed in the fire.
Five units of fire brigade put out fire at Dublin city centre pub
The fire at the Karma Stone on Wexford Street was spotted in the early hours of the morning.
Two firemen attacked while fighting Limerick house fires
Limerick City Council’s Chief Fire Officer has condemned the violence as “shocking and disgraceful”.
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.
Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre
This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.
20 people brought to hospital after leak of unidentified gas
The incident occurred at the Dublin City Council’s material recovery unit off Ballymount Lane this morning.
Firefighters come under bottle and firework attack as they attend scene
The three units of Dublin Fire Brigade came under attack last night as they attended a fire at O’Devaney Gardens on Dublin’s northside.
Garda appeal after man found injured in Ballinasloe
The man was found with head injuries and is currently being treated in hospital.
Two people rescued from Liffey in Dublin city centre
The two were rescued from the water close to the Custom House on the north quays.
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.
Body recovered from Liffey
A body was recovered from the water off Victoria Quay in Dublin this evening.
Up to 50 apartments evacuated after major Dundalk fire
One man in his 40s was hospitalised after the fire, which broke out on the top floor of an apartment block in the town.
Bodies of two men discovered in farm buildings
The remains were found on two neighbouring farms near Bagnalstown, Co Carlow.
The Daily Fix: Friday
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Firefighters raise concerns after breathing equipment ‘collapses’
Dublin Fire Brigade has said it will retrain firefighters after newly-issued oxygen sets failed on several occasions.
Woman dies in Mayo house fire
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the blaze in which a 62-year-old woman died.
Large fire reported in Santry
A large amount of tyres are on fire at the back of Shanard Avenue in Santry, Dublin.
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.
Court rules against fire service cuts but union pledges vote on industrial action
The Labour Court ruling blocking proposed cuts in Dublin Fire Brigade this year has been welcomed by two unions but another plans to ballot members on possible industrial action.
Firefighters head to Labour Court as one union ballots on possible industrial action
Firefighters and paramedics in the capital are unhappy with proposed cuts to overtime, training and annual leave by Dublin Fire Brigade.