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# fire-service - Thursday 6 August, 2020

One woman injured after being hit by a car in Clare
# Ennis
# Ennis

One woman injured after being hit by a car in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 38,091 Views 9 Comments

The incident occurred in the carpark of the Dunnes Stores shopping centre in Ennis.

# fire-service - Friday 28 February, 2020

Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence
# Gare De Lyon
# Gare De Lyon

Fire breaks out near Paris train station after protests led to violence

Feb 28th 2020, 5:59 PM 14,517 Views 11 Comments

Police on Twitter told people to avoid the area.

# fire-service - Friday 17 January, 2020

One person injured in large industrial fire in north Dublin
# Swords
# Swords

One person injured in large industrial fire in north Dublin

Jan 17th 2020, 3:18 PM 34,827 Views 19 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade said it has made good progress and will be scaling back the response soon.

# fire-service - Friday 7 June, 2019

Gardaí issue appeal after Longford fires that caused 'extensive damage' to houses
# Longford
# Longford

Gardaí issue appeal after Longford fires that caused 'extensive damage' to houses

Jun 7th 2019, 8:56 AM 18,166 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí said at this stage in the investigation it is not believed the fires are linked.

# fire-service - Monday 7 January, 2019

3,500 medals ordered for firefighters 'forgotten' in 1916 commemorations
# Recognition
# Recognition

3,500 medals ordered for firefighters 'forgotten' in 1916 commemorations

Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,911 Views 14 Comments

The medals – to commemorate 1916 to 2016 – will be distributed to 27 local authority locations around the country.

# fire-service - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Review of Dublin Fire Brigade promotion exam found marking errors in 20% of papers
# Promotions
# Promotions

Review of Dublin Fire Brigade promotion exam found marking errors in 20% of papers

Oct 7th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,841 Views 11 Comments

Last year a firefighter made a protected disclosure about the exams, claiming some candidates had been given the questions beforehand.

# fire-service - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic injured by slingshot projectile
# Frontline
# Frontline

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic injured by slingshot projectile

Sep 1st 2018, 12:13 PM 27,840 Views 32 Comments

The fire service said these types of attacks on crew members are “unacceptable”.

# fire-service - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

Jul 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,281 Views 0 Comments

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

# fire-service - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,241 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# fire-service - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Whistleblower claims details of Dublin Fire Brigade exam leaked to promotion candidates
# Promotions
# Promotions

Whistleblower claims details of Dublin Fire Brigade exam leaked to promotion candidates

Jan 14th 2018, 10:00 PM 29,838 Views 22 Comments

The fire service said it is now implementing recommendations based on an investigation into the claim.

# fire-service - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment
# Equipment
# Equipment

Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment

Jan 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 13,653 Views 1 Comment

There have been a number of reports over the years of this equipment failing and the representative association Ifesa took legal action to suspend their use.

# fire-service - Friday 5 May, 2017

Emergency services at scene of large fire in Limerick factory
# Raheen
# Raheen

Emergency services at scene of large fire in Limerick factory

May 5th 2017, 12:39 PM 18,920 Views 5 Comments

The fire service said no injuries have been reported.

# fire-service - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Fire brought under control after Beacon South Quarter apartments evacuated
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

Fire brought under control after Beacon South Quarter apartments evacuated

Apr 4th 2017, 8:37 PM 25,132 Views 24 Comments

Four Dublin Fire Brigade units from Dun Laoghaire and Donnybrook fire stations brought the blaze under control.

# fire-service - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

'We come together in the most distressing situations': Hundreds to take part in emergency services parade

Sep 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 16,946 Views 13 Comments

The annual parade and gala will focus on safety and will also pay tribute to members of the services who lost their lives in the line of duty.

# fire-service - Saturday 29 August, 2015

600 emergency services workers to parade through the streets of Dublin
# Open Day
# Open Day

600 emergency services workers to parade through the streets of Dublin

Aug 29th 2015, 9:33 AM 12,171 Views 14 Comments

If you’re looking for a bit of family fun next weekend your little ones will have the chance to sit in a fire truck or squad car.

# fire-service - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Man rescued after being pulled from upside-down car in canal
# Athy
# Athy

Man rescued after being pulled from upside-down car in canal

Jul 26th 2015, 7:49 PM 31,489 Views 28 Comments

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination.

# fire-service - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
# Crossing The Line
# Crossing The Line

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

Nov 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 48,489 Views 89 Comments

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

# fire-service - Saturday 13 September, 2014

More than £1 million floods in to support dog shelter destroyed by blaze
# Manchester
# Manchester

More than £1 million floods in to support dog shelter destroyed by blaze

Sep 13th 2014, 11:46 AM 8,064 Views 41 Comments

The fire claimed the lives of 53 animals and a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with it.

# fire-service - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Man arrested after ambulance crew members injured in early-morning incident
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested after ambulance crew members injured in early-morning incident

Sep 7th 2014, 7:13 PM 27,797 Views 17 Comments

They did not sustain serious injuries.

# fire-service - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

This fire at a Waterford industrial estate took almost 24 hours to put out
# Burning Bales
# Burning Bales

This fire at a Waterford industrial estate took almost 24 hours to put out

Jun 10th 2014, 11:30 AM 9,285 Views 3 Comments

One of the buildings in Portlaw was full of hay bales which burned through the night.

# fire-service - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters
# Rescue
# Rescue

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters

May 6th 2014, 7:35 AM 11,385 Views 5 Comments

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.

# fire-service - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Five units of fire brigade at blaze in shopping centre car park
# Fire
# Fire

Five units of fire brigade at blaze in shopping centre car park

Apr 16th 2014, 5:00 PM 34,344 Views 4 Comments

The underground car park at the Beacon shopping centre in Sandyford has been evacuated but the stores above remain open at the moment.

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires

Apr 16th 2014, 11:05 AM 6,089 Views 15 Comments

Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.

# fire-service - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

See the smoke over Marino today? Don't worry, it was just Dublin's newest firefighters showing off their skills
# Drill Baby Drill
# Drill Baby Drill

See the smoke over Marino today? Don't worry, it was just Dublin's newest firefighters showing off their skills

Apr 15th 2014, 4:57 PM 15,468 Views 11 Comments

25 Dublin Fire Brigade recruits were climbing towers and cutting cars open in the Marino sunshine this afternoon…

# fire-service - Monday 14 April, 2014

No reports of injuries, following dramatic-looking Cork blaze
# Black Plumes
# Black Plumes

No reports of injuries, following dramatic-looking Cork blaze

Apr 14th 2014, 9:02 PM 21,384 Views 18 Comments

The fire, in Blackpool, sent huge plumes of smoke over the city today…

# fire-service - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Two people die after plane crashes and bursts into flames in Essex field
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two people die after plane crashes and bursts into flames in Essex field

Mar 29th 2014, 6:23 PM 10,646 Views 2 Comments

The pilot and passenger of the light aircraft died in the crash this afternoon.

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Mar 29th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,476 Views 18 Comments

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

# fire-service - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin

Mar 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,805 Views 35 Comments

Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.

# fire-service - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Man freed with cutting equipment after tree falls on car
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Man freed with cutting equipment after tree falls on car

Feb 5th 2014, 7:53 AM 14,539 Views 4 Comments

Drivers are being warned to look out for fallen trees and other debris this morning.

# fire-service - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Fire at Cork recycling plant under investigation
# Cork
# Cork

Fire at Cork recycling plant under investigation

Nov 23rd 2013, 3:32 PM 10,714 Views 14 Comments

The fire at Greenstar recycling plant was brought under control at around 3am today.

# fire-service - Friday 1 November, 2013

Bricks, bottles and kegs thrown at Dublin Fire Brigade on Halloween night
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

Bricks, bottles and kegs thrown at Dublin Fire Brigade on Halloween night

Nov 1st 2013, 10:18 AM 24,892 Views 199 Comments

There were other incidents dotted around the country in which the fire brigade was attacked.

# fire-service - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Water restrictions 'may endanger public safety' at busy time for fire brigade
# Water
# Water

Water restrictions 'may endanger public safety' at busy time for fire brigade

Oct 30th 2013, 10:30 PM 8,825 Views 27 Comments

The fire brigade has two large water tankers that will be available if there is a shortage but this may not be sufficient in the case of a large fire.

# fire-service - Saturday 26 October, 2013

‘Accountability and lessons need to be learnt from the deaths of Bray fire men’
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

‘Accountability and lessons need to be learnt from the deaths of Bray fire men’

Oct 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,855 Views 10 Comments

The IFESA, local Wicklow councillors and family of the deceased firemen are asking for a full fire service to be rolled out.

# fire-service - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency calls
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency calls

Oct 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 21,040 Views 38 Comments

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-service - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board

Oct 17th 2013, 3:07 PM 14,046 Views 68 Comments

It was one of two breakdowns involving the service’s ambulances within the space of an hour this morning.

Fire crew stoned with rocks a day after they call for an end in anti-social behaviour
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

Fire crew stoned with rocks a day after they call for an end in anti-social behaviour

Oct 17th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,871 Views 70 Comments

IFESA says the Waterford incident is just the latest in anti-social attacks on fire service crews.

# fire-service - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry
# Derry
# Derry

Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry

Oct 15th 2013, 8:10 AM 2,569 Views 5 Comments

It is believed a gas explosion occurred in the Bond Street area.

# fire-service - Monday 14 October, 2013

Woman in her 40s killed in Wicklow house fire
# Enniskerry
# Enniskerry

Woman in her 40s killed in Wicklow house fire

Oct 14th 2013, 9:48 AM 7,695 Views 8 Comments

Two children, aged 13 and 15, escaped the blaze at the Monastery Grove in Enniskerry and are being treated for injuries in hospital.

# fire-service - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock

Oct 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 14,368 Views 22 Comments

The fire is still ongoing and one unit of the Dublin Fire Brigade is still at the scene.

# fire-service - Monday 23 September, 2013

Electrical device may have caused fire that caused partial evacuation of hospital
# Limerick
# Limerick

Electrical device may have caused fire that caused partial evacuation of hospital

Sep 23rd 2013, 8:40 AM 4,744 Views 7 Comments

Investigations are now under way into the cause of the fire, which led to the evacuation of fourteen patients from the facility last night.

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