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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Firefighters

This year
Retained firefighters vote to accept WRC proposals to resolve industrial dispute
Retained firefighters had been engaged in industrial action between June and mid-August.
Two houses set on fire in Blanchardstown following lightning strike
Three fire engines are at the scene.
Cooler weather overnight helps effort to battle Tenerife wildfire
More than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their houses since the fire started on Tuesday.
Darragh O'Brien claims retained firefighters' strike is a 'severe threat to public safety'
The minister urged a union official not to escalate industrial action this weekend.
"Something has to change": Retained firefighters call for complete overhaul of service
A report by
Steven Fox
Firefighters across Ireland have been striking to try and resolve critical issues within the service
Firefighter leaves retirement party to help rescue 28 calves trapped in slurry tank in Armagh
All of the 28 calves survived the incident thanks to the swift intervention of John and his team.
SIPTU expected to reject Labour Court recommendations over retained firefighters dispute
The SIPTU National Retained Firefighter Committee said there is “major disappointment” at the recommendations among members.
Firefighters protest outside Leinster House as TDs bring the issue into Dáil chamber
Sinn Féin TD John Brady crossed the Dáil floor and left an on-call pager on the notebook of the Minister.
Retained firefighters begin industrial action over recruitment and retention issues
During the campaign of industrial action, members are due to restrict their work to only responding to emergency calls.
Firefighters should ensure safety of public not 'put at risk' in event of industrial action
The Local Government Management Agency has written to Siptu regarding planned industrial action.
Dublin firefighters praised after helping seriously injured motorcyclist in Spain
Seville’s emergency services said the men’s actions prevented the man from experiencing respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.
Firefighters in Cork start industrial action claiming 'staff shortages' are posing safety risks
Firefighters say intent to continue to stage protests and also to escalate their industrial action if necessary.
Retained firefighters overwhelmingly vote for strike action in dispute over crisis in service
Over 90% of Siptu members voted for strike action.
Last year
Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain
Dave Walton of Yorkshire Fire and Rescue describes the extreme conditions they faced last week and warns that it’s just the beginning.
Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.
Shop in Meath badly damaged by large fire
A technical examination will take place to determine the course of any investigation.
All time
Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze
Almost 900 firefighters, backed up by international reinforcements, are battling the blaze.
Most firefighters still unvaccinated as vaccinators wait on more supply
Significant numbers of firefighters are still waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months
It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.
Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.
'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.
Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive?
A fire service in England has dropped the character as a mascot, describing him as outdated.
Firefighters battle 'substantial' blaze overnight at derelict building in Cork
Cork City Fire Brigade was called to the building in the Blackpool area yesterday evening.
Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire
All eight Harry Potter films were shot at the studio in Hertfordshire.
Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire
The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured.
55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block
Eighty people had to leave the building.
No reports of casualties as major fire rages at building complex in north Dublin city
Roads are closed in the area as emergency services deal with the blaze at the Metro Hotel complex in Ballymun.
Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment
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.
At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.
Double-murder trial hears two bullets recovered from skulls of men found in burning car
The two men were found shot dead in the burnt car on 7 March 2012.
Firefighters battling large blaze at derelict building in north Dublin
The fire has been ablaze in north Dublin for more than an hour.
Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames
More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
Don't be alarmed, it is just a drill: Dublin Fire Brigade out on Henry Street today
Firefighters conducted a training exercise outside the Ilac Shopping Centre today.
UK firefighters using mini oxygen masks specially designed for pets
Dublin Fire Brigade says it is not currently considering this.
Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay
Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.
Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave
Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.
Firefighters bring massive fire at derelict Cork city building under control
St Kevins is a 200-year-old red-bricked building located on a hill overlooking Cork city.
Forest fire near Spanish national park forces evacuation of 1,000 people
The regional president of Andalusia said authorities are not “ruling out the human factor” as a possible cause.
Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires
At least 64 people have died in fires that swept through the centre of the country at the weekend.
Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire
At least 62 people died as the fire swept through central Portugal at the weekend.