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# firefighters - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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.

# firefighters - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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.

# firefighters - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

# firefighters - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive? Your Say This post contains a poll

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A fire service in England has dropped the character as a mascot, describing him as outdated.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 - Monday 19 August, 2019

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 - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Firefighters tackle blaze at Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire

All eight Harry Potter films were shot at the studio in Hertfordshire.

# firefighters - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

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.

# firefighters - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

55 firefighters tackle overnight blaze at Belfast apartment block

Eighty people had to leave the building.

# firefighters - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

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.

# firefighters - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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.

# firefighters - Sunday 24 December, 2017

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

# firefighters - Friday 20 October, 2017

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 - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Firefighters battling large blaze at derelict building in north Dublin

The fire has been ablaze in north Dublin for more than an hour.

# firefighters - Monday 4 September, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Friday 1 September, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Saturday 29 July, 2017

UK firefighters using mini oxygen masks specially designed for pets

Dublin Fire Brigade says it is not currently considering this.

# firefighters - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave

Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.

# firefighters - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Sunday 25 June, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Monday 19 June, 2017

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.

# firefighters - Thursday 15 June, 2017

London fire: 'There is a risk we may not be able to identify everybody'

Police say the recovery process will be difficult, as angry locals asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan some tough questions.

# firefighters - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'It's a massive honour - I'm the third generation of firefighter in my family'

The latest recruits to the Dublin and Waterford Fire Brigades had their passing-out ceremony today.

# firefighters - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Firefighters respond to fire above Lush on Henry Street

Five units of the fire brigade are responding to reports of smoke coming from the premises.

# firefighters - Monday 1 May, 2017

'It's so hard to take in': Woman (20s) dies in fire at home of club rugby players

The woman’s body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom in the house.

# firefighters - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

# firefighters - Friday 17 February, 2017

Firefighters used phone app with sheep noises to save lamb stuck in drain

But not before they tried out their own sheep impressions.

# firefighters - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

'Lives are being put at risk': Roscommon Fire Brigade to go on strike as all-out action looms

Siptu said the firefighters are prepared to go on all-out strike if there is no agreement.

# firefighters - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Misfiring alarm drowns entire Californian airport in several feet of foam

Locals were advised to steer clear of the foam mass as it constitutes a skin irritant.

# firefighters - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Dublin fire crews express solidarity with their 'brothers in blue'

A number of stations have expressed their support for gardaí through unofficial Facebook pages.

# firefighters - Monday 31 October, 2016

Firefighters called to remove highly-hazardous material from housing estate

The area was made safe by emergency services this afternoon.

# firefighters - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Firefighters rescue man who got stuck in chimney after losing keys Arizona This post contains images

Firefighters rescue man who got stuck in chimney after losing keys

The man was stuck for four hours after trying to get into his house via the chimney.

# firefighters - Monday 5 September, 2016

Hundreds evacuated from popular Spanish resort as crews battle wildfire

Officials suspect the fire was started deliberately.

# firefighters - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Firefighters tackling blaze at Bray Head

No injuries have been reported.

# firefighters - Monday 30 May, 2016

Firefighters had a busy day dealing with car fires in Dublin

Meanwhile, DFB has encouraged people to learn CPR.

# firefighters - Monday 9 May, 2016

Firefighters remain in hospital after explosion in Macroom

One man was released from Cork University Hospital yesterday.

# firefighters - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Another care home failure, an assault on an Afghan family and three injured firefighters…

# firefighters - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This swingers venue went on fire last night

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

# firefighters - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Baby boy visits firefighters who helped deliver him last week A Hard Day's Labour This post contains images

Baby boy visits firefighters who helped deliver him last week

He has been named after the men who helped bring him into the world.

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