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National Services Day


National Services Day took place on Saturday 7th September.

As part of the celebrations, personnel from the various emergency, security, search rescue and voluntary services participated in the annual National Services Parade throught the Streets of Dublin which ended with an open day in Dublin Castle



Irish Community Rapid Response Donation Drive


Irish Community Rapid Response is asking for donations. 

Meet the Latest Addition to their fleet. An ARFF Fire Tender! This crucial piece of kit is used at their Air Ambulance Base in Cork to provide a rapid response in the case of an emergency at the Aerodrome. 

This is a requirement in order to provide an Air Ambulance Service. Help them fuel and kit out the tender by donating now!

Please Click Link Below to ICRR's Facebook Page to Donate 

CLICK HERE for ICRRs Facebook Page to Donate


The Old & the New at Dublin Airport


Dublin Airport Fire & Rescue Service's NEW HPMP Fire built Scania Fire Appliance seen at Dublin Airport along with the outgoing Dennis Sabre Fire Appliance.
 
Both Appliances are seen in front of the New recently built ATC Tower



Fire in the Old Mill Buildings in Ennis Early 90s


Fire in the Old Mill Buildings in Ennis, County Clare back in the Early 1990’s. Appliance Rear in picture is Possibly Volvo/Timoney 89-CE-2360 which was then A1 in Shannon.

With Thanks to Danny O'Conner for Pic




Three New State-of-the-Art Vehicles for Cork Airport


Three new state-of-the-art vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport as part of its continued investment in its policing and safety functions. The introduction of a hi-spec John Deere Gator Utility vehicle will improve the ability of the Airport Police Service (APS) to patrol and respond off-road and operate on all terrains during severe weather conditions. The second new addition to the APS fleet is a Skoda Kodiaq 4x4 patrol response vehicle. ~CorkAirport.com

 

Wicklow Firefighters up for National Award


Bray, Wicklow & Greystones Fire Stations are being recognised with a nomination for Emergency Response Team Of The Year following last years Major Gorse Fires in County Wicklow. 

We wish them well on their well deserved nomanation



Station Visit - Dublin Fire Brigade


On Monday the 27th of August we visited Blanchardstown Fire Station 

We would like to thank the Officer and Firefighters of Blanchardstown who assisted with the movement of Vehicles & Appliances. It is very much appericated



Stunning Powerscourt, County Wicklow


Bray Firefighters seen in front of Powerscourt Waterfall on Wednesday 18th July. Lovely Photograph snapped by Mark Pollock. We thank Mark for use of the photo.



New Pump & Turnout Gear for Boyle Firefighters


Bolye Firefighters, County Roscommon seen pictured with their New Sídheán Teo built Scania P320 WrL and their New Hunter Apparel Turnout Gear at Boyle Fire Station today
 
The New pump replaces a Mercedes Benz pump which has been on the run since 1999

We wish them well with the new pump



Next generation fire kits for Clare firefighters


Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara, today officially presented Clare County Fire and Rescue Service with 166 sets of next generation fire kits for firefighters. The Fire Action Matrix X-treme kits were acquired from Hunter Apparel Solutions Limited at a cost of €243,000 and represent the latest in a number of positive developments for the local Fire Service. Earlier this year, construction works began on upgrading and extending Kilkee Fire Station as part of a €661,000 investment in modernising the facilities for Kilkee Fire Brigade.

The Fire Service recently took delivery of high pressure lifting bags at a cost of €66,000 to enhance the response to road based incidents. The Fire Service is also awaiting final approval to order a new Class B Fire Appliance costing €340,000 for expected delivery in 2019. Speaking today, Mayor McNamara said: “The new protective clothing will continue to provide crews with the best protection they have ever had at incidents. The high quality specification underlines Clare County Fire and Rescue Service's commitment to the safety of its frontline crews and will provide greater protection to firefighters on the incident ground."

Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development, commented, “Clare County Council is committed to ensuring that its Fire Service personnel are provided with Fire Kit that provides a high standard of protection to the wearer, while also ensuring that personnel can be easily visible, particularly at road-based incidents.” “Following an extensive tender process, the choice of Hunter Apparel Solutions Limited’s Fire Action Matrix X-treme Fire Kit will provide the highest possible performance which exceeds the current requirements of the standards,” stated Chief Fire Officer, Adrian Kelly.

He continued, “As part of the procurement process for the new fire kits, Fire and Rescue Service personnel in Clare were involved in trialling the clothing for comfort and fit across a range of role-related scenarios.” Mr. Kelly said that direct exposure to flame and radiant heat is among the greatest hazards that fire fighters face during turnouts. “Thermal insulation is key to staving off this effect and providing those crucial seconds. The innovative material structure and new high tech intermediate layer of the Fire Action Matrix X-treme delivers substantially greater protection and comfort than required in the European Standard EN 469. Radiant heat is blocked almost entirely, even under prolonged exposure,” he added. ~Mark Dunphy / Clare County Council




Ballymoate Fire Stations New Frontline


This week Ballymoate Fire Station, County Sligo put on the run their Brand New 2018 Scania Fire Appliance built by Sídheán Teo andtheir New 4x4 Ford Ranger Fitted by HPMP Fire
 
We wish them well with both Vehicles



Cork Airport Fire Service Welcome New Route


A great day Cork Airport recently with the return of Volotea Verona service and the inaugural Cork to Paris Service Operated by Air France Hop

Cork Airport Fire & Rescue Service delievered a traditional Water Cannon Salute upon its arrival



Official Handover of County Laois's NEW Fire Appliance


Official Handover of County Laois's NEW Scaina Fire Appliance this evening. The Fire Appliance will be Stationed in Portlaoise Fire Station

Present at the handover were 
Chief Fire Officer for County Laois Declan Power, Managing Director of HPMP Fire Mr Noel Howard & the Officers & Firefighters of Portlaoise Fire Station

We wish them well with the New Appliance



Boston Fire Photographer Stephen Walsh RIP


It is with Great Sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Boston Fire Photographer & Friend of the Website Stephen Walsh "The Flannel Photographer".

Steve over a number of years used to send us on photos of Incidents in the Boston & Greater Boston Area which we greatly appreciated and Steve was delighted to have his photos on show in Ireland. 

Steve was himself the son of a Late Boston Firefighter and well known amongst the Fire Service family. 
Sadly of late Steve's health took a turn for the worse and earlier this year Steve had both legs amputated which changed his life completely. Although we did not know Steve personally we were aware of Steves struggles but he tackled them with great strength and spirit.

Steve is survived by his Mother, Sister and many many friends. We send our condolences to them all at this difficult time
 
RIP Steve
 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis


Station Officer Gerard King Retires After 37yrs


Clifden Fire Station Station Officer Gerard King Retired Yesterday after 37yrs Service to the people of Clifden & County Galway

We wish Gerard and his family all the very best for the future



Construction contract for Kilkee Fire Station is signed


Clare County Council signed contracts for the delivery of a €661,000 upgrade and extension of Kilkee Fire Station, County Clare on Friday 9th March 2018.
 
The project involves the construction of an extension to the rear of the existing building including a new Drying Room and BA Servicing / Compressor Room, and the provision of a lecture room and kitchenette on a new first floor, new Mezzanine floor for storage, female shower and toilet facilities with disabled access, two roller shutter doors and various other upgrade to services. 

The contract is being funded by the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government which is providing €661,000 for all costs, including construction costs and design fees. Kilkee Fire Station is being relocated to Dough in order to facilitate construction work which will commence in the coming weeks and is expected to be completed during early 2019. 

The contract signing ceremony was attended by the Councillor Tom McNamara (Mayor of Clare), Councillor Michael Hillery (Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District), Pat Dowling (Chief Executive of Clare County Council), Leonard Cleary (Director of Services with responsibility for the West Clare Municipal District), Adrian Kelly (Clare Chief Fire Officer), John Garvey (Kilkee Fire Brigade Station Officer), Kieran Greene (Assistant Chief Fire Officer) and Dermot Custy of Custy Construction (Project Contractor), Tomás McKenna of McKenna Consulting Engineers (Consulting Engineer) and David McLoughlin of David McLoughlin & Associates (Quantity Surveyor).



Athy Fire Crews Rescues Man From House Fire


Athy Fire Station rescued a man from a house fire in the Town on Thursday 1st March. The 50yr old man was rescued but went into cardiac arrest. The athy crew performed CPR resuscitating him before an Ambulance arrived. ~Kildare Now



DFB Station Officer Dermot Murray Retires


We would like to wish Dublin Fire Brigade Station Officer Dermot Murray all the very best as he retires after 32 years. A great servant to the people of Balbriggan, Dublin and ALWAYS very helpful to Fire-Ireland any time we wanted to stop in a photo the Appliance. 

Enjoy the next chapter Dermot

Fire Ireland 



Historic Dublin Aerial Appliance Preserved


We are delighted to report that Dublin Fire Brigade's Retired HP from Dun Laoghaire Fire Station has now been handed over to DFB Firefighter / Paramedic Willie Bermingham for Presavation
Willie wrote: 

I’d like to thank the Dublin Fire Brigade Chief Officer, Mr Pat Fleming, Assistant Chief Mr Denis Keeley, District Officer in charge of workshops, Tommy Butler and all the mechanics. Today I collected 87D19999 for preservation. It was purchased new by the DFB in 1987 as a turntable ladder and was converted into a hydraulic platform in 2003. It served until late last year 2017. During its time it carried the remains of serving firemen to their graves, including my own father. This truck holds so much sentimental value to me. It’s future is now secure and will hopefully be enjoyed by people of all generations.
 
We would like to congratulate Willie on everything he did to get the Appliance Preserved. 
 
For those who would like to see the Appliance up close it is planned to make an appearence at the Blues & Twos Vintage Club Show in Corkage Park. Details to follow



Limerick City Station Officer Dan Kiely Retires


On Friday 16th Feb 2018 Limerick City Fire Station Station Officer Pat Kiely Retired after 35years Service with Limerick Fire & Recsue Service

We would like to wish SO Kiely the very best in the future


NIFRS WC Shortlisted in Control Room Awards


Congratulations NIFRS Watch Commander Clive Hamilton, Regional Control Centre, who has been shortlisted in the 2018 Control Room Awards in the Community Champion category. Clive also volunteers as a Fire Cadet Leader and with @RedCrossNI Fire Emergency Support Service. ~NIFRS Twitter
 
We met Clive in 2016 who assisted in a visit for us to NIFRS HQ. A complete gentleman. We wish Clive the very best



Ferbane's New Fire Station


Ferbanes New 3 Bay Fire Station seen here is nearing completion and will be Operational in the coming weeks



Galway Fire Service Firefighter Alan Chanter Retires


Galway Fire Service Firefighter Alan Chanter with the crew from Redwatch attending his Last fire call in Knocknacarra before he retired.
 
Fire & Rescue Galway Facebook wrote

We would like to wish Firefighter Alan Chanter all the Very Best on his retirement from Galway Fire & Rescue Service. Alan worked with us for 15 and a half years in Galway, having previously served in the London Fire Brigade for over 17 years. Alan brought with him vast knowledge and experience which made him an outstanding Firefighter, his ability to quickly size up any incident made him a great asset to any officer. 

He also help develop and train younger members of the crews. He gave a lot of his time and energy to the Fire Brigade Sports and Social Club, raising substantial funds for Charities around Galway over the years. We hope you enjoy the next chapter in your life, and have a long a happy retirement. "The Strongest are Forged in Fire"



Cork Airports New Training Simulator


On Friday 29th Septemebr Minister Simon Covney officially opened Cork Airports New fire training ground facility. The new €1.8 million state of the art facility will provide a vast range of scenarios for fire fighters ensuring the highest standards of fire safety at Cork Airport. Many thanks to all those who brought this project to fruition. White watch were on hand to give a demonstration on the new training rig. ~Cork Airport Police / Fire & Rescue Facebook



M18 Motorway Familiarisation


Photos Used with Permission of Pat Flynn

Gort Fire Service on a familiarisation run on the New Section of the M18 Motorway on Thursday 14th September




NIFRS Newcastle Annual Inspection


NIFRS Newcastle Fire Station seen Monday Nightahead of their Annual Inspection by Chief Fire Officer GaryThompson



Multi Agency Demo County Waterford


Waterford Airport Fire Service Rescues 2 & 3 seen alongside the Irish Air Corps Irish Air Corps CASA Persuader Aircraft at Waterford Airport Saturday 2nd September

Dunmore East in Waterford was the location for the Irish Marine Search & Rescue (IMSARC) demos by multiple Emergency Service partners including Fire Srervice, Gardai, National Ambulance Service, RNLI Lifeboats, Irish Naval Service & Irish Air Corps and was co-ordinated by the Irish Coast Guard



2017 Recruits Class Dundalk Training Centre


Recruit Firefighters from Cork County, Cavan, Tiperary, Kilkenny, Kildare, Monaghan, Laois & Louth seen in Dundalk Training Centre with Course Director SACFO Joe Lumsden (Louth), Instructors SO Paul Kelly (Dundalk - Course Instructor), SSO Darren Murphy (Dundalk - Syndicate Instructor) SSO Niall Malone (Drogheda - Syndicate Instructor) & SSO Robert McKenna (Drogheda - Syndicate Instructor)


3 Retirements in Sligo Fire Brigade


The last photograph of Robbie Mahon, Jerome Curran, and David McLoughlin as part of Sligo Fire Brigade was taken at tonights drill. Robbie and Jerome have been with the brigade for 32 years and David has 18 years service.~Sligo City Firefighters Facebook



New Recruits For Counties Cork & Tipperary


New Recruit Firefighters from Schull, Dunmanway, Clonakilty, Ballincollig, Bandon, Mallow, Midleton and Clonmel seen here after attending a 3 week recruits course which was held in Bandon Fire Station from June the 12th to the 30th of June 2017.



Firefighter Sean O'Callaghan Retires


Firefighter Sean O'Callaghan retiring after 12 years with Shannon Fire Station in County Clare 

We wish Sean the very best in the years to come



Wow Air Inaugural Flight, Cork Airport


Wow Air launched flights to Cork on the 19th May 2017 seen here receiving a water canon salute on arrival at Cork. ~Paul Daly



Irish Air Corps Helo Landing, Cork Airport


Irish Air Corps 271 approaches the ramp under the watchful eye of Rescue 1 and AFO1 at Cork Airport on 2nd June 2017. ~Paul Daly



Zurich-Cork Inaugural Flight, Cork Airport


Swiss Airlines inaugurated their Zurich-Cork service on the 2nd June 2017, seen here receiving a water canon salute on arrival from Cork Airport Fire & Rescue Service. ~Paul Daly



Cork County Fire & Rescue Service


On Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of June the Fire Ireland team visited Counties Cork and Laois. We would like to thank to the Officer's and Firefighters from both Counties who gave up their time to move appliances so as they could be photographed.

Photo showing Mallow's NEW Alpha 1 and Bravo 1



Balbriggan Summerfest



Being a member of a fire brigade takes substantial commitment and time and on Saturday Balbriggan firefighters gave a demonstration on how they deal with extricating people and performing rescues when they respond to a motor vehicle accident. 

People attending the re enactment gained valuable insight in the stark reality of a car crash and what the Fire Brigade have to do to cut a car away from a victim. A great display of professionalism, skill & teamwork from these well trained individuals.
 ~Balbriggan.info



Kildare Fire Service Launch NEW PPE

Kildare Fire Service launched their New "Hunter Apparel" PPE to its 68 firefighters and officers in the county on Tuesday 16th May. 

The launch took place at Naas Fire Station and was attended to By Chief Fire Officer for Kildare Celina Barrett, Mayor for Kildare Cllr Ivan Keatley & Representatives from Hunter Apparel



Rathfarnham Fire Station Open Day
Cheque Presentation


Rathfarnham Fire Station Firefighters today handed over a cheque for €4,322 to Snowflakes Autism Support following their very successful Open Day last month. 

Well Done All at Rathfarnham Fire Station



Special Recognition Award - NIFRS


NIFRS Cadet Leader Clive Hamilton & NIFRS ACFO Alan Walmsley

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Clive Hamilton's 17 Years Service as a volunteer Cadet Leader in Lisburn was acknowledged Friday Night by NIFRS Assisent Chief Fire Officer Alan Walmsley on behalf of the Fire Service

The Fire Ireland Team met Clive in NIFRS HQ in 2016 where he took the time to show us around and answer our many questions. A true gent and a credit to the NIFRS.

We would like to Congratulate Clive for his Service & his Special Recognition Award
 
Dec, Pat & Bernie 



Clare Fire & Rescue Service Visit


The Fire Ireland Team visited Counties Clare & Tipperary on the weekend of 21st, 22nd, 23rd April 2017.

We would like to thank all the Officers and Firefighters who helped to move appliances so as they could be photographed.

A special word of thanks to S/O Ger Aylmer (Shannon Station) for all your help.



Remembering the Manx Airline Crash
Cork Airport


Members of Cork Airport Fire & Rescue Service and Cork Airport Police Service seen remembering the Manx Airlines Crash at the Airport Friday 10th on the 6th Anniversary 

The Flight which took off from Belfast City Airport on 10th Feburary 2011 crashed at Cork on landing claiming the lives of 6 passengers and injuring 6 others

Our thoughts are with all those involved



Ashbourne Fire Station Visit


On Sunday 5th February Fire Ireland visited Ashbourne in County Meath and Ardee in County Louth. We would like to THANK the Officers and Firefighters who assisted in the visit and movement of vehicles & Appliances on the day.

It was Greatly Appreciated



Limerick City Fire Station Visit


In January 2017 Fire Ireland visited Limerick City Fire Station. We would like to THANK the Officers and Firefighters who assisted in the visit and movement of vehicles & Appliances on the day.

It was Greatly Appreciated



Dublin FF / Paramedic / Historian Las Fallon Retires


Portrait Photo Copyright John O'Byrne
 
On Friday 16th December Dublin Fire Brigade Firefighter / Paramedic and DFB Historian Las Fallon retired from the Dublin Fire Brigade after 31+ years of Service 

We would like to THANK Las for his Service to the City of Dublin & his hospitality anytime we have met him

We wish Las & his family all the very best in the years to come
 
Pat, Bernie & Dec



NIFRS New Chief Fire Officer


The Fire Ireland Team would like to Congratulate Gary Thompson on his appointment to Chief Fire Officer of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service from Monday 7th November

We wish him the Very Best in the years to come

Dec, Pat & Bernie 



Proposed New Ferbane Fire Station


Offaly County Council are inviting members of the public to comment on a proposal to construct a new Fire Station at the site of the existing Council Depot at Gallen, Ferbane. Members of the public are invited to view the drawings for the proposed work and make a submission to the Council. 

Documents may be accessed by 
Clicking the Link Below or at Birr Municipal District Office, or The Central Fire Station, Tullamore

CLICK HERE for Offaly County Council Website


Monaghan Fire Service Recruits


Monaghan Recruit Class 2016



Wicklow Fire Service Recruits


Wicklow Recruit Class 2016



Cork Airport Police & Fire Service


On Monday 15th August Cork Airport placed their New Lentner Avenger 6x6 RIFT (Rapid Intervention Foam Tender) into Service replacing an older Timoney 8x8 RIFT

For Photo See Cork Airport Fire & Service Page

CLICK HERE for Cork Airport Fire & Rescue Service Page

Kildare County Fire Service


Maynooth Fire Station County Kildare Frontline pictured during a visit to Kildare County Fire Stations in August 2016
 
For Photo Updates from Kildare County Fire Service Click Link Below

CLICK HERE for Kildare County Fire Service Page

Belfast City & Intl Airports


Rescue's 2, 3 & 4 From Belfast International Airport seen pictured with Fire Ireland Owners Dec & Pat and website friend Robert Taylor in June 2016

For Photo Updates from Belfast City & International Airports Click Link Below

CLICK HERE for Belfast City & International Airports Page

Ireland West Airport Knock Fire Station


Rescue's 2, 4 & 1 From Ireland West Airport Knock seen on Station earlier today

For More Photo's from Ireland West Airport Knock See Regional Airports Page

CLICK HERE for Regional Airports & Airstrips Page

Congratulations NIFRS Football Team


More Congratulations are in order. On Thursday 26th May the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Football team beat Hampshire Fire Service 7-0 to retain the UK Fire Service Football Cup for the 2nd year running
 
Huge Well Done from The Fire Ireland Team

Congratulations Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter Team


The Fire Ireland Team would like to Congratulate the Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter Team on WINNING the award for 'Best Use of Social Media by a State Body' at last nights Social Media Awards / #sockies16

Huge Well Done to Trev, Ray and ALL the Team at DFB Twitter

Station Visit's: NIFRS Eastern Command


In May 2016 we visited NIFRS Eastern Command Station - Cadogan, Westland, Whitla & Knock

Click Link Bloew for NIFRS Eastern Command Updates

CLICK HERE for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Eastern Command Updates

Station Visit: Castleisland Fire Station - Kerry


In May 2016 we visited Castleisland Fire Station in Kerry

Click Link Below For Castleisland Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Kerry Fire & Rescue Service Updates

Station Visit: Newcastlewest Fire Station - Limerick


In May 2016 we visited Newcastlewest Fire Station in Limerick

Click Link Below For Newcastlewest Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Limerick Fire & Rescue Service Updates

Station Visit: Kerry Airport - Kerry


In May 2016 we visited Kerry Airport Fire Station in Kerry

Click Link Below For Kerry Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Kerry Airport Fire Service Updates

Station Visit's: Killarney & Kenmare Fire Stations



In May 2016 we visited Killarney and Kenmare Fire Stations in Kerry

Click Link Below For Killarney and Kenmare Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Kerry Fire & Rescue Service Page

Station Visit's: Wicklow Town & Greystones Fire Stations


In April 2016 we visited Wicklow Town and Greystones Fire Stations in Wicklow

Click Link Below For Wicklow Town and Greystones Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Wicklow County Fire Service Page Updates

Station Visit: North Strand Fire Station - Dublin


In April 2016 we visited North Strand Fire Station in Dublin

Click Link Below For North Strand Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Dublin Fire Brigade Delta District Page Updates

Station Visits: NIFRS Central Fire Station & Lisburn HQ



In April 2016 we visited Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service HQ in Lisburn and Central Fire Station in Belfast

Click Link Below For Central Fire Station Updates

CLICK HERE for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Eastern Command Page

Station Visit: Balbriggan Fire Station - Dublin


In March 2016 we visited Balbriggan Fire Station

Click Link Below for Dublin Fire Brigade Foxtrot Page Updates

CLICK HERE for Dublin Fire Brigade Foxtrot District Page

Fire Service Instructors Course Newbridge Co Kildare



Fire Officers from Carlow,Clare,Donegal,Louth,Leitrim,Mayo,Monaghan,Waterford and Westmeath seen here after attending a Fire Service Instructors Course which was held in Newbridge Fire Station from the 4th to 8th of April 2016.

Instructors on the course where from Kilkenny,Louth and Limerick City. 

University Collage Hospital Galway



Irish Air Corps Helicopter "AIRCORPS112" shifts pitchside to allow Irish Coastguard Helicopter "RESCUE115" use the pad at UCH Galway on Friday 13th November.

D/M John Reid Retires after 19yrs with DFB


Photo Used with Permission of Gary Tolan

Driver / Mechanic John Reid Retired last week after 19 years Service with the Dublin Fire Brigade, Balbriggan Fire Station. Pictured on Tuesday night at his leaving party was (Left) D/O "Foxtrot" Brendan Carroll, (Centre) John Reid and (Right) Station Officer Dermot Murray.

The Fire Ireland Team wish John well in Retirement

Durrow Fire Station's Special Visitor


 Durrow Fire Crew (County Laois) had a Special Visit at drill on Monday Evening 31st August from Mr. Paddy Thornton and his wife. The crew last met Paddy a month ago when they responded to his sudden cardiac arrest in the town.
 
Due to early bystander CPR, early defibrillation by the fire crew and early advanced care by the HSE National Ambulance Service, Paddy is making an excellent recovery. The crew were delighted to meet him again in better circumstances. A great reminder to take the opportunity to learn CPR this year.
 
Laois County Fire & Rescue Service Facebook Page 2015

@FireIreland Twitter Milestone



We are DELIGHTED to Announce that Sunday 16th August we reached 1,000 Followers on our @FireIreland Twitter Page 

We want to THANK ALL our Followers and look forward to reaching 2,000 

#thankyou #1000followers

Pat, Bernie, Dec

Charity Car Wash Dundalk Fire Station



A Charity car wash was held at Dundalk fire station on Saturday the15th of August in aid of Louth/Meath Down Syndrome & SOSAD. Seen here washing a car  are members of the fire service from Dundalk and Meath.

Senior D/M John T "Cecil" Doyle from Naas Fire Station Retires after 31 Years Service


Photo Used with Permission of Ben Kelly Photography

Last Night Wednesday 29th July John T "Cecil" Doyle retired from Naas Fire Station after 31 Years Service. John (pictured 6th from left) retired after his final drill following presentations from the crew and Senior Officers

Photo (Left to Right): D
/M Derek Ryan, F/F Ger Kelly, F/F Emmet Loughlin, F/F John Saughnessy, F/F Keith Harrison, Senior D/M John T "Cecil" Doyle, S/O Eddie Troy, F/F Tommy Loughran, SSO Paul O'Dwyer, F/F Brian King, F/F Beau Domican, D/M Richard Kelly, SSO Derek Collins

We would like to wish John all the very best in his retirement

Fire Ireland Team

NIFRS & Louth County Council Fire & Rescue Service




Members of Louth County Council Fire and Rescue Service seen here with Reggie,Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue's Fire Investigation dog at an exercise held at Dundalk Fire Station on Tuesday the 16th of June 2015. Fire Ireland would like to thank S/SO Darren Murphy and all at Louth County Council Fire and Rescue Service for asking to cover the exercise.

New Recruits County Galway





New Recruit Firefighters being interviewed aspart of a news piece for TG4 on the New Fire Station in Carraroe, Galway

TG4 Nuacht Tonight Wednesday 29th April at 7pm

Limerick City Fire Brigade Launch New Swift Water Rescue Craft



Limerick Fire and Rescue service has officially unveiled FIRESWIFT, its new custom made power boat specifically designed for use on the River Shannon.

Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan, officially launched the powerful 4.6m RIB at the pontoon in Steamboat Quay, Limerick on Thursday 16th April

The 4.6m RIB can be launched in less than a minute as it is permanently moored on a floating pontoon.  The fastest emergency response on the river, FIRESWIFT can be mobilised within three minutes from the time an emergency call is made and will be used by the Fire Service in conjunction with inflatable rescue sleds.




Keeping Dublin Airport a 'Bird Free Zone'



A Firefighter from Dublin Airport Fire & Rescue Service seen here on patrol on the airfield scaring away birds from the runway at Dublin Airport

Congratulations Clare County Fire & Rescue Service



Clare County Fire & Rescue Service has once again received National and International recognition for its ongoing efforts to protect the Safety, Health and Welfare of its employees

Clare County Fire & Rescue Service joins Limerick County, North Tipperary and Carlow Fire Services as the only Fire Authorities in Ireland to have achieved the prestigious standard.

For More Information Please Click Link Below

CLICK HERE for More Information on OHSAS Award

Cork City Firefighter Breaks Guinness World Record



Cork City Firefighter Alex O'Shea seen here receiving his Guinness World Record presented to him by the Lord Mayor of Cork

Firefighter O'Shea ran the Cork City Marathon in Full Turnout Gear last year for two causes 

The Irish Guide Dogs for the blind
The Ballineen playground development fund

Congratulations to Firefighter O'Shea from us all at Fire Ireland


We would like to Thank the Staff from the Irish Air Corps for sending us on a Christmas Card.

We would like to Wish them all and their families a Happy Christmas and a Safe & Peaceful New Year

The Fire Ireland Team
 

Drogheda Fire Station Alpha 2



Drogheda Fire Stations Alpha 2 seen here been washed down after returning from a call on Saturday 20th December

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service



Firefighters from Omagh, Strabane and Newtownstewart Fire Stations were recently honoured with prestigious Chief Fire Officer Commendations and Citations, awarded in recognition for their work at a harrowing road traffic collision outside Sion Mills on 8 January 2014

The Fire Ireland Team would like to congratulate ALL those honoured 

For More Information Please See nifrs website Below

CLICK HERE for full story on nifrs.org

September 11th - NEVER FORGET


Photo Used with Permission of Brian Duddy Photography

Today we remember all those who died on September 11th 2001.

In particular we remember ALL the members of New Yorks Fire Dept, FDNY Ret, Police Dept & Port Authority Police Dept, Fire Patrol, EMS who lost their lives whilst saving others

We also remember ALL those who have lost their lives & continue to lose their lives to this day as a result of working at the World Trade Center site in search for others


Let Us NEVER FORGET

Frontline Emergency & Security Services Éire Forum Parade














Photo's Used with Permission of Ken Meegan

Dublin Fire Brigade pipe band closly followed by members of the Dublin Fire Brigade seen here on Victoria Quay during the Frontline Emergency and Security Services Éire Forum Parade in Dublin on Saturday 6th September

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service




Echo 11 05 seen here outside Knock Fire Station in Belfast on Monday 1st September

Cork County Fire Service



Midleton Fire Station, Cork County current frontline appliances

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service



Central Fire Station, Belfast current Front Line Appliances



Antrim Fire Stations Front Line Appliances

Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service


Firefighters from Clonmel Fire Station. County Tipperary doing there Ice Bucket Challenge



Forest Fire Warning: Condition ORANGE


Arising from current dry conditions associated with an Atlantic high pressure, we have issued an Orange Fire warning for all areas where hazardous fuels such as dead grasses and gorse exist. Warning in place until Friday April 03

For More Information & Detailed Advice See www.agriculture.gov.ie Below

CLICK HERE for Agriculture.ie Website

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