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Meath firefighters third in World Rescue Challenge

A team of Meath firefighters have finished in third place in the World Rescue Challenge extrication event held in...

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Lifestyle

A photographer is capturing Ireland’s lifeboat crews with Victorian techniques

Over two years ago, Jack Lowe iniated an ambitious project to photograph every RNLI station with a Victorian-era camera....

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History

The Hidden Heroes of the Belfast Blitz

In April and May 1941, Belfast was bombed by the German Lufwaffe, resulting in heavy loss of life, many...

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EMS News

RNLI Crews Feature In New BBC TV Series ‘Saving Lives At Sea’

A new BBC documentary currently airing is shining a light on the the lives of the RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat...

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History

The History of the Fire Services in Germany

The importance and bravery of firefighters is often forgotten in history. Their actions saved a countless number of lives,...

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Air ambulance service launches in NI after 12-year campaign

A new air ambulance service service has launched in the North following a 12-year campaign. The introduction of the...

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EMS News Health

Drivers urged to think safety over bank holiday

Following the deaths of seven road users in the past week, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority...

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History

999: The World’s Oldest Emergency Services Phone Number at 80

Launched following a fire at a London doctor’s surgery in November 1935, the world’s oldest emergency service – 999...

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Meath Firefighters puts the wheels in motion for charity

Eight firefighters from Meath are putting final preparations in place to take part in ‘Race Around Ireland’ – the...

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Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas who died on duty awarded posthumous degree

Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas, who died during an operation off the coast of Clare last year, has been...

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Dublin Fire Brigade simulate ‘mass casualty incident’ in Phibsboro

Phibsboro was transformed into a disaster zone yesterday as Dublin Fire Brigade carried out an elaborate drill to teach...

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Technology

How Dublin Fire Brigade is using drones

Dublin Fire Brigade now has a growing air support unit, consisting of a fleet of drones and several pilots,...

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Technology

Lifeguards at Co Clare beach to use drones

An Irish software start-up has joined forces with Clare County Council to aid lifeguard operations by using drones for...

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RNLI stresses importance of lifejackets after carrying out two rescues in matter of hours

A lifeboat crew from Kinsale RNLI have stressed the importance of wearing lifejackets after saving an adult, five children...

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Patients encouraged to participate in National Experience Survey before deadline

The deadline is fast approaching for patients to document their hospital experience in a new Government national survey. The...

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Technology

Life saving ‘Interactive Medical Drones’ no longer Science Fiction

The concept arose following a tornado that struck Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 2013 ripped roofs off houses, twisted steel girders...

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Similar material to Grenfell Tower cladding found at Cork council building

Calls for nationwide fire safety checks after discovery of Grenfell cladding on Cork County Council HQ Calls have been...

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MedTech Week Underway Across Ireland

European MedTech Week officially launched this week, with numerous events taking place across Ireland to celebrate it. As well...

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Airport police and fire service will pay special tribute to Rescue 116 colleagues

A special tribute was paid to the crew of Rescue Helicopter 116 by colleagues from Dublin Airport’s Police and...

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Technology

Mobile phones to text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks whereby the exact location and GPS coordinates of...

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