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The History of the Ambulance Service

One of the most important services in this world is definitely the Ambulance Service. Without the hardworking paramedics providing quick aid around the clock, many of us would be helpless…

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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 injuries and major damage to property. In response to a request…

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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, not only in Ireland. How did the Fire Services develop throughout…

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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 – is 80 years old this year. Over the past eight…

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The Great Chicago Fire 1871

The Great Chicago Fire burned ferociously through the city from October 8th to October 10th, 1871, destroyed thousands of buildings, killing an estimated 300 people. The damage caused by the…

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Historic Firefighting Technology

Anyone who has ever looked at the history of firefighting will inevitable come to the astounding realisation of just how perilous the job used to be. Fires were more frequent,…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Emergency Ambulance Service

Patricia King, Vice President, SIPTU and Shay Cody, General Secretary, IMPACT met with Owen Keegan, Chief Executive Dublin City Council and Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive DCC on Friday, 6…

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Dublin Castle loses Fire Safety Conference

  An international conference on fire safety for people with disabilities due to take place in Dublin Castle had to be cancelled due to safety concerns.The “Fire Safety for all”…

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Miguel De Cervantes remains might about to be uncovered

  The mystery of where the famous authors Miguel de Cervantes remains are buried may be about to be solved. A team of experts made up of archaeologists and anthropologists…

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Emergency Services sprung into action during the 1916 Rising

Dublin City Council recently bought a logbook from 1916 which sheds a new light on the ambulance service during this time. April 24th 1916 was the day of the Easter…

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The five great fires of medieval Dublin

Everyone has heard of the Great Fire of London in 1666 when vast swathes of the city were engulfed in an inferno which lasted for a full three days. Such…

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The triangle shirtwaist factory fire

Just over a century ago, a devastating inferno consumed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village, New York, killing 146 immigrant workers. At the time declared the worst industrial accident…

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