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Ireland’s First Community Air Ambulance Is On Its Way

The first community air ambulance service is propelling its way to Ireland by the end of July, with services expected to begin from August onwards. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR),…

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Part-Time Retained Firefighter Position At Kilkee and Ennistymon Fire Station

Applications are now open for potential candidates to apply for a part-time position as a retained firefighter at Kilkee and Ennistymon Fire Station. A spokesperson for Clare County Council said:…

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Clare Firefighters Presented With 166 Sets Of Next Generation Kits

Last Friday (June 1st), 166 sets of next generation fire kits were presented to Clare County Fire and Rescue Service by the Mayor of Clare, Cllr Tom McNamara. Following an…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Seeking Retained Firefighter For Skerries Fire Station

Dublin Fire Brigade are seeking applications for a retained firefighter to join Skerries Fire Station. Applications must be made on the Retained Firefighter-Skerries Application Form no later than 5pm on…

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27% Of Frontline Gardaí Could Be “Walking Wounded” From Trauma

A new survey commissioned by the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has found that overall, 27% of gardaí on the frontline could be “walking wounded” as a result of trauma. It was…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Warn Of Pub Scam Making The Rounds

Dublin Fire Brigade have issued a warning to be aware of a scam making the rounds in Dublin pubs. According to a statement released by the Fire Services on Twitter,…

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Wildfire Warning Issued By Clare’s Fire Service

Landowners and the general public in County Clare are being asked not to partake in any outdoor burning during the warm weather period. Clare County Fire and Rescue Service has…

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Gardaí To Hold “Slow Down day” To Reduce Fatal Speed Related Collisions

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 7am on…

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Remembering Those Who Have Died In The Line Of Duty

The Annual Garda Memorial Day for 2018 honoured the 88 members of An Garda Síochána who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The day of commemorations took place…

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Chief Fire Officers’ Association Annual Conference 2018

The Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) Annual Conference for 2018 took place this year at the Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, Co. Mayo. The organisation itself acts as a professional…

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Extreme weather, new building boom pose challenges for fire services – chiefs

Emergency Services Journal caught up with Adrian Kelly, CFO of Co. Clare and Secretary of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association at the organisation’s annual conference at Knockranny House Hotel in…

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Fire Services Chiefs Face Recruitment Battle

The Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFAO) is the professional body of Chief Fire Officer’s (CFO) in Ireland.  The CFOA Annual Conference, now in its 61st year, was held in the…

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Dublin Fire Brigade To Host Open Day In Aid Of Suicide Or Survive

Dublin Fire Brigade are hosting an open day this Saturday, April 28th at their Nutgrove station in aid of Irish charity Suicide or Survive. The event is suitable for the…

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DFB Received Almost 100 Less Emergency Calls On Good Friday 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed recently that 100 less emergency 999/112 emergency calls were processed for Good Friday 2018 in comparison to last year. Good Friday this year marked the first…

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59 People Killed Or Seriously Injured Since 2012 Due To Easter Crashes

According to figures released by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Siochana, a total of 59 people have lost their lives or have been fatally injured since 2012…

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Measles outbreak – HSE urges under 40s to vaccinate

Ireland is currently suffering from a measles outbreak, which began in Limerick, January of this year, with forty confirmed cases. Measles is highly infectious, so much so that 90% of…

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450 Calls Dealt With By Voluntary First Aid Organisations During Storm Emma

It was announced that 450 calls were dealt with by voluntary first aid organisations since last Wednesday, February 28th due to Storm Emma. Volunteers working for the Irish Red Cross,…

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Blizzard And Stay Indoors Warnings Lifted

Met Eireann has lifted its blizzard warning and removed instructions for the public to stay indoors until 6pm this evening. However, a status red snow-ice warning is currently in place…

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Gardai & RSA Issue Severe Weather Warning For Motorists Not To Make Any Unnecessary Journeys

Many roads across Ireland remain “treacherous” and “impassable” today due to Storm Emma striking the country. Both the Gardai and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have issued severe weather warnings…

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Final Report on Rescue 116 Crash Will Not Be Completed By Anniversary of Tragedy

Ireland’s Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) have released a statement informing the public that a final report on the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 crash last March will not…

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