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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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Woman Calls Ambulance Service For Advice On A Broken Egg

An unnamed caller reached out to a UK ambulance service for advice on a broken egg in her fridge. The operator replied: “This is the ambulance service, we cannot advise…

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National Ambulance Service Introduced 91 New Vehicles Into Its Services During 2017

The HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) introduced 91 new vehicles into its services during 2017. This was enabled by a capital spend of €14.5 m. The vehicles, along with equipment…

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National Day Of Rememberance For Road Crash Victims This Sunday

“World Day of Rememberance for Road Traffic Victims” occurs on the third Sunday in November each year. This Sunday, November 19th, will draw the public’s attention to road traffic collisions,…

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Learning How To Do CPR Could Help You Save A Life

The latest statistics show that in Ireland, an average of 10,000 people die from cardiovascular disease each year with 5,000 of these deaths from a sudden cardiac arrest. 70% of…

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A Significant Drop In Bonfire Related Incidents For Clare Emergency Services

Clare County Fire and Rescue Service answered to seven bonfire related incidents over the Halloween period for 2017. This is a decrease of over half, in comparison to 2016, when…

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New Ambulances For Dublin Fire Brigade Fitted With Solar Panels And Re-Generative Braking

Dublin Fire Brigade’s new ambulances have been “fitted with solar panels and re-generative braking”. According to a tweet on the Dublin Fire Brigade’s Twitter page, the adjustments will “help recharge…

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More Than 80 Members Of Emergency Services Showcased Their Skills In Co. Donegal

More than 80 delegates from the Emergency Services took part in an innovative conference Expo on Saturday last (October 21st, 2017) at Finner camp in Co. Donegal showcasing the specialist…

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Status Orange Wind Warning For Southern And Western Coastal Counties

A deepening depression known as Storm Brian will cause heavy winds across southern and western coastal counties in Ireland tonight. Orange level wind warnings for coasts of Mayo, Galway, Clare,…

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Emergency services set for the homeless in wake of Ophelia

Homeless charity Peter McVerry Trust is initiating its emergency response protocols in response to Hurricane Ophelia. A category red wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann on behalf of the…

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Motorists Advised To Slow Down In Anticipation For Ophelia

The AA are warning motorists to prepare for the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia passing through Ireland next week. High winds and heavy rain are expected for Monday. The warning comes…

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Donegal Fire Service new recruitment drive aims to attract female employees

A new recruitment drive on behalf of Donegal Fire Service wants to develop more diversity in their workforce. The recruitment process, launched recently, is targeting new female recruits for a…

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Cork Airport opens new fire training facility

Cork Airport’s Fire Service will be better equipped to deal with emergency situations following the opening of a new €1.8m Fire Training Facility. The new facility will provide the Fire…

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Job hunting? Defence Forces announce new recruitment campaign

The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment scheme, as announced by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe yesterday. The recruitment scheme is aimed at honouring the Government’s commitment to keeping the…

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