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Confined Competition - Firefighter in Dublin Fire Brigade Dublin City Council
Keeping Communities Safe Final Version
The "Keeping Communities Safe" (KCS) document is the blueprint for the future direction of the fire service which will deliver consistent, effective and value for money fire services in Ireland while continuing to reduce the risk from fires in our communities and prioritising the safety of fire personnel in their work. KCS has been developed using a risk management approach, where risks are identified, classified and used to prioritise fire service activity in prevention, protection and response.
Fire Investigators Association of Ireland Workshop April 24th 2013
OUR AGM AND TRAINING DAY WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL 2013 IN BELFAST
(Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Training Centre
Boucher Crescent Link to map )
THE TITLE OF THE TRAINING DAY WILL BE
'VEHICLE FIRES AND FIRE INVESTIGATION'
ALONG WITH OUR AGM THE DAY WILL CONSIST OF A MORNING WORKSHOP AND AN AFTERNOON SESSION OF PRESENTATIONS
THE MORNING WORKSHOP WILL FOCUS ON VEHICLE FIRES AND WILL INVOLVE SMALL GROUP WORK
THE AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS WILL COVER TOPICS SUCH AS STRUCTURE OF FIRE INVESTIGATION IN VARIOUS JURISDICTIONS, BUILDING REGULATIONS IN RELATION TO FIRES, EVIDENCE AT FIRE SCENES (FINGERPRINTS, DNA, BLOODS SPLASH PATTERNS)
Details of the workshop are on the poster which can be downloaded here
Las Fallon Dublin Fire Brigade History
Las Fallon at the time of writing has been a firefighter in Dublin Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service for the last 27 years. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Brigade having been founded in 1862 he has launched his wonderful book "Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Revolution"
Over the years Las as an avid fire service historian he has published various articles in magazines such as FireCall and other fire related magazines and online.
For those who had the chance to visit the great Dublin Fire Brigade museum in the O Brien Training institute you may have had the good fortune of meeting him in the museum and hearing him talk about the many exhibits there of which quite a few were on loan from his extensive private collection. Las was the curator there from 2008 to 2011.
Las is also a member of a number of organisations including the Fire Heritage Network, The Fire Service Trust and the Fire Mark Circle.
A 25minute video of Las chatting about Fire Service History can be viewed here.
Draft New National PDAs Oct 2012
An important document for all those involved in the Fire Service and affected by them!
This document sets out a series of standard Categories of Incident Types and the associated Pre-Determined Attendances (PDAs) for these Incident Categories.
Fire Services are mobilised to incidents by Regional Communications Centres (RCCs). These RCCs have lists of various incident types, however, there isn’t uniformity in the various types of incidents across the RCCs. Section 2 of this document sets out guidance on the various categories that incidents will be classified into, and the PDA associated with that incident type.