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Irish Fire Appliances although under the control of 30 different fire authorities have a fairly similar set of equipment of equipment on board. All fire brigades have as their frontline appliances a class b water tender with a range of equipment for firefighting, rescue, extrication, hazardous materials and some trauma cases depending on the level of medical training. (In Dublin all firefighters are Paramedics so they carry a larger range of medical equipment than any other brigade)
Specialist vehicles will carry more equipment to deal with specific incidents that require more equipment. e.g. heavy rescue for a larger vehicle road traffic collision or a turntable ladder for aerial rescue or a water tower.
Equipment Carried on a Standard Fire Appliance
2x 18 metre floating throwlines and bags for water rescue,
2 drysuits , buoyancy aids and associated equipment for Swiftwater rescue operations.
2 Sets of waders for flooding,
2 x 50 metre floating lines
Floating hose kit
First Aid Items
Items vary as Dublin Fire Brigade would carry far more medical equipment due to all firefighters being Paramedics and some advanced Paramedics