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Just thought i would add this for a friend as lots of firefighters will need a good wedding singer or sometimes a funeral singer in the course of life. For a very professional job visit Deirdre Shannon at www.Vocalist.ie.


Irish Fire Services Resource

Draft New National PDAs Oct 2012

An important document for all those involved in the Fire Service and affected by them!
(Draft Version)
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. 


Keeping Communities Safe A Handbook For Fire Safety In Ireland

Another publication from the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management that all those involved in the fire service NEED to be aware of as it relates to your job.
Also the New National PDAs which are a must read. Thanks to Borland on the forum for the heads up.
-A Handbook for Fire Safety in Ireland
Executive Summary and Summary Information on Fire Services in Ireland
1. Introduction
2. The Risk Management Approach
3. Structures to Deliver Effective Services

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Baseline Study on Irish Fire and Emergency Services


Following approval by the National Directorate's Management Board to undertake a baseline study of the current state of the fire and rescue services in Ireland, each local authority was requested to complete a survey document to gather information on fire services across the State.

The primary purpose of the Baseline Study is to provide a benchmark of the current status of local authority fire and emergency services, against which future progress can be measured. An analysis of the current

situation is useful also to inform the National Development Framework 2010- 2015 which has been published by the National Directorate. The study is intended to provide a snap shot of fire services across the


The survey deals with six main areas:

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Irish Fire Services National Development Framework 2010-2015

A new document the "Irish Fire Services, National Development Framework 2010-2015" has been added to the fire related technical document section and can be download here.

icon Irish Fire Services National Development Framework 2010-2015 (479.5 kB)


Fire Brigade Exhibition

1936ladderaAn Exhibition entitled "300 years of firefighting in Dublin' by Dublin Firefighter Historian Las Fallon - will run during Heritage Week on 18 August and until 20 September in South Dublin County Council in the County Library, Tallaght.


He will also be launch his book in September more details to follow ...




Want to buy a book related to the fire services?

We have a large range via our integrated Amazon store from technical to historical to fiction so why not have a browse!

Photograph Gallery

The online gallery is a part of the forum so all registered users can submit their fire photos. Why not do so today and build up a picture of firefighting in Ireland!

Help Wanted!

l am always looking for assistance in building up the content of the site so if you have anything you would like added or can help me l would be very grateful. From text to picture and new sections.