Following completion of an intensive training course, 10 newly commissioned Fire Fighters, including two from Clare, have been recognised at a passing out parade in Limerick.
Having undergone 15 weeks of training with Dublin Fire Brigade, the new recruits will be based at Mulgrave St across the four full-time watches bringing to 160 the number of Fire Fighters in the city and county.
More than a dozen different modules covering all aspects of the service’s work responding to emergencies have been covered by the new recruits in recent months. They include all Fire Fighter basic skills, ladder and pump drills, hydraulics, working from heights, introduction to hazardous materials, occupational first aid, legislation, and health and safety.
The newly qualified Fire Fighters are Peter Buckley (Shannon, Clare), Ray Tuohy (Ennis, Clare), Niall Costelloe (Garryowen, Limerick), Sean Dillon (Ballina, Co Tipperary), Evan Egan (Newcastle West, Limerick), Mark Ahearne (Tipperary), Ros Fegan (Galway), Colin Gleeson (Caherdavin, Limerick), James Kearns (Mungret, Limerick) and Desmond Ryan (Cappawhite, Tipperary).