Dennis Keeley

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Firefighter paramedics whose vaccine appointments were postponed last month were expected to have been prioritised for inoculation two weeks ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Covid-19 vaccination of Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) front line workers is expected to resume next week, chief fire office Dennis Keeley has said. Vacci(...)

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. File photograph: Tibor Rosta/MTI via AP

The rollout of vaccines will be “inevitably disappointing and frustrating” to many healthcare staff who have to wait, the HSE has admitted. Addressi(...)

 Emergency ambulances from Dublin Fire Brigade: Up to 1,100 firefighters and paramedics work for Dublin City Council, 80 of whom are not available for duty due to having contracted Covid-19 or are close contacts. Photograph: EPA

Paramedics and firefighters in Dublin Fire Brigade who had their Covid-19 vaccine appointments postponed will be prioritised for inoculation this week(...)

A file image of a Dublin Fire Brigade demonstration last year of the dangers of fireworks to fingers and hands.

A senior fire officer has warned against the increased use of fireworks and said they could cause “horrific injuries” particularly amongst children. (...)

 Dennis Keeley: “We have managed to keep all our fire appliances and ambulances in service, with the support of staff and by redeploying uniformed personnel to the front line.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Up to 10 per cent of Dublin Fire Brigade staff are unavailable for duty due to coronavirus illness or protective isolation measures, chief fire offic(...)

Firefighter sub officer Darren O’Connor showcases the dangers of fireworks.

The number of medical emergencies as a result of fireworks around the Halloween period has continued to rise in recent years, Dublin Fire Brigade has (...)

Halloween bonfires: beware of the many dangers. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Aerosol cans becoming “miniature bombs”, loose-fitting flammable clothing worn by children and powerful fireworks causing serious injuries were just s(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade first tested  drones at a prolonged blaze at Ballymount industrial estate in Dublin last April. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin Fire Brigade is close to completing guidelines on its use of drones which are likely to be integrated into operational use by the end of the(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade is close to completing guidelines on its use of drones which are likely to be integrated into operational use by the end of the ye(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade responded to over 500 incidents last year, 196 of which were fires. Photograph: AP

Dublin Fire Brigade attended more than 500 fires and other incidents on Halloween night last year, a reduction of 20 per cent on the previous year.How(...)