35 new firefighters take up their posts across DublinGary Ibbotson 17 Jan 2022
Last week 35 new firefighter paramedic recruits performed their passout parade after several months of intensive training.
Having been allocated to the various Dublin Fire Brigade Stations across the city, the recruits took up their post over the weekend.
Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland said welcomed the new firefighters, wishing them well in their new career.
“I would like to congratulate our new firefighter paramedics and wish them a long, safe and successful career in Dublin Fire Brigade.
“They join an effective, efficient and committed essential service in the city and I have no doubt that they will make a great contribution to it.
“I am also delighted to confirm that another firefighter recruit class is scheduled to commence on February 7th next, with 45 new recruits joining Dublin Fire Brigade to commence their training.”
Dublin Fire Brigade and the Government have been the target of criticism in recent months from local councillors and TDs due to the lack of resources and staffing.
Since last October several fire appliances have been forced off the roads due to a lack of personnel.
Sinn Fein councillor Daithí Doolan described the situation as a “crisis” and urged management to hire new recruits.