New recruits join Limerick Fire and Rescue Service

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

New recruits join Limerick Fire and Rescue Service

Some of the new recruits at the passing out ceremony [Picture: Alan Place / Fusionshooters]

TEN new firefighters are to be stationed at the Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, on Mulgrave Street, following a recent, “intensive” 15-week training course.

Mayor of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Liam Galvin said that the passing out ceremony was a “proud moment”.

“Public service represents more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It is also about a complete dedication to the people whom a particular service is being provided to. Every day, 365 days a year, members of our emergency services work to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Limerick often putting themselves in harm's way. This is what makes our Fire Service a significant public service,” he said. 

Chief Fire Officer, Michael Ryan congratulated the 15 new members, who will be spread out over the four different watches in the city centre station.

“I want to welcome each of the new firefighters to the service and I wish them the very best in their new careers.”

Training included all firefighter skills; ladder and pump drills, hydraulics, working from heights, introduction to hazardous materials, occupational first aid, law, and health and safety.