High Praise For Dublin Airport Fire Service

Dublin Airport Fire BrigadeMinister Paschal Donohoe at Trinity College with Dublin Airport fire personnel, John Power (Police), Mick Gurley, Gareth Byrne, Brendan Roche, Mick Bracken, Ray Craven, Turlough Dooley and Jim Moore.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe has personally commended Dublin Airport’s firefighters for their great work in tackling a recent blaze at the airport.
The blaze, which broke out on the roof of Hangar 3, was contained by airport fire fighters within the hour. All staff were evacuated immediately and there were no injuries. Dublin Airport fire crew have a response time of less than three minutes to incidents on the airfield and train constantly to deal with such emergencies.
The Minister congratulated Airport Fire Service members when he met them at an event in Dublin recently to mark National Frontline Services Day.
Dublin Airport Chief Fire Officer, Gerry Keogh said he was delighted with the words of praise from Minister Donohoe. “It was uplifting for the Airport Fire Service team to be personally recognised and congratulated by the Minister. We train constantly for when our expertise might be required. Thankfully the fire was contained quickly and, most importantly there were no injuries,” he added.
National Frontline Services Day gives recognition, mutual support and respect to service personnel worldwide and also helps to educate the general public to the overall ethos that governs the emergency and security services. The event is also used to highlight and promote understanding and co-operation between individuals and services. Dublin Airport’s emergency fire services were one of over a thousand emergency service workers from around the country who marched to highlight the importance of their work.
Members of Ambulance and Fire Services, RNLI and Civil Defence and An Garda Síochána from 18 separate groups also took part in the second annual National Frontline Services Day parade.