Firecall official magazine of Dublin Fire, Ambulance, and Emergency Services 

Adverse weather preparation

Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer Greg O’Dwyer talks to Adam Hyland about preparation for snow, ice and other weather extremes. In Ireland, we are fortunate that we don’t face...

Southampton FD, New York

International Profile Matt Shimkus of the Southampton Fire Department talks to Adam Hyland about life as a volunteer firefighter in this beautiful part of Long Island Last March...

The Italian Job: Part III

It is always the same story when a group of firefighters go on a cycling trip to Italy, so much to see and so little time to do everything, writes Brendan Lodola. It’s been two years...

New Recruits Join the DFB

Following a passing out parade at the end of 2018, 27 new recruits have joined the DFB. On a freezing day at the end of December, 27 recruits officially joined the ranks of the Dublin...

Station Profile: A Watch Tara Street

A Watch at Tara Street show Adam Hyland around DFB HQ. I hadn’t anticipated being treated to an aerial view of the city when I went to visit A Watch in Tara Street, but given the...

A Day to Remember

St Patrick’s Day proved to be another great experience for DFB members and visiting firefighters alike. The Dublin Fire Brigade once again took centre stage for the St Patrick’s Day...

A New Era

CFO Dennis Keeley talks to Adam Hyland about the changes faced by the DFB and the great work of all its personnel. “Reflecting on my experiences over the last 33 years as a proud...

Team Spirit

Firefighter and Dublin Ladies GAA star Lyndsey Davey talks about teamwork on and off the pitch. It’s never easy to find a good work/life balance, but when you do, things can turn out...

From within the Circle

Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band Major Mark Toner reviews the band’s recent activities. You won’t be surprised to hear that your band has been extremely busy since the previous issue of...

Oireachtas Report

The DFB Rugby Team met an Oireachtas XV in a fundraising game for Suicide Or Survive. The DFB Rugby Team played out a close-fought match against an Oireachtas XV on 24 November, and...