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

Retired members: Paul Hand

From Dolphin’s Barn to the DFB museum, Paul Hand has seen and done it all. Conor Forrest caught up with the busy retired firefighter and current museum curator, to learn more about a...

In memory of Ian McCormack

The crew of B watch Dolphin’s Barn unveiled a garden memorial in the grounds of the station for their colleague Ian McCormack. On Saturday August 20th 2016,  friends, family and...

Europe in the OBI

An EU Civil Protection Mechanism course was recently delivered in the OBI, focusing on coordination in the event of a disaster in Europe or further afield. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism...

The Italian Job: Part II

Brendan Lodola reflects on a recent cycling trip to Tuscany, a wonderful physical tonic, and an extraordinary outing in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Tuscany is one of the heartlands of...

Class of ’76

Jeremiah Greally reports on the 40 year reunion of Class 2 1976, who shared memories and recalled those who have since passed on. The firefighters of Class 2 1976 had a jovial reunion on...

Thomas Purcell

Man of fire: Captain Thomas Purcell

DFB historian Las Fallon recounts the life of Captain Thomas Purcell, an innovative man who contributed immensely to Dublin Fire Brigade. Dublin Fire Brigade has a long history. The...

From Kilbarrack to the world

We spoke with Kilbarrack firefighter and The GreenPlan founder Neil McCabe to discover more about his recent exploits.  Six years ago, Neil McCabe’s life changed forever with the...

Firefighters without borders

Firefighters Without Borders provides much needed equipment and training to fire departments and communities around the world. Conor Forrest spoke with President Russell Chalmers to...

Working on the frontline

We caught up with Robin Blandford, founder of Howth-based software company D4H Technologies, which provides frontline emergency management solutions.  Robin Blandford leads an...

First aid

First on the scene

Firecall editor Conor Forrest recently took part in day one of the three-day Occupational First Aid (OFA) course at the O’Brien Training Institute, learning more than he had...