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Fire Service Capital Programme

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Day to Day Costs

The day to day costs of running the fire service are met by the fire authorities and are funded from local authority income.

Capital Programme Funding

The NDFEM repays the Local Authority for money spent on the fire services for the construction and refurbishment of new fire stations and the purchase of fire appliances and rescue and emergency equipment

Some projects finished recently include new fire stations at Edgeworthstown, Lanesboro and Waterford City.  Since 2005, a total of 44 major new fire station projects have been completed.

In 2011, 17 new fire-fighting appliances were ordered and all were in use by the end of 2014.  This year, 2016, 21 more brand new fire appliances will be bought for use around the country.  These new fire engines are funded by the NDFEM.  This funding has helped to save lives and make sure injured people are treated quickly.

Regional Control Centres - Streamlining Response

Three Regional Control Centres have streamlined the handling of all emergency calls for the fire brigades throughout the country. The Computer Aided Mobilisation Project (CAMP) now makes sure that a quick and efficient call service is available to the public when they need the emergency services. It makes sure that the closest fire brigades are sent to call outs quickly. The centres are located in Limerick, Dublin and Castlebar.

Contact Details

National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Rm. G59
Custom House
Dublin 1
D01 W6X0

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