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Long Service Awards

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Long Service Awards to Fire Service Personnel

The awards were set up by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to give recognition to fire service personnel with over 10, 20 and 30 years’ service. The awards are run on the Minister's behalf by the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management.

Award for 10 Years' Service

The award for 10 years' service is a certificate which is presented locally.

Awards for 20 and 30 Years' Service

The award for 20 years' service is a medal bearing the traditional logo of the fire service - a helmet and crossed axes; the medal ribbon has the Irish national colours with a central column in red to represent the fire service.

The 30 years' award is a badge/pin in the shape of a flame.

Both awards are accompanied by an appropriate certificate.

The awards for 20 and 30 years’ service are given out at a national ceremony held every second year.

 Long Service Awards 2014 – Circular inviting nominations for 20 and 30 years service

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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