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Galway Fire & Rescue a.k.a. Galway Fire Brigade name

  • 16-04-2019 8:57am
    Registered Users Posts: 708 ✭✭✭

    Why is the galway fire brigade named 'Galway Fire and Rescue' or as its very simply called on G County C website 'Fire Service'

    It seems a bit daft that to ditch the name fire brigade for some corporate lingo which is has little heritage to it.

    Dublin and Sligo still have their fire brigade name so why and when did Galway change?

    Just wondering...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,779 ✭✭✭?Cee?view

    Maybe because they are more focused on rescue than other fire services? In Galway they are highly trained in water and river rescue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,161 ✭✭✭✭flazio

    Also, they are a lot less "military" then the other services you mentioned, wouldn't do marching as often etc.
    hence "brigade" wouldn't fit as much. Doesn't make them any less disciplined at what they do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,693 ✭✭✭Storm 10

    There all trained now in water rescue emergencies you will see them training in the water at Jurys Hotel with Galway Lifeboat, think they are one of the few trained up to this in the Country. All very brave people along with all of our rescue services. Don't think I would worry about what they are called if I needed them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,057 ✭✭✭Psychlops

    Of interest, if someone does go into the river in Galway you should call 999/112 & request the Fire Service, Irish Coast Guard & Galway RNLI Lifeboat ASAP.

    They all train together for river rescues from the Corrib.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭sgthighway

    The name changed due to modernisation. Globally they are considered FRS; Fire and Rescue Services. The Dublin Fire Brigade still use that term; the DFB yet they are probably more known for their medical response than fire response yet "Ambulance" is not mentioned in their title. They can call themselves what ever they want once they answer the call.
    Shame to see the premises they have in Galway City.

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