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Christmas Arrangements for Lodging 7 Day Notices, Commencement Notices and Applications For Fire Safety and Disability Access Certificates

The latest date for receipt of 7 Day Notices by Dublin City Council,
Fire Prevention Section, Fire Brigade HQ, 165-169 Townsend Street, Dublin 2 or Building Control Division, Floor 2, Block 4 East, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 is 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 17th December 2013.

The latest date for receipt of Fire Safety, Revised Fire Safety and Regularisation Certificate applications by Dublin City Council, Fire Prevention Section,Fire Brigade HQ, 165-169 Townsend Street, Dublin 2  is 12 noon on Monday 23rd December 2013.

The latest date for receipt of Commencement Notices and Disability Access and Revised Disability Access Certificate applications by Dublin City Council, Building Control Division, Floor 2, Block 4 East, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 is 12 noon on Monday 23rd December 2013.

All 7 Day Notices, Commencement Notices and applications for Fire Safety and Disability Access Certificates received after these dates will be considered to have been received on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Dublin City Council wishes all its customer a Safe and Happy Christmas and New Year.

Prize Giving Ceremony to Dublin School Children for Fire Safety Week 2012

Fire Safety Week was held last year from the 1st to the 5th of October 2012.  The theme for the year was “Fire Safety is Your Safety” and the event was once again a cross border initiative with the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service. 

Each year Dublin Fire Brigades organizes a Fire Safety Week Art Competition for all primary schools in the greater Dublin area. Over 3,500 aged between 5 and 12 children from 80 schools in the Greater Dublin area took part in the competition.  We were delighted that so many children took part and that the teachers took time to discuss the importance of fire safety with their classes during the week. The twelve best “fire safety” pictures were used to create the 2013 “Dublin Fire Brigade Fire Safety Calendar”.

The launch of the 2013 calendar and the prize giving ceremony for the lucky children was held in the Mansion House on the 3rd December. The prizes were presented by Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Naoise Ó’Muirí and Chief Fire Officer Stephen Brady. Click here to view the 2013 Fire Safety Calendar.

On a more serious note we would ask everyone to try and remember the 3 Golden Rules of Fire Safety:

1. Escape Drill – Plan and practice
2. Smoke Alarm – two and test
3. Survey your home and implement fire safety measures

Remember: ‘Fire Safety is Your Safety'

Christmas Arrangements for Lodging 7 Day Notices, Applications for Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates

The latest date for receipt of 7 Day Notices by

  • Dublin City Council,
    Fire Prevention Section,
    Fire Brigade HQ,
    165-169 Townsend Street,
    Dublin 2

or

  • Building Control Division,
    Floor 2, Block 4 East,
    Civic Offices,
    Wood Quay,
    Dublin 8

is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 14th December, 2012.

The latest date for receipt of Fire Safety, Revised Fire Safety and Regularisation Certificate applications by

  • Dublin City Council,
    Fire Prevention Section,
    Fire Brigade HQ,
    165-169 Townsend Street,
    Dublin 2

is 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 20th December, 2012.

The latest date for receipt of Commencement Notices and Disability Access and Revised Disability Access Certificate applications by

  • Dublin City Council,
    Building Control Division,
    Floor 2, Block 4 East,
    Civic Offices,
    Wood Quay,
    Dublin 8

 is 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 20th December, 2012.

All 7 Day Notices, Commencement Notices and applications for Fire Safety and Disability Access Certificates received after these dates will be considered to have been received on Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Dublin City Council wishes all its customers a Safe and Happy Christmas and New Year.
 

Children’s Artwork reminds us how to stay safe from fire at Christmas and into the New Year

10th December 2008: Primary children show us all how we can take steps to prevent fire this Christmas and into the New Year at the launch of Dublin Fire Brigade’s annual Children’s Fire Safety Calendar by Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne. Read more about the Children's Fire Safety Calendar.

The calendar contains twelve poignant paintings, one for each month of 2009, by Dublin school children on fire risks in the home and it is being sent to all schools throughout Dublin this month. Dublin Fire Brigade encourages householders to do a fire risk assessment in their home by providing a new Fire Safety leaflet and checklist available in Dublin’s public libraries.

 “The beautiful and thought provoking artwork that the children have created will serve as a reminder that will last well into the New Year: we all need to take a few simple measures to make our homes safe from fire,” says Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne.  “It’s surprising how the simplest things are often the triggers that cause fire and devastation at Christmas, such as faulty fairy lights and unattended candles.  Dublin Fire Brigade have told me that in recent years a number of fires have also been caused by people using indoor lights on the outside of their homes.”

Dublin Fire Brigade deals with more fires in homes over the Christmas and winter period than at any other time of the year.  On average 50 people die in fires in Ireland every year and there have been many thousands of fires in homes in Ireland in the past year. 

“Fire hazards increase at this time of year due to a more relaxed attitude, Christmas lights being left on for too long, sockets being overloaded and candles left burning. The majority of deaths by fire are in homes with no smoke alarms or even worse, with fire alarms that don’t work,” says Hugh O’Neill, Chief Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade.  “Dublin Fire Brigade’s theme for this season is Don’t let fire ruin your Christmas and we encourage everybody to take a few minutes to consider our practical advice and tips.” 
“Smoke alarms really do save lives as smoke causes the majority of fire deaths and serious injury in Irish homes.  We are calling on all households to make themselves aware of the fire risks in their home this Christmas and to have an evacuation route and ensure that there are at least two smoke alarms in good working order – one upstairs and one downstairs,” said Chief Hugh O’Neill. Read more about Fire Safety at Christmas.

For more information

Dublin Fire Brigade Headquarters
165-169 Townsend Street
Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 673 4000
Fax: (01) 673 4085
Email: fire@dublincity.ie