Dublin’s Frontline Team hosts City Parade and Open Day

The Frontline Emergency and Security Services Éire Forum (FESSEF) will celebrate the work of their organisation by staging a spectacular Parade and Open Day on Saturday 6th September, 2014.
The Parade will depart Wood Quay at 12 noon on Saturday morning and proceed to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The colourful marching bands and their fleet will be welcomed by a guard of honour of veterans when they arrive. Members will then display their specialist skills and expertise, performing drills and demonstrating the tactical equipment used by emergency services personnel in the performance of their duties.
The Open Day at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, is open to the public until 5pm and is an opportunity for the team to show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from the citizens of Dublin.
“Dublin City Council is proud to be supporting this event. The work of the men and women of the frontline and emergency services organisations, including our own Fire Brigade and Civil Defence, is invaluable to this City and State and their fearless dedication to our citizens is remarkable. On behalf of Dublin City Council, I wish them well with this event and their future endeavours” said Lord Mayor Christy Burke.
According to the Chairperson of FESSEF, Seamus O’Neill, “The event will give members of the public an opportunity to meet with personnel from frontline services in an “off duty” setting, experience their specialist skill sets at first hand and get up close and personal with their tactical vehicles and equipment. It also gives the services an opportunity to acknowledge and show their appreciation for the ongoing support they receive from the members of the public and especially from their family members.”
The participating organisations in FESSEF include Dublin Fire Brigade, The Civil Defence, An Garda Siochaná, National Ambulance Service, St. John’s Ambulance, Irish Coastguard, RNLI, Airport Police and Fire Service, Red Cross, and Order of Malta.
This event is supported by Dublin City Council.
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170
Greg O’Dwyer, FESSES, Dublin Fire Brigade 
Owen Medland, FESSES, RNLI 
Tara Robertson, Events Unit, Dublin City Council
Notes to the Editor:
The Frontline Emergency and Security Services Eire Forum (FESSEF), was formed from the Security and Emergency Services Ireland Forum, to promote communication, co-operation and friendship among our national security and emergency services personnel. FESSEF aims to increase public awareness of the role played by the security and emergency services in protecting the safety and security of the state’s citizens and the protection of the state itself.