About the Fire Brigade

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Dublin Fire Brigade(DFB) is the largest full time fire service in the country. country.  We provide a fully integrated Fire, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and rescue service for the four Dublin local authority areas. We were founded in 1862 and are administered by Dublin City Council


DFB employs approximately 1,000 personnel in 6 Districts, 12 full-time stations, 2 part-time stations. We have the advantage of first response capability 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year from 14 strategically locations across Dublin.

Emergency Ambulance Service

DFB’s ambulance service has evolved over the years into a modern Emergency Medical Services system.  DFB’s fleet of 12 emergency ambulances are each staffed by two paramedics available to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.  In addition there are 21 frontline fire appliances with up to 120 paramedics available to respond on a daily basis. All our firefighters are trained to Paramedic Standard and continuously rotate from ambulance to fire duties

East Regional Communications Centre

Our Regional Control Centre is located in HQ. This centre processes in excess of 150,000 999/112 emergency calls annually. It is also responsible for mobilising emergency responses in areas of Leinster and Ulster.

Training Centre

The Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre located on the Malahide Road is the largest fire training facility in Ireland.  The training centre provides an extensive range of training courses for DFB staff, local authority staff, other fire services and external bodies. 

DFB External Training
Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre
Malahide Road
Dublin 3

t: +353 (0) 1 222 4199

email: info@dfbexternaltraining.ie

Fire Prevention

Dublin Fire Brigade is responsible for fire safety in buildings and other structures across Dublin. Our Fire Prevention Section administers and implements relevant legislation in this area. We also issue over 2000 Fire Safety Certificates annually.

We continually work with Dublin City Council and other groups to promote fire safety in the community.

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Community Fire Safety

Most deaths and injuries that occur due to fire happen in private dwellings, consequently DFB advise the community in fire safety / fire prevention matters in an effort to prevent these fires from occurring. Community Fire Safety is carried out across all sections of DFB, with different initiatives and programmes implemented throughout the community.

How the Fire Brigade is Financed

Dublin City Council spends approximately €110.5m on Dublin Fire Brigade each year. This is partly funded by the fire charges that are paid by businesses and homeowners that experience a fire.

For more information

DFB External Training
Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre
Malahide Road
Dublin 3
t +353 (0) 1 222 4199
e info@dfbexternaltraining.ie