Little Hero awarded Honorary Firefighter for his bravery

On Wednesday 14th May, 5 year old Robert Dempsey from St. Oliver Plunkett School, Grove Road, Malahide put into practice the Fire Safety Advice given to his class by members of Dublin Fire Brigade.

Below is what happened in Robert’s own words.

“A fireman visited my junior infant class a few months ago. He told us what to do if we saw a fire. The smoke alarm went off in my bedroom and I saw smoke, I told an adult to call the fire brigade on 999 and I told everyone we must get out of the house. My little sister, who is 2 wanted to go upstairs I wouldn't let her and took her by the hand and went outside. I shouted really loud until my neighbour came to help.”

The members of Dublin Fire Brigade, who gave the talk to Robert and his classmates will be visiting his school on Thursday 26th June at 11.20 am to present him with an award as an ‘Honorary Firefighter’ in recognition of his bravery.

As part of its Community Fire Safety Awareness Programme Dublin Fire Brigade visits schools throughout Dublin City and County giving Fire Safety Advice and Lifesaving Tips to children of all ages in the hope that it will reduce the risk of fires and injuries in the Home.

Chief Fire Officer Patrick Fleming said “Dublin Fire Brigade takes pride in knowing that our Community Fire Safety Programme is making a difference in the Communities that we serve. We congratulate Robert on his quick thinking and wish him and his family all the best for the future”.


For further information contact:

Dublin Fire Brigade, Brendan McNicholas T. (01) 673 4154, M.086 815 0521.