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Frequently Asked Questions
Fire Brigade Charges
Dublin Fire Brigade applies a charge to call-outs to all domestic incidents and alarms.
No charges are applied to local authority owned properties.
Some household insurance policies will cover the charge.
€500 for first hour or part thereof regardless of the number of fire brigade vehicles involved.
€450 per vehicle per hour or part thereof for subsequent hours.
Commercial call-outs – to include Road Traffic accidents
Dublin Fire Brigade applies a charge to call-outs to all commercial incidents and alarms – to include road traffic accidents
€610 for first hour or part thereof regardless of the number of fire brigade vehicles involved.
€485 per vehicle per hour or part thereof for subsequent hours.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is billed in the case of a domestic fire/false alarm/chimney fire?
- The owner of the premises is billed.
Who is billed in the case of a road traffic accident?
- The registered owner/owners of the vehicle(s) concerned is billed.
Is the caller charged?
- No the beneficiary of the service is charged.
Who is charged in the case of rented premises?
- The owner of the premises will be billed.
Is there a charge if a fire tender assists with a medical emergency?
- There is no charge if a fire tender assists in a medical emergency.
Does my insurance cover these charges?
- Many household and vehicle insurance policies cover the charges, however people are advised to check their policies and/or check with their insurance company or broker.
What happens if a malicious call is made and there is no actual incident?
- In cases where Dublin Fire Brigade responds and there is no actual incident, no charge will be levied.
Can I appeal this charge ?
Appeals must be made in writing to:
Dublin Fire Brigade HQ,
165-169 Townsend St.
or by e-mail to [email protected].
Generally the only grounds for appeal are “inability to pay” which must be demonstrated by including copies of social welfare receipts and/or pay-slips.
Other extenuating circumstances may be considered.
For more information call Dublin Fire Brigade Headquarters on (01) 222 4000.