Frequently Asked Questions about the Dublin Fire Brigade.
Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) is the largest full time fire service in the country. It provides a fully integrated fire, emergency medical service (EMS) and rescue service for the four Dublin local authority areas.
Dublin Fire Brigade was founded in 1862. In 1898 the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service was established.
Dublin Fire Brigade is administered by Dublin City Council.
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.
Dublin Fire Brigade, which is part of Dublin City Council, provides fully integrated fire, emergency medical service (EMS), emergency rescue service, pre-incident planning, fire prevention service, and community programmes for the four Dublin local authority areas; Dublin city, South Dublin, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Councils.
Dublin Fire Brigade protects the communities, business, infrastructure and industry within the four local authority areas covering an area of 356 square miles with a population of 1.3 million and 464,749 households.
Dublin Fire Brigade works with all four Dublin local authorities to develop and implement major emergency management (MEM) plans.
The East Regional Control Centre (ERCC) receives emergency calls for Dublin and all counties in the eastern region.
For a more detailed breakdown of our services, please go to What We Do.
Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, through its External Training Division delivers training to local authority staff, other fire services, external bodies and individuals.
Instructors are experts in their field and can deliver bespoke training tailored to your needs.
Dublin Fire Brigade HQ are opened Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
In case of an emergency call 999 or 112.
To contact Dublin Fire Brigade HQ T. (01) 222 4000 or E. [email protected].
To make a complaint about fire safety or to ask advice T. (01+ 222 4066 or E. [email protected].
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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.
Dublin Fire Brigade applies a charge to call-outs to all commercial incidents and alarms – to include road traffic accidents.
For a full breakdown of charges, please go to Fire Brigade Charges
Dublin Fire Brigade provides information and advice on fire safety in the home, in communities and in schools.
For more information visit Community Fire Safety.
The Dublin Fire Brigade advertise for fire fighter/paramedic positions through the national press and on www.publicjobs.ie. Vacancies are created on the retirement of existing firefighters. In general around 18 to 20 firefighters retire every year.
For more information visit Careers.
If you own or are in control of commercial building or non residential building you have a responsibility and a "duty of care" in respect to fire safety in your under the Fire Service Act(1981 & 2003).
To learn more about your responsibilities visit Fire Safety and Prevention.
Usually a fire safety certificate application is made by a fire safety consultant, architect or engineer who is familiar with the building regulations and the procedure for applying for a fire safety certificate.
The content of the application needs to be comprehensive in nature. A person preparing a fire safety certificate should have a sound knowledge of building construction and fire safety design. If the application submitted is lacking in information or drawings, then the local authority will consider it invalid and will return it to you together with your fee.
To learn more visit Fire Safety Certificates.
If you want to make a complaint about a fire safety issue at home or in the community or if you just have a query about fire safety, please call T. (01) 222 4066 or E. [email protected] to speak directly to a fire officer.
Please be aware that you will be asked for your contact details (to assist any investigation) and the details of the building about which the complaint is being made. Rest assured, your details will not be passed on to any third party without your consent.