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Meet the Bundoran Fire Crew 2016

Today, we have a Retained Crew of 9, who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

The crew is made up of 1 Station Officer, 1 Sub-Station Officer, 1 Driver-Mechanic & 6 Firefighters.

As the Crew are never "Off Call", we have to always have at least 7 out of the 9 Crew on call around the town at any one time, this allows for Firefighters holidays, illness or time off away from the town.

Our average response time to callouts, (that's from time of bleep to Fire Engine on the road) is less than 5 minutes.

 

Station Officer

Paul Kelly

 

Station Officer Paul Kelly 

Rank = Station Officer    Awarded 20 Years Long Service Medal 

10 & 20 year Long Service Award

29 Years Service

Firefighter 1987 - 2000

 Acting Driver-Mechanic

1999 -  2000

Driver-Mechanic 2000 to Nov 2015

Sub-Officer Nov 2015 - June 2016

Station Officer June 2016 - Present Day

 

Fulltime Occupation

Electronic Technician

Sub-Station Officer

Tommy Hourihane

Tommy Hourihane SSO 

Rank = Sub-Officer

10 Year Long Service Award

12 Years Service

 

Firefighter

2004 to June 2016

Sub-Officer June 2016 - Present Day

 

Fulltime Occupation

Electronic Technician

 

  

 

 

 

Driver/Firefighter

Damien McNamara

Damien DR/FF 

Rank = Firefighter

 

10 Year Long Service Award

 

16 Years Service

 

Firefighter 2000 - Apr 2016

Driver/Firefighter Apr 2016 - Present Day

 

 

Fulltime Occupation

Finance

 

Firefighter

 Neil Gilliland

 

Neil FF

 

Rank = Firefighter   Awarded 20 Years Long Service Medal

10 & 20 year Long Service Award

 

23 Years Service  

 

Firefighter

1993 to present day

 

Fulltime Occupation

Caravan Park Management

Firefighter

Jerome Travers

Jerome FF 

 

Rank = Firefighter

10 Year Long Service Award

 

20 Years Service

 

Firefighter

1992 -2003

2007 Rejoined Service

 

Fulltime Occupation

Plumber

Firefighter

 Daimon Fergus

Daimon FF 

 

Rank = Firefighter

10 Year Long Service Award

 

16 Years Service

 

  Firefighter

2000 to present day

 

Fulltime Occupation

Vehicle Recovery

 

Firefighter

 

 

Firefighter

Firefighter

Michael Mulhern

 

Michael FF 

 

 

 

Rank = Firefighter

 

New Recruit

 

Firefighter

2015 to present Day

 

Fulltime Occupation

Electrician

As our crew are retained, every member lives and works around the town, and if a 999 or 112 emergency call arises, the pagers are activated and the Brigade can be turned out in an average of 5 minutes. Every member of the Crew is Qualified in First Aid and we also have 2 members trained to First Responder.

On Wednesday 8th June 2005, we joined CAMP WEST which stands for Computer Aided Mobile Programme. This now means that every Fire brigade in the West of Ireland are called out from a Central Control in Castlebar, now known as WRCC

(West Regional Control Centre)

The dedicated Personnel that are on duty in the Control Centre in Castlebar, which is manned 24 hours, 365 days a year, give us all the information we need by means of a paper print-out and we are always in radio communication with them at all times.

 All routing directions to get to the Fire incident as well as caller details and other vital information are on this print-out.

CAMP Control Centres in Ireland are WRCC ( Conaught & Donegal), CAMP LEINSTER ( Leinster, Cavan & Monaghan) & CAMP MUNSTER

A Special word of thanks to all the lads on the Crew who provide me with Photographs, Newspaper Cuttings etc, for putting on this website.

Last updated Wednesday November 30, 2016  This is not an official Donegal County Fire Authority site and is compiled and owned by

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