Cork County Fire Service welcomes new additions to fleet

Posted on: 5th July, 2019

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

Bantry fire fighters Trevor Hogan and Gerard O’Leary with Station Officers Ian Vickery, Bantry and John O’Connell, Bandon at the unveiling of two new 8,500 litre water tankers to complement the existing County Council Fire Services fleet. Pic Darragh Kane

Cork County Council has taken delivery of two new 8,500 litre water tankers to complement the existing Council Fire Services fleet.

The new water tankers, which will be stationed in Bandon and Bantry, will improve fire fighting services in responding to fires in areas which do not have an existing hydrant supply.

In welcoming the water tankers, Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey highlighted the importance of such equipment to the Council’s Fire Service, “These new water tankers will greatly improve our ability to deal with incidents where water resources are an issue as they will provide additional water carrying and pumping capacity.”

This was reiterated by Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan who also acknowledged the vital role of the Council’s Fire Service, “Cork County Council’s Fire Service is a vital part of the Council. Our fire-fighters are highly respected and admired for their dedication and commitment to the people of Cork County. In 2018, they responded to 3,755 emergencies and equipment, such as these new water tankers, are vital in enabling our crews manage fire fighting.”

The purchase of these water tankers has been supported by the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management.

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