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Fire operations overview

The  purpose of the fire operations section of the fire authority is to respond quickly and efficiently to fires and other emergencies throughout the county. This response consists of a pre-determined turnout of appliances and equipment based on the nature, magnitude and severity of the incident. Turnout involves the mobilisation of the fire-fighting crews and the appropriate fire appliances.

The operational fire service in Clare is a retained fire service, i.e. fire fighters carry a pager and are expected to report to the fire station within five minutes and go mobile to the incident as is the norm for rural counties in Ireland at present.

The operational service within Clare is provided by crews of retained fire fighters reporting to the station officer in each station who in turn reports to a senior assistant chief fire officer who is a professional technically qualified officer. In addition, at least one senior fire officer is rostered on-call each week to assist in the handling of emergency incidents.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 28/03/13