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Fire stations

County Clare's seven fire stations are located in the following towns:

Parts of South-East Clare in the environs of Limerick are covered by Limerick City and County Council Fire and Rescue Service on an agency basis. Similarly parts of North Clare on either side of the M18 primary road contiguous to the Galway/Clare border are covered by Gort Fire Brigade on an agency basis.

There are 76 fire fighters and 26 operational vehicles at present in the Fire and Rescue Service. Clare County Fire and Rescue Service is well equipped to deal with most everyday emergencies. The equipment is regularly updated to ensure that it is kept up to date.

Generally they carry the following equipment:

  • Ladders
  • Water pumps
  • Breathing apparatus sets and ancillary equipment
  • Hydraulic crash rescue equipment including cutting and spreading tools
  • Air lifting equipment
  • Hand portable radios
  • Lighting equipment including fixed and portable lighting
  • Hose and branches
  • Lines
  • Salvage sheets
  • Chemical protection suits
  • Firefighting foam
  • General purpose tools
  • Chainsaws
  • First aid equipment

Limerick City and County Council provide the statutory obligation as regards call-out of the fire service for Clare County Council on an agency basis as they do for all the fire brigades in Munster through the regional fire communications centre in Limerick.

Ennis Fire Station

The Clare County Fire and Rescue Service headquarters is located at Central Fire Station, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. It is a 4 bay station with office accommodation for fire prevention, fire operations and building control staff. There is also a training yard and lecture room facilities. The crew consists of a whole time station officer, 2 sub-station officers, driver mechanic and 12 retained firefighters.

Fire appliances

  • 2 No. Class B water tenders
  • 1 No. Aerial appliance
  • 1 No. Emergency tender
  • 1 No. Four wheel drive vehicle
  • 1 No. Water tanker

Ennis Fire Brigade attends on approximately 275 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training drills take place on Tuesday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The firefighters also carry our training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, aerial appliance, chemical incidents, confined space/height rescue, chainsaw operation, winch operation and hiab crane operation.

Shannon Fire Station

Shannon Fire Station is a 6 bay station with office accommodation, lecture room and training yard. The crew consists of a station officer, a sub-station officer, driver mechanic and 9 retained firefighters.

Fire appliances

  • 2 No. Class B water tenders
  • 1 No. Hydraulic platform
  • 1 No. Emergency tender
  • 1 No. Four wheel drive vehicle
  • 1 No. Water tanker
  • 1 No. Incident command unit

Shannon Fire Brigade attends approximately 170 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training drills take place on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The firefighters also carry out training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, hydraulic platform, chemical incidents, confined space/height rescue, chainsaw operation and winch operation.

Kilrush Fire Station

Kilrush Fire Station is a 3 bay station with office accommodation, lecture room and training yard.  The crew consists of  a station officer, a sub-station officer, driver mechanic and 7 retained firefighters.

Fire appliances

  • 2 No. Class B water tenders
  • 1 No. Water tanker
  • 1 No. Four wheel drive vehicle

Kilrush Fire Brigade attends approximately 100 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training Drills take place on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The firefighters also carry out training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, confined space/height rescue and winch operation.

Ennistymon Fire Station

Ennistymon Fire Station is a 2 bay station with lecture room and training yard. The crew consists of a station officer, a sub-station officer, driver mechanic and 7 retained firefighters.

Fire Appliances

  • 2 No. Class B water tenders
  • 1 No. Four wheel drive equipment carrier
  • 1 Water tanker

Ennistymon Fire Brigade attends approximately 95 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training drills take place on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The firefighters also carry out training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, confined space/height rescue, chainsaw operation and winch operation.

Scarriff Fire Station

Scariff Fire Station is a 2 bay station with lecture room and training yard. There is also an adjoining storage shed for a water tanker appliance. The crew consists of  a sub-station officer, driver mechanic and 7 retained firefighters.

Fire appliances

  • 2 No. Class B water Tenders
  • 1 No. Water Tanker

Scariff Fire Brigade attends approximately 80 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training drills take place on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The firefighters also carry out training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, confined space/height rescue, chainsaw operation and winch operation.

Killaloe Fire Station

Killaloe Fire Station is a 1 bay station with a station officer, a sub-station officer, driver mechanic and 7 retained firefighters.

Fire appliances

  • 1 No. Class B water tenders
  • 1 No. Four wheel drive vehicle

Killaloe Fire Brigade attends approximately 65 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training drills take place on Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The firefighters also carry out training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, confined space/height rescue, chainsaw operation and winch operation.

Kilkee Fire Station

Kilkee Fire Station is a 1 bay station with a station officer, sub-station officer, driver mechanic and 6 retained firefighters.

Fire appliances

  • 1 No. Class B water tenders
  • 1 No. Four wheel drive vehicle

Kilkee Fire Brigade attends approximately 55 calls per annum. These calls consist of chimney fires, house fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, special services, etc. Weekly training drills take place on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The firefighters also carry out training sessions on specialist equipment including breathing apparatus, road traffic accident equipment, confined space/height rescue and winch operation.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 10/04/18