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 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. The station officers report 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.
Fire and Emergency Operations Plan 2014 - 2019
The purpose of this plan is to fulfil Clare County Council’s statutory obligation as a Fire Authority as outlined in Section 26 of the Fire Services Acts, 1981 & 2003. This plan details current arrangements within the Fire Authority, but it also sets out strategic plans and targets for the Fire Authority for the next 5 years.