The Eddie Gentles Page. Updated 4th January 2014
Pumpathon 2012 and Dedication of Appliance to Eddie Gentles
NEW and PRE-OWNED Appliances - UPDATED 19th February 2015
Notice Board / Recent Incidents - Updated 29th September 2013
Fire Appliance Models... NEW page Coming Soon
Sídheán Teo Page
Sídheán Teo Appliances
Photographs from Austria and Slovenia 2012
Photographs from Canada 2011
Photographs from recent trips Stateside incl Ground Zero
Firemen's Association of the State of New York Museum
Brief History of Fire Service in Ireland
Industrial Appliances.- UPDATED 28th August 2013
Fire Station Addresses
Carlow County Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 22nd September 2015
Cavan - UPDATED 12th July 2011
Clare Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 13th January 2012
Cork City - UPDATED 1st April 2013
Cork City Community Fire Safety Vehicle
Cork County Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 26th October 2013
Cork (North) - UPDATED 23rd September 2013
Cork (South) - UPDATED 26th October 2013
Cork (East) - UPDATED 21st September 2013
Cork (West) - UPDATED 21st September 2013
Donegal - UPDATED 19th November 2013
Dublin Fire Brigade - UPDATED 2nd August 2015
Dublin " Alpha " District - UPDATED 2nd August 2015
Dublin " Bravo " District - UPDATED 5th August 2015
Dublin " Charlie " District - UPDATED 1st March 2015
Dublin " Delta " District - UPDATED 7th February 2015
Dublin " Echo " District - UPDATED 7th September 2015
Dublin " Foxtrot " District - UPDATED 26th August 2015
Galway - UPDATED 1st March 2015
Kerry - UPDATED 5th October 2015
Kildare - UPDATED 29th March 2013
Kilkenny - UPDATED 20th April 2015
Laois County Fire & Rescue Service - UPDATED 18th February 2015
Leitrim - UPDATED 19th November 2013
Limerick County - UPDATED 6th January 2013
Limerick City - Updated 30th September 2012
Louth - UPDATED 25th November 2014
Longford - UPDATED 19th November 2014
Mayo Fire Service - UPDATED 14th January 2014
Meath - UPDATED 20th December 2014
Monaghan Fire Authority - Updated 4th August 2014
Offaly - UPDATED 22nd February 2015
Roscommon County Fire Service - UPDATED 16th July 2011
Sligo - UPDATED 17th November 2014
Tipperary (N.R.) Fire Service - UPDATED 22nd February 2015
Tipperary (S.R.) Fire Service - UPDATED 22nd July 2015
Waterford City Fire Service - Updated February 13th 2015
Waterford County Fire Service - UPDATED 30th March 2015
Westmeath Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 2nd September 2014
Wexford - UPDATED 21st March 2015
Wicklow - UPDATED 5th August 2015
Cork Airport - UPDATED 21st January 2012
Dublin Airport Fire Service - UPDATED 12th Sepetember 2015
Retirement of Dublin Airport ACFO John Curran
Shannon Airport - UPDATED 27th August 2010
Regional Airports - UPDATED August 1st 2015
" Lest We Forget. . . . . . . ." Updated 7th November 2010
Northern Ireland - HQ, Training and Community Safety. Updated 20th April 2015.
Northern Ireland - Eastern Command. Updated 30th August 2015.
Northern Ireland-Northern Command. Updated 20th April 2015
Northern Ireland - Southern Command. Updated 20th-September 2015.
Northern Ireland - Western Command. Updated 30th August 2015
Northern Ireland Fleetlist - 2nd September 2014
Northern Ireland Airports & Industrial Appliances. Updated 17th March 2015.
Regional Control Centres.
Department of Defence - Irish Air Corp UPDATED 31st August 2015
Civil Defence - UPDATED 1st April 2013
Irish Coast Guard - Updated 25th October 2012
Fire Brigade Crests & Uniform Badges
Call Signs - Appliances , Senior Officers & Counties
UK Registrations - Old and New systems
Irish Registrations - Old and New sytems:
NEW Animations - UPDATED 18th July 2011
Links to Fire related sites
The Fireman's Prayer & The Fireman's Wifes Prayer
Previous Guestbook Messages


Dedicated to the Memory of Eddie Gentles 1945 - 2012, A Husband, A Father and A Friend to Many. May He Rest In Peace

Photo courtesy of Eddie’s friend, Jonathan Ryan ( ).

This website was established in 2005 by Eddie Gentles. Since then, up to his very untimely passing, Eddie worked tirelessly building, improving and updating the site. Eddie loved, and was very proud of the website and the success it became. It was Eddie's expressed wish that, should anything happen to him, should live on and go from strength to strength. We never imagined that day would arrive so soon and we are all shocked and deeply saddened by Eddie's sudden passing. To respect Eddie's wishes, and those of his family, and to honour his memory, we will do our best to continue to grow the website. This will only be possible with the continued support and help of all who have contributed to the site since day one. We have set up a new email address to contact the site and our choice of address reflects that this will always be Eddie's website, we're just looking after it for him. We look forward to your continued support and we thank you for your visit.
David & Eamon.

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"The original site covering ALL Ireland"


March 22nd 2015

It has come to our attention that a person recently sought access to a fireground using an ID card claiming to represent this website. We wish to make it clear that this person is in NO way connected to and any ID card they may have is entirely fake.

As administrators we are the only two people entitled to say we represent this website. We take this misrepresentation of our good names and that of our website very seriously and request that should this occur again that the fire crew / O.I.C. contact us directly on our email address

Many thanks,
David Lennox and Eamon Doyle,
Website Administrators.

SITE UPDATED 4th October 2015.

Kerry page updated 

Homepage updated.

Northern Ireland Southern Command page updated.

Homepage updated.

Dept. Of Defence page updated

Northern Ireland Eastern, Southern and Western Command pages updated.

Wicklow page updated

Regional Airports (Waterford Airport) updated

Dublin Fire Brigade Alpha & Bravo Districts updated

Homepage updated.

Tipperary page updated

Kilkenny County and Northern Ireland pages updated.

Waterford County and Wexford pages updated

Northern Ireland Airports and Industrial page updated.

DFB Charlie District and Galway pages updated

Laois, Offaly , North Tipperary and Northern Ireland Eastern, Northern and Southern Command pages updated

Northern Ireland HQ page updated.

Northern Ireland Eastern Command page 


Photos and Information from your area always welcome,
Please contact the website if you can help
Email us at :
Phone / Text : 086 6485298

End of an era in Northern Ireland

1995 Volvo FS7-18/Browns WrL SDZ 5020 has been decommissioned after more than 20 years frontline service.

It was the  first appliance built by Browns of Lisburn for Northern Ireland Fire Brigade and was the last Volvo FS7-18 remaining in service.

The appliance is due to be sent for auction.


New For Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service.

Volvo FL with the new style cab and Volvo FMX 4x4 chassis ready to have the bodywork fitted.

Photo's courtesy of Andrew Fenton.

NEW To Co. Galway

New to Co. Galway is this 2002 Volvo FL ex Oxfordshire. It will go on the run shortly in the new fire station at An Ceathrú

NEW To Tipperary Fire Service

This 2012 Renault Master has entered service with Tipperary Fire Service as a Chemical Incident Unit. It is on the run in Carrick On Suir.

Another New Ambulance for DFB

151 D 30402 - New Mercedes 519 / Wilker Ambulance now on the run with DFB in Rathfarnham, callsign Delta 84

NEW To Co. Kerry

2000 Dennis Sabre / Emergency One WrL - 00 KY 10068 - Now on the run in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

From West Midlands to Co. Tipperary

New to Tipperary Fire and Rescue is this 2002 Volvo / JDC WrL, 02 TN 6060.  Ex West Midlands, it is currently being used for advanced driver training. Our thanks to Jonathan Ryan of for the use of his photo. 

Dublin Airport Fire & Rescue Service Training Rig

FIRST Class B Built By HPMP Fire

A double "first" occured recently when HPMP Fire, Tullow, Co. Carlow completed their first Class B Fire Appliance on a 300 BHP Renault Midlum chassis, the first of its kind in Ireland. The appliance, 12 MH 2542, has gone on the run in Kells, Co. Meath. Our thanks to HPMP for the photos of the new appliance.

NEW Fire Service Trust Website

The Fire Service Trust website has been completely revamped by webmaster Martin Thompson and was relaunched on August 24th. It is the number 1 source for photos and information relating to the history of Irish firefighting and fire appliances as well as many preserved and restored vehicles. We would like to wish Martin all the best with his new website.

Click HERE to visit the new website

FDNY NEW Ferrara Rescue 1

New Ferrara Rescue 1 en route to a shout in Battery Park, Manhattan. The new "Freedom Tower" at Ground Zero may be seen in the background. Many thanks to Gerry Duane for these photos.

For More FDNY Photos Click HERE

Dublin Airport Fire and Rescue Service Fleet 2012

(Above) - The Full Line-Up at Dublin Airport Fire Station, April 2012 and (Below) - The First Emirates Flight to land at Dublin Airport is escorted by the Fire and Rescue Service. Our sincere thanks to retired ACFO John Curran for sharing these pictures.

Where am I?
Obvious question maybe, but if you call the fire service will they be able to find you quickly? Especially if you're in a rural area, directions need to be clear and understandable. Depending on what county you are in, the control centre you're talking to could be in CASTLEBAR, LIMERICK or DUBLIN, so they may not be familiar with local landmarks.

Is your smoke alarm working? If a fire was to start tonight, will it warn you?
It takes about 20 seconds to test it, just get a sweeping brush handle and press the test button.
Not a whole lot of effort considering it could save you and your families life.

Click HERE > > > Fire Safety Information & Tips < < <

Website Creator, Eddie Gentles RIP.

Message from the Webmasters

"The Team" - (L) Eamon Doyle & (R) David Lennox pictured with Nicholas Bejger (C).

THANK YOU everyone... Over 600,000 'hits' - and the site is STILL growing. We are amazed at the Worldwide interest which is shown in it.

Without YOU, our visitors, this would not have been possible.

Despite the 'recession' there are several NEW appliances STILL in the pipeline and we hope, with your assistance, to bring photographs of these to you as they come 'on the run'.

We also wish to thank everyone who contributed to the site over the last number of years and hope that this will continue, UPDATED fleet listings are ALWAYS welcome.....even news on ONE new appliance in YOUR area would be a great help.

Information on Drill/Practice nights in ALL areas and actual addresses of fire stations would also be appreciated.

ANY photo's used on the site will be credited with the name of the sender (Anonimity WILL be respected of course).

Thanks again everyone

Eamon (Doyle) & David (Lennox)

Photographs / Fleet movement information for ALL 32 counties, including crews, are welcome and can be e-mailed to:

YOUR continued support IS very much appreciated.

Eddie's Downloadable Files:

Click HERE for Eddie's Photo Gallery's - DOWNLOADABLE.

Dublin FB Fleet-list - August 2007

Dennis Fire Appliance's Designation's Explained

Imported Appliances UPDATED 27th November 2008

Irish Aircraft Register - Latest

Irish Dennis Sabre's

Irish Fleet incl. Northern Ireland UPDATED 26th November 2008

UK database - UPDATED January 2009

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