FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The services of the Department are administered by the Chief Fire Officer and staff from the Fire Service Department, Templemichael, Longford and the Fire Brigade locations throughout the County. The administration of Fire Safety Certificates and operation of the Building Control Regulations is carried out by the Planning Office at Aras an Chontae. The Chief Fire Officer makes recommendations in relation to the granting or refusal of Fire Safety Certificates.
A fire authority is required to make reasonable provision for the prompt extinguishing of fires occurring in buildings and other places and for the 79. protection and rescue of persons and property from injury by fire. For this purpose, Fire Brigades are located at and deliver emergency fire-fighting services from the following areas:
Longford, Edgeworthstown, Granard, Lanesborough and Ballymahon.
These brigades provide a fast response around the clock, not only for fires, but, also, for traffic accidents, flooding and other emergencies. The fire service by its basic nature must be structured, flexible, adaptable and capable of responding quickly. It's role must be understood while at the same time it must appreciate and understand its own position and limitations. The service is, therefore, delivered through clearly defined operational procedures specified in its "Operational Plan". All fire personnel are instructed and trained in the procedures as outlined in the Plan.