Cork County Fire and Rescue Service
Cork County Fire & Rescue Service River Rescue Teams
The Fermoy Fire Brigade River Rescue Team, From Left to Right, Fire Fighter Brian Luby, Fire Fighter Eamon Keavney, Fire Fighter Seamus O'Mahoney, Station Sub Officer Eric Dahill and Fire Fighter Jonathan McGrath.
The new team is one of 5 new teams recently trained by Cork County Fire & Rescue Service to deal with incidents involving river rescues and flooding. The other new teams are based in Mallow, Ballincollig, Bandon and Skibbereen (all towns that have been badly effected by flooding in recent years.
Munster Fire & Rescue wish all the new teams the very best as they take up their extended roles.
Mechanics Mobile Workshops
Due to the nature of Cork County (its fairly large), Cork County Fire and Rescue service employ a number of mechanics to keep the mixed fleet " on the run" and fully operational. To ensure this a number of Ford Transits & a new Volkswagen Crafter vans are used by these mechanics as mobile workshops for this purpose.
1999 Volvo FL6/14 IDT WrL 99-C-27164
2000 Volvo FL6/14 Excalibur WrL 00-C-40072 (Ex Oxfordshire X179OFC)
1993 Volvo FS7/18 HCB Angus WrL 93-C-15648 (Ex Dorset L697 AFX)
1991 Dennis SS237 HCB-Angus WrL 91-C-16282 (Ex Northamptionshire H582 CNH and Ex Cork City FB). This appliance also double as a training appliance.
There are two further Volvo FL6/14 Saxon Sanbec WrL ex Hampshire FRS appliances with Cork County Fire Service acting as Reserve Appliances. Photographs of these will be uploaded as soon as we get them.
Ford F350 Ricardo 4x4 RT 07C18105 (One of two in Cork County FS, the other has a registration of 07C18106).
Current location of these appliances is not known. Any help on this would be appreciated.
2001 Scania 94D 260 Browns WrL 01-C-4503 awaiting reallocation post delivery of a new appliance to Bandon Fire Brigade
Driver Training Appliances
Driver Training Unit - 1989 Volvo FL6/14 HCB Angus WrL 89-C-19488 (Ex West Yorkshire F865 SHD)
Public Fire Safety Demonstration Unit