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.
Volvo FL6/14 HCB Angus WrL 93C15647 - (Ex Dorset L340 CEL)
Dennis RS237 JDC WrL 92C17296 (Ex Essex J119 UPU)
Volvo FL6 14 HCB Angus WrL 91C16298 (Believed to be an Ex Dorset appliance but due to the HCB Angus number being removed we are unable to confirm it UK reg)
Dennis SS237 HCB-Angus WrL 91C16282 (Ex Northamptionshire H582 CNH and Ex Cork City FB)
Volvo FL6/14 Excalibur WrL 91C16171 (Ex Bedfordshire & Luton H417 FUD)
Mercedes Benz 1120F Hughes WrL 91C9813 - Appliance is used as a training appliance
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.
Volvo FL6/14 Saxon WrL 90 C 20384 (Ex Bedfordshire & Luton G803TBW)
Driver Training Appliances
Driver Training Unit - 2000 Volvo FL6/14 Excalibur WrL 00-C-40072 (Ex Oxfordshire X179OFC)
Driver Training Unit - 1989 Volvo FL6/14 HCB Angus WrL 89-C-19488 (Ex West Yorkshire F865 SHD)
Driver Training Unit - 1989 Volvo FL6/14 HCB Angus WrL 89-C-19613 (Ex Suffolk F358 RBJ)
This Ex Cork City Command Unit, Ford Transit 92C12571 is now with Cork County Fire and Rescue Service. Its purpose is unknown though, it was spotted in March 2009 towing a Demonstration unit.