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Theft of vital equipment – Newtownstewart Fire Station, Co Tyrone
Several pieces of equipment, which are critical to our operational response, have been stolen from Newtownstewart Fire Station following a break-in.
Competition for Chair of the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service
The Department of Health is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Chair to the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS).
Fatal Road Traffic Collision – Meeting Street, Moira
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a boy who tragically lost his life and a woman who was seriously injured following an incident in Moira yesterday.
Fire Chief Welcomes the Acceptance of Revised Pay Offer
Northern Ireland’s Interim Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Andy Hearn, has welcomed the outcome of the Fire Brigades Union ballot for a revised pay offer.
34 new Wholetime Firefighters Graduate from NIFRS
Today 34 new Wholetime Firefighters graduated from NIFRS. They will now begin their careers as Wholetime Firefighters in Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
Fire Chief Appeal to FBU – “special arrangements needed for striking NI Firefighters”
Interim Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Andy Hearn, has called on the FBU to agree special arrangements for Northern Ireland Firefighters should a national strike go ahead.
Station Commander Karen McDowell receives MBE
This week NIFRS Station Commander Karen McDowell travelled to Windsor Castle to receive an MBE for services to fire and rescue and the LGBTQ+ community.
NIFRS Statement: Outcome of Fire Brigades Union Ballot
NIFRS has today received notification that following a UK-wide ballot, members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have voted in favour of strike action.
Spike in house fire deaths and incidents prompts NIFRS fire safety appeal during ongoing winter period
8 people have tragically lost their lives in house fires since November 2022. There has also been a 14% increase in incidents.
Fatal House Fire- Killynure Crescent, Enniskillen
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a woman who has sadly died following a house fire in Enniskillen yesterday evening.
NIFRS recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 46 Fire Stations
On-Call Firefighters are part-time Firefighters who respond to emergency incidents in their local area, including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls.
House Fire Fatalities- Dellmount Park, Bangor
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a couple in their 80s who sadly died following a house fire in Bangor this morning.
House Fire Fatality- Edinburgh Park, Omagh
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a man who died following a fire in Edinburgh Park, Omagh.
NIFRS urges road users to share our roads responsibly
During 2022 NIFRS attended 636 road traffic collisions and rescued 425 people from their vehicles.
House Fire Fatality- Church Street, Rostrevor
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a man who died following a fire on Church Street, Rostrevor on Wednesday.
Sparky the Elf
Christmas time is nearly here, and so we wanted to tell you a story about a very special Elf who saved Christmas for a family in Northern Ireland…
Following 3 tragic fire deaths in 72 hours, NIFRS calls on community to prioritise fire safety in the home this winter
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of the 3 men who lost their lives in 3 separate accidental house fires in a 72 hour period.
House Fire Fatality- Edenvale Crescent, Belfast
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire in the Edenvale Crescent area of East Belfast.
Road Safety Week 2022 – We all share the responsibility
As Road Safety Week gets underway all road users are reminded of our personal responsibility and the potential impact of our actions on those we share the road with.
NIFRS Statement: Halloween Operational Activity
From 6pm on 31 October – 1am on 1 November we received 72 emergency calls and responded to 44 operational incidents.
NIFRS Urges Everyone to be Fire Aware for a Happier Halloween
NIFRS is appealing for everyone to be aware of the extra fire hazards Halloween brings.
Swann commends Creeslough first responders
Health Minister Robin Swann has thanked emergency first responders from Northern Ireland who attended the Creeslough tragedy.
World Menopause Day- ‘Continuing the Conversation’
This World Menopause Day, NIFRS is ‘Continuing the Conversation’ and supporting employees with a series of training initiatives and workshops taking place throughout the week.
NIFRS Urges Fire Safety Vigilance as Cost of Living Soars
As the cost of living soars, NIFRS wants to ensure that people don’t put themselves at additional fire risk to deal with rising costs.
Fatal Incident – Dunamoy Drive, Antrim
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following an apartment fire in the Dunamoy Drive area of Antrim yesterday morning.
Minister Swann pays tribute to Northern Ireland emergency service crews at Creeslough
Health Minister Robin Swann has paid tribute to the emergency service crews from Northern Ireland who attended the explosion at Creeslough in Co Donegal.
NIFRS Statement – Creeslough, Co Donegal
Paul Harper, Deputy Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, NIFRS conveys heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of those who have lost their lives in yesterday’s devastating incident.
Health Minister Swann reopens Larne Fire Station following £1.25m refurbishment
Health Minister Robin Swann has officially reopened the newly-refurbished Larne Fire Station. During his visit, the Minister toured the building and met some of the 22 On-Call Firefighters based at the station.
Cathedral Buildings Fire on Donegal Street, Belfast
We can confirm that the fire at a commercial premises on Donegal Street, Belfast has now been dealt with.
NIFRS Urges Students to Think Fire Safe – Don’t Risk It…
As many students begin a new year at universities and colleges all over the country NIFRS is urging them to Think Fire Safe.
House Fire Fatality- Lenadoon Avenue, Belfast
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of a man who died following a fire on Lenadoon Avenue, Belfast.
Health Minister meets staff and volunteers on Rathlin Island
Minister Swann visited the Rathlin Island Rescue Station where he met Volunteer Firefighters from NIFRS.
National Fraud Initiative 2022
Protecting Public Funds We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. We may share information provided with other…
Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
NIFRS is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our deepest condolences are with the Royal Family at this very sad time.
New Fire & Rescue Service recruits will help protect communities – Health Minister
Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that more than 120 new recruits will shortly begin training with NIFRS.
Think Fire Safe Don’t Risk It… The following fire safety tips could help save your life. Never Leave Cooking Unattended Cooking is…
Enagh Lough, Derry/Londonderry Incident
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families and friends of those affected by a tragic drowning incident at Enagh Lough in the Temple Road area of Derry/Londonderry.
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NIFRS Statement: 11th July Operational Update
Between 6pm 11 July and 2am 12 July 2022, we received a total of 203 emergency 999 calls which resulted in our Firefighters responding to 98 operational incidents.
Station Commander Davy Harbinson awarded Queen’s Fire Service Medal
This prestigious medal was awarded to Davy for his professionalism, dedication and commitment to make Northern Ireland a safer place.
NIFRS welcomes commissioning by Minister Swann of Independent Inspection of NIFRS
The independent inspection of NIFRS will be led by HM Chief Inspector of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Robert Scott.
Health Minister commissions Independent Inspection of NIFRS
Health Minister Robin Swann has commissioned an independent inspection of NIFRS.
NIFRS Appeal – Simple steps to keep you safe this summer
As the summer holidays begin, we are urging everyone to follow some simple guidance to stay safe during the holiday period.
Sod cut on £42.6m final phase of our LDC
Minister Swann cut the first sod on the £42.6million final phase of our Learning and Development Centre near Cookstown.
Incident Report Requests
What is an Incident Report? An Incident Report is completed after every incident that has been attended by at least one Fire…
Bangor Cadet celebrates DofE success
Bangor Cadet Lucy Ouldfield attended Buckingham Palace this month to receive her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Consultations We regularly publish documents for consultation. This is your fire and rescue service and we want your feedback. We aim to…
NIFRS asks public to do their part to prevent wildfires this summer
As warmer weather approaches next week, we are calling on the public to do their part to prevent wildfires this summer.
37 Wholetime Firefighters graduate from NIFRS
37 new Wholetime (Full-Time) Firefighters have graduated from NIFRS and will now begin their careers in Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
NIFRS supports Deaf Awareness Week 2022
We’re asking the community to get in touch with us if they are deaf or have hearing loss, and would like to avail of one of our free Home Fire Safety Checks.
Would you like to join the Bangor Cadets?
Applications for Year 1 applicants for Bangor Fire Cadets have been extended to Friday 29 April 2022.
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NIFRS Cadet Scheme Application Form
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS: You are starting School Year 11 in the September of the recruitment year; and Be under 15 years…
Would you like to join the Cadets?
The NIFRS Cadets Scheme is a youth organisation for 14 – 17 year olds. We are now recruiting for Year 1 applicants to begin in September 2022.
DoH is seeking to appoint 2 NIFRS Board Members
The Department of Health is seeking to appoint 2 Board Members (1 x Lay and 1 x Finance) to NIFRS.
Fire & Rescue Service warns of weekend wildfires
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has warned the public to be aware of the increased risk of wildfires this weekend.
Act responsibly and remain vigilant to wildfires
DAERA, NIFRS and PSNI are asking everyone for their help during the current dry spring weather.
Bloody Bridge, Newcastle Gorse Fire
6 Fire Appliances are currently in attendance at a gorse fire at Bloody Bridge, Newcastle.
Update on Mournes Gorse Fire
Throughout today Firefighters have responded to a number of wildfires, including two significant ones in the Mourne Mountains.
NIFRS welcomes announcement of additional recognition for Firefighters
NIFRS has welcomed the news that long serving Firefighters will receive additional recognition for 30 & 40 years of service.
Fire Fatality- Earhart, Derry/Londonderry
A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Spokesperson said: “The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service are with…
Rural Firefighters to respond to cardiac arrests
On-Call Firefighters based in Carnlough Fire Station will respond alongside Northern Ireland Ambulance Service when someone has had a cardiac arrest. The…
Swann announces £42.6m contract award for Learning and Development Centre
The £42.6million final phase of the NIFRS Learning and Development Centre near Cookstown is due to begin in May 2022.
NIFRS recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 15 Fire Stations
On-Call Firefighters are part-time Firefighters who keep their local community safe by responding to emergency incidents.
NIFRS Structures Consultation- have your say
NIFRS proposes to align our District structure to the Council boundaries.
Thank you for your interest in this consultation on our proposal to realign our District Structures to those of the Local Government…
NIFRS encourages road users to share our roads responsibly
NIFRS is encouraging road users to share our roads responsibly after it was revealed that 50 people tragically lost their lives on our roads in 2021.
HSC Chairs speak out, imploring politicians and the public to “Support our Staff”
The 17 chairs of Northern Ireland’s health bodies and the Fire & Rescue Service have come together to call on politicians and the public to Support our Staff.
Sparky the Elf
Christmas time is nearly here, and so we wanted to tell you a story about a very special Elf who saved Christmas for a family in Northern Ireland…
Cooking still the leading cause of house fires during the festive period
The top cause of accidental fires in the home during winter is cooking- followed by electrics and careless use of smoking materials.
£2.05m for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service
Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an additional £2.05m for NIFRS.
Update on Fire on Ballymena Road, Ballymoney
The incident is no longer being treated as a major incident, however more than 30 Firefighters remain at the scene.
Major Incident, Ballymena Road, Ballymoney
At the height of the fire over 100 Firefighters, including 9 Officers, 15 Pumping Appliances and 10 Specialist Appliance were dealing with the incident.
Learning & Development Centre
Investing in Our People Learning & Development Centre, Cookstown Our new Learning & Development Centre (LDC) is revolutionising how we train our…
Mallon warns drivers of the dangers of careless driving during Road Safety Week
Today marks the start of Road Safety Week (15 – 21 November 2021), and Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon is warning drivers about the dangers of careless driving.
Halloween Operational Activity Update
From 6pm on 31 October – 1am on 1 November we received 68 emergency calls and responded to 44 operational incidents.
Make this Halloween a night for treats not tragedies
Halloween can be one of the busiest times of year for your Fire & Rescue Service. We are calling on the community to act responsibly and be fire aware.
NIFRS Launch New Corporate Values
Today on #WorldValuesDay we are delighted to launch our new corporate values.
NIFRS works with partner agencies to help prevent wildfires in County Fermanagh
In a bid to manage and respond to wildfires, we have been working with partner organisations to develop a wildfire management and response plan for Cuilcagh Anierin Mountain.
Almost 40% of Accidental House Fires Occurred in Homes where People Lived Alone
These statistics have been released as part of North South Fire Safety Week 2021, which begins today.
Youtuber Adam B visits LDC Cookstown
We had a very special visitor at our Learning and Development Centre in Cookstown recently.
Fire in Ross Street, Belfast
4 Fire Appliances attended a fire in a derelict block of flats on Ross Street, Belfast.
Flat Fire Fatality- Clooney Terrace, Derry/Londonderry
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire on Clooney Terrace, Derry/Londonderry.
Recycling Plant Fire, Downpatrick Road, Killough
On Thursday 2 September at 10.26am, we were called to reports of a fire at a recycling plant on Downpatrick Road, Killough. Over the course of the incident Crews from across Northern Ireland responded to the incident…
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service appoints new Chief Fire & Rescue Officer
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Board and Health Minister Robin Swann MLA have announced the appointment of the organisation’s…
Be safe in the water during heatwave
As the summer heatwave continues many people are choosing to cool down in the water outdoors. However it’s important to be aware of the many dangers of swimming in open water.
Increase in operational activity- 11 July 2021
NIFRS dealt with a significant increase in emergency calls and mobilisations to bonfire related incidents over the 9th, 10th and 11th July.
Safer Together Project
The Safer Together Project is a partnership between Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) and NIFRS that aims to reach those…
Waste Recycling Facility Fire, Limestone Road, Belfast
Two Fire Appliances are continuing to deal with what was a substantial fire at a waste recycling facility on the Limestone Road, Belfast.
Incident on Railway Street, Strabane
Following our investigation, we can confirm that a lightning strike was the most likely cause of the fire at a commercial premises on Railway Street, Strabane.
Be fire safe when ‘staycationing’ this summer
With ‘staycationing’ on the increase this summer we are urging everyone to follow our simple advice to stay safe when on holiday.
Duncrue Pass Fire, Belfast
Over 40 Firefighters are continuing to deal with what was a substantial fire at a waste recycling depot at Duncrue Pass, Belfast.
Mill Street Fire, Hilden, Lisburn
Firefighters attended a fire at a 4 storey derelict building on Mill Street, Hilden, Lisburn.
38 New Wholetime Firefighters Graduate
38 new Wholetime Firefighters graduated from NIFRS today, and will now begin their careers in Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
Planning Approval granted for £40m Training Centre to Revolutionise Firefighter Training
We have welcomed planning approval from Mid Ulster Council for the final phase of our Learning & Development Centre, outside Cookstown.
House Fire Fatality, Park View, Cloughoge, Newry
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire in a house in Park View, Cloghoge, Newry on Friday evening.
NIFRS Board is recruiting for the post of Chief Fire & Rescue Officer
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Board is pleased to announce that it is recruiting for the post of Chief Fire & Rescue Officer.
NIFRS Appeal after Third Fatal Fire in 8 Days
NIFRS is appealing to anyone who has concerns about home fire safety for themselves or their loved ones, to contact us for free home fire safety advice.
House Fire Fatality- Forkhill Road, Cloughoge, Newry
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire in a house on Forkhill Road, Cloughoge, Newry.
Act responsibly and remain vigilant to wildfires
NIFRS and multi-agency partners are asking farmers, land managers and the public for their help during the current dry weather spell.
House Fire Fatality, Camphill Park, Newtownbutler
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire in a house in Camphill Park, Newtownbutler.
Firefighter Hayley Agnew Thanks Community for Support
Firefighter Hayley Agnew thanks the community for their support during the major incident in the Mournes.
Firefighting Operations in Mourne Mountains Complete – Cause of Fire Believed to be Deliberate
NIFRS completed Firefighting operations in the Mourne Mountains at 4.50pm on Sunday 25 April.
NIFRS Continue Tackling Major Incident with Support from Multiagency Partners
We are continuing to tackle the ongoing major incident in the Mourne Mountains with support of multi-agency partners.
NIFRS Declares Major incident in the Mournes
Over 70 Firefighters continue to battle a huge gorse fire in the Slieve Donard area for a second day.
Fire Safety Back on the Syllabus
Read about how we’re bringing fire safety messages into the classroom during COVID-19.
Don’t forget to Test it Tuesday
Don’t forget to test your smoke alarms weekly to make sure they are working.
Meadowbank Road Fire, Carrickfergus
73 Firefighters attended a fire at a large industrial unit on Meadowbank Road, Carrickfergus.
Road Traffic Collision, Monaghan Street, Newry
Firefighters attended a 2 vehicle collision on Monaghan Street in Newry.
House Fire Fatality, Rossdowney Road, Derry/Londonderry
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a woman who died following a fire in a house on the Rossdowney Road in Derry/Londonderry.
House Fire Fatality, Ballyrickard Road, Larne
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a woman who died following a fire in a house on the Ballyrickard Road, Larne.
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Firefighter injured after attack
Unfortunately one of our Firefighters was injured when he and his colleagues came under attack while responding to an incident.
Our Statistics Every April we publish our Performance Statistics. Our Performance Statistics Our People Statistics Right people, right place, right time
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If you think we have done something well, please tell us. We are dedicated to improving customer satisfaction and we welcome appreciations…
Complaints & Complaints Procedure If you are dissatisfied in relation to any action taken or service provided by Northern Ireland Fire &…
Our Statistics Every April we publish our Performance Statistics. Our 2019/20 Performance Compared against 2018/19
Empowering our young people We are passionate about engaging with young people. We promote an environment where young people are empowered to…
Thank you for your interest in working with us You’re in luck! We are currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters. Where Holywood Fire…
How to apply
Thank you for your interest in working with us We’re not currently recruiting for Firefighters at the minute but we may have…
Reducing False Alarms
Reducing False Alarms False alarms refer to incidents we attend that are caused by Automatic Fire Alarms, which turn out to be…
Public Register We are required by The Environment and Safety Information (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 to maintain a Public Register of relevant Notices served…
Fire Safety Legislation Advice Notes
Fire Safety Legislation Advice Notes On this page you will find a series of fire safety legislation advice notes which provide guidance…
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments for Businesses If you’re responsible for a building, it’s important to do all you can to reduce the risk…
Fire Safety Guides
Fire Safety Guides for Businesses Below you will find key information to help keep your premises safe from fire, and meet the…
Business Fire Safety
Keeping businesses safe from fire If you own, manage or operate a business, you need to comply with fire safety law. The main…
Safer Together We work closely with our partner agencies to identify those in our community who may be more at risk from…
Seasonal Safety Advice We are committed to keeping everyone safe from fire and other emergency incidents. Below you can find safety advice…
Road Safety Our Firefighters are regularly called to attend road traffic collisions (RTCs) when people are trapped inside their vehicles and need…
Home Fire Safety
Staying Safe at Home We are committed to keeping everyone safe from fire. One of the ways we do this is by…
Fire & Emergency Support Services
British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) Team The highly trained FESS team are volunteers from the British Red Cross…
Our Cadet Leaders Here’s what our people have to say So, do you want to; make a difference have a worthwhile and…
Community Engagement Volunteer
Could you be a Community Engagement Volunteer? Community Engagement Volunteer You will: be a community engagement ‘champion’ spread the word on fire…
Publication Scheme As a public authority, we have a duty under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), to issue a Publication…
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Get Firefighter Fit
Fit for the job You’ll need to be physically fit and be able to maintain fitness throughout your career as a Firefighter. …
Our Support Employees Our Support employees provide an invaluable service towards helping keep people safe, we couldn’t function without them. We have…
Regional Control Centre
Being a Firefighter Control The Regional Control Centre is the first point of contact people have with NIFRS in an emergency. A…
Home Fire Safety Check
Home Fire Safety Check A Home Fire Safety Check is a visit to your home to provide advice on how to stay…
Safer Together We are committed to keeping you safe by aiming to prevent incidents from occurring. We do this by educating, delivering…
Learning & Development Centre Archice
Investing in our People Learning & Development Centre, Cookstown Our new Learning & Development Centre is revolutionising how we train our Firefighters….
Being an On-Call Firefighter Our On-Call Firefighters are a vital part of our service. They provide an efficient, effective and reliable service…
Being a Wholetime Firefighter As a Wholetime Firefighter, you will work full-time at one of our Fire Stations throughout Northern Ireland. It…
Our Firefighters Firefighters make a vital contribution to the safety of their community. Becoming a Firefighter provides you with a worthwhile and…
Selection Process & Fitness Tests
Selection Process Wholetime Firefighter The current recruitment and selection process is outlined below; Online Application Form and Initial Shortlisting Online Ability Tests…
Get Involved We have many ways for you to get involved and help us keep people safe from the dangers of fire….
Why Work With Us
A job you can trust The way we live and work constantly evolves and we continue to work together to create a…
Resilience We make our community safer by planning, preparing and collaborating with partners so we have the capacity and capability to respond…
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Protection We make our community safer by protecting life and property across the business community. We also enforce Fire Safety Legislation. Fire…
Prevention We make our community safer by aiming to prevent incidents from occurring. We do this by educating, delivering safety advice and…
The Right Role For You
Do you want to reach new heights in your career? We have roles ranging from Firefighting to Finance. Find the right role…
Becoming a Firefighter
Do you want to be a Firefighter? Yes it’s true, becoming a Firefighter is a challenge and many Firefighters spent years applying…
Is Firefighting for you?
Do you have what it takes? Firefighters face dangerous situations therefore courage and remaining calm under pressure is essential. You will need…
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About NIFRS We are Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS). We provide all of Northern Ireland – an area of over…
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What We Do We respond to fires, road traffic collisions and specialist rescue incidents, including flooding, chemical incidents, collapsed buildings, and other…
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Impact of Covid-19 on Operational Response
Like many organisations we are beginning to feel the impact on our ability to deliver our service.
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Station Commander Recognised in New Year’s Honours
Station Commander Karen McDowell has been awarded an MBE.
Keeping you Safe We make our community safer by aiming to prevent incidents occurring. We do this by educating, delivering safety advice,…
Off-duty Firefighter praised for life saving actions
On-Call Firefighter praised for his quick actions in rescuing an individual while he was off-duty.
Planning Application Submitted for £42.2m Investment in Learning and Development Centre
NIFRS Submit Planning Application for £42.2m Investment in Learning and Development Centre
Winter Warning as Fire Fatalities Rise This Year
Statistics show that more people have already died in accidental fires in the home this year than during all of last year.
House Fire Fatality, Aghory Road, Richhill, Armagh
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a fire in a house on the Aghory Road, Richhill, Armagh.
Road Safety Week – There’s no need to speed
Renewed plea for drivers and riders to slow down and reduce their speed on the road.
Halloween 2020 Operational Activity
NIFRS received 83 emergency calls and Fire Crews responded to 62 operational incidents.
Minister condemns missile throwing incidents
Health Minister Robin Swann has strongly condemned overnight attacks on NIFRS crews.
Support Your Firefighters during COVID–19 by Staying Safe this Halloween
We are asking the community to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on Firefighters during the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic by keeping themselves safe this Halloween.
House Fire Fatality, Dungannon
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a woman who died following a house fire on the Annaghbeg Road, Dungannon.
Pre-Application Community Consultation Opens on Development of NIFRS Learning & Development Centre
A pre-application community consultation process will begin on plans for further development of NIFRS Learning & Development Centre.
87% rise in smoking related fires in the home during Covid-19
It is vitally important that the community is aware of the obvious causes of fire in their home, and the homes of their loved ones, and the steps they can take to prevent a fire from occurring.
Widespread Flooding- 25 August 2020
We responded to 28 flood related incidents as a result of heavy rainfall between Midnight last night until 8pm this evening.
Flooding incidents update – 25 August 2020
A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Spokesperson said: “Between midnight and 5pm today (25 August) we received 49 flooding related…
Flooding incidents – 25 August 2020
We are currently dealing with significant flooding in the Bryansford Avenue of Newcastle.
27 New Firefighters trained during COVID-19 Graduate
The first ever group of NIFRS Firefighters to complete their training during a global pandemic have graduated today.
Updated statement on Port Road Fire
At the height of the incident, fifteen appliances and approximately sixty Firefighters were in attendance at a fire on Port Road, Londonderry Port.
As Lockdown Eases, Be Safe This Summer
With COVID-19 lockdown gradually easing over the summer, we are reminding the public of the importance of keeping themselves fire safe and summer safe.
Firefighters attend over 6,000 incidents during pandemic
At one point during lockdown Firefighters were responding to a 50% increase in accidental house fires, while there has also been a 76% increase in wildfires.
Health Minister thanks NIFRS staff
The Health Minister has thanked NIFRS staff who have been on the frontline during Covid-19.
Statement on Crumlin Road Courthouse fire – 1 June 2020
1 June 2020 At 2:43am on Monday 1 June three fire Appliances, an aerial Appliance and approximately 25 Firefighters were called to…
NIFRS Recruiting for Wholetime Firefighters
We are now recruiting for Wholetime Firefighters. Wholetime Firefighters work full-time and are based in Wholetime Fire Stations throughout Northern Ireland.
NIFRS & DfC agree partnership to provide fire safety advice
We will provide home fire safety advice to everyone receiving a food box, as part of the Department for Communities response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Flat Fire Fatality, Cullingtree Fold, Belfast
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a woman who died following a fire in Cullingtree Fold, Falls Road, Belfast.
Dry weather sparks wildfire warning
DAERA and NIFRS are asking farmers and the public for their help during the current dry weather spell which has sparked a wildfire warning.
Nearly 50% Increase in Dwelling Fires Last Month, Compared to Same Period Last Year
We are calling on the community to make themselves aware of the potential causes of fire in the home.
DAERA Minister urges halt to prescribed fires to aid stretched emergency services
Farmers and land managers are urged to halt all prescribed burning in a bid to reduce additional pressures on Northern Ireland’s emergency services.
NIFRS asks Community for Support to Save Lives and Fight Back Against COVID-19
31 March 2020 Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has today warned that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will lead to significant…
NIFRS announces measures to help keep Firefighters and public safe during Coronavirus pandemic
We have announced a number of measures to help protect employees and maintain our ability to respond to emergency incidents.
Firefighters Sponge up in Aid of Cancer Fund for Children
We are holding a series of car washes throughout March in a bid to raise money for Cancer Fund for Children, a charity that has been a lifeline to one of the Service’s Fire Cadets.
The Prince’s Trust Get Started with the Fire Service Programme
The Prince’s Trust is running two free, five day Get Started with the Fire Service programmes, in Belfast and in Derry/Londonderry.
29 New Trainee Wholetime Firefighters Graduate
29 new Firefighters graduated today, and will now begin their new careers as Wholetime Firefighters in Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
NIFRS Echoes Road Safety Pleas Towards Zero Road Deaths in NI
We are encouraging road users to ‘Share the Road to Zero’ after it was revealed that 55 people tragically lost their lives on Northern Ireland’s roads in 2019.
Clarawood Park Incident
Our thoughts are with the gentleman who lost his life in a house fire in Clarawood Park, Belfast.
Station Commander Recognised in New Year’s Honours
Station Commander Davy Harbinson has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list.
NIFRS reminds the Community that we are ‘Safer Together’ this festive period
NIFRS is urging the Community to be aware of their own fire safety, and the safety of others, during the winter months and festive period.
Cushendall Road, Ballycastle Incident
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a woman who tragically died following an incident at Ballycastle beach in the Cushendall Road area.
NIFRS Statement: House Fire Fatality, Co Armagh
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of a man who died following a house fire in Derrynoose, Co Armagh.
NIFRS wins NI Road Safety Award for innovative ‘Your Choice’ virtual reality road safety programme
NIFRS has been awarded a prestigious NI Road Safety Award for our innovative virtual reality road safety programme ‘Your Choice.’
NIFRS uses virtual reality technology to promote rural road safety this ‘Road Safety Week’
This year Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service responded to over 600 road traffic collisions and rescued over 440 people who were trapped in their vehicles.
Road Safety Week: Beware the Dangers on Rural Roads
NIFRS is collaborating with The Department for Infrastructure, road safety partners in the emergency services and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to urge everyone to be aware of the particular vulnerabilities we all face when we travel.
Duncrue Street Fire, Belfast
15 November 2019 NIFRS is currently still dealing with a fire incident at the M2 Business Park, Duncrue Street, Belfast. Fire Crews…
NIFRS celebrates award-winning Employees
The vital contribution that NIFRS employees make to protecting the community was celebrated at a special awards ceremony in Lisburn on Tuesday 12 November.
999 Open Day at Central Station – 16 November 2019
Central Fire Station is hosting a ‘999’ Emergency Services Open Day on Saturday 16 November 2019 from 12.30 – 4pm.
NIFRS launches Crescent Link Volunteer programme in Derry/Londonderry
NIFRS has launched a Volunteer programme at Crescent Link Fire Station, Derry/Londonderry.
Halloween 2019 Operational Activity Update – lowest number of incidents in seven years
NIFRS received 77 emergency calls and Fire Crews responded to 51 operational incidents.
Never mind ghouls and goblins, it’s fireworks and sparklers you should look out for this Halloween
NIFRS is calling on the community to be aware of potential fire hazards and to keep themselves safe while celebrating this Halloween.
NIFRS and Samaritans working together to keep people safe
We have signed a partnership agreement with Samaritans to allow us to work together to protect those most at risk in our community.
NIFRS and NIFHA partnership agreement
We have signed a partnership agreement with the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) to protect people who live in sheltered housing, who may be at risk from fire.
NIFRS and NIAS partnership targets ‘People at Risk’
NIFRS and NIAS have signed a partnership agreement which aims to provide fire safety advice and reduce fire deaths, injuries and fires in homes across Northern Ireland.
Legendary NI Goalkeeper Teams up with NIFRS to Warn of Fire Risk to Over-50’s
Former Northern Ireland Goalkeeper Pat Jennings has teamed up with NIFRS to highlight the added risk from fire to people aged 50 and over.
NIFRS now recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 41 Fire Stations
We are recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 41 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
NIFRS officially opens first of its kind fire training facility
Our new £4.8million Tactical Firefighting Facility will be officially opened today at Desertcreat outside Cookstown.
One Year on from Bank Buildings Fire NIFRS Reflects on the Incident
On the anniversary of the Bank Buildings fire in Belfast NIFRS has thanked Firefighters, support staff, partner agencies and the community for their response and support during the incident.
Lowest Number of Eleventh Night Bonfire Incidents since 2015
Between 6pm 11 July and 1am 12 July 2019, we received a total of 136 emergency calls and were mobilised to 91 operational incidents,
28 New Trainee Firefighters Graduate
We congratulate our 28 new Trainee Firefighters who graduated today during a ceremony held at the Fire & Rescue Service Learning & Development Centre in Belfast.
Bonfire Safety Appeal: Act Responsibly, Stay Safe
We are urging anyone attending bonfires to follow fire safety advice and act responsibly to stay safe.
NIFRS Chairperson Wins UK ‘Champion for Women’ Award
NIFRS Chairperson, Carmel McKinney OBE, has won a UK ‘Champion for Women’ Award in the Rising Star Awards 2019.
Deliberate Fire at Steeple House
NIFRS responded to a call at 5.20am this morning to a fire in the derelict Steeple House, Antrim.
Update on Cause of Fire at Bank Buildings on 28 August 2018
In conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland, we have completed our extensive investigation to determine the cause of the fire at Bank Buildings, Belfast on 28 August 2018.
School’s Out! Stay Safe This Summer
With the summer holidays approaching, we are urging everyone to follow key safety advice to stay safe this summer and be fire aware.
Fire at JP Corry, Crankhill Road, Ballymena
We are dealing with the clear up following a large fire in JP Corry builders yard last night.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for NIFRS Personnel
A serving Watch Commander and retired Leading Firefighter have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.