DOH Statement – Appointment of the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Non-Executive Chair
The Department of Health has announced the appointment of a Chair to NIFRS.
NIFRS is urging everyone to follow some simple advice to stay safe as the summer holiday period commences.
NIFRS is no longer in Major Incident status, and has resumed normal operational response across the province following an extremely busy three days of wildfires and other emergency incidents.
Across the period of 14 June until 11pm on 15 June, NIFRS received 650 emergency calls and mobilised to 266 incidents, with 80 of these being wildfire incidents.
The Irish Air Corps is supporting NIFRS with its operational response to an extensive gorse fire in Glenariff, Co Antrim.
NIFRS has declared a major incident following a number of ongoing gorse fires in Clogher, Co Tyrone and Glenariff, Co Antrim.
NIFRS is in attendance at 2 separate wildfire incidents this afternoon involving a large number of Firefighters and Fire Appliances.
We can confirm that the fire at a derelict building on Samuel Street, Belfast is now over.
This Award honours the commitment of our Cadets & the hard work of our volunteer Cadet Leaders who make our Cadets scheme possible.
As warmer weather approaches, NIFRS is calling for the public to be vigilant to help prevent wildfires this summer.