David McComb Wholetime & Retained Firefighter Ballymena Read this articleRead all 9 articles
|Date, Time:||8 February 2020,|
|Location:||Enniskillen, Dromore and Augher|
NIFRS responded to a number of flooding incidents this weekend caused by Storm Ciara.
NIFRS relocated resources to Fermanagh and Omagh where the flooding risk was highest. Firefighters then worked closely with partner agencies and emergency service colleagues, co-ordinating resources to effectively protect the community from flooding.
Notable incidents included flooding at Laragh’s Croft, Enniskillen at 9.31pm on Saturday 8 February 2020. There was a large volume of water that had the potential to flood 15 houses. 3 Fire Appliances attended the incident- 2 from Omagh Fire Station and 1 from Irvinestown Fire Station. Firefighters used a High Volume Pump to divert the water away from the houses. The incident was under control by 1.45am on Sunday 9 February 2020.
NIFRS attended an animal rescue incident at Cavan Road, Dromore, Co Tyrone at 10.12am on Sunday 9 February 2020. 1 Fire Appliance from Dromore Fire Station attended the Incident. Firefighters used lines and a reach pole to rescue 12 sheep from flood water. The incident was under control by 10.39am.
Firefighters also attended a flooding incident on Lisnawery Road, Augher at 7.51am on Sunday 9 February 2020. 2 people were trapped in a car in flood water. 2 Fire Appliances from Clogher Fire Station attended the incident. Firefighters pushed the car out of the flood water to safety. There were no injuries. The incident was under control by 8.47am.
|Date, Time:||1 February 2020, 9.20am|
|Location:||Ballinderry Road, Aghalee|
Firefighters were called to an incident where pigs had fallen into a slurry pit at a farm in Aghalee. Six Appliances attended the incident including a specialist Large Animal Rescue Team. 30 pig carcasses were retrieved and 25 live pigs were rescued by Firefighters wearing breathing apparatuses. The incident was dealt with by 5:05pm.
|Date, Time:||21 January 2020, 9.24pm|
|Location:||Ballyclogh Road, Bushmills|
NIFRS responded to a fire at Ballyclogh Road near Bushmills at 9.24pm on Sunday 19 January 2020.
This was a well-developed fire involving hay, farm machinery and agricultural equipment in a number of farm sheds. At the height of the incident there were approximately 50 personnel dealing with the fire, with support from specialist appliances.
Firefighters worked throughout the night to extinguish the fire and ensure there were no injuries to people or farm animals, who were moved out of the immediate risk area.
The incident was under control by 1.39am on Monday 20 January 2020. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
|Date, Time:||9 January 2020, 6.47pm|
|Location:||Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry|
NIFRS responded to a fire at Envy Nightclub, Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry at 6.47pm on Thursday 9 January 2020.
Firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the evening fighting the fire, and at the height of the incident a total of 6 Fire Appliances, 2 Aerial Appliances, and 50 fire personnel were involved at the scene.
The incident was completed by 1.13am on Friday 10 January 2020. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
|Date, Time:||30 December 2019, 3:32pm|
|Location:||Selshion Parade, Portadown|
On Monday 30 December at 3:32pm, Firefighters were called to reports of a suspected gas explosion at a house in Selshion Parade, Portadown. Two Appliances from Portadown Fire Station and one Appliance from Lurgan Fire Station attended the incident. Firefighters set up a cordon and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Firefighters used gas monitors on the property and adjoining properties and all readings were found to be normal. No mains gas was involved and the incident is believed to have been caused by the pressurised cylinder in a battery-operated air freshener being left on top of an electric hob. One woman was checked over by the Ambulance Service as a precaution, but did not need to attend hospital. The cause of the fire was accidental and the incident was dealt with by 5:01pm.
|Date, Time:||4 December 2019, 12.38pm|
|Location:||Jerusalem Street, Belfast|
Firefighters were called to a one vehicle road traffic collision on Jerusalem Street. The driver of the car was removed from her car by Firefighters. She was then transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. The incident was dealt with by 1.40pm.
|Date, Time:||4 December 2019, 10.10am|
|Location:||Moat Street, Donaghadee|
NIFRS received a call at 10.10am to attend a fire at a restaurant on Moat Street, Donaghadee.
28 Firefighters were involved in extinguishing the fire. At the height of the incident there were 5 Fire Appliances from Donaghadee, Bangor, Newtownards and Knock, and an Aerial Appliance.
The incident was dealt with at 12.24pm.
The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental.
|Date, Time:||14 November 2019, 11.09pm|
|Location:||Duncrue Street, Belfast|
NIFRS responded to a fire at the M2 Business Park, Duncrue Street, Belfast on Thursday 14 November 2019. Fire Crews responded quickly to the incident and their early actions prevented fire spread to three adjoining businesses.
Firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the night on Thursday 14 November 2019, fighting the fire in difficult conditions, and at the height of the incident a total of 13 fire appliances and more than 60 fire personnel were involved at the scene.
The high rack shelving and roof in the premises collapsed, and Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire using Breathing Apparatus and a High Volume Pump.
It was a protracted incident that lasted until 8.20pm on Monday 18 November 2019.
The cause of the fire has been determined as accidental.
|Date, Time:||3 November 2019, 00.43am|
|Location:||Kennedy Way, Belfast|
Firefighters attended a fire in a commercial premises on Kennedy Way, Belfast early Sunday morning. At the height of the incident 6 Fire Appliances were in attendance. It was a protracted incident that continued until 3.31pm. Firefighters used jets, breathing apparatus, and a turntable ladder to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire has been determined as deliberate.
|Date, Time:||22 October 2019, 09:48am|
|Location:||Frosses Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim|
Two Appliances from Ballymena, one from Coleraine Fire Station, one from Ballymoney, one from Carrickfergus, one from Maghrafelt one from Kilrea and one from Dungiven attended an incident at a chicken shed on Frosses Road in Ballymena, Co Antrim.
Upon arrival, Firefighters found the shed well alight. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to tackle the fire. The incident was dealt with by 4:36pm and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
|Date, Time:||23 September 2019, 10:21am|
NIFRS received a call regarding a smell of fumes at Omagh Hospital on Monday 23 September. Six appliances attended the incident as well a NIFRS Safety Officer and Hazmat Officer. NIFRS worked closely with the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the hospital was partially evacuated. The cause of the smell was identified as coming from a small chemical leak in the plant room at Omagh Hospital. This leak was isolated and made safe. 4 people were assessed by ambulance personnel at the scene. The incident was dealt with by 1:42pm and handed over to Western Health and Social Care Trust staff.
|Date, Time:||Thursday 12 September, 04.19am|
|Location:||Tummery Road, Irvinestown|
NIFRS received a call to attend a fire at a large shed on the Tummery Road in Irvinestown. 5 appliances attended the incident. One from Irvinestown, one from Dromore, one from Fintona, one from Belleek and one from Enniskillen. The shed was used to store a number of gas cylinders and had collapsed. Firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and cool the cylinders down to a safe temperature. BOC (the gas provider) have been informed that the cylinders are now safe to be removed. The incident was dealt with by 09.39am. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
|Date, Time:||13 August 2019, 5.05pm|
|Location:||Crumlin Road Courthouse, Belfast|
“NIFRS responded to a fire at Crumlin road Courthouse on Tuesday 13 August.”
Seven fire appliances and 30 firefighters from across Belfast were in attendance, along with a high-reach aerial appliance. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.
The cause of the fire was deemed to be deliberate ignition and it was under control by 7:35pm.”
|Date, Time:||17 July 2019, 2.54am|
|Location:||Laurel Hill Road, Coleraine|
“NIFRS responded to a fire in a derelict building on the site of the former army base on Laurel Hill Road, Coleraine at 2.54am this morning.”
6 appliances from Coleraine, Portstewart, Portrush and Northland, attended the blaze. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire.
The incident is ongoing and one Aerial appliance remains on site.
|Date, Time:||02 July 2019, 5.20am|
|Location:||Steeple House, Antrim|
NIFRS responded to a call at 5.20am this morning to a fire in the derelict Steeple House, Antrim. 2 appliances from Antrim, 1 from Ballymena and the turntable ladder & aerial from Springfield, Belfast attended the incident.
Crews dealt with the fire using breathing apparatus and hose reel jet.
The cause of the fire was determined as deliberate. The incident was dealt with at 1215pm.
|Date, Time:||29 June 2019, 12.13pm|
|Location:||Ligford Road, Strabane|
“NIFRS responded to a coach on fire on the Ligford Road between Strabane and Plumbridge at 12:13am on 29 June.
3 appliances from Strabane, Castlederg and Newtownstewart attended the blaze. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using foam jets.
The cause of the fire was deemed to be accidental. The incident was dealt with by 2.03pm’’
|Date, Time:||21st June 2019, 7.00am|
|Location:||The Mall West, Armagh|
NIFRS responded to a call just before 7.00am this morning to a lorry on fire at The Mall West, Armagh.
2 fire appliances from Armagh station attended the incident. Crews dealt with the fire using breathing apparatus and hose reel jet.
The cause of the fire was determined as accidental. A male involved in the incident sustained superficial burns to his face.
The incident was dealt with at 7.12am.
|Date, Time:||12th June 2019, 2.14am|
|Location:||Ardmillan Crescent, Newtownards|
Firefighters attended the scene of a small house fire in a living room of a house in Newtownards in the early hours of this morning. A working smoke alarm activated. An 81 year old female suffered minor smoke inhalation and was rescued by firefighters and taken to hospital by ambulance.
|Date, Time:||12 June 2019, 6.15am|
|Location:||Maeve House, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast|
Firefighters attended the scene of a fire on the 10th floor of a block of flats in Belfast. 4 Fire Appliances in total attended the scene where a grill pan caught fire. 1 male in his 40s suffered minor smoke inhalation and led to safety on Firefighters arrival. Firefighters assisted him to ambulance.
|Date, Time:||6 June 2019, 12:10pm|
|Location:||Killylacky Road, Lisnaskea|
Firefighters attended an incident on a farm on the Killylacky Road, Lisnaskea. One Fire Appliance from Lisnaskea Fire Station and 1 from Enniskillen Fire Station attended the incident.
A man in his 70’s was overcome by slurry fumes while mixing slurry in a shed. The man had collapsed and he was rescued by another man in his 40’s from the shed prior to the arrival of Firefighters. Both men were treated at the scene by paramedics. Two cows in the shed were overcome by the fumes and died as a result. The incident was dealt with at 1.27pm.