Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Omagh, Strabane & Newtownstewart Firefighters honoured

Firefighters from Omagh, Strabane and Newtownstewart Fire Stations were recently honoured with prestigious Chief Fire Officer Commendations and Citations, awarded in recognition for their work at a harrowing road traffic collision outside Sion Mills on 8 January 2014.

Sadly one person lost their life in the head on collision and 4 other casualties were very seriously injured, 3 of whom were heavily trapped in the vehicles.  Firefighters worked closely with colleagues from the Ambulance Service at the scene to treat casualties and there is no doubt that lives were saved by their swift action, teamwork and determination to keep all those who were seriously injured alive.

Watch Commander Michael Curran (Omagh), Firefighter Dean Molloy (Strabane) and Paramedic Officer John McClintock from the NI Ambulance Service were awarded Chief Fire Officer Commendations for their outstanding work at the scene.

Firefighters from Bravo Watch Omagh Fire Station, Strabane Fire Station and Newtownstewart Fire Station were all awarded Citations for their outstanding work at the scene.


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