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29 Sept 2022

Tipperary Fire Service dealing with more medical assistance cases but house fire calls have fallen

Tipperary Fire Service dealing with more medical assistance cases but house fire calls have fallen

Tipperary Fire Service responded to 981 emergency calls in the first eight and a half months of this year - a slight increase on the same period in 2021, the county council’s September meeting was informed.

Tipperary’s Chief Fire Officer Dave Carroll told councillors that while there was a “bit more activity” between January 1 and August 16 this year compared to the past two years, the number of call-outs was not significantly different to previous years.

He was responding to Cllr Siobhán Ambrose who said the 981 calls-outs up to mid-August seemed particularly high and asked for a breakdown of the types of emergencies the Fire Service attended.

Mr Carroll said a very large portion of the call-outs were to road traffic collisions and other minor road-based incidents. He pointed out that the Fire Service is now responding to a lot of medical assistance cases routed through the Ambulance Service.

These call-outs accounted for a proportion of the increase.
However, the number of call-outs to house fires has fallen in the last number of years, which was a good thing, he added.

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