SIPTU members of Dublin Fire Brigade will conduct two 24-hour work stoppages this month; one on Saturday the 18th March and the other on Monday the 27th March.
It's over the planned breaking up of its ambulance service. Over 200 firefighters, their families and supporters protested outside city hall yesterday against the plan by Dublin City Council.
Local authority chiefs want to disband the Emergency Medical Service along with the call centre, and merge it with the HSE’s National Ambulance Service.
Gerry McGill from Phibsborough Fire Station claims lives will be put at risk "Why break something that doesn't need to be broken? We have a system that works perfectly. It's a chain. From the time we take the call to the time we close down... any break in the chain and it's disastrous for the people of Dublin."
Michael Walsh from Malahide is hugely supportive of the DFB Ambulance Service after his wife had a cardiac arrest in 2013.
"They talked me through the next nine minutes and how to administer CPR and talked me through that whole process. So as you can imagine, they're very important to me."
SIPTU organiser Brendan O'Brien says it's "with deep regret that SIPTU members in Dublin Fire Brigade have been forced into conducting these work stoppages. This dispute results from our members’ total commitment to providing the best emergency services possible to the residents of Dublin."