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Union Calls For More Firefighters

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09:28 12 Jul 2019


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Concerns are being raised about the lack of firefighters in the city.

SIPTU says there weren't enough staff to field a full fleet of fire engines on Wednesday.

Six fire engines were idle on Tuesday night, while five weren't running on Wednesday.

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It says the service needs 36 officers and 134 firefighters at full strength.

But just 19 officers and 121 firefighters were available.

The union says the service is suffering from a serious manpower shortage.

It is calling for a new recruitment drive to take place.

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