Dublin Fire Brigade faces a staffing crisis and that crisis continues ‘to deepen and remains unresolved’, according to Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Daithi Doolan speaking at the monthly Council meeting last night.
“Dublin Fire Brigade’s staffing crisis is felt right accross the Dublin region,” Cllr. Doolan said:
“The staffing shortages has effected the functioning of fire stations, fire engines and the river rescue service right across the capital.
“I raised the issue at tonight’s Dublin City Council meeting.
“I asked the manager for an update on progress made since September in addressing the staffing crisis.
“The written response I received was shocking.
“No progress has been made.
“Dublin Fire Brigade continues to be understaffed.
“This puts the lives of staff and the public at risk.This is unacceptable.
“Both management and unions agree that over 1,000 personnel are required to fully cover the service.
“There are currently only 965 personnel in place.
“City Council management must employ and train those waiting on the staff panel and need to immediately start recruiting as a matter of urgency to meet the demands of a modern fire service.”