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Fire and Emergency Awareness Initiatives

Local authorities run fire station open days and visit schools to raise awareness of the fire and emergency service. These visits also educate pupils about fire safety and prevention in their homes, schools and community.

Blue Light Awareness

Blue Light Awareness

Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service were honoured to be awarded an RSA Leading Lights Award for this project.

Emergency Service personnel save lives in the course of their work. Every second counts when we are responding to an emergency .We must get to the scene quickly and safely without putting other road users in danger. Emergency services personnel receive specialist training to do this, but you need to know what to do when you see an emergency vehicle. You must react quickly, safely and carefully to allow emergency vehicles to pass.

The following information has been put together to help keep you and other road users safe as well as making sure those in need receive help as quickly as possible.

When an Emergency Vehicle Approaches:

  • Turn off the radio if you hear a siren and check your rear view mirror, to allow you to determine which direction the Emergency Vehicle is coming from
  • Gently breaking, indicate to pull the car over to the left
  • Pull over to the left hand side of the road and stop
  • Stay there until the Emergency Vehicle has passed. Be mindful there may be more than one Emergency Vehicle
  • Once you are sure the Emergency Vehicle has passed, indicate that you intend to pull out again. When it is safe to do so gradually merge back into traffic


  • Don’t panic, don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation
  • Don’t go out onto a junction or intersection if stopped at a red light, we will negotiate around you, unless directed to do so by the Gardaí or emergency services personnel
  • Never tailgate or try to overtake an Emergency Vehicle
  • Never race after an emergency vehicle to get through a traffic light
  • Never break a red light or speed to allow emergency vehicles to pass unless you’re directed to do this by the Gardaí or emergency services personnel

Help Us To Help You - Be Aware Of What To Do!

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Related Information

BBQ Fire & Safety

If you are planning a BBQ please remember the following BBQ Safety Tips

  • Gas and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • Place BBQ well away from the home, decking rails and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets away from the BBQ area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat build up.
  • Never leave the BBQ unattended
  • Always ensure your BBQ lid is open before lighting it
  • If there is an Emergency remember stay calm and ring 999 or 112

Charcoal BBQ’s

Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Tips

Carbon monoxide poisoning typically occurs from breathing in carbon monoxide at excessive levels. Symptoms are often described as "flu-like" and commonly include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. Large exposures can result in loss of consciousness, seizures, or even death.