Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service

Minimise the risk of fire and other emergencies to life, property and environment and provide an integrated organisational response to fire and major emergencies.

The Chief Fire Officer, who reports to the Director of Service, Environment,  manages Limerick City Council Fire & Rescue Service. It has four broad areas of activity that are mutually supportive in the delivery of an integrated service to the public:

  • Fire/Emergency Operations
  • Fire Prevention & Building Control
  • Communications
  • Major Emergency Planning

Fire/Emergency Operations Department

The Fire/Emergency Operations Department provides a comprehensive fire brigade service to the community, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Fire Brigade operates from the Fire Station, Mulgrave Street, Limerick and provides fire and rescue services to an area of approximately 419 sq. kilometres and a population in excess of 100,000 people within the Borough itself and in adjoining areas in counties Limerick and Clare. The Fire Brigade also provides a response to road traffic accidents, flooding and other emergencies.

The Fire/Emergency Operation Department has a staffing level of:

  • Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer who reports to the Chief Fire Officer
  • 4 Station Officers
  • 8 Sub Station Officers
  • 43 Firefighters
who all work on a rota basis to provide the 24 hour fire brigade service.

The Fire Brigade fleet comprises of:

  • 4 no. Water Tenders
  • 2 no. Aerial Appliances
  • 1 no. Emergency Tender
  • 1 no. Water Tanker
  • 1 no. Special Incident Unit
  • 2 no. 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle
  • 1 no. General Purpose Transport Van


Fire Prevention & Building Control Department

This section provides a wide range of services concerned with fire prevention, securing generally the health and safety of people in and around buildings, access for people with disabilities and energy conservation. More details...

Major Emergency Planning

The Fire & Rescue Service updates the City Council's Major Emergency Plan. It also facilitates the development of departmental major emergency plans, such as those of the roads, water, sanitary and housing services of the City Council, by providing administrative and secretarial support and chairing the City Council's Major Emergency Planning Implementation Committee.

The Fire & Rescue Service also participates in, and provides administrative and secretarial support to, the Mid West Major Emergency Planning Working Group. This Group consists of representatives of the various emergency services in the Mid West Region, i.e., the city/county fire services of Limerick City, Limerick County, Clare and North Tipperary, the Garda Siochana Divisions of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary and the Ambulance Service of the Mid Western Health Board. The Group is a forum of communication for the improvement of the ability of the various services to respond jointly to major emergencies. The Group also organises regional exercises and training events.

The Fire Station is open to the public from 9.00 - 1.00   and 2.10 - 5.00


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Fire Service

Phone: 061 407100/316107 Emergency Number 999
Fax: 061 419186

Opening hours:
09:00 to 13:00 and 14:10 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Fire Service
Fire Station,
Mulgrave Street,

Limerick City Fire Station

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Last update:22/06/2011