Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Trev M » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:16 pm

Some local Heroes - to my mind these lads do an outstanding job and having met them for a short time I cant speak highly enough of them, great blokes,

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Strum » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:44 pm

Brilliant photos Trev and a fine tribute. Well done. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Trev M » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:33 pm

Cheers Strum , good guys one and all have to say.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby jordo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:31 pm

It is the D F B's 150th Anniversary next year and there is a guy on another site looing for information on their involvement in any of the incidences from 1916 through the Civil War as he is putting their history together. If anyone nows anything I will send you the link.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby grammer » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:36 pm

great photos Trev.M
I agree the unsung heros _____
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Trev M » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:54 am

Cheers guys, Jordo if you send that link on I can pass it on to Marshy one of the guys in the photo , he is well up on the history of teh brigade so would say he'd be able to source a lot of relevant information.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Mariner » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:57 pm

Trev M wrote:Cheers guys, Jordo if you send that link on I can pass it on to Marshy one of the guys in the photo , he is well up on the history of teh brigade so would say he'd be able to source a lot of relevant information.

Is there any text of their Belfast trip - just the Dun Laoghaire experience?
Has Marchy any published or unpublished material
In particular, if this quote can be substantiated?
Gasworks vacuum - To a Dún Laoghaire (Dublin area) fireman the most haunting sight were not the horribly wounded dead, but those without a blemish. When the city’s gasworks exploded, there was a temporary vacuum.[citation needed][clarification needed] This smothered all fires and all life. Windows, slates, and all loose material were sucked from the houses. Those inside, mostly still lying in their beds, were lifeless, their eyes wide open with fright, and their mouths wide open seeking a breath.[citation needed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast_Blitz#Gasworks_vacuum
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Trev M » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:56 pm

Hi Mariner , sent you a private message there , hope it helps.

All the best
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby leposean » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:11 am

Trev M wrote:Cheers guys, Jordo if you send that link on I can pass it on to Marshy one of the guys in the photo , he is well up on the history of teh brigade so would say he'd be able to source a lot of relevant information.


I'm a Brigade enthusiast myself Trev M. My Uncle Enviro has me hooked on them every since they days of watching Londons Burning and I have many a piece of Dublin and London Fire Brigade memoribilia. I was wondering if you or anyone else had pictures of the Old Dun Laoghaire fire Station back when it actually was one, the one in off York Road. I remember it well as a fire station and when Kill avenue opened but dont ever remember seeing an engine come out of the old one or seen inside it having been inside KOTG may times
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:45 pm

Leposean.

Snowwhite has a relative possibly in "the job", one of the Brown lads from Sallynoggin whomI went to school with, contact her by p.m and see it you can hook up.
I hope to bring a London 'bit' over in May'

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby leposean » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:31 am

forgive me for not knowing Uncle Enviro, what is a London ''Bit'' ?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:38 pm

LEPORDMAN,
And to think you went to think you went to 'PRES' too, a bit is a piece of euphameria.....Now get the Johnson Dictionary out
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:44 pm

I had to look that up myself Enviro.

"The Great Martyr Euphemia (Greek), known as the All-praised in the Orthodox Church is a Christian Saint"

Is She the Patron Saint of Busses or something? :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:58 pm

Strum,

My correction Ephemera........I just read the Collins Version....

Check it out Leopardman

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:15 pm

Aha just read it on Wiki. I think I know what you mean now. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby *stargazer* » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:10 pm

Trev M wrote:Some local Heroes - to my mind these lads do an outstanding job and having met them for a short time I cant speak highly enough of them, great blokes,



I agree, even for silly little jobs like rescuing our pomeranian who got his head stuck in a garden gate..that was embarrassing :oops: but they got him out, and we had a good laugh :D ....their comment..'Well, it was different' . What would we do without 'em
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby johndle » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:44 pm

Heres an Old One

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby grammer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:18 am

nice one there john
Id say that is old alright .
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Strum » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:28 am

Here's that one with a Paint Job. :D


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And you think that one is old? This one is 166 years old. :D


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby johndle » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:43 am

Different Machine Strum The one I put up was owned Ergas in Arklow
Health and Safety was even around then :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby *stargazer* » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:17 am

Great photos, guys... :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby Strum » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:24 pm

johndle wrote:Different Machine Strum The one I put up was owned Ergas in Arklow



Oh, so it is. Close though. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Fire Brigade

Postby johndle » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:50 pm

Should have gone here Strum

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKUJEqg_xvk&feature=related[youtube]
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