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2017 looking good for Carlow Fire Service with new recruits, vehicles and plenty of funding

2017 promises to be a year of change and development for Carlow’s Fire Services.

That’s according to a report being presented to the County Council at their monthly meeting next week.

Already they’ve welcomed three new recruits, the final proposed designs for Bagenalstown Fire Station have been completed, and they’ve got funding to the tune of €50,000 for equipment.

Speaking to KCLR News, Fire Chief, Alan O’Neill says they’re also expecting the delivery of two new vehicles.

A Class B vehicle – which is a fire truck that will be kitted out for both road traffic incidents and fires – is being built in Galway.

That will then be stationed in Carlow Town.

A new water tanker is also being built in Tullow for Carlow Town.

So far this year the local service has responded to 13 road traffic collisions, 14 domestic fires, 29 car or vehicle fires, 15 bin/skip/small fires, 13 alarm activations, six industrial incidents, 10 chimney fires, and 12 other fire incidents.