Fire Services

Leitrim Fire Service - description

Fire Stations

Leitrim is served by a fully retained fire service. There are 5 fire stations located throughout the county; namely, (see map below)

  • Carrick-on Shannon (LM21)
  • Mohill (LM22)
  • Drumshanbo (LM23)
  • Ballinamore (LM24)
  • Manorhamilton (LM25)
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Leitrim’s fire stations

 

Three other fire stations, namely, Bundoran in Donegal and Dowra and Killeshandra in Cavan provide first attendance cover into parts of Leitrim on the basis that they are the nearest fire station to that area.

 

Areas and populations served

The area (sq. Km) and populations served by each fire station in Leitrim is included in the below Table:

 

StationStation IdPopulationPop (Town)Area (sq. Km)Pop Density per sq km
Carrick-on-ShannonLM217,6723,98014354
MohillLM227,00592831522
DrumshanboLM234,68485727517
BallinamoreLM244,77288925019
ManorhamiltonLM257,4471,33652514

 

Leitrim fire authority provides first attendance cover to an area of 183 km2 and a population of 3,644 outside the county boundary (in county Roscommon). Other county fire authorities (Donegal and Cavan) provide a fire service to an area of 195 km2 and a population of 3,843 within county Leitrim.

 

Firefighters and fire appliances

 

Station

Carrick-on-Shannon

     LM21

Mohill

LM22

Drumshanbo

LM23

Ballinamore

LM24

Manorhamilton

LM25

Fire Fighters129999
  
ClassificationAll Leitrim Fire Service stations are retained
Appliances

1 Class B

1  Jeep

1 HP

1 ET

2  Class B

1 Class B

1 Jeep

2 Class B

1 Class B

1 Jeep

Turnout timeAverage turnout time for all stations in 2014 was  4.92 minutes
  
VehicleDescription
Class BClass B water tender with a 13.5m ladder and crash rescue equipment
Jeep4 wheel drive vehicle with rear storage area
HPHydraulic Platform with 28 metre reach
ETEmergency tender with additional crash rescue and hazardous materials equipment.  This vehicle also incorporates a command & control area with communications facilities.

  

Emergency Incidents

Leitrim fire service attends approx 300 incidents every year, ranging from chimney fires, other fires, road traffic collisions, vehicle fires, bog/gorse fires and false alarms.

Breakdown of incidents by type 2014

A pie chart analysis of the incidents for 2014 gives the following breakdown by incident type:

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