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Sinn Féin lends its support to Dublin Fire Brigade

4 March, 2017 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has today reaffirmed Sinn Féin’s support for the retention of the Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance service. 

Deputy O’Reilly highlighted the success of the service for over 100 years and noted that when a service is shown to be successful and delivering on public safety, that it is a case of “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Deputy O’Reilly said:

“Sinn Féin is fully behind Dublin Fire Brigade in its calls to retain the delivery of ambulance services by the DFB. We recognise the importance of, and the significant contribution of, DFB to advancements in pre-hospital emergency care services.

“With over a hundred years of experience in the provision of Emergency Medical Service, the removal of any element of DFB’s Fire Based Emergency Medical Service systems would have an adverse effect on patient care. Those experienced professionals in the DFB believe it is a danger to both firefighter/paramedics and to the people of Dublin to try and make such drastic changes to a fully functional and successfully operating service. It is very much a case of ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’.

“The fire based EMS service has served Dublin City and county well and we are supporting fire fighter paramedics in their fight to retain this service.

“Sinn Féin representatives right across Dublin will be attending the open days taking place in every fire station in Dublin this Saturday between 1 and 2 pm and we are encouraging members of the public to support the DFB also.” ENDS


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