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Virtuoso musician and Dublin fireman Tommy Potts.

He fiddled while saving Dublin.

Historian Donal Fallon writes:

My dad, historian and former Dublin Fire Brigade museum curator, is in this brilliant forthcoming tribute to the great Tommy Potts. Part of a very special digital Musictown this year. Presented by Dara Yeates

Tommie Potts: The Fireman Fiddler of the Coombe premieres on September 17 at 8.30pm Live streaming on Facebook:  and Youtube.

Tommie Potts: The fireman who lit the flame of traditional music (Siobhan Long, Irish Times)

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This morning.

Tara Street, Dublin.

Dublin Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon presenting a bronze plaque to Tara St Fire Station to thank the members of Dublin Fire Brigade based there for their efforts during COVID 19 so far.

The Lord Mayor will present plaques to all Fire Stations in Dublin City on behalf of the citizens of Dublin City as a token of their appreciation.

Pic: @LordMayorDublin

This morning.

Dublin Fire Brigade tweetz:

Big thanks to Aer Lingus for the safe delivery of specialist ‘truck-mask’ PPE for our fire appliances.

They will help provide fresh filtered air to the engine and cab.

Remember wash your hands often, stay at home, and maintain a 2 metre distance if you have to go to the shop.

Previously: “I Think That We Will Try Our Best”

Earlier this morning.

At the intersection of Benburb Street and Queen Street near McGettigan’s Bar in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

A crash took place between a Luas tram and a truck.

The Dublin Fire Brigade have reported that one person has suffered non-life threading injuries.

One injured as Luas car derailed in crash with truck in Smithfield, Dublin (Irish Mirror)

Pics via Dublin Fire Brigade

This lunchtime.

Dublin Fire Brigade tweetz:

We’ve made good progress at the industrial fire in Swords and will be scaling back the response. Units will stay on scene damping down. Smoke was visible over a wide area in clear skies.

EARLIER:

Lovely fire engine emojis, in fairness.

Last night.

Dublin Fire Brigade firefighters were called out to 230 incidents between 4pm and 6am.

These included fires at (from top) Malahide, Ballymun, Darndale, Kildare (pic 4 and 5) and Fortunestown.

Greg O’Dwyer, assistant chief fire officer at Dublin Fire Brigade, told Morning Ireland earlier today that there were also 298 ambulance call-outs overnight.

He said this was a decrease in incidents compared to previous years and said no firefighter suffered any injury last night.

However, he said, throughout the city, attempts were made to stop the firefighters from entering some estates.

He said at the entrances to some estates, they found that either cars had been driven into fires or set alight or bonfire material was set alight.

Meanwhile…

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Pics: Dublin Fire Brigade

From top: poster for the Fireman’s Polka (1903) dedicated to Captain Boyle, of the Dublin Fire Brigade, above right, at the WhiteHorse Yard, Dublin in 1890

Captain John Boyle of the Dublin Fire Brigade.

He was the gift that kept giving.

Historical Dubliner writes:

Captain John Boyle served as chief of the Dublin Fire Brigade between 1882 and 1892. On his retirement from office, the Freeman’s Journal wrote of him:

“The lives saved and the property preserved by his coolness, skill and daring, are the best testimony to his deserts. No general in active service in the field discharged duties more onerous or more dangerous.”

His greatest success was partially saving the South City Markets in Clarendon Street from destruction in 1892. Dublin kids, however, preferred to refer to him as “Captain Santa Claus”.

Pics via The National Library of Ireland and South Dublin Libraries

Stephen Hanlon tweetz:

I see Dublin Fire brigade were kept busy last night…

Halloween Night 2018 (Google)

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