320. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of fire appliances in service nationally. (Question 4801/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

321. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of fire appliances in each local fire authority; and the number of the appliances in operation. (Question 4802/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

322. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of fire appliances that are older than five, ten and 15 years, respectively. (Question 4803/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

323. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of turntable ladder and aerial ladder platform appliances that are in service nationally. (Question 4804/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

324. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of turntable ladder and aerial ladder platform appliances in each locality; and the number of those appliances that are in operation with an adequately trained crew. (Question 4805/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

325. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of turntable ladder and aerial ladder platform appliances in each local fire authority that are older than 5, 10 and 15 years respectively. (Question 4806/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

326. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of turntable ladder and aerial ladder platform appliances in each locality that were purchased new or purchased second hand respectively; and if purchased second hand, the age of the appliances when purchased. (Question 4807/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): I propose to take Questions Nos. 320 to 326, inclusive, together.
The provision of a fire service in its functional area, including the establishment and maintenance of a fire brigade, the assessment of fire cover needs and the provision of fire station premises and fire appliances is a statutory function of individual fire authorities under the Fire Services Act, 1981. My Department supports ...

330. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to increase the fire service’s predetermined attendance of three fire appliances and one high reaching appliance. (Question 4811/18 asked on 31 Jan 2018 - Fire Service)

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Damien English): Fire services are mobilised to incidents in accordance with a system of “pre-determined attendances” (PDAs). PDAs are the instructions given by a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) to the relevant Regional Communications Centre for the initial fire service response to a call for assistance. These include:
- Address PDAs - a listing of the order in which fire service response will be mobilised t...