The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association (IFESA ) said today (Tuesday) that a commitment from Social Protection Minister, Joan Burton that retained fire-fighters will be entitled to social welfare payments is important for the fire safety of communities throughout the country.
IFESA National Chairman, John Kidd said IFESA had warned that the treat to the social welfare payments of retained fire-fighters could drive hundreds of trained and committed fire-fighters from the fire service and increase the fire risk for the public and communities around the country.
‘IFESA made it very clear that part-time fire-fighters were being denied jobseeker's payments because their positions as fire-fighters mean they are limited in the jobs they can take on. Hundreds of the country's part-time fire-fighters – who make up well over two thirds of the national fire services, were affected by this situation and it was clearly going to impact seriously on the fire safety of local communities if these fire-fighters were forced to quit their posts.'
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On the 14th of February 1981, the communities on the Northside of Dublin suffered a horrific tragedy when 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust fire.
On the 32 nd Anniversary (Thursday, 14 th Feb.) of this tragic event the members of IFESA wish to once again express our thoughts and sympathy with the bereaved families, people who were injured on that night and the others who never got over this tragic event and have passed on.
Unfortunately 32 years on, the community of North Dublin are still suffering and hurting from this tragedy.
Since IFESA inception in December 2010.
IFESA has been campaigning hard for the rights of Fire Fighters in Ireland. We have seen our numbers steadily grow around the Country.
IFESA is a Fire Fighters union for Fire Fighters run by Fire Fighters its your union your voice. We have seen vested interest groups like the Chiefs and other union’s who represent FF do all in their power to try silence us,undermine us,discredit us and blatantly lie about IFESA. All in order to try stop us ,why would they be so apposed to our presence? Is it because it upsets a cosy cartel that is in existence's in the Fire Service and our presence threatens to upset this?
IFESA are delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive mobile phone rate from 02 for members of the Irish Fire Brigade service.
The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association (IFESA) today (Friday) called on the Minister of State, at the Dept. of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Fergus O Dowd T.D to withdraw comments he made in the Seanad that retained fire-fighters are not really firemen.
Minister O' Dowd made his comments recently in an adjournment debate on the future of the fire services where he stated “ sometimes you would have a policy of retained firemen while they wouldn't be officially Firemen - they are available to come out and are trained to come out in the event of a serious fire”.
IFESA Chairman, John Kidd appeared on RTE's The Week in Politics programme where he outlined the position of IFESA in resisting Government proposals to cut pay and premium payments.
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KCS Policy putting public and communities at risk
The Irish Fire & Emergency Services Association (IFESA) today (Thursday, 7 th Feb.) expressed serious concern at the continued efforts by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan to cut the service provision in the Irish Fire Service.
IFESA National Chairman, John Kidd said the ‘Keeping Communities Safe (KCS)' plan drawn up by the Department's National Directorate for Fire Emergency Management will result in the loss of frontline fire-fighter posts and close fire stations.
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