Hoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire service

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Crews dealt with hoax calls and 17 bonfires in Limerick on Monday nightUNDER fire from rocks, responding to hoax river rescue calls and hoax domestic house fires, Limerick City fire fighters put down one of the busiest nights of the year on May Eve as crews also dealt with up 17 bonfires.With bonfires a tradition on May Eve, firefighters and emergency responders had expected crews to be busy.However, by 6.30pm on Monday night, crews were responding to hoax rescue calls, the first at the River Shannon where a woman was falsely reported as having entered the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City Fire SwiftWater Technician Rescue Crews we’re alerted to ther report of a woman in the river at Thomond Bridge.Arriving within minutes of the call, firefighters including the Rescue Boat FireSwift carried out a thorough search and deemed the call to be a hoax.Gardai and emergency paramedics with the National Ambulance Service also attended with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue also on alert.During the course of the night, fire crews attended 17 bonfires and while the majority of were monitored and being properly supervised, crews extinguished three due to safety concerns.However, as the night wore on, firefighters also came under fire from youths throwing rocks and stones on Crecora Ave while the attended a bonfire.While the Fire Appliance was hit several times, no injuries or major damage occurred.A short time later, firefighters were attacked for a second time while attending a bonfire in Watergate. There were no injuries but the Fire Appliance was again damaged. Gardai responded to the incident.Hoax calls were also made to the Fire Service alerting them to a supposed domestic fire in Roundwood Estate and while attending this, another hoax call was made to a domestic fire in Fedamore.After attending both alerts, it was deemed that these calls were hoax and the caller’s details were passed to Gardai.Fianna Fail general election candidate Cllr James Collins has called for prison sentences for those who attack frontline emergency responders such as ambulance crew, fire and rescue staff, or gardai,“We are frequently hearing of ambulance crews also being harassed when they attend in certain parts of the city. We have to put in place deterrents to protect emergency responders who are after all, putting their personal safety at risk in order to help others.“Fianna Fáil previously introduced legislation to ensure that all those working on the frontline are protected and that those convicted of a serious attack on an emergency worker would receive a minimum five year prison term.“Regrettably the Fine Gael led Government failed to support this key piece of legislation. Our party have now updated this Bill and will be pushing the Government once again on the issue.”“These brave frontline staff are attending to emergency calls and then coming under attack with youths firing stones and other objects at them. It’s appalling and nobody should be allowed to get away with treating gardai, ambulance crew or fire brigade staff in this way.“These are the very people we ask to run towards emergencies when we are seeking to escape them. They have to be protected with stiff penalties for anyone who attacks them.”See more Limerick news herecenter_img LimerickNewsHoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire serviceBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2018 1024 Facebook TAGSbonfireGardaíhoax callslimerickLimerick City Fire and Rescue Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning StreakNext articleLimerick student to take part in the “Olympics of Programming” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

Rep Marino bill holds township board members and officers accountable for basic

first_img Legislation inspired by situation involving Macomb Township Trustee Dino BucciA plan from state Rep. Steve Marino demanding the attendance of board members and officers at township meetings was advanced today in a vote by the House Local Government Committee.House Bill 5950 was introduced by Marino, of Harrison Township, in the wake of Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci’s indictment by a federal grand jury in November 2017 on 18 counts of conspiracy, bribery, embezzlement, extortion, mail fraud and money laundering. The charges are in connection with public contracts in Macomb Township, part of an area Marino represents in the Michigan House.Bucci, who worked for the Macomb County Department of Public Works until 2017, has refused to resign from his position and has not attended a Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting since the indictment.“He is no longer fit to serve the people of Macomb Township. He’s not attending meetings by choice and the board has no way to hold him accountable. That’s what this bill addresses,” said Marino. “We need to ensure taxpayers are not on the hook for his recent refusal to carry out the job he was elected to do and the lack of respect he has shown for the expectations that come with his position.”Despite not attending meetings for five months, a taxpayer-funded package consisting of a salary, pension and health benefit plan is still available to Bucci. The proposal would give township governing boards the voting power to compel a member to attend meetings and conduct themselves in an orderly fashion. If the individual in question still refuses to attend after a vote requires them to do so, they could be cited with misconduct in office and removed by the governor.City councils, school boards, county commissions and charter township boards currently have measures in place addressing attendance and orderly activity in some form. The plan looks to close the loophole for general law townships such as Macomb.HB 5950 moves to the full House for consideration. Categories: Marino News,News 23May Rep. Marino bill holds township board members and officers accountable for basic elected dutieslast_img read more

Produced in association with ONeills Sportswear

first_imgProduced in association with O’Neills Sportswear, it includes a great selection of t-shirts, polo shirts, hooded tops, Zip-up squad tops and Retro style jackets all in the new colourways for the 2019 season.The popular sky blue look from the new 2019 Away shirt features heavily in the designs, alongside the traditional colours of red and white and the casual favourites, navy and marl.The range co-ordinates throughout so that you can match up your hooded tops and t-shirts with a selection of pants or shorts.New lines are arriving throughout November including our vest range so look out for updates.The range is designed to offer the players the ideal clothing to wear when training and travelling, as well as offering fans a casual way to show their Saints colours.We have garments for men, women and children too – perfect gift ideas for all the family.Free click and collect in store is also available on all online orders placed at www.saintssuperstore.comThe Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium is open 10am – 4pm Saturday, and 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, with Christmas extended shopping hours to be announced soon.Don’t forget both our recently launched 2019 Home and Away shirts are now on sale instore and www.saintssuperstore.comlast_img read more