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

Friday IMCA Modified Duel In The Desert qualifiers go to Most, Taylor

first_imgPeyton Taylor was understandably pumped after winning his Friday night Xtreme Motor Sports IMA Modified qualifying feature at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Duel In The Desert. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 11) ­– Josh Most and Peyton Taylor started third and finished first in their respective Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified qualifying features on night two of Las Ve­gas Motor Speedway’s Duel in The Desert.Most led Jordan Grabouski, four-time Duel king Jeremy Payne and Rob Sanders across the stripe in Friday’s first 25-lapper while Taylor won ahead of Jason Noll, Tim Ward and Stormy Scott in the night­cap.Most and Taylor each earned $777; the top four from each qualifier advance to Saturday’s $7,777 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event.Most ran the low side off turn four to take the lead from Sanders the second time around the half-mile Dirt Track.Following a lap seven caution, Most, Sanders and Grabouski pulled away while Todd Shute had his hands full holding off Payne and Benji LaCrosse for the final transfer position.Payne took over fourth with 10 laps left. Grabouski closed on the leader as the front pair neared traffic but Most held on to win by five car lengths.Ryan McDaniel drew the pole start for the second qualifier and stayed in front before Taylor and Adam Armstrong drove by following a ninth circuit restart.Taylor put some distance between his back bumper and the rest of the field following a restart two laps later. Noll worked his way back to the second spot while the 11th starting Ward was up to third by lap 15.Scott made his way up from 18th starting to pass Armstrong for fourth the next time around. Noll maneuvered his way to within a car length of Taylor as the race wound down, but Taylor pulled away again for a half straightaway win.Curtis Van Der Wal led every lap of the $500 to win qualifier for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, pulling away from the pack after a lap three caution.Van Der Wal had a half straightaway advantage over Robert Elliott before midway in the 20-lap­per and maintained that margin while running through heavy traffic.Completing the top six and transferring to Saturday’s $1,777 to win main event were 19th starting Lee Jensen, Brian Cooper, Mark Abouzeid and 14th starting Chris McKellar.Last-chance qualifying for both divisions, plus Young Guns and Legends features for Modifieds precede main events on Saturday. Racing starts at 4 p.m. Pacific Time.The Duel In The Desert is broadcast by IMCA.TV. Entries for the 19th annual event topped 250 with drivers representing 22 states and three Canadian provinces.Feature Results 1st Modified qualifier ­– 1. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; 2. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 3. Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.; 4. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 5. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; 6. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 7. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; 8. Johnny Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 9. Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; 10. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 11. Ricky Alvarado, Grand Junction, Colo.; 12. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 13. Bill Brack, Mead, Colo.; 14. Clay Daly, Salinas, Calif.; 15. Bruce Nelson, Turlock, Calif.; 16. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; 17. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 18. Doug Davenport, Veronia, Ore.; 19. Masen Big Eagle, Manor, Sask.; 20. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif.; 21. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 22. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; 23. Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; 24. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; 25. Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; 26. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 27. Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; 28. Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; 29. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 30. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas.2nd Modified qualifier ­– 1. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 2. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 3. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 4. Stormy Scott, Cameron, Mo.; 5. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 7. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 8. Adam Armstrong, Carlisle, Iowa; 9. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 10. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 11. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo.; 12. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 13. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 14. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 15. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 16. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 17. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 18. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wy.; 19. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa; 20. Logan Drake, San Obispo, Calif.; 21. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 22. Rex Merritt, Billings, Mo.; 23. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 24. Jeff Stafford Sr., New River, Ariz.; 25. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; 26. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas; 27. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 28. Jer­emy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 29. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 30. Steven McCollough, Imperial, Calif.Northern SportMod qualifier ­– 1. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 2. Robert Elliott, Clin­ton, Okla.; 3. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif.; 4. Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; 5. Mark Abou­zeid, Durham, Calif.; 6. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Ron Tex Jr., Papillion, Neb.; 8. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. Levi Kiefer, Pahrump; 10. Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; 11. J.R. Herrera, Price, Utah; 12. Brian Pearce, Oakley, Calif.; 13. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 14. Matt Lewis, Bakersfield, Calif.; 15. Shawn Pudwill, Piedmont, S.D.; 16. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; 17. Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; 18. Matthew Hagio, Prunedale, Calif.; 19. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk, Iowa; 20. James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.; 21. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif.; 22. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; 23. Jorddon Braaten, Medford, Ore.; 24. Jared Schweit­zer, Bakersfield, Calif.last_img read more