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

The Avett Brothers Share Easygoing New Single, “Neapolitan Sky” [Listen]

first_imgFolk-rock band The Avett Brothers gave their fans a new single on Friday with a warm and easygoing song titled, “Neapolitan Sky”. The song’s arrival follows the previously shared singles, “Roses and Sacrifice” and “Trouble Letting Go”. All three stand-alone songs will presumably appear on the band’s forthcoming follow up studio album to 2016’s True Sadness, if and when it’s ever announced.The new ballad is a pretty relaxed song from the popular band, who are no strangers to penning lovely, acoustic-based ballads. “Neapolitan Sky” could almost be considered a lovely mix between an old Irish folk tune with the loose flow of a Jimmy Buffett beach tune. The song’s lyrics are pretty relatable for the current, somber mood of the season, as vocalist Seth Avett sings out, “What’s with this moment? What’s with this feeling? What’s with January and the locks on the door?” The song definitely provides a few minutes of warmth and melodic beauty while half the nation sits firmly in a wintertime depression.Scott Avett also shared a brief video to help announce the new single, which takes him from the sauna to the fireplace and beyond.Special Message From Scott Avett[Video: The Avett Brothers]The Avett Brothers recently announced their upcoming 2019 tour plans, which will see the band hitting the road to promote some of their new singles (and potentially a new album!) with a run of shows scheduled to begin this spring and continuing well into the summer months. The band will be joined throughout the run of summer performances by Lake Street Dive and Trampled By Turtles. One of the notable shows included in the summer concert schedule includes a three-night run at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre running from Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticketing info for their upcoming headlining shows.The Avett Brothers are also scheduled to perform at a mix of major music festivals in 2019, including Bonnaroo, Sweetwater 420 Fest, KAABOO Texas. Until then, fans can listen to the band’s latest single in the audio-only video below.The Avett Brothers – “Neapolitan Sky”[Video: The Avett Brothers]last_img read more