Overview of Fire and Emergency Services

Limerick City and County Fire and Emergency Services work to create a safer society by reducing the incidence of death or injury, damage to property and environmental damage caused by fire and by other emergencies.

This is achieved by providing its customers with the highest quality service, delivered on time, delivered to customer specifications and in a cost-effective manner.

The service consists of seven fire stations, based in Limerick City (Mulgrave Street), Abbeyfeale, Cappamore, Foynes, Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale.

The service is administered from Dooradoyle, Limerick.

Fire and Emergency Services Operations

The operations of the Fire and Emergency Services Section are divided into key areas including:

Fire Brigade Service

A fire brigade service which provides a fire and rescue emergency response to incidents, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Incident types attended include fires, road traffic accidents, flooding and other emergencies.

Fire Prevention

A fire prevention section, which processes fire safety certificate applications, court licensing applications, petroleum licensing applications and reviews planning application referrals.

Building Inspection & Enforcement

An existing building inspection and enforcement function, and investigation of any fire safety complaints received.

Building Control

A building control section, which monitors building construction activity in the city and county, and compliance with the Building Regulations / Building Control Regulations.

Public Awareness

Promoting public awareness of fire safety, and actively educating the community about fire prevention measures. In this regard the Fire Service participates in school visits, talks to community groups, and media fire safety campaigns.


A notifiable party in relation to licensing applications for Fireworks Displays and Explosive Stores.

Major Emergency Management

Major Emergency Management, including maintaining a major emergency plan for the city and county. The Fire Service also maintains plans in relation to specified Seveso Industrial Sites.

Civil Defence

A Civil Defence section that coordinates civil defence activities in both city and county.

Water Safety

A Water Safety function to help prevent loss of life through drowning in Limerick City and County.

Munster Regional Control Centre

Overseeing the operation of the Munster Regional Control Centre, which is the call handling and processing centre for all 999 calls in the Munster Region, and also oversees Munster's emergency communication networks.

Contact Information

Limerick City and County Fire and Emergency Services
Phone: +353 61 556859
Email: fireservice@limerick.ie


This service is provided by

Fire and Emergency Services

Phone +353 61 556859
Limerick City and County Council, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 WV78