Following twenty years of wonderfully dedicated service to Millstreet Fire Brigade Service as Firefighter Driver/Mechanic supreme John Sheahan of Mount Leader, Millstreet has recently retired. At a reception in Millstreet Fire Brigade Station in honour of John – visiting Fire Officers paid many tributes to John including the fact that the hugely high standard in evidence in his magnificent care of the Fire Engines has been exemplary and consistent over the twenty years. Eamonn O’Keeffe speaking on behalf of the Millstreet Crew expressed sincere thanks to John for being such an inspirational colleague towards all the Crew over the years. Special presentations were made to John and his wife, Anna in the presence of his Family where three generations were present. Refreshments were enjoyed by all with some specially decorated cupcakes and a Retirement Cake impressing all present. It is wonderful to also note that John is truly handing on the torch to his son Darren who will shortly be taking up his full-time position as Firefighter with Cork City Fire Service. We extend our very best wishes not only to John on a very Happy, Healthy and Long Retirement but also to Darren in his new career. Here we share a selection of images from the recent superb reception at Millstreet Fire Station. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Firefighter Driver/Mechanic Supreme John Sheahan Retires”
FIRE FIGHTER RECRUITMENT
******** FIRE STATION OPEN NIGHTS *********
Millstreet: Thursday January 30th 7pm-9pm
Closing Date for Applications: 4pm Monday 3rd February 2020.
For details go to: corkcoco.ie/en/careers/fir
Our Fire Brigade’s recent fire safety week was a great success in the Millstreet area. The five winners of our smoke detector give away are as follows:
All winners have been contacted but some are yet to collect their prize, if they remaining winners could make contact please and we will present your prize.
This week is Fire Safety Week and this coming Friday (October 11th), Millstreet Fire Brigade will be at Supervalu (9am-1pm) and Herlihy’s Centra (2pm-4pm). Please call in, have a chat, get to know your local Fire Fighters, get FREE advice, and more:
Several units of the Cork County Fire Service spent a number of hours last night attending a scrub and gorse fire on Mushera Mountain … The fire broke out at around 5 o`clock. Units of the fire service from Millstreet, Macroom and Kanturk responded, and the incident was brought under control shortly before 10pm and crews returned to base. [C103]
In our current Millstreet Pictorial News we share scenes regarding the important visit of Millstreet Fire Brigade for fire drill at Presentation N.S. (on Wednesday, 17th Oct.); Halloween is celebrated at “Cinnamon”; we hear about a splendid fundraising Fashion Show in Rathmore; we view further images of the wonderful colours of Autumn; we continue our pictures on the hugely successful Toy Show on Sunday (14th Oct.) in Dromtariffe where we picture Noel Dempsey from Cork with his amazing display of famous buildings made entirely of matchsticks while we also view a most impressive model of the GPO and we witness a truly magnificent international 50th Birthday event at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Sunday…Special thanks to Thomas Duggan for the loan of tables for the superbly colourful event coordinated by Ini and Friends. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
See lots more images below…. [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial News October 2018”
Millstreet Fire Brigade featured in an article on the German Daily Newspaper Saarbrücker-Zeitung recently, when German firefighters who were on holidays here spotted a fire in a hay field and aided our fire brigade in putting it out ! Below is a translation of the article:
“What happened to four holidaymakers from Landsweiler recently on their trip through Ireland has nothing to do with recreation. It started on Thursday a week ago: Bernhard and Christine Schäfer were going with their daughter and buddy Markus Schorr happily through the area around the Irish town of Millstreet, when they discovered an “incredibly large smoke column”. As all four were members of the fire department in Landsweiler, they know immediately what to do: “We have circled the pillar of smoke and saw that a large mountain of hay was burning in a field,” says Bernhard Schäfer. Clear case: The fire department must be alerted… [read more …] “German Tourists and Millstreet Fire Brigade combine to put out fire in a Hay Field”
Thanks to Geraldine Dennehy who has sent us a few shots from the Millstreet Fire Brigade’s presentation to Micheal Healy, Station Officer on his retirement after twenty five years of service to Millstreet Fire Station. On the night he was joined by his crew members who presented him with a beautiful piece of Art On Slate and by his wife Kathleen and his family.
Also we wish every success to fellow member Paula Healy/O’Shea on being appointed Station Officer.
Millstreet Fire Brigade (CK22), family and friends gather for the retirement of Station Officer Michael Healy. Michael will be retiring on June 15th after serving the people of Millstreet and surrounding areas for over 24 years. Best of luck in your retirement Mike! – from the Cork County Fire Service
Stephen O’Connell (pictured above) of Cork Fire Brigade Team features in our 10.30pm Interview on “Radio Treasures” tonight (Tues. 6th Sept. 2016) as he outlines the most impressive Ladder Climb in aid of Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club. The many Families and Children present at the uplifting event contributed very generously to the excellent Fund. We interviewed Stephen on Saturday morning at Supervalu Car Park where the Ladder Climb continued to the wonderful music of Millstreet Pipe Band who in fact were joined by some of the Firefighters on drums! Millstreet Fire Brigade personnel organised the Millstreet dimension of the overall most praiseworthy project. Below we share lots more images – Please click to enlarge the smaller pictures. Lots more features including a repeat of “Tribute to the Bard at Mushera” (at 10pm) and great music tonight on “Radio Treasures” from 9.30pm to 11.00pm. Just log into www.corkmusicstation.com (S.R.)
Applicants should be of good character, of good health, live less than 2 miles from the fire station, and be 18-55 yrs of age.
Closing date for applications for this part-time position is Friday, 29th January, 2016.
And here are more great images of the wonderfully memorable event at the
[read more …] “Millstreet Fire Brigade Educational Visit to Rathcoole Playschool”
Cllr John Paul O’Shea and members of the Millstreet Men’s Shed last week as they signed a lease with Cork County Council on the Old Fire Station in Millstreet last week. The old fire station will become the new home of Millstreet Men’s Shed group. [from John Paul O’Shea]