Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Fire Service Crews

Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Fire Service Crews

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry has paid tribute to the Fire Service personnel who have been working around the clock this week treating forestry and gorse fires around the county.

‘At our recent Council meeting we paid a public and heartfelt tribute to all our front-line workers who are showing exemplary dedication during the Covid emergency.  In the last week we have seen this further evidence of this outstanding professionalism and courage from our Fire crews, who have been working in challenging and often dangerous conditions in treating incidents of fire all over the county.  In West Sligo in particular, they worked tirelessly since last Friday with support from their colleagues in Mayo, Leitrim and Donegal Fire Services to evacuate and protect households and property that were threatened by the fires.’

Sligo County Council’s Director of Services Tom Kilfeather commended Acting Chief Fire Officer Marian Coakley and the Fire Service teams from Sligo and the surrounding counties.  

‘Emergency Services personnel perform a critical and highly valued service to our communities.  In protecting life and property they literally put their own lives at risk, as indeed occurred in recent days when one of the fire crew required urgent medical assistance, and is thankfully making a full recovery due to the prompt actions of his colleagues and the medical team.’