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Kilkenny Fire Rescue Service Fire Station Headquarters
Tel: 056 7794400
Fax: 056 7794425
The years 1988 and 1989 were busy years for the fire services in Kilkenny. On 26th December 1988 fire engines from Kilkenny, Castlecomer and Freshford fought a fire in a Ballyragget house in which 3 children lost their lives.
The scene of the fire the next day
In early 1989 Station Officer Jack Kennedy retired after 42 years in the service.
Also that year Kilkenny City Fire Service bought a Toyota high-ace van and a Hino Water Carrier. This water-carrier, or tanker as it is known to the firemen, can carry 1800 gallons of water and is used at large or small fires where the water supply is short. It has a 300 gpm pump. It also has a monitor mounted on the back.
A Fireman using the monitor mounted on the rear of the Hino Water Carrier