Emergency Numbers

Fire Service: 112

All persons should ensure that emergency procedures and notices are amended to include 112

Non Emergency Contact

Office Hours
9-5 Monday-Fri excluding Bank Holidays

Kilkenny Fire Rescue Service Fire Station Headquarters
Gaol Road
Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7794400
Fax: 056 7794425
Email: info@kilkennycoco.ie

 

Capt. Corrigan Becomes Fire Chief

 

Captain Corrigan Fire Chief

Captain Corrigan

In 1962 Captain Hugh Corrigan took up position as Chief Fire Officer for Kilkenny City and County fire service. One of the first things he did was to purchase new water tenders for outside stations. He also increased the number of crewmen from 5 to 8. The first water tender was delivered to Thomastown in 1965. It's licence plate number was LIP 200. This water tender carried 250C gallons of water and a 350 gpm pump. This engine also carried the new portable pump which was stored in a locker. These F.W.P.'s (feather weight pumps) meant that the engine didn't have to tow the large portable pump mounted on a trailer, i.e. trailer pump.

The LIP 200

The LIP 200 on reserve duty in Kilkenny City

In 1967 Jack Lonergan was appointed 2nd Officer in Kilkenny City. In 1968 D. Murphy (Station Officer) and Joe Duffy (Sub Officer) retired. Jack Kennedy was then appointed Station Officer and Jack Murphy appointed Sub Officer. Joe Walton took over the job of Sub Officer at the sudden death of Barry Dolan in late 1968.

In 1969 Kilkenny city and the surrounding areas were plagued by a fire-bug. This person set fire to haybarns, hedges, fields of corn and other property. These fires lasted from July to September. The person responsible was never caught.

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