Dublin senior football ladies captain Lyndsey Davey among new firefighter recruits at Dublin Airport
Published 09/11/2015 | 02:30
Fifteen new firefighters have been trained and recruited by Dublin Airport for the first time in almost 10 years.
Dublin senior football ladies captain Lyndsey Davey is one of the new recruits who embarked on a 14-week intensive training course which included basic and advanced airport firefighting skills and an emergency first-responder course.
"This is a very special day for Dublin Airport and our new colleagues and I am delighted to declare them fully certified airport firefighters," said Chief Airport Fire Officer Gerry Keogh.
"Training to respond to an aircraft emergency requires particular skills which we must continually hone and test. We must be ready for the day we hope will never come," he added.
Dublin Airport is a category 9 airport, so it must have 24,300 litres of foam capacity always ready in case of emergency.