Wednesday 17 January 2018

Probe after firemen photograph women

Paul Melia

Fire brigade is to launch an investigation after firefighters were pictured taking photographs of young women at the scene of an accident.

Images of two girls sitting in a fire tender wearing firefighters' helmets prompted Dublin fire chiefs to launch an investigation.

An eyewitness said the girls arrived at the scene of an accident and stopped to pose for pictures which the officers were "more than happy" to take.

The photos show the girls sitting in the truck wearing helmets. A fireman is seen taking picture s of them.

Sources said that requests for pictures, especially from young women, were common.

"We're investigating the matter and the context in which the picture was taken," a Dublin Fire Brigade spokeswoman said.

"Dublin Fire Brigade responds to 110,000 calls a year and is always available 24/7. At no time did any call go unanswered or would calls not be responded to. It will be investigated.

"There's no way any firefighters would not respond to calls or not have done everything they were required to do. At no stage would that tender not be available to respond to a call."

Dublin Fire Brigade is the largest in the country, with more than 900 personnel.

Irish Independent

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