Waterford Fire Service

‌Waterford Fire Service maintains round the clock emergency cover to protect life and property. The Fire Service covers the administrative areas of Waterford City & County Council. Agreements are in place with Cork County Council, South Tipperary County Council and Kilkenny County Council to provide additional cover within County Waterford, as required. Waterford Fire Service reciprocates by covering the Cork, Kilkenny and South Tipperary County Council areas if the need arises. Waterford Fire Service attends an average of 1,830 incidents per year. These include fires, road traffic collisions, chemical spills and other emergency situations.

How do I call the Fire Brigade?
If you encounter a fire, a road traffic accident or other emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Fire Brigade, giving your name and address including County. You will be put through to an operator at the Regional Fire Control Centre who will confirm your address and mobilize the appropriate Fire Brigade. In rural areas, please give the exact Townland if you know it. If you are driving along a road and don’t know exactly where you are, ask a local person for the exact address and give it to the operator. If this isn’t an option, name the last town you passed through or the next town you are approaching and estimate your distance from the towns.

False Alarms
It is an offence to knowingly make a false alarm call to the emergency services. All false alarm calls are investigated.

What do I do if I'm woken up by a smoke alarm?
If you’re woken up by the Smoke Alarm

  • Get up
  • Get Out
  • Go to the Assembly Point
  • Stay Out
  • Call the Fire Brigade
  • Have you got a working Smoke alarm?
    Did you check it this week? When did you last do a fire drill in your home?

    Fire Safety in the Home
    Fire spreads rapidly. A typical fire in the home requires the following:

  • One glass of water in the first minute
  • One bucket of water in the second minute
  • One tonne of water in the third minute
  • Do not fight a fire unless you are trained. Leave it to the Fire Fighters.
  • Contact the Emergency Services

    999 or 112
    It is an offence to knowingly make a false alarm call to the emergency services. All false alarm calls are investigated.

    Call 0761 10 2982 for Fire Safety and Fire Prevention queries only