Supporting the Fire Services in Ireland
The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management (NDFEM) was set up in 2009. We are a section in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage who co-ordinate emergency responses and give support to the Irish Fire Service including fire safety promotion.
The NDFEM supports the fire services by updating work and safety guidelines for firefighters, providing a central training programme, issuing guidance on operational and other related matters and providing capital funding support for equipment and priority infrastructural projects.
The NDFEM also works with other government departments and the Local Authorities to form coordinated plans to deal with major emergencies like severe weather or flooding.
17th – 23rd October
National Fire Safety Week, 17 October – 23 October 2022, aims to enhance fire safety, particularly in the home.
In the new blended working world many of us are spending more time at home so it is more important than ever that we are all informed as to the steps we can take to protect ourselves and our homes from fire.
This year for Fire Safety Week we will be focusing particularly on fire safety in the home and encouraging all homes to have smoke alarms and test them weekly.
Statistics tell us that you are more likely to die in a fire if you do not have a smoke alarm.