Fire and Emergency Response

Local authorities respond to fires, road traffic accidents, flooding, chemical and hazardous incidents, and other emergencies to protect human life, property and the environment, and to reduce deaths, injuries and damage.

Carlow County Fire and Rescue Service is a section of Carlow County Council and provides a 24/365 fire and other emergency response service from four fire stations strategically located throughout the county.  Carlow County Fire and Rescue Service headquarters (HQ) is located in Carlow Fire Station. 

The Operations section concerns itself with the resources it has to respond quickly and efficiently to fires and other emergencies throughout the County. This response consists of a pre-determined turnout of appliances and equipment based on the nature, magnitude and severity of the incident. Turnout involves the mobilisation of the fire-fighting crews and the appropriate fire appliances.