We have four Fire Brigades in County Westmeath ready to help you in an emergency, but we also can help you with Your Fire Safety and other aspects of the Fire Service. Click on the links below.
The four Fire Brigades in Westmeath are Mullingar, Kilbeggan, and Castlepollard Fire Brigades (from Westmeath Fire Authority), and Athlone Fire Brigade (Athlone Fire Authority), Fire Brigades from other counties service part of Westmeath which are nearer to those Fire Brigades.
The Fire Brigades in Westmeath are retained fire brigades i.e. each fire fighter is part-time and is called to the fire or other emergency by a paging system from the East Regional Control Centre (ERCC) in Dublin. We attend over 1100 calls a year. Incident types vary from small domestic fires to large scale multi-agency emergencies.
If you didn't know better, you might assume that our role was fairly clear cut: to prevent and control fires. But as any of our firefighters will tell you, there's much more to the job than that.
Our firefighters are also involved in projects to help people learn about fire safety and how to protect themselves and their families from fire.
The different roles which our firefighters carry out means that our fire firefighters train in a lot of different areas.
Only dial 999 or 112 in an emergency. Use the nearest phone. You don't need money or credit; just lift the receiver and dial. The call is free.
Download Fire Service application forms.
A Fire Safety Certificate is a certificate issued by the Building Control Authority which certifies that the works or building to which the application relates.
The Fire Service charges for some of the services it provides. Details of the current charges can be found within this section.
A Short History of the Fire Service in Ireland.
Information about the various licences required.
Serving as a retained firefighter requires dedication and strong commitment to the welfare of your community.
Our officers and firefighters are continually updating our information on risks within the county.
Everything you need to know to keep your home and your family safe from fire.