New-era for Shannon Airport Police and Fire Service

first_img Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick is Going for GoldNext articleHudson Taylor confirm Live at Big Top Limerick gig Staff Reporter Pictured during Branch Handling training are recruits Hilary Cleary, Hospital Co Limerick and Dara Flaherty, Longford Town.Pic Arthur Ellis.Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, has become the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two new state-of-the-art High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) fire tenders.Shannon has also recruited new firefighters after an exhaustive selection process saw applicants being whittled down from 500 to ten.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The recruits, who began their training on June 24th, will undergo an intensive 12-week training programme which will equip them to begin work in the combined role of airport police and fire personnel.  The recruits are aged between 22 to late 30s and come from a range of backgrounds.Pat O’Brien, Chief Officer Fire & Rescue, Airport Police Fire Service, Shannon Airport said: “It is a new era for the Airport Police and Fire Service in Shannon and we are looking forward to the recruits entering the service. Their training programme is intensive and has benefitted hugely from significant investment in the very latest technology and training aids. Over 500 people applied for just ten positions, which is a testament to the calibre of the team we have assembled.“Our recruits come from all walks of life, including a painter, a panel beater, strength and conditioning coach and paramedic. Some of them travel from Galway, Longford, Limerick, and Clare. Through the selection process, they have proved themselves to be capable of working well in challenging environments, and with people who may be in distress.Commenting on the importance of the investment in new equipment Pat O’Brien, said: “It was of paramount importance to the management team at Shannon Airport to ensure the safety of passengers and staff, and the new fire tenders have additional safety benefits for both airport fire service staff and passengers.Pat explained: “Conventional fire tenders require that firefighters be put into the risk area to fight aviation fires. However, the new HRET appliance reduces this requirement as fires can be extinguished remotely by operating the HRET from the vehicle cab, allowing the application of water, foam and dry chemical directly to the seat of the fire.“The new fire tenders use cutting edge technology and will be equipped with a thermal imaging camera mounted on the HRET to allow firefighters identify the hottest part of the aircraft, key vital knowledge that is needed to suppress and extinguish aviation fires as quickly and efficiently as possible.Expanding on the benefits of the equipment, Mr. O’Brien said: “Also for aviation firefighting, at the end of the HRET there is a piercing nozzle. If you have an internal fire in a cargo hold of an aircraft, rather than commit a team into the risk area, with your thermal imaging camera, you can identify where the heat source is, and you can penetrate the part of the hold where the fire is with the piercing tool.“It literally can pierce through the aluminium of the aircraft. Then you can apply water or foam internally on the fire. It acts like a sprinkler, cooling and suppressing fire. Even if you have to commit a crew to the fire following this, you have already reduced the risk to them by cooling the fire.“Our facilities have advanced to such a high degree we now have outside fire crews coming to train in Shannon and we hope this is an area we can expand on in the future.” Advertisement TAGSClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonShannon airport WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Facebook Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” NewsTransportNew-era for Shannon Airport Police and Fire ServiceBy Staff Reporter – July 24, 2019 353 center_img Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Email Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Printlast_img read more

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita yet to return to their best, admits Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Sep 2019 10:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link743Shares Elliot impressed from midfield (Picture: Getty)Both Naby Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain managed to play the majority of the third round tie but Klopp admits the midfield duo are yet to return to their best following injuries.Asked specifically about Keita’s performance at his post-match press conference, Klopp added: ‘We don’t have to say [anything definitive] now.‘Obviously it looked good in moments, but he has to adapt to the position again.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We saw it with Ox as well, that’s how it is if you’re out for a while, but in moments you saw what an incredible player he is.‘We don’t have to rush it now hopefully, but we can use him now.’MORE: Frank Lampard explains why Ross Barkley didn’t take penalty vs Grimsby Advertisement Young defender Hoever scored his first ever Liverpool goal (Picture: Getty)‘They’re confident, that’s how the young boys are but then it’s important that life gives you – not a knock – but a little push. It’s not that easy if you play with the real men.‘We saw Harvey, what a player he is!’ Advertisementcenter_img Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will face Arsenal after beating MK Dons in the Carabao Cup third round (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp reserved special praise for youngsters Harvey Elliot and Caoimhin Kelleher following Liverpool’s 2-0 win over MK Dons, but admits Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are yet to return to their best.The Reds booked their place Carabao Cup fourth round as goals from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever secured a comfortable victory away from home on Wednesday night.Though Milner was credited with Liverpool’s opener at Stadium MK, the midfielder was given an almighty helping hand by goalkeeper Stuart Moore who calamitously bundled the ball into his own net.Hoever scored his first ever goal to put Liverpool out of sight in the 69th minute and the Merseyside giants will face Arsenal at Anfield in the fourth round.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter the final whistle, Klopp heaped praise on his young stars who impressed at Stadium MK.‘Caoimhin is a wonderful goalkeeper and I’m happy he could show that tonight,’ the German said.‘I saw a lot of good and exciting performances but moments here, moments there, that’s what we all know about the boys. Comment Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita yet to return to their best, admits Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopplast_img read more

Kane nets hat-trick as England romp past Bulgaria

first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Greenwood, Phil Foden caught with girls in Three Lions hotel UEFA Nations League: Sterling saves 10-man England against Iceland England’s serene progress towards Euro 2020 continued as skipper Harry Kane grabbed a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria in Group A at Wembley on Saturday. Kane opened the scoring after 24 minutes and struck home two penalties after the break as well as providing the assist for Raheem Sterling to get on the scoresheet. Gareth Southgate’s side have now scored 14 goals in their opening three Group A games and lead the table with nine points while Kosovo who earlier beat the Czech Republic 2-1, have eight points. England host Kosovo for the first time on Tuesday when another victory will leave them looking virtually assured of reaching next year’s tournament that culminates on home soil. It was not a perfect display by England with Bulgaria having three good chances, one when the score was 0-0. However, England proved far too strong as they left the visitors languishing at the bottom of the group with two points from five games. Kane’s second hat-trick for England, following the one he scored against Panama at last year’s World Cup finals, took his tally to 25 goals in 40 appearances. Eight of of the goals were from the penalty spot.Tags: BulgariaEnglandGareth SouthgateHarry KaneKosovoRaheem SterlingWembleylast_img read more