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CFR Ireland is continuing its call for cross-party support for a Life Saving Equipment Bill, which would impose a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment or a €50,000 fine (or both) for those convicted of interfering with or damaging a defibrillator or life buoy.

Results of a Covid impact survey, to gain an insight into the impact of the pandemic on Community First Responder (CFR) groups and schemes during the pandemic, will be presented by the NUI Galway research team at ‘RESPOND 2022’ on Saturday 26 March.

The Chief Fire Officers’ Association has deferred the 6th International Safety Education Seminar, which will now take place on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March, at Dublin’s Croke Park Conference Centre.

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The final report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit into the ‘R116’ accident has highlighted certain shortcomings in the Safety Management System in place, and a speedy implementation of its recommendations should be welcomed by the aviation community, according to Airport Safety & Security Auditor Kevin Byrne.

The Irish Naval Service marked its milestone 75th anniversary in 2021 by showcasing its fleet of vessels to the public during its ‘Meet the Fleet’ experience in Dublin and Cork last September.

Ireland’s first ever ‘river rescue robots’ have been launched on the River Shannon by Athlone River Safety Awareness. Now these two motorised lifebuoys can be remote-controlled from the shore to support individuals in difficulty until the lifeboat arrives, to provide a much better chance of survival. 

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