BLUES & TWOS
The Eddie Gentles Page. Updated 4th January 2014
Pumpathon 2012 and Dedication of Appliance to Eddie Gentles
NEW and PRE-OWNED Appliances - UPDATED 12th November 2014
Notice Board / Recent Incidents - Updated 29th September 2013
Fire Appliance Models... NEW page Coming Soon
Sídheán Teo Page
Sídheán Teo Appliances
Photographs from Austria and Slovenia 2012
Photographs from Canada 2011
Photographs from recent trips Stateside incl Ground Zero
Firemen's Association of the State of New York Museum
Brief History of Fire Service in Ireland
Industrial Appliances.- UPDATED 28th August 2013
Fire Station Addresses
Carlow County Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 6th January 2014
Cavan - UPDATED 12th July 2011
Clare Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 13th January 2012
Cork City - UPDATED 1st April 2013
Cork City Community Fire Safety Vehicle
Cork County Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 26th October 2013
Cork (North) - UPDATED 23rd September 2013
Cork (South) - UPDATED 26th October 2013
Cork (East) - UPDATED 21st September 2013
Cork (West) - UPDATED 21st September 2013
Donegal - UPDATED 19th November 2013
Dublin Fire Brigade - UPDATED 10th September 2014
Dublin " Alpha " District - UPDATED 17th June 2013
Dublin " Bravo " District - UPDATED 4th August 2014
Dublin " Charlie " District - UPDATED 17th June 2013
Dublin " Delta " District - UPDATED 4th August 2014
Dublin " Echo " District - UPDATED 11th November 2014
Dublin " Foxtrot " District - UPDATED 1st July 2013
Galway - UPDATED 9th June 2013
Kerry - UPDATED 4th August 2014
Kildare - UPDATED 29th March 2013
Kilkenny - UPDATED 2nd November 2014
Laois County Fire & Rescue Service - UPDATED 1st July 2013
Leitrim - UPDATED 19th November 2013
Limerick County - UPDATED 6th January 2013
Limerick City - Updated 30th September 2012
Louth - UPDATED 25th November 2014
Longford - UPDATED 19th November 2014
Mayo Fire Service - UPDATED 14th January 2014
Meath - UPDATED 20th December 2014
Monaghan Fire Authority - Updated 4th August 2014
Offaly - UPDATED 4th May 2012
Roscommon County Fire Service - UPDATED 16th July 2011
Sligo - UPDATED 17th November 2014
Tipperary (N.R.) Fire Service - UPDATED 25th November 2014
Tipperary (S.R.) Fire Service - UPDATED 1st September 2014
Waterford City Fire Service - Updated March 10th 2014
Waterford County Fire Service - UPDATED 11th November 2014
Westmeath Fire & Rescue - UPDATED 2nd September 2014
Wexford - UPDATED 13th July 2012
Wicklow - UPDATED 13th January 2014
Cork Airport - UPDATED 21st January 2012
Dublin Airport Fire Service - UPDATED 12th November 2014
Retirement of Dublin Airport ACFO John Curran
Shannon Airport - UPDATED 27th August 2010
Regional Airports - UPDATED October 4th 2014
" Lest We Forget. . . . . . . ." Updated 7th November 2010
Northern Ireland - HQ, Training and Community Safety. Updated 25th November 2014.
Northern Ireland - Eastern Command. Updated 25th November 2014.
Northern Ireland-Northern Command. Updated 15th December 2014
Northern Ireland - Southern Command. Updated 18th July 2014.
Northern Ireland - Western Command. Updated 20th December 2014
Northern Ireland Fleetlist - 2nd September 2014
Northern Ireland Airports & Industrial Appliances. Updated 25th November 2014.
Regional Control Centres.
Department of Defence - Irish Air Corp UPDATED 22nd March 2014
Civil Defence - UPDATED 1st April 2013
Irish Coast Guard - Updated 25th October 2012
Fire Brigade Crests & Uniform Badges
Call Signs - Appliances , Senior Officers & Counties
UK Registrations - Old and New systems
Irish Registrations - Old and New sytems:
NEW Animations - UPDATED 18th July 2011
Links to Fire related sites
The Fireman's Prayer & The Fireman's Wifes Prayer
Guestbook
Previous Guestbook Messages

BLUES & TWOS

Dedicated to the Memory of Eddie Gentles 1945 - 2012, A Husband, A Father and A Friend to Many. May He Rest In Peace


Photo courtesy of Eddie’s friend, Jonathan Ryan ( www.tipperaryphotos.com ).

This website was established in 2005 by Eddie Gentles. Since then, up to his very untimely passing, Eddie worked tirelessly building, improving and updating the site. Eddie loved, and was very proud of the website and the success it became. It was Eddie's expressed wish that, should anything happen to him, blues-twos.com should live on and go from strength to strength. We never imagined that day would arrive so soon and we are all shocked and deeply saddened by Eddie's sudden passing. To respect Eddie's wishes, and those of his family, and to honour his memory, we will do our best to continue to grow the website. This will only be possible with the continued support and help of all who have contributed to the site since day one. We have set up a new email address to contact the site and our choice of address reflects that this will always be Eddie's website, we're just looking after it for him. We look forward to your continued support and we thank you for your visit.
David & Eamon.

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NEW SITE EMAIL ADDRESS: eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com

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"The original site covering ALL Ireland"



SITE UPDATED 20th December 2014

County Meath page updated.

Northern Ireland Northern Command page updated.

Northern Ireland Western Command page updated.

Northern Ireland HQ, Eastern Command and NI Airport pages updated.

Longford and Sligo pages updated

Dublin Airport and Waterford pages updated

Louth, Dublin and New appliances pages updated

Co. Meath and Weston Airport updated

Tipperary South, Westmeath, Northern Ireland Northern Command and NI Fleetlist pages updated

Homepage updated.

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Photos and Information from your area always welcome,
Please contact the website if you can help
Email us at : eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com
Phone / Text : 086 6485298
THANK YOU


New Alpha 2 for Dundalk


New to Louth Co Council Fire and Rescue is this ex Leicestershire 2004 Scania 94D 260 Emergency One WrL. It is now on the run as Alpha 2 in Dundalk.
Our thanks to John McAteer for the use of his photo.

NEW DFB Delta 61


New to DFB is this 2014 Scania P320 / HPMP WrL, 141 D 16061.
It is now in service at no.6 station, Kilbarrack.
Our grateful thanks go to Cormac Cahill for sharing his photo.

New Station under construction for Mevagh Volunteers in Co Donegal


NEW - Volvo / Sidhean Teo WrL for Kilkenny


This Volvo FLL290 / Sidhean Teo WrL is now on the run as Alpha 1 with Kilkenny Fire and Rescue in Kilkenny City.
Our grateful appreciation goes to John O'Donoghue for sharing his photo.

NEW - Volvo FE / Sidhean ET for Waterford City


New Delta 22 now on the run with Dublin Fire Brigade.


2014 Scania P320/HPMP for D2 Dolphins Barn.
The reg of this appliance is 141 D 16055.

COMING SOON....


Coming soon are photos from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas.
Stay tuned!

Dublin Airport Fire & Rescue Service Training Rig


FIRST Class B Built By HPMP Fire




A double "first" occured recently when HPMP Fire, Tullow, Co. Carlow completed their first Class B Fire Appliance on a 300 BHP Renault Midlum chassis, the first of its kind in Ireland. The appliance, 12 MH 2542, has gone on the run in Kells, Co. Meath. Our thanks to HPMP for the photos of the new appliance.


NEW Fire Service Trust Website


The Fire Service Trust website has been completely revamped by webmaster Martin Thompson and was relaunched on August 24th. It is the number 1 source for photos and information relating to the history of Irish firefighting and fire appliances as well as many preserved and restored vehicles. We would like to wish Martin all the best with his new website.

Click HERE to visit the new website

FDNY NEW Ferrara Rescue 1


New Ferrara Rescue 1 en route to a shout in Battery Park, Manhattan. The new "Freedom Tower" at Ground Zero may be seen in the background. Many thanks to Gerry Duane for these photos.

For More FDNY Photos Click HERE


Dublin Airport Fire and Rescue Service Fleet 2012


(Above) - The Full Line-Up at Dublin Airport Fire Station, April 2012 and (Below) - The First Emirates Flight to land at Dublin Airport is escorted by the Fire and Rescue Service. Our sincere thanks to retired ACFO John Curran for sharing these pictures.




Where am I?
Obvious question maybe, but if you call the fire service will they be able to find you quickly? Especially if you're in a rural area, directions need to be clear and understandable. Depending on what county you are in, the control centre you're talking to could be in CASTLEBAR, LIMERICK or DUBLIN, so they may not be familiar with local landmarks.

Is your smoke alarm working? If a fire was to start tonight, will it warn you?
It takes about 20 seconds to test it, just get a sweeping brush handle and press the test button.
Not a whole lot of effort considering it could save you and your families life.

Click HERE > > > Fire Safety Information & Tips < < <




Website Creator, Eddie Gentles RIP.


Message from the Webmasters


"The Team" - (L) Eamon Doyle & (R) David Lennox pictured with Nicholas Bejger (C).

THANK YOU everyone... Over 600,000 'hits' - and the site is STILL growing. We are amazed at the Worldwide interest which is shown in it.

Without YOU, our visitors, this would not have been possible.

Despite the 'recession' there are several NEW appliances STILL in the pipeline and we hope, with your assistance, to bring photographs of these to you as they come 'on the run'.

We also wish to thank everyone who contributed to the site over the last number of years and hope that this will continue, UPDATED fleet listings are ALWAYS welcome.....even news on ONE new appliance in YOUR area would be a great help.

Information on Drill/Practice nights in ALL areas and actual addresses of fire stations would also be appreciated.


ANY photo's used on the site will be credited with the name of the sender (Anonimity WILL be respected of course).

Thanks again everyone

Eamon (Doyle) & David (Lennox)

Photographs / Fleet movement information for ALL 32 counties, including crews, are welcome and can be e-mailed to:

eddiesbluesandtwos@hotmail.com


YOUR continued support IS very much appreciated.




Eddie's Downloadable Files:

Click HERE for Eddie's Photo Gallery's - DOWNLOADABLE.

Dublin FB Fleet-list - August 2007

Dennis Fire Appliance's Designation's Explained

Imported Appliances UPDATED 27th November 2008

Irish Aircraft Register - Latest

Irish Dennis Sabre's

Irish Fleet incl. Northern Ireland UPDATED 26th November 2008

UK database - UPDATED January 2009

*** As these are LARGE files you may find it more convenient to SAVE to your computer and then OPEN ***




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