Minister Simon Harris has congratulated the entire Co Wicklow Fire Service on being short-listed for the Emergency Response Team of the Year award at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards.
Speaking on the nomination, Minister Harris said:
“I want to first and foremost congratulate our fire fighters on this nomination. It is indeed a testament to their incredible hard work and dedication and I am delighted to see this being recognised on a national stage. Co Wicklow was absolutely ravaged by gorse fires last summer and our fire-fighters worked day and night to bring these under control , preventing death and destruction through their work.”
“It was an honour to join our fire services in Greystones recently to launch a new AED which was purchased from funds raised by a very grateful community. It is so clear to me that the community are really eager to show their support for our emergency services and I know everyone will be delighted to see the multi-agency team who worked on the summer fires, nominated for this award.
“I want to take this opportunity to again thank our incredible public servants and wish them the very best of luck. I know I will be joined by the entire Co. Wicklow community in wishing them success”