A Wicklow TD has described the manning levels in Bray Fire Serviceas inadequate and unacceptable.
Currently there are eight retained fire-fighters working from the North Wicklow station, which has 15 when running at full capacity, however two of those staff members are on long-term sick leave.
Sinn Fein TD John Brady told the Dáil in December that the two-pump fire station in Bray remains seriously undermanned, more than 12 years after the deaths of two firemen from the station.
Wicklow County Council was due to commence recruitment for new positions in January. However it’s understood that recruitment process has yet to get underway.
Deputy Brady says what is needed is a full time fire service in Bray to serve the town and surrounding areas.