ROI teams for WRC 2019


Carlow

 

 

  • Tech. Alan Owens, a firefighter since 2005 and a Carlow Extrication team member since 2007. Alan has competed in extrication challenges in Scotland, Spain, Wales, Germany, France, USA, England, Portugal and Romania. Alan has also competed on Carlow’s Trauma team Nationally and Internationally
  • Tech. Mike Kelly, our newest extrication team member joining in 2019, a Firefighter in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow since 2015. Mike competed in the Irish National Rescue Challenge this year in Sligo, Ireland
  • Tech. Andy Fisher, a firefighter since 2005, also based in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, came on to the Carlow Team in 2008 and has competed in events in Wales, Germany, France, USA, England twice, and Romania
  • IC John Comerford, joined the Fire Service in 1987, Station Officer and original member of the First International team from the Irish Republic in 2006, he has competed in South Africa, Scotland, Spain, Wales, Germany, France, USA, twice in England and Romania.
  • Medic Paul Curran, Driver/Fire-Fighter, joined the Carlow fire Service in 1986 and another original member of the First International team from the Irish republic in 2006, has competed in South Africa, Scotland, Wales, Germany, France, USA, twice in England, Portugal and Romania. John and Paul were originally involved in the Irish National Rescue Challenges (CUEES) of 1992 and 1993. Paul is also a member of the Carlow Trauma Team since 2008.
  • Medic/Tech Dermot Scully, a firefighter since 2015. Dermot joined the Carlow extrication team in 2016 but has participated as a casualty in training for many years, Dermot has attended International events as support to the team in the USA and England and competed in National Rescue events in Ireland and Internationally in France and Romania. Dermot is also a member of the Carlow Trauma Team since 2016.

     

    Tech. Alan Owens, a firefighter since 2005 and a Carlow Extrication team member since 2007. Alan has competed in extrication challenges in Scotland, Spain, Wales, Germany, France, USA, England, Portugal and Romania. Alan has also competed on Carlow’s Trauma team Nationally and Internationally

  • Tech. Mike Kelly, our newest extrication team member joining in 2019, a Firefighter in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow since 2015. Mike competed in the Irish National Rescue Challenge this year in Sligo, Ireland
  • Tech. Andy Fisher, a firefighter since 2005, also based in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, came on to the Carlow Team in 2008 and has competed in events in Wales, Germany, France, USA, England twice, and Romania
  • IC John Comerford, joined the Fire Service in 1987, Station Officer and original member of the First International team from the Irish Republic in 2006, he has competed in South Africa, Scotland, Spain, Wales, Germany, France, USA, twice in England and Romania.
  • Medic Paul Curran, Driver/Fire-Fighter, joined the Carlow fire Service in 1986 and another original member of the First International team from the Irish republic in 2006, has competed in South Africa, Scotland, Wales, Germany, France, USA, twice in England, Portugal and Romania. John and Paul were originally involved in the Irish National Rescue Challenges (CUEES) of 1992 and 1993. Paul is also a member of the Carlow Trauma Team since 2008.
  • Medic/Tech Dermot Scully, a firefighter since 2015. Dermot joined the Carlow extrication team in 2016 but has participated as a casualty in training for many years, Dermot has attended International events as support to the team in the USA and England and competed in National Rescue events in Ireland and Internationally in France and Romania. Dermot is also a member of the Carlow Trauma Team since 2016.

 Carlow Order of Malta/ Wicklow FRS

The Wicklow Fire Service and Order of Malta Ambulance Corps (Carlow) are a team of joint emergency services that came together to enter the Irish National Championships, and managed to win the Best Complex Scenario and Second place overall in the Irish National Championships.

The Order of Malta members are made up of volunteers who participate in EMS activities on a part-time basis besides their normal professions. Team Captain, John Lally has competed previously in Cape Town and Fire Fighter Michael O'Neill will be attending his first World Championship. Their sub-member, Ronan, has competed twice at National level and will be backing up the team in France.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for both the Fire service and Ambulance Service to come together and share knowledge and skills. We’re looking forward to showing our skills, meeting new friends and enjoying France in this year’s competition”.

 

Meath County FRS

Meath is a County in Ireland just north of Dublin  with a population of around 200,000.  It has 72 retained firefighters, the majority of whom have participated at some stage in the national challenges since being established by Rescue Organisation Ireland in 2008.

Meath has competed in 9 of the past 10 World Rescue Challenges.  This years team is comprised of members of 4 of the county’s 7 stations, two of whom are new to the team this year.

This year’s team combines the wisdom of three members with over twenty years experience, and the youth of three members all under five years in the service.  They have been training regularly to combine their skills for both competition and for use on the roads.

The I.C. Paul is the only remaining original member of the team.  He is joined by Alan, Ciaran, Liam, Owen and Tommy bringing a variety of skills and experiences to the team.

Looking forward to meeting everyone in France and, perhaps, a nice glass of wine together after all the work is done.

Laois County FRS

Extrication team – James Brown (capt), Jonathan Whelan, Paul Quail, Phil Kelly, Bosco Lawlor, Mark Dunne.
Trauma Team – Bosco Lawlor, Paul Quail

Laois County Fire & Rescue Service have been taking part in Extrication & Trauma Challenges since 2010. Winning the ROI national extrication challenges in 2018 and 2019 has been our biggest achievement so far, we have also previously competed at World Challenges in England, Portugal and Romania.
The team includes members from stations around our county.

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