Concerns have been raised in relation to the need to retain firefighters after their retirement age.
According to Fianna Gael's TP O'Reilly, this is due to the problem of recruiting new members.
Speaking at this month's Cavan County Council meeting, Cllr O'Reilly praised the work of local fire crews but highlighted the difficulties which many stations across the county are facing due to the recruitment and retention of staff.
As a result, Cllr O'Reilly is calling on the Government to examine the possibility of extending the mandatory retirement age for fire fighter.
The current retirement age is 55, with an option to extend that to 58 if they pass a medical. However, according to Cllr O'Reilly, many firefighters would like to see this raised to 60, in line with the Gardai.