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'We feel let down by Government ' says Cavan Firefighter

Aug 11, 2023 15:22 By News Northern Sound
'We feel let down by Government ' says Cavan Firefighter
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The local firefighter feels that himself and his fellow colleagues have been let down by the government.

People lives are being put at risk as on-call firefighters escalate their strike action.

That's according to a Cavan Firefighter who says that this period of industrial action is stressful on all the fire service but they feel they have no other option.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound News, Cavan Town firefighter Eamon Mulkachy says the position offers no work life balance and hinders any other job prospects to have while working in what is described as a part time job as a firefighter.

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The local firefighter who is 10 years in the job had no choice but quit his profession as a mechanic because he has to be available to respond to a call when he is needed.

One of the requirements of the job is that you are within a 2km radius of the fire station at any stage, Eamon added that the role puts pressures on your life in all aspects and leaves holding down a relationship very difficult.

He feels that himself and his fellow colleagues have been let down by the government and he highlighted that firefighters were let down twenty years ago and still to this day they are being let down.

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The Cavan firefighter says he just wants to be able earn a fair wage and he along with his fellow colleagues don't want to be on the picket line.

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