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Fire Service Charges

 

Fire Prevention Charges

 

Fire Service Operational Charges

 

 

Fire Prevention Charges

 

Donegal County Council in accordance with Local Government (Financial Provisions)(No. 2) Act, 1983 and the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 2000 has set the charges detailed below for the provision of Fire Prevention services.

 

Service

Service Description

 

Charge

 

District Court Inspection

 

To cover the cost of carrying out of inspection and recommendation to court in the case of all district court applications.

 

€150.00

Circuit Court Inspection  

 

To cover the cost of carrying out of inspection and recommendation to court in the case of all circuit court applications

€300.00

Dangerous Substances Administration Fee

 

To cover the cost of carrying out inspection and assessment of Dangerous Substance Licence applications.

 

This charge is in addition the licence fee in accordance with the Dangerous Substances Act, 1972

 

€150.00

Explosive Stores Licence  

 

To cover the cost of carrying out inspection and assessment of explosive stores.

 

This charge is in addition the licence fee in accordance with the Explosives Act, 1875 / Stores for Explosives Order, 1955

 

€125.00

Fire Certificate Search

Includes the search of database to ascertain Fire Safety Certificate Reference Numbers relating to a premises

There is an additional charge of €12.00 for providing a copy of a Fire Safety Certificate as set out in the Building Control Acts, 1990 and 2007.

 

€50.00

Fire Certificate Retrieve and View

 

Includes the search of database to ascertain Fire Safety Certificate Reference Numbers relating to a premises and the retrieval and viewing of file by Fire Officer or applicant/applicants agent.

Any subsequent files relating to the same premises will be charged at €50.00 per file for retrieval and viewing.

 

€100.00

Copy of Fire Safety Certificate

The provision of a copy of a Fire Safety Certificate where the reference number is provided by the applicant

 

€12.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Service Operational Charges

Donegal County Council in accordance with the provisions of Section 35(3) of the Fire Services Act, 1981, the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 1983 and the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 2000 has set the charged detailed below for the provision of fire brigade operational services.

 

Service

 

Service Description

Charge

Chimney Fire

Domestic fire confined to the chimney / flue

€250.00 per appliance

 

House Fire

(Domestic Incidents)

All domestic incidents (other than chimney fires) to include house fires, domestic shed/garage, mobile homes, flats/apartments, chalet and alarm calls to domestic homes. Repeated call outs to domestic alarms will be subject to the full commercial rate.

 

€500.00 per appliance

Commercial Incident

Incidents at commercial properties including factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, special services and including attendance at road traffic collisions, vehicle fires, alarm calls, gorse fires, oil spills, incidents attended outside the County, domestic garages where they are used for non domestic purposes or used to store non domestic equipment.

 

full cost of incident plus 30% for equipment, consumables and administration

Copy of Fire Report

Request for fire reports from customers, Insurance Companies Assessors and Solicitors. 

Requests for copies of Fire Reports to be made in writing to the Chief Fire Officer.

 

€100.00

Meeting with Fire Service Personnel

Meetings in connection with provided Fire Reports.

Requests for meetings to be made in writing to the Chief Fire Officer.

 

€100.00

 

 

Exemptions from Fire Service Charges will apply in the following cases:

 

 

  • Incidents involving fatalities where no insurance applies.
  • Second brigade on route and a “Stop Message” is received.
  • Brigade on standby only.
  • Call to a re-ignition within 1 hour.
  • If a caller to an incident is not the recipient or beneficiary of the service and no action is taken by the brigade.
  • Attendance by additional brigades at an incident where the additional brigade is not required.
  • Flooding on land or buildings where the water originated from the public road.
  • Third party collision into a parked vehicle – there is no charge to the owner of the parked vehicle.
  • Fires that has spread onto third party property.
  • Bin fires or skip fires where responsibility for fire cannot be attributed to an individual.
  • Obstacle burning on road, i.e. tyres, hay, etc. where responsibility for fire cannot be attributed to an individual.
  • Incidents where owner details cannot be determined for example rubbish fires on open ground.

 

 

 

Waiver Scheme

 

A Waiver Scheme will apply to domestic incidents where such incidents are not covered by insurance and where Social Welfare is the only form of income or where particular hardship exists.  Documentary evidence of Social Welfare Income must be provided.

In the case of domestic incidents that are covered by household insurance and where there is an excess on the policy, the amount of the excess may be waived in cases of such hardship.

 

 

Reduction Scheme

 

In the case of domestic incidents where recipient is on Social Welfare and is also working part time but has no insurance cover the invoice be reduced to 75%.

 

In the case of road traffic collisions and vehicle fires where the insurance company paid the limit on the policy the remainder may be waived subject to a minimum payment of 25% where Social Welfare is the only form of income or where particular hardship exists.

 

In the case of road traffic collisions and vehicle fires where the recipient is on Social Welfare and is also working part-time and no contribution has been received from the Insurance Company the invoice be reduced to 75%.

 

A waiver or reduction may be applied in exceptional circumstances other than the above to be determined on a case by case basis where there is evidence of hardship.

 

For the reduction scheme documentary evidence of income must be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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