Dublin Fire Brigade attacked while tackling blaze-- hours after station's windows smashed by vandal
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Dublin Fire Brigade attacked while tackling blaze-- hours after station's windows smashed by vandal

IT’S HARD to imagine why anyone would hold a vendetta against a team dedicated to keeping people safe, but that seems to be what’s happening with the Dublin Fire Brigade.

The Firefighters took to Twitter on Monday, 12 August, to inform people that the team had come under attack while tackling a blaze near Phibsborough in Dublin’s Northside.

The verified Dublin Fire Brigade account went on to say that the station’s windows had been smashed the night before at their Swords, Dublin address, leaving people bewildered at who could possibly be holding a grudge against the service.

People equated the attack on the brigade to attacking the ambulance service—a public service that exists solely to protect and help people.

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The account tweeted:

“Firefighters from Phibsborough came under attack whilst extinguishing a fire off the |North Circular Road this evening. Fortunately, no injuries to the crew. This follows a window smashing incident at out Swords station last night. Attacks are not tolerated and reported to Gardaí.”

A photo accompanying the tweet appeared to show the suspect responsible for the broken windows. The grainy image was captured from CCTV.

The Dublin Fire Brigade are often praised for their heroic actions, and to our knowledge have never been guilty of anything that warrants this type of abuse.