A FIRE crew were attacked with rocks and bottles as they were on duty in County Tipperary.
On Halloween weekend, fire crews across the country were busy tackling fires on what is usually the busiest night of the year.
However, in County Tipperary, a fire unit came under attack by a group of youths, causing significant damage to the vehicle and posing a risk to the crew.
Taking to Twitter, a spokesperson for Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service shared a photograph of the damage done to the fire truck, including visible dents and a smashed window.
"Last night crews from Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service came under attack by a group of youths, who threw rocks and bottles causing substantial damage and a safety threat to our crews", the spokesperson wrote.
They added, "While this is not the norm we would ask again that respect is given to ALL Emergency Services."
Last night crews from Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service came under attack by a group of youths, who threw rocks and bottles causing substantial damage and a safety threat to our crews..while this is not the norm we would ask again that respect is given to ALL Emergency Services🔥 pic.twitter.com/sF8xHvsJ7W
— Tipperary Fire (@TipperaryFire) November 1, 2020
The news drew outrage from locals, who questioned why a service which protects people would be a target for an attack.
Replying to the post, one man, Daniel Bradley, wrote:
"That's SHOCKING [sic] like for feck sake was there really any need for that," adding "what has the brigade ever done to the youth?"
Another wrote "Scandalous behaviour- totally unacceptable", and called for the Gardaí to help identify those involved.
The Dublin Fire Brigade also posted a gif in solidarity with the crew in Tipperary, depicting Eleanor Shellstrop of The Good Place shaking her head in disgust.
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) November 1, 2020
Tipperary Fire & Rescue Service confirmed nobody had been injured int he incident and thanked everyone for their support.