Fire Service

“To protect life, property and the environment by the efficient and effective prevention and control of fires and other emergencies including major emergencies”.

Roscommon County Council is the Fire Authority for all of County Roscommon.

A fire authority is required to make reasonable provision for the prompt and efficient extinguishing of fires occurring in building and other places and for the protection and rescue of persons and property from injury by fire. The brigade also responds to non-fire emergencies such as road traffic accidents. The Headquarters for Roscommon Fire Authority is based at the Roscommon Town Fire Station, Circular Road, Roscommon. There are four Senior Officers and one administrative person in the headquarter offices.

The Roscommon Fire Authority has six brigades in the county, all manned by retained fire fighters in Ballaghaderreen, Boyle, Castlerea, Elphin, Roscommon and Strokestown. Each Fire Brigade has one Station Officer, one Sub Officer, two Drivers and a number of firefighters. There are a total of fifty eight fire fighters in the County.

Fire Emergency Contact Numbers

Contact Name  


All Units

999 or 112


Fire Services Section Contact Numbers

 Contact Name  



John Keane, Chief Fire Officer

090 6637207/37130

Jonathan McGinty, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer

090 6637208/6637130

Enda Kelly, Assistant Chief Fire Officer

090 6637209/6673130