HomeTagsPosts tagged with "ambulance"

ambulance

by

An elderly man was given treatment by paramedics on Monday after he took a nasty fall, and was aided by his loyal dog.

The pensioner's quick-thinking dog Jack alerted Gardaí to his owner's whereabouts after he fell into a ditch, and refused to leave his side.

Jack checked on his owner as he was offered treatment in an ambulance, and showed his unlimited loyalty by staying right where the elderly man was at all times.

An Garda Síochana shared the image last night via Twitter, writing;

"Man's best friend. Elderly man out walking his dog last night near Portarlington fell into the ditch and couldn’t get out. Jack the dog stayed by his side and showed Gardaí where he was.

"Even when ambulance arrived, Jack wouldn’t rest unless he could see him! Owner and Jack home now," they added.

After the man was unable to get up after the nasty tumble, his faithful pooch assisted him. He must have been relieved that his loyal companion was such a clever boy.

The heart-warming tweet quickly went viral and has received over 1,000 retweets and 8,900 likes.

Users online have been quick to praise Jack for his incredible actions, and we're so glad the Co. Laois owner is home safe and well. What a touching tale.

Feature image: An Garda Síochana

Trending

Halloween night is usually one of the busiest nights of the year for pretty much every fire brigade nationwide, and this year was no different.

Dublin Fire Brigade received a shocking 900 calls last night, with fireworks and illegal bonfires causing the vast majority of incidents.

Greg O'Dwyer, Acting Assistant Chief Fire Officer with Dublin's brigade said the service's full crew was on duty last night, with the entire fleet in operation.

According to O'Dwyer, regional control centre mostly dealt with Halloween-related occurances, and injuries sustained were prominently of the hands and eyes.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, he commented on the massive amount of ambulance calls:

"We received 904 '999' calls into our control centre, 368 of these were Dublin fire calls (230 Halloween related) and 365 were Dublin ambulance calls," the service said this morning.

While speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr O'Dwyer said that this was at least six times busier than the normal Wednesday night, but relatively on the same wavelength as past Halloweens.

He also said that anti-social behaviour was actually decreasing and the number of injuries are being reduced as a result of organised events by local authorities in the run-up to this year's Halloween.

This past month, Gardaí have been clamping down on the gathering of incendiary items such as fireworks or bonfire materials, which appears to have had positive effects.

"I can’t stress how positive it is to have the organised events. It keeps people in a safe environment," said Mr O'Dwyer.

The assistant fire chief described the situations where cars were actually being driven onto dwindling bonfires in the early hours of the morning, as they die down. 

He claimed that people will do "anything to keep them going", and that the major danger with illegal bonfires is the combustible materials which people throw onto them, for example aerosol cans and gas cylinders.

"There is no safe distance" for those types of fuels.

Cork reported an unusually small number of bonfire-related calls, with Cork City Fire Service claiming that last night was no busier than average.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) described their Halloween as a "relatively quiet" evening.

Firefighters in N. Ireland responded to 6% fewer calls on Halloween night compared with last year.

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.