MEMORIAL TO TWO FIREMEN [ADELAIDE VILLAS IN BRAY COUNTY WICKLOW]
As the story is very complicated I will not discuss it in detail but there is plenty of information available online.
The one advantage of a good tele-photo lens is that I often notice something that I may have missed. In this instance I was in Bray photographing the ongoing flood protection project and I decided to photograph what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse and while doing so I noticed what turned out to be a memorial to two firemen.
The firefighters who died were Brian Murray (46), a senior and experienced officer, and Mark O’Shaughnessy (25). The blaze broke out in a disused factory at Adelaide Villas in Bray County Wicklow. When the fire brigade arrived at the scene they deployed a new fire fighting system known as CAFS (compressed air form system) for which they had not been adequately trained. Mr O’Shaughnessy had received no training at all in the system and Mr Murray had only attended a demonstration.
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