Cork City Council launches survey on Fire Service and Building Control


29th June 2021

Cork City has seen great change in the last number of years. Due to the predicted future growth, development opportunities and population increase, Cork City Council is commissioning a strategic review of the Fire Service and Building Control Functions.

The main objective of this review is to ensure that Cork City Fire and Building Control Department is fit for purpose and best placed to take advantage of the challenges and complexities that future growth will entail. From this process we aim to deliver a strategy that will provide a high quality of service to all stakeholders and ensure that the Cork City Fire and Building Control Department are at the centre of the future development of the city.


The traditional role of Cork City Fire Brigade has now expanded and developed in line with the needs of the new city. 2019 saw the boundary extension and the merging of Building Control and Dangerous Structures sections into the Department. This, along with an expanded City has seen greater challenges for the built environment both for existing buildings and the modern projects which are being built in the city. The importance of Major Emergency Management has enhanced since its inception as is evident in recent severe weather events. The role of Civil Defence and the volunteers bring the importance of Community involvement into the Department. The Cork City Fire and Building Control Service has responded well to such changes.


As we enter a new phase of our development as a Service it is timely that we examine where we are now and how we want to develop in order to provide the best possible service for the Citizens, Businesses and other Stakeholders who rely on us. It is hoped that this Review will provide us with a clear pathway to achieve our goals and that of Cork City over the next 20-30 years.


We welcome feedback from all who use the services of and engage with the Operational Fire Brigade and the wider Fire and Building Control Department. We have compiled a short survey and we would be obliged if you could take the time to complete.


This survey will focus on the following topics:


  • Satisfaction with the Fire Service and Building Control Function
  • Your interaction with the various sections of the Fire and Building Control Department
  • Your opinion on how the service could be improved.


Survey link: