AA Ireland reports that the average national fixed fee for a fire brigade call out is €276 per hour for domestic chimney fires, and €414 for all other types of domestic fires, however Mayo’s fixed charge for a call out to a domestic fire stands at one of the highest in the country as the charge is €750 per hour. A a call out for chimney fire in Mayo is lower than the average rate though and stands at €150.
Conor Faughnan, director of consumer affairs AA Ireland said that: “A lot of home owners do not realise that they will have to pay the cost of a fire-brigade call-out. The amount varies hugely depending on where in Ireland you live. It is very important to check that your insurance policy will cover this cost; not all of them do.”