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O'BRIEN INSTITUTE (OBI)

Building History 

Michael O’Brien was a wealthy wholesale woollen draper based at Ushers Quay in Dublin. On his death in 1829 his estate of £115,000 went to his daughters. Bridget O’Brien, one of Michael’s twin daughters left part of her estate to the Archbishop of Dublin for the founding of a school and chapel for orphan boys to provide them with a good education.

In 1878, two years after Bridget’s death Marino estate, the former seat of Lord Charlemont, was purchased for £8,260 and 30 acres of land were reserved for the Institute and its surrounds.

This gothic style building commenced in 1880, was completed in 1882 and opened for the housing of boys in 1888. It was originally named the “School of the Twin Sisters”, the name is still visible on the plaque over the main entrance. Mr. Liam T. Cosgrave, a former pupil of the school went on to become the President of Ireland.

In the early Twentieth Century financial support dwindled and the O’Brien Institute began to fall into disrepair, the number of boys being catered for was reduced and it eventually closed in 1979.

Ms. O’Brien had stipulated in her will that this building would always be used as a place of learning. Dublin Corporation (now know as Dublin City Council) purchased this site in 1981 in order to provide Dublin Fire Brigade with a dedicated Training Centre, continuing the long history of learning. The first recruits began training in July 1985. Prior to the purchase of the OBI, Dublin Fire Brigade had carried out recruit training in Kilbarrack Fire Station.

The Training Centre currently meets all the training needs of the Brigade and it’s 900 personnel. The courses provided to staff and other fire services include firefighter recruit training, paramedic training (in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), swift water rescue training, high line rescue training, compartment firefighting training, and emergency driving. The centre also provides training for outside agencies and individuals both on and off site.

Above Information: www.dfbexternaltraining.ie

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THE BUILDING

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Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) Training Centre on the O’Brien institute, Malahide Road Marino. The O’Brien Institute is a mixed - use building consisting of offices, classrooms, changing facilities, a chapel, a canteen and several workshops.

It is Dublin City Council’s property and is currently used as a training centre by DFB




DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE MUSEUM

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The Dublin Fire Brigade Museum is located in the DFB Training Centre, the O’Brien Institute.

The museum is located over two floors and houses a large display of artefacts from the history of the fire services in Ireland.

For More Information & To Book A Tour Click Link Below

CLICK HERE for Dublin Fire Brigade Museum Information


TRAINING CENTRE

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 DRIVER TRAINING APPLIANCE & VEHICLES 

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Make / Model: Hyundai i40 Tourer DTV Car



Reg No: 161-D-27738

Fitted By: HPMP Fire

Status: Driver Training Vehicle

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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre DTA (Driver Training Appliance)


Reg No: 97-D-120002

Built By: Emergency One - Refurbished By: 

Status: Driver Training Appliance

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Make / Model: Scania P230 MERU (Marine Emergency Response Unit*)

 

Reg No: 131-D-53967

Fitted By: HPMP Fire

Status: *Also Doubles As Driver Training Vehicle



 TRAINING CENTRE APPLIANCES 

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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)


Reg No: 03-D-46982

Built By: Browns - Refurbished By: HPMP Fire

Status: Training Appliance 1


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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)


Reg No: 02-D-24660

Built By: Browns

Status: Training Appliance 2


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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)


Reg No: 97-D-120353

Built By: Emergency One

Status: Training Appliance 3


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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)

 

Reg No: 01-D-120365

Built By: Emergency One

Status: Training Appliance 4

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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)

 

Reg No: 00-D-120366

Built By: Emergency One

Status: Training Appliance 5

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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)

 

Reg No: 00-D-120591

Built By: Emergency One

Status: Training Appliance 6

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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)

 

Reg No: 00-D-101879

Built By: Browns

Status: Training Appliance 7

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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)


 


Reg No: 02-D-14390

Built By: Browns - Refurbished By: HPMP Fire

Status: Training Appliance 8


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Make / Model: Dennis Sabre WrT (Water Tender)

 

Reg No: 02-D-9287

Built By: Browns - Refurbished By: HPMP Fire

Status: Training Appliance 9





 TRAINING CENTRE AMBULANCE 

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Make / Model: Mercedes Benz Sprinter 519/36 CDI Ambulance




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Fitted By: Wilker

Status: Training Centre Ambulance




 TRAINING CENTRE SUPPORT VEHICLES 

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 Make / Model: Ford Ranger Dcab 4x4 L4V


Reg No: 
182-D-11904

Fitted By: HPMP Fire 

Status: 
Training Centre Support Vehicle


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Make / Model: Mercedes Benz Sprinter 4x4 Van




Reg No: 142-D-8375








Refurbished By: HPMP Fire

Status: Specialist Training Vehicle







 TRAINING CENTRE PERSONAL CARRIERS 

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Make / Model: Peugeot Expert Traveller PC (Personal Carrier)



Reg No: 
202-D-11960

Fitted By: HPMP Fire 

Status: 
Training Centre 9 Seater Personal Carrier



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Make / Model: Ford Transit 430 PC (Personal Carrier)



Reg No: 
09-D-130379

Fitted By: ? - Supplied By: MPM Specialist Vehicles 

Status: Training Centre 17 Seater 
Personal Carrier


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Make / Model: Volvo Alexander B7TL ALX400 Double Decker Bus


Reg No: 
00-D-70156

Built By: Walter Alexander Coachbuilders - Refurbished By: HPMP


Status: Training Centre Bus / 81 Seater Personal Carrier

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