Wildfire Management Plan for Mullins Hill

In a proactive step to build on the safety and well-being of our community, a meeting recently took place between the Killiney Village Residents Association, the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Parks Department, and the Dublin Fire Brigade.

The primary focus of our discussion centered around Dun Laoghaire Rathdowne’s County Councils (DLR) plans for fire prevention, maintenance of firebreaks, and the introduction of grazing goats to control the growth of gorse.

Key Points Discussed

  • Fire Prevention Strategies: We delved into the importance of robust fire prevention measures, emphasizing the need for heightened awareness, education, and cooperation among Dublin Fire Brigade, DLR Parks Department and residents to minimize fire risks.
  • Maintenance of Firebreaks: The meeting addressed the vital role of maintaining clear and effective firebreaks as a preventive measure.
  • Grazing Goats as Natural Firebreak Managers: An innovative approach was explored with the introduction of grazing goats to control the growth of gorse. These eco-friendly landscapers can contribute significantly to reducing the risk of wildfires while maintaining the natural beauty of our surroundings.

Next Steps

DLR Parks Department presented a comprehensive action plan. Regular updates will be shared, and your input and feedback will be invaluable as we work together to fortify our village against potential fire hazards.