The third day of evidence at Dublin Coroner's Court heard shop steward for fire control operators John Whiston emailed the then chief fire officer James Dunphy and his assistant Tadgh O'Shea in February 2007 warning the bleeper
system was failing regularly and the problems could "be major unless rectified".
Jo says: "There have been times when my bleeper
has gone off at home, when I'm watching TV.
"When foxes went to earth and the terriers were needed, we didn't have bleeper
collars to follow their movements underground.
's red flashing light reflects eerily on the walls and ceiling of my bedroom which, at twenty past five, is still clothed in darkness.
"Then two of the lads went upstairs and the bleeper
was going crazy.
CBBC viewers will see Tybalt enter the final stages of My Genius Idea with his Bike Bleeper
, an invention which lets cars know when they''re approaching a cyclist.
Without really knowing in which direction I was heading, imagine how delighted I was when the bleeper
suddenly went off in my chip detector vehicle.
Of course it will be pre-recorded and I will be buying a brand new bleeper
Let's hope show bosses have got a finger on the bleeper
Describing his brother's commitment and passion for the fire service, he said: "When his bleeper
went off he would be straight down the stairs."
An onlooker said: "Derek's bleeper
went off as his wife was getting ready for the school day.
He said he had not seen Mr Holland, but confirmed the vehicle's warning bleeper
, flashing beacon and hazard lights had all been working.
Mr Malcolm told the court: "I know the trucks have a bleeper
but you get immune to that as it just becomes part of normal work noise."
But insisting he was calm about the find he joked: "I can only hope whoever listened to my conversations installed an automatic bleeper
They would need a new bleeper
- after all Shaun's as good at swearing as Gillian is at fainting.