Co-Creation Model: Tell us about your main strategic partners and how the partnership truly create value. For each Partner please include its type (business/social/public), its name, a short description, its key motivation to participate in the co-creation project, and the key contributions it is making in the co-creation project. Please follow the format displayed below:
Dublin Fire Brigade
Full Public Service providing protection and sefety to the citizens of Dublin since 1863.
With a staff of 900, The Dublin Fire Brigade responds to fires and other emergencies, thereby protecting the people, industry and property of the city. The DFB also run the Dublin Ambulance service, meaning every fireman must also be trained as a paramedic.
The Dublin Fire Brigade saw a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of green innovation in Europe, boost staff morale and deliver much needed cost savings.
The Dublin Fire Brigade mobilised the staff of Kilbarrack fire station to support the first Green Plan pilot, then offered invaluable access to networks and resources to scale the Green Plan model throughout other Dublin fire stations. The Green Plan is fully absorbed into the DFB Business Plan and is now how they do business. In 2012 the Green Plan DFB Business Plan won gold at the chamber of Commerce Awards as the Best Irish Green Business Plan. The ongoing support of the Dublin Fire Brigade has also allowed Green Plan to continue to test new products and approaches to reducing emissions. Their support as co-creators has instigated a chain reaction, with Dublin City Council collaborating with us to instill the Green Plan methodology in the city's core sustainability framework, which then gave rise to large-scale EU directives. DFB Green Plan has now been heavily covered by the Irish media because for every renewable retrofit that DFB take on (using non- tax payers money) - Energy Credits are developed and the financial reward for the credits (paid by utility companies) are reinvested by DFB on Fuel Poor Citizens identified in the local community.