1,500 emergency workers are marching through Dublin today to mark National Services Day.
The parade has been making it's way from Dublin's Parnell Square to Dublin Castle.
It involves statutory emergency workers such as gardaí and ambulance workers, alongside some of the country's volunteer emergency responders.
Dublin Castle also has a display of technical equipment, boats, trucks and a bomb disposal display.
Today's event has been described as an opportunity for people to get 'up close and personal' with rescuers from all over the country.
Tony Lawlor, the National Director of Units with the Irish Red Cross, said the event is a chance for people to find out more about the services.
He observed: "It's a great display of the range of skills and services of both statutory and voluntary emergency services, that save lives and help the community all throughout the year.
"The parade is a fantastic opportunity for us to show our appreciation for the ongoing support the Irish Red Cross receives from the general public, while also showcasing what we do and the services we provide."
RNLI lifesaving manager Owen Medland, meanwhile, said it's a "spectacle for the public and very much a family day out".
He added: "We've six bands and over 70 vehicles... just a real vibrant spectacle of colour."