Published Monday, 02 July 2012
It happened over the weekend. (© Pacemaker)
Around eight men threw bottles and shouted abuse at emergency crews during the incident at Annareagh Road in Hamiltonsbawn, in the early hours of Sunday.
A fire hydrant key was also stolen but later recovered.
Victor Spence, Portadown District Commander at the NI Fire and Rescue Service, has condemned the attack.
He said firefighters deserve to be treated with more respect.
"Thankfully attacks on our firefighters are declining year on year and although this was an isolated incident I am asking the community for their support to ensure that firefighters are able to carry out their job without fear of attack or harassment," said Mr Spence.
"Firefighters have a job to do to protect the local community.
"If they are called out to attend a bonfire that is out of control, they are responding because someone in that area is concerned.
"Remember, firefighters are not out to spoil anyone's fun, their job is to protect life and property from the dangers of fire."
Police have appealed for anyone with information on the attack to come forward.
They can contact the PSNI in Armagh on 0845 600 8000, or the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.