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* Note: The information supplied below is general information which is applicable mainly to the fire services in the Republic of Ireland. Please read it carefully before you e-mail me as it may answer your questions and save you some time. You can also visit the recruitment section of the forum to view more information or ask a question. Good luck!
Organisation of the fire service
The Fire Service falls into 3 categories: -
Employed where there is a need for a full-time brigade such as in the bigger cities like Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. A list of fulltime stations is on side bar panel.
Employed in rural areas along with small towns and villages. Paid a yearly retaining fee (every 3 months) as well as on a per call basis. Alerted for a call via pagers. Usually self employed and local as they need to respond within 3 to 5 minutes.
Full-time Fire Prevention Officers
These are recruited at graduate level usually being qualified engineers, architects or surveyors. Their work in the fire prevention of fires involves surveying buildings under construction and existing buildings to ensure fire safety regulations are being adhered to. They can also be called in at a major fire where a coordinator is required to oversee certain operations. In Dublin Fire Brigade Fire prevention officers are of District Officer level with the majority operating soley as fire prevention 9 - 5pm staff who are civilians with the appropriate academic qualifications. The others are operational District Officers who transfer from operational fire duties to Fire prevention for a number of years and work primarily at night checking pubs and clubs etc.
Who to Apply to?
Each local authority is responsible for the fire service in their area. Dublin City Council is responsible for Dublin's city and county fire service and you should apply to them as the employer if you are interested in looking for a job as a firefighter / E.M.T. in Dublin. If you are looking to join any of the other 29 brigades you should contact the Human Resources of that Department or reply to any adverts in the local / national paper, www.publicjobs.ie or wherever the advert advises. Please note do not contact me looking for employment this site is run as a hobby and information resource and is not affiliated to any brigade.
Local authority requirements for employment differ so check with the relevant local authority.
Dublin City Council
Human Resources telephone is
Tel: (01) 2223041/ 42
City Hall, Limerick
Tel (061) 415799 Fax (061) 415266
Cork County Council,
County Hall, Cork.
Tel: (021) 4276891. Fax: (021) 4276321.
Galway County Council,
County Buildings, Prospect Hill, Galway.
*Tel: (091) 509000 Fax:
Dublin Fire Brigade Training
The O Brien Institute
Tel: (01) 833 29 77 (E.M.S.)
National Ambulance Training School (N.A.T.S.)
St. Mary's Hospital
Tel: (01) 671 5187
Fax: (01) 677 8274
Irish Ambulance Network
Dublin Fire Brigade
Irish Heart Foundation
Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
Department of Foreign Affairs
Department of Trade, Enterprise & Employment