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Fire services training and recruitment

The role of the traditional firefighter and operational officer has evolved to include:

  • Road Traffic Collision extrications
  • Casualty care
  • Incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Oil spills
  • Fallen trees
  • Rescue
  • Flooding
  • Other emergency and unusual incidents.

Training is actively promoted throughout the Fire Service. All appointed drivers in each station in the County have attended module 1 and module 2 driver training accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, with the majority of drivers going on to do the advanced driver training.

Other courses that are continually carried out for existing firefighters are:

  • Breathing Apparatus Refresher
  • Manual Handling
  • Breathing Apparatus Instructor
  • Breathing Apparatus Maintenance
  • Chainsaw Operator
  • First Responder
  • Pump Operator
  • Hydraulic Platform Operator
  • Hazardous Materials.

Each brigade trains for three nights every month for 2.25 hours duration where we carry out a number of pre-fire / pre-emergency incident inspections and plans for some premises in the County.

How can I join the Fire Service?

When vacancies become available, they are advertised in local newspapers, which provide details on the vacancy and how to apply.

Successful recruits will then go through a probation period where they attend a two week fire fighter training course and a two week breathing apparatus wearer's course.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the County Cavan Fire Service, please get in touch using the following details.

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