Recruitment procedure

  • An application form must be completed.
  • When a vacancy appears, interviews are held and qualified candidates are put on a panel.
  • From this panel persons are asked to carry out a medical and physical test.
  • The persons must successfully pass both the initial recruits and breathing apparatus courses. The person will then attend fires with the crew.

The benefits for you

So why should you become a part-time firefighter? Here are some of the many benefits:

  • You receive the satisfaction of saving life and property.
  • You become a valued member of your community.
  • You earn extra income.
  • You get the chance to show you care.
  • You get specialised training that will last you a lifetime.
  • You develop your leadership and teamwork skills.
  • You get to meet new people and make new friends.
  • You receive the satisfaction of knowing you're doing something important.
  • You get the opportunity to protect the environment.

Can you become a part-time firefighter?

Men and women from all walks of life are today serving as part-time firefighters. The self-employed, mothers at home, shift workers, the unemployed, trades-people, professionals and many more have all answered the call and are reaping the rewards. You too can become a part-time firefighter if:

  • You reside and work within 3 km of the fire station of the relevant unit
  • you have written evidence from your employer as to availability 
  • You are physically fit
  • You are prepared to accept discipline and instruction
  • You are ready to give generously of your time and efforts

What will you receive?

If you are a successful applicant, you will receive specialised training in firefighting skills, first aid and emergency procedures. Training covers use of special equipment, it also involves working as part of a disciplined team.

  • You will be provided with safety clothes and equipment
  • You will receive insurance cover while on Fire Service duties
  • You get paid an annual retainer
  • You will be paid for three hours for fortnightly training on a particular evening at a local station
  • You will be paid for call-outs
  • Ireland Structural and Investment Funds
  • EU European Regional Development Fund