Calling for new recruits – Kildare Fire Service is hiring

Date Published : January 23rd, 2018    Published By : admin

Kildare Fire Service is seeking to recruit retained firefighters for one of its North Kildare stations in Leixlip.

The fire service is also holding an Information Session at Leixlip Fire Station on 2nd February.

960 Kildare Fire Service SACFO NIall O' Riordan
Kildare SACFO Niall O' Riordan, Operations. Photos: (Kildare Fire Service)

Anyone interested in becoming a firefighter are invited to attend the information programme where firefighters will provide information about the role and responsibilities of a firefighter, their duties and requirements. You will also be able to familiarise yourselves with the fire station, fire appliances and the equipment used by Kildare Fire Service.

Senior Fire Officers will also deliver a presentation outlining requirements for the recruitment process, which will benefit anyone interest in the post.

960 Kildare Fire Service Training COurse

Suitably qualified candidates will be placed on a panel by Kildare County Council and posts will be filled, subject to sanction by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Panels formed as a result of this competition may be used to fill further vacancies as they arise.

Candidates who become successful firefighters for the retained firefighter’s positions are required to attend and successfully complete a Basic Recruit Course, a Breathing Apparatus Initial Wearers Course and a Compartment Fire Behavior Training Course during their initial/probationary year or be dismissed from the Service.

960 Kildare Fire Service BA and Hosereel

Currently, firefighters in Kildare train on a weekly basis in their stations. They may also attend other fire brigade or related training courses as may be required by the Chief Fire Officer.

Kildare Fire Service
Photo: (Declan Keogh / Emergency Times)

Before being accepted fire-fighters will be required to pass medical, physical and other examinations which may include cardio-vascular assessment tests.

960 Kildare Fire Service Fire Safety Promotions

Kildare Fire Service is a retained service and has six fire stations, with its Central Fire Station in Newbridge led by Chief Fire Officer Celina Barrett. In addition to the fire service responding to emergency calls and assisting the community, fire safety and community engagement are also key parts of Kildare Fire Service, and each year the Fire Prevention department designates open days at nominated fire stations.

To apply for this role, please follow the link for application for and full particulars and good luck!

Link to Retained Fire Fighter Post at Leixlip Fire Station -

960 Kildare Fire Service Leixlip Open Day Poster

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