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Fire Service Training

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Local Authorities train firefighters for their local area fire stations. The National Directorate supplements local training by running an annual national programme of courses for Fire Officers.

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Fire Service Central Training Programme

2019 Training Programme

Course Location Date
Pump Operator Mallow Fire Station 4th - 8th March
Fire Service Sub Officer Sligo Fire Station 25th March - 5th April
Heavy Vehicle Rescue Hacketown Training Centre 8th - 12th April
Road Traffic Collision Nenagh Fire Station 13th - 24th May
Compartment Fire Behaviour Workshops (6 x 2-Day) Hacketstown Training Centre

18th/19th & 20th/21st June  - 3rd/4th & 5th/6th Sept 24th/25th & 26th/27th Sept

Hazardous Materials Midleton Fire Station 2nd - 13th September
Fire Service Sub Officer Bray Fire Station 23rd September - 4th October
Fire Service Station Officer Bray Fire Station 14th - 25th October
Fire Service Instructor Course Ennis Fire Station 6th, 18th - 22nd November
Seminars.Workshops    
Leadership Development (2 x 2-day) Tullamore 26th/27th February 12th/13th March
Fire Safety Engineering (2 x 2 day-day) Limerick 4th/5th and 11th/12th June
Technical Fire Safety Workshop (2 x 2-day) Portlaoise 29th/30th May 20th/21st November
Senior Officer Seminars (3 x 1-day) Cork Tullamore 5th November 12th, 13th November

2018 Training Programme

Course Location Date
Pump Operator Mallow Fire Station 5th - 9th March
Heavy Vehicle RescueFire Hacketown Training Centre 16th - 20th April
Fire Service Sub Officer Sligo Fire Station 16th - 127th April
Road Traffic Collision Nenagh Fire Station 14th - 25th May
Senior Officer Operational Command  Clonmel 11th - 22nd June
Fire Safety Engineering (New Entrants) Kilkenny 25th - 29th June
Compartment Fire Behaviour Workshops (6 x 2-Day) Hacketstown Training Centre 18th/19th & 20th/21st June 3rd/4th & 5th/6th Sept 24th/25th & 26th/27th Sept
Hazardous Materials Midleton Fire Station 3rd - 14th September
Ship and Ports Dublin FB Training Centre, OBI 17th - 28th September
Fire Service Sub Officer Bray Fire Station 24th September - 5th October
Fire Service Station Officer Bray Fire Station 15th - 26th October
Fire Service Instructor Course Ennis Fire Station 7th, 19th - 23rd November
Seminars/Workshops    
Fire Safety Engineers (2 x 2-day) Portlaoise 13th/14th June,  20th/21st June
Technical Fire Safety Workshop (2 x 2-day) Portlaoise 29th/30th May, 13th/24th November
Senior Officer Seminars (3 x 1-day) Cork Tullamore 20th November 27st, 28th November

 Previous Training Courses

Contact Details

National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management
The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Rm. G59
Custom House
Dublin 1
D01 W6X0

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