Waterford holding out for heroes with firefighter recruitment drive

Justin Kelly

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Waterford holding out for heroes with firefighter recruitment drive

Waterford holding out for heroes with firefighter recruitment drive

Waterford is on the look-out for heroes after Waterford City & County Council advertised for firefighter positions at two county fire stations.

The roles as retained firefighters are on offer in both Lismore and Ardmore stations and applications remain open until Friday, August 24.

Training is provided for successful applicants, who are told that fully qualified firefighters are skilled technicians capable of using the most modern equipment, methods and techniques to undertake the full range of duties which can be deployed at any emergency incident.

It is essential before applying for this position that you are aware of the on-going training demands and the personal commitment that must be given to fulfil the role of a Retained Firefighter.

This includes being able to drop personal responsibilities at immediate notice to respond to a fire call, which may last anytime from 10 minutes, 10 hours, or longer.

A firefighter must be:

- At least 18 years of age on appointment
- physically fit and agile with good stamina
- able to work in hazardous conditions for long periods, including at heights and in confined spaces
- mechanically adept with good dexterity and co-ordination
- trustworthy, honest, dependable and generally of good character (see Garda Clearance)
- self-reliant and self-assured with a keen sense of discipline
- able to contribute to, and work within a team
- able to understand and memorise technical information
- able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

If you are interested in applying for these positions, you can find out more and download an application form by clicking here. 

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