RETAINED FIREFIGHTER - BIRR FIRE BRIGADE Closing Date: Thursday 14th December 2017 at 4.00 pm



Candidates shall be of good character.


Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.


The normal retirement age for retained firefighters is 55 years with the option to continue working to the age 58 years, subject to compulsory medical assessment. Retained firefighters will cease to hold employment sooner if found medically unfit to continue.

Education, Training, Experience, etc.

Candidates must have attained a suitable level of education to enable them to undergo successfully, the appropriate training and to perform satisfactorily, the duties of a retained firefighter.

Candidates will be required to undergo a practical fire fighter suitability test in addition to a literacy and numeracy test.

Residence/Work Base

The normal place of residence and work base of candidate shall be within a distance from the Fire Station acceptable to the Council. General Guideline: reside and work within a 1.5 mile radius or upon approval by the Chief Fire Officer within a reasonable distance of their Fire Station to enable them to function effectively.

Driving Licence

Hold a full unendorsed driving licence for Class B vechicles.


Candidates must supply to the Council, satisfactory written evidence from their employer, that they are available for training, fire and other calls, drills and such other duties as a retained firefighter may be required to perform.


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