The recruitment process to apply for an Irish Fire Services job is as follows:

· The application forms – candidates with successfully completed forms and minimum entry requirements (e.g. B driving licence) will progress to the next stage.

· “The aptitude test” e.g. English comprehension, observation tests, mathematics, etc. A certain percentage of candidates (2-5%) of the highest grades only are then asked to attend a formal oral interview in which you will be scored on a number of competencies.

· Successful canditates will be placed in order of merit on a panel.

· Classes are called.

· Before people commence training they must perform three more tests.

1. Climb a 13.5M ladder to rule out fear of heights.
2. A claustrophobic test in a small, dark “tunnel”.
3. A medical examination involving chest x-ray, eye sight, hearing, cardiac ECG, lung capacity, blood test for medical problems, etc.

The following areas have had applications this year:iStock_000013195747Medium-678x1024

· Clare County Council
· Limerick County Council (Foynes Brigade)
· Limerick City
· Wexford County Council (Gorey)
· Cork County Council – (Bantry, Dunmanway,
Macroom, Midleton)
· Wexford County Council (Enniscorthy)
· Tipperary (Borrisokane, Nenagh, Roscrea,
Cloughjordan, Templemore, Newport & Thurles)
· Mayo (Ballyhaunis)
· Sligo

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