Thursday, July 22, 2021

If you fancy working in the fire service in Kildare, here’s your chance – retained firefighters are being sought for the stations in Athy and Monasterevin.

Applications are invited from ‘suitably qualified’ candidates for inclusion on a panel and separate panels will be formed for each station.

As this is a rolling recruitment campaign, there’s currently no set closing date. Interested applicants are advised to complete and return their application form for consideration and, once ‘sufficient’ applications have been received, Kildare Co Council will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

The Kildare Fire Service is a retained service – retained firefighters work on a part-time basis. Firefighters are required to be of good character, be physically and medically fit, and possess intelligence, courage, and initiative.

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

Obligations include attending and successfully completing a Basic Recruit Course, a Breathing Apparatus Initial Wearers Course and a Compartment Fire Behaviour Training Course during their initial/probationary year or be dismissed from the service.

Firefighters will live and work within an ‘acceptable’ distance of the fire station, as deemed by the Chief Fire Officer. Generally, this is with a five-minute travel time to their designated station (as measured using Google Maps). If at any time change of work or place of residence affect their availability, the firefighter will be required to resign.

Anyone who requires further information on the roles advertised should email [email protected] and you’ll be invited to attend an online information session.

Application forms and the full particulars are available on kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/AllServices/Recruitment/ or from the Human Resources section at Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas.

You can also check out the Kildare Fire Service Facebook page for further information and a promotional video.

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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