Firefighter Recruitment Information and Advice

Local authorities provide information and advice to those interested in becoming fulltime or retained firefighters including details of the application requirements and recruitment process.

There are two main divisions of firefighter: full-time firefighters and retained firefighters.

The Fire Service is also tasked with Fire Prevention. The main duties of a Fire Prevention Officer are to survey buildings under construction and existing buildings to ensure fire safety regulations are adhered to. Community Fire Safety is also under the remit of the Fire Service amongst other services.

Careers in the Irish Fire & Rescue Service fall into 2 categories:

  1. Fire Fighter
  2. Senior Fire Officer