Dublin Airport Fire Service
Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:17 AM
Dublin airport police and fire service is run by the DAA independantly of DFB
As for entry DAA HR would be the way to go
Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:07 PM
Recruitment is usually internal to the airports but they will advertise in the newspapers and their website when vacancies can not be filled internally.
Minimum education requirement is Leaving Cert. Having third level education, a trade, airport or airline experience,other emergency service experience, military experience or other relevant work experience would be a bonus. There are aptitude tests and an interview process.
You need to be physically fit to pass the relevant fitness tests.
I won't go in to pay and conditions here but they are in line with other emergency services.
As regards the interview, you should:
Have your homework done on the airport you are applying for.
Find out as much as possible about the Airport Police and Fire Service.
Use the internet to research Garda recruitment, DFB and other Fire Service Recruitment and Paramedic recruitment - The interview and testing process is similar for these jobs and there is more information out there on them.
The roles of an Airport police officer / firefighter are many and varied.
The primary purpose of the Airport Police / Fire Service is to respond to any aircraft accident or incident that may occur at or near the airport. The crew will also respond to other duties during their shift, including
Response to building/hanger fire alarms on airport property
Response to road traffic accidents on airport property
Response to medical emergency cases at the airport or on incoming aircraft
Police duties would include
Securing of airport property and aircraft
VIP escort duties
Meeting inbound aircraft to deal with problem passengers
Check out page 6 for information on the dog unit at Dublin Airport. www.dublinairport.com/about-us/community-affairs/YA07.pdf
Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:37 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:05 AM
Function of the airport fire service is to mainatin category cover for the airfield.If they have the availability without impacting on this cover, then they can or will respond to structural fires .Unless I am mistaken both Dublin and Shannon have multistage alarms, which will cause a verbal evacuation of the premises if a number of detectors are activated. Apart from that I assume they are checked out by APFS prior to local authority fire brigade attendance, and can stand down the FB the same as any AFA operating call.
Just wondering what the general feeling among our airport colleagues is in relation to all this potential strike action. Would you come out too? Even if you cant would our action cause the airports to be downgraded? If we were to do our work to rule properly as set out by the unions we are meant to investigate every alarm thoroughly. Should we be evacuating terminals (or at least stopping people entering) each time the alarm goes off? Technically do the airport fire service have the right to investigate a structural fire alarm and send us back? Not trying to stir up the S**T just wondering.
Dont know if the airport lads have any gripes to go on strike though, they are not subject to pension or income levy as the commercial state bodies were excluded.
Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:19 PM
I personally think one union for all is the way forward for all fire fighters. Preferably not SIPTU.
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