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Firefighter FAQ's

See below for some common FAQ's

We are a private education company that specialises in preparing candidates for the selection tests that are used during the recruitment process for a number of different careers, but we are not affiliated with any of the Fire Brigades or any of the official parties involved in Firefighter Recruitment. While we are happy to provide general information, we would always recommend contacting the official sources directly for definitive information in relation to eligibility.

How do I become a firefighter?

Firefighter recruitment is usually conducted by local authorities (city/county councils), so getting in touch with your local authority is the most direct way to find out if there will be a recruitment competition in your area.You may also find this website which provides updates on Firefighter vacancies helpful:

We also provide a job alert service where we notify those interested of the larger firefighter recruitment campaigns such as those for Dublin, Cork, Galway etc. If you would like to be kept informed, you can sign up for our job alert here:

What is the recruitment process?

The stages of the recruitment competition generally include physical fitness test, aptitude/psychometric tests, work-related tests, interview, and a medical. However, the order of these can vary between competitions.

What are the eligibility requirements?

These are set out at the launch of a recruitment campaign by the respective local authorities (city/county councils)The eligibility criteria includes things such as educational requirements, driving licence, age and health requirements. Click here for an example of the eligibility requirements from a recent Dublin City Fire Brigade Recruitment.

How can I succeed in the recruitment process?

Our comprehensive online course is exceptional preparation for anyone considering preparing for the selection stages Firefighter competitions. When it comes to firefighter recruitment competition preparation we are by far Ireland’s number 1! Nobody else can come close to our experience and successful track record. Our online courses have the best course material, the best course tutors and importantly the best value price.

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Please note: We are not affiliated with the official recruiter and our courses are optional.