Become A Retained Firefighter
Recruitment Competition Is Now Open
Mayo County Council is currently setting up panels for the position of Retained Fire Fighter
The closing date for application is Thursday, December 21st 2023. For further information and application forms please visit our current vacancies page.
- Panels will be used to fill vacancies that may occur in our Fire Brigade units at Castlebar, Ballina, Westport, Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Swinford, Kiltimagh, Achill Sound, Belmullet, Crossmolina and Charlestown Fire Stations.
Mayo Fire service is a retained fire service. Retained Fire fighters serve rural communities in Mayo, responding to an alert when an emergency 999/112 call is received.
The main requirement when recruiting Firefighters is that they live and work within a reasonable distance of the Fire Station, and to have a reasonable level of fitness.
Retained fire fighters will need to be either self-employed or have an employer who is supportive and willing to allow the firefighter to leave work at a moment’s notice to attend an emergency call.
What is a Retained Fire Service.
Check out videos here
- Irish Retained Fire Service Recruitment Video - YouTube
- Retained Firefighter Breathing Apparatus training 2021 - YouTube