Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service


Wholetime Trainee Development Programme

This is an intensive and gruelling 18 week training course which doesn-t end their training on completion, rather it represents the beginning of a career-long path of training and personal development.
During their time in the Training Centre Trainee Firefighters gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary for them to take their place alongside other professional firefighters in the NIFRS.  Some of the many subjects and skills they master are listed below:
  • Course Introduction
  • Practical Firemanship
  • Building Construction
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hazards
  • Foam Making Equipment
  • Salvage Techniques
  • Radiation Instruments
  • Special Services
  • Team Building
  • Fire Prevention, Protection and Detection
  • Community Fire Safety Philosophy and Procedures
  • Water Supplies
  • Pumping Appliances
  • Knots and Lines
  • Fire Service Organisation
  • Equality and Dignity
  • Recognition, Testing and Practical use of Equipment in use by NIFRS
  • Fire Service Communications
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Road Traffic Collison
  • First Aid
  • Information Technology.

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