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John Robinson - In Interview

There are a wide selection of skills required for this job, which means that training is ongoing.

John Robinson

I joined the fire brigade in 1985. I am now based in Headquarters in Tara Street. I enjoy every aspect of the work within the Fire Service. It is a very exciting professional environment with a particular emphasis on teamwork.

My principal duties within my current role include firefighter, turntable ladder driver, emergency medical technician and control room operator.

One of the many reasons I was attracted to this career was the opportunity to acquire new skills. I have recently trained as a swift water technician, which enables me to safely enter the water to carry out a rescue using new and specialised equipment. There are a wide selection of skills required for this job, which means that training is ongoing.

There is something for everyone in the Fire Service. I find the sporting and social aspects of the job fantastic. There is an opportunity to play Gaelic, soccer, water polo, golf, fishing and cycling.

The prospects for career development within the Fire Service are good. The system is structured to give everyone an opportunity to advance and enjoy a rewarding future.

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