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What is DFB External Training?

DFB External Training was established by Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) as an independent training entity. It provides essential
fire, health and safety training to private and public sector organisations and individuals outside of DFB personnel.
All training instructors are qualified fire officers, providing the latest in safety training. The content and delivery of all courses
are of the highest quality in excellence and best practice. DFB External Training is accredited by the following:

• Edexcel
• Health and Safety Authority
• Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council
• Institute of Fire Engineers
• Irish Sailing Association
• Irish Heart Foundation
• Rescue 3 International
• Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
• Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Additionally, the Centre is ISO and FETAC accredited.

DFB External Training has two key objectives:

• to train people in best practice, fire and safety procedures
• to fund fire safety awareness initiatives in the community

We are located at the O’Brien Institute, the largest fire brigade college in the country. Training at our centre gives you access to state of the art equipment and a technical library only available to Dublin Fire Brigade.  

 Why train with DFB External Training?

Training with us means training with unrivalled expertise in safety training. As trained fire officers, our instructors know the realities of hazardous situations and how best to react. DFB External Training goes beyond providing you with training that simply meets your obligatory requirements. We ensure that you have best practice procedures in place within your organisation to deal with emergencies and to safeguard your position. As your safety trainer of choice we can offer you reassurance, reliability, flexibility and the highest quality training from the most credible provider in the country. We never lose sight of our objective as part of Dublin Fire Brigade to protect our community. Training with us will also enhance your corporate social responsibility strategy as all our profits are used to create greater awareness of fire safety in the community.

 Courses Available

The versatility of our instructors allows us to provide a wide range of courses. Below is a list of courses that we are currently running. One of the benefits of training with DFB External Training is flexibility. Training can take place on-site at your premises or at the O’Brien Institute. We also run courses at weekends and outside of core working hours to accommodate your busy schedule.

Training for your organisation

Fire and Rescue Training

  • Hazardous Substance First Attending Crew Course
  • Hi-line Rescue Instructor Course / Refresher
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician Course / Refresher

Fire Safety Training

Emergency Medical Training

General Safety Training

  • Advanced Driving Course
  • Driver Training Course
  • Emergency Fire Appliance Driving (EFAD) Course
  • Height Awareness Course
  • Manual Handling Course (including Patient Manual Handling if required)

Training For Local Authorities

Fire and Rescue Training

  • Hazardous Substance First Attending Crew Course
  • Hi-line Rescue Instructor Course / Refresher
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician Course / Refresher

Fire Safety Training

Emergency Medical Training

 General Safety Training

  • Advanced Driving Course
  • Driver Training Course
  • Emergency Fire Appliance Driving (EFAD) Course
  • Height Awareness Course
  • Manual Handling Course (including Patient Manual Handling if required)
  • Marine Firefighting Course
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Water Awareness Course

Training For Individuals

Emergency Medical Training

General Safety Training

  • Manual Handling Course (including Patient Manual Handling if required)

Training For Other Fire Brigades

 Fire and Rescue Training

  • Compartment Fire Fighting Training Course
  • Compartment Fire Fighting Training Instructor Course
  • Hazardous Substance Officer Course
  • Hazardous Substance First Attending Crew Course
  • Hi-line Rescue Course / Refresher
  • Hi-line Rescue Instructor Course / Refresher
  • Road Traffic Collision Course
  • Road Traffic Collision Instructor Course
  • Recruit Fire Fighter Course (including Paramedic Course, if required)
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician Course / Refresher
 

  Emergency Medical Training

 General Safety Training

  • Advanced Driving Course
  • Driver Training Course
  • Emergency Fire Appliance Driving (EFAD) Course
  • Height Awareness Course
  • Manual Handling Course (including Patient Manual Handling if required)
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Water Awareness Course
 
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For more information

DFB External Training
Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre
Malahide Road
Marino
Dublin 3
t (+353 1) 8338313
(+353 1) 8338314
f (+353 1) 8335472
e info@dfbexternaltraining.ie