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Dublin Fire Brigade Recruits Passing-Out Parade

After fifteen weeks of rigorous training fifty Dublin Fire Brigade recruits will participate in the Recruit Passing-Out Parade on Thursday, 6th October, 2016 at 1pm in the Fire Brigade Training Centre, Marino, Dublin 3.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr said “We are proud to have trained yet another class of recruits this year over the past fifteen weeks.  The calibre of the recruits passing out is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Instructors and of the recruits themselves.  Dublin Fire Brigade provides a vital service for the City and County of Dublin and I have no doubt that all new fire-fighters joining the ranks of Dublin Fire Brigade will continue to uphold that proud service”.

The recruits will demonstrate some of the skills they have developed over the course of their training including exercises in dealing with hazardous materials and road traffic collisions.  In addition to their basic training recruits have received specialist instruction in the use of breathing apparatus to enable them to deal with backdraughts and flashovers. The training programme also included fire and rescue training and Emergency first Responder training.

All recruits have completed over 37,000 hours of instruction with sixty Dublin Fire Brigade specialist instructors. External instructors from An Garda Síochana, Dublin Bus, Renault Trucks and Luas were also on hand to provide expert training. Having undergone meticulous instruction the new recruits will graduate with the knowledge and specialist skills which will equip them to work alongside their professional fire-fighter colleagues in Dublin Fire Brigade.

Dublin City Council’s Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny will attend the ceremony in the company of the Mayor of South Dublin, Gus O’Connell.  The Lord Mayor of Dublin will present a Silver Axe to the best recruit.

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