Statistics and training
The following table shows the number of calls received by Clare County Fire and Rescue Service each year since 2017:
Firefighters are called to a multitude of different incidents from a chimney fire to an aircraft emergency. In order that they are able to carry out their duties comprehensive training is provided.
The following is a list of the various training courses provided.
- Each new recruit completes an "Initial Recruit Course" (3 weeks) and "A Breathing Apparatus Wearer's Course" (3 weeks). Both of these course are QQI approved.
- 2 hour weekly drill training at each station - A programme is set out each year to ensure that all the basic procedures are covered. This training is carried out by the station officer who is supervised/helped by the senior assistant chief fire officer (operational)
- Junior and senior officers attend fire service council courses throughout the year - these are detailed courses covering topics such as training for command and control of specific incidents such as:
- Road traffic accidents
- Aircraft incidents
- Chemical incidents
- Ship fires, etc.
- Training is also carried out by all fire-fighters covering:
- Breathing apparatus refresher training
- Line rescue training
- Manual handling
- First aid, etc.
- Training is ongoing with new techniques regularly imported into current practices. The following courses have been organised by Clare County Fire and Rescue Service in recent years:
- Chainsaw Operator
- Critical Incident Stress Management Diffusion
- Command & Control Foundation
- Confined Space
- Emergency Fire Appliance Driving
- Fire Behaviour Training
- First Responder (Advanced First Aid)
- Forklift Operator Refresher
- Hazardous Materials
- Line Rescue
- Manual Handling
- Pump Operation
- Road Traffic Accident Techniques
- Ship Fire-fighting
- River Rescue Techniques
- Incident Command