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Civil Defence
#21
From publicjobs

3. ​Recruitment of reserve trainees - restrictions on admission to training.
(1)​Notwithstanding that the requirements of Regulation 4 are met, a person may not be recruited for admission as a reserve trainee if the person- 
(a)​holds a designated certificate, licence or permit, (which is issued by the District Court, Circuit Court, Garda Siochana or Revenue Commissioners and that involves gain to the holder, including any such certificate, licence or permit issued pursuant to – (i) the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2004, (ii) the Betting Acts 1931 and 1994, or (iii) any laws regulating places of public entertainment),
(b)​is a member of the Defence Forces, 
©​is an officer of court, 
(d)​is an officer of the probation and welfare service, 
(e)​is a bailiff, 
(f)​is a prison officer, 
(g)​is a practising barrister or a practising solicitor, 
(h)​for reward or personal gain, manages or conducts, or assists in the management or conducting of, a concern or premises which is required by law to be operated under a licence, permit or certificate, the grant of which may be opposed by the Garda Síochána, 
(i)​provides a security service within the meaning of the Private Security Services Act 2004, 
(j)​serves summonses as a spare time activity, or  
(k)​is employed in any occupation or holds any appointment or position which, in the opinion of the Garda Commissioner, may cause a conflict of interest with the proper discharge of the duties of a reserve member. 
(2)​Notwithstanding any other provision of these Regulations, the Garda Commissioner may not recruit a person for admission as a reserve trainee if it appears to the Commissioner that the person is generally unsuitable for such admission. 



While it states Defence Forces, I always took that to mean the PDF and RDF but not the CD.
Whatever your reaching for better be a sandwich....coz your gonna eat it......
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#22
i would too, and just checked the code and its not listed there, but it does say the commis can issue HQ's to add to the list, so will check there when back at work
Those who can, do.

Those who can't do, teach.

Those who can't do or teach....... Manage!
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#23
It could have been a CD thing, but a lot of rules have changed in CD over the years, if the CDO is happy to sign you up and work has no issue, you're good to go I'd say.
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#24
(15-03-2012, 05:42 PM)Deefer Wrote: A question for the CD lads here.

I have applied online a few times, always to be told somebody would be in contact soon with information.

I have yet to receive anything back, even a 'sorry no vacancies' notice etc.

Is there another way to go about this?

Cheers! 148

Hi Deefer,

have worked closely with Cork units and surrounds in CD and have built up a good few contacts there so PM me and I will steer you the right way and give you the low down!
If I can't eat it, ride it, break it or drive it, then I'll ask myself "do I really need it?!"
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#25
(15-03-2012, 11:50 PM)civdef Wrote: It could have been a CD thing, but a lot of rules have changed in CD over the years, if the CDO is happy to sign you up and work has no issue, you're good to go I'd say.

Got clarification from Roscrea HQ that it was their rule but they had no issue with me staying on.

Yes ladies and gents, I'm a man who wears a CD jacket in his spare time. Been a member ten years. Have loved it. Got countless qualifications out of it and instruct in various disciplines. Still do plenty of duties and call-outs.

It has it's politics and bad instructors like any other org but if I left it, I truely would miss it.

Tacti, if you want any info, don't be afraid to ask! Same as deefer.
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#26
(16-03-2012, 01:48 AM)Scuba Wrote: Yes ladies and gents, I'm a man who wears a CD jacket in his spare time. .


Boo Hiss 148
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Those who can't do, teach.

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#27
(16-03-2012, 02:00 AM)vidar Wrote:
(16-03-2012, 01:48 AM)Scuba Wrote: Yes ladies and gents, I'm a man who wears a CD jacket in his spare time. .


Boo Hiss 148

Don't look good in red!
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#28
Can just picture Scuba in the old yellow jump suit, he'd remind you of the picture of John Gilligan being escorted off the plane 19 19 19
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#29
(16-03-2012, 08:52 AM)irish medic Wrote: Can just picture Scuba in the old yellow jump suit, he'd remind you of the picture of John Gilligan being escorted off the plane 19 19 19

I think I have pictures! This man corrupted me and my youth in the space of a week in the park years back!
If I can't eat it, ride it, break it or drive it, then I'll ask myself "do I really need it?!"
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#30
(16-03-2012, 01:48 AM)Scuba Wrote: Yes ladies and gents, I'm a man who wears a CD jacket in his spare time. Been a member ten years. Have loved it. Got countless qualifications out of it and instruct in various disciplines. Still do plenty of duties and call-outs.


Tacti, if you want any info, don't be afraid to ask! Same as deefer.


A walking, talking traffic cone as one of my esteemed colleagues mused recently!

The Garda rule is one that should be scrapped to be fair, I can see where they are coming with the army alright.
We are the willing, led by the unknowning, doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.
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#31
(16-03-2012, 09:41 AM)command_support Wrote: A walking, talking traffic cone as one of my esteemed colleagues mused recently!

The "Yalla-Men" 22 aka "yellow men" were what the older generation would call the lads, heard a great one recently from an AP when covering a rally, "how long have you been a silly defender"!!
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#32
PM sent IG! Sound.

@Ballast, I doubt it'll come to fruition down our way buddy, but I'll ask both monkey and chuckles when I see them. Cork City would be more viable though 19
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#33
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@Ballast, I doubt it'll come to fruition down our way buddy, but I'll ask both monkey and chuckles when I see them. Cork City would be more viable though

True that man we both know how narrow minded and unopen to new ideas this town is but hopefully you'll get sorted. The talks on what is open to us in the CD before "the breakdown" were outstanding by far one of the best organisation to be part of for gaining new skills.
The less you give a feck, The happier you'll be!!
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#34
(16-03-2012, 10:35 AM)Ballast Wrote: True that man we both know how narrow minded and unopen to new ideas this town is but hopefully you'll get sorted. The talks on what is open to us in the CD before "the breakdown" were outstanding by far one of the best organisation to be part of for gaining new skills.
NAIL ON THE HEAD!!

This town has nothing, last year 3 blue flags, now one, and next year 0 until at least 2017. They need to get that treatment plant up and going!!

CD would be good to get into, which unit/service is still up in the air and am open to anything.
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#35
(16-03-2012, 10:41 AM)Deefer Wrote: CD would be good to get into, which unit/service is still up in the air and am open to anything.

Once your outside Dublin, you'll be doing multi-discipline training. Some specialise in one or two areas, others do it all.
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#36
(16-03-2012, 11:03 AM)Scuba Wrote: Once your outside Dublin, you'll be doing multi-discipline training. Some specialise in one or two areas, others do it all.
Suits me grand :D
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#37
Often wondered scuba why do Dublin have ab AFS uinit a casualty unit etc?

Also i think you;d look fetching in red 70
Those who can, do.

Those who can't do, teach.

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#38
(16-03-2012, 01:38 PM)vidar Wrote: Often wondered scuba why do Dublin have ab AFS uinit a casualty unit etc?

Also i think you;d look fetching in red 70

Well, Dublin have always liked to keep everything fairly separate. The fire side they put alot of time into and Have a large fleet of appliances but most are pure rust buckets.

The single service approach might be down to controlling numbers but it causes problems. Rivalry, people not knowing each other.

They also buy some seriously dodgy motors. I personally would stay clear of Dublin cd. A multiskill approach makes a better volunteer if you ask me.

I believe civdef and inspector gadget would agree.
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#39
In Dublin I think they could be used more that they are.

Not sure what fire/ AGS lads do but we stuggle a bit with welfare when we've protracted incidents, everyone is busy doing things and then suddenly you've 20 hungy bodies. Am sure CD want to and can do more than just making tea and sambos.

As an agency on PPE and numbers on the ground they came across very well at the Union Hall search in Cork.
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#40
Cd in some counties need to play to their strengths and to their demands. Dublin is very rarely called out for fire calls but yet maintains up on 15 appliances. Keep a few if you want but replace the rest with more appropriate vehicles that can multitask.

With regards welfare, some counties have it to a tea. Some have mobile kitchens others have their own type of chipper vans. Having eaten from them, I can say I was well fed on all occasions. Also, the welfare team usually earns great respect with other services and locals for cd by providing that much needed food on a drawn out incident.
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