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Welcome to the Recruitment Section of Sligo Local Authorities.  The Human Resources Section is responsible for the recruitment of all Staff employed by Sligo Local Authorities. You will find information here in relation to any existing job vacancies with the Local Authorities to include advertisement, application form and full details of each vacancy.

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Retained Firefighter – Enniscrone Brigade

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on panels, from which offers of employment may be made, for the following posts: 

  • Retained Firefighter - Enniscrone Fire Brigade


Conditions of Employment

The position is permanent and part-time.

The person appointed shall reside and work within a 1.5 mile radius or within a reasonable distance of the Fire Station to enable them to function effectively as a Retained Firefighter.  On receipt of a fire or other emergency call, the Retained Firefighter must be in attendance at the Fire Station within 5 minutes of receipt of call.


Rate of Remuneration:

A Retained Firefighter shall be paid at the appropriate approved national rates of fire and Drill fees and Retainer fees.

The current rates of remuneration are: 

  1. The Annual Retainer for Firefighter is as follows:
    0 – 2 years  €7,562
    3 – 5 years  €8,402
    5 – 10 years €9,439
    10 years + €10,383
  2. Fees for Attendance at Fires
    Day Fire – First Hour or Part of an Hour   €39.72
    Day Fire – Per Hour Thereafter   €19.86
    (Day fires 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
    Night Fire – First Hour or Part of an Hour   €79.43
    Night Fire – Per Hour Thereafter   €39.72
    (Night fires 10:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.)

    Weekend and public holiday fires are paid for at the same rate as night fires.
  3. Fees for Attendance at Drills   €19.86


The above fees shall be reduced by the amount of such statutory deductions as may apply from time to time.


Application forms, details of qualifications and full particulars for the above post are available from:

Ms Deirdre Feeney,
Human Resources Section,
Sligo County Council,
County Hall,

Telephone: 071 9111025


or at


you download the application and qualifications below:-

Retained Firefighter Enniscrone - Application Form - 32 kbs   PDF
Retained Firefighter Enniscrone - Application Form - 32 kbs   ‌ Word Document Icon
Retained Firefighter Enniscrone - Qualifications and Particulars - 25 kbs   PDF
Terms of Engagement for Retained Fire Service Personnel – County Brigades - 35 kbs   PDF


Completed application forms must be returned to - 

Human Resources Section, Sligo County Council, County Hall, Riverside, Sligo 

not later than 4.30 pm on Wednesday, 24th February 2016.


Sligo County Council is an equal opportunities employer