Dáil Éireann - Volume 517 - 11 April, 2000
Written Answers. - Fire Training.
Mrs. T. Ahearn Mrs. T. Ahearn
302. Mrs. T. Ahearn asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the proposals, if any, he has to establish a regional fire training unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10701/00]
Mr. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): Training for fire service personnel is a statutory duty of individual fire authorities. The Fire Services Council also has a central training programme which complements and supplements the local training programmes of fire authorities. Major training facilities for the fire services have been provided at several centres around the country, usually in association with fire station redevelopment. In addition, fire authorities also avail of specialist training provided in other jurisdictions. While the appropriate structures and facilities for fire service training are kept under review, I am satisfied that the approach currently adopted best meets the needs of the service.
Dáil Éireann 517 Written Answers. Fire Training.