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Where is recruit training undertaken ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaAt the stations of the Brigade
Belgium At the stations of the Brigade
In a national or regional school
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic At the stations of the Brigade
In a national or regional school
DenmarkAt the stations of the Brigade
In a national or regional school
Estonia
FinlandAt the stations of the Brigade
In a national or regional school
Other
FranceAt the Brigade's school
In a national or regional school
GermanyAt the stations of the Brigade
At the Brigade's school
In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
GreeceAt the stations of the Brigade
At the Brigade's schoolIn other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
In a national or regional school
A combination of the above mentioned
Remark:
Hungary
International In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
IrelandIn other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
Italy In a national or regional school

Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgAt the stations of the Brigade
At the Brigade's school
In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
A combination of the above mentioned
NetherlandsAt the stations of the Brigade
At the Brigade's school
In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
In a national or regional school
NorwayAt the stations of the Brigade
PolandRecruit training is undertaken in training centers of SFS at province level (17) and in fire schools of SFS
PortugalAt the Brigade's school
In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
In a national or regional school
Other
Slovakia
SloveniaIn a national fire service school
Spain At the stations of the Brigade
At the Brigade's school
SwedenAt the stations of the Brigade
At the Brigade's school
In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school
United Kingdom In other brigade,in case the brigade has no school


In case recruit training is undertaken in a national or regional school, who pays the accommodation and subsistence costs of recruit training?


CountryNo.remark
Austrianot applicable
Belgium Local
Others
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Regional
DenmarkMainly the local authorities. The rest is paid by national authorities
Estonia
FinlandOthers
FranceLocal
GermanyLocal
Greece National
Hungary
Internationalnot appicable
Irelandnot applicable
ItalyNational
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg-
NetherlandsN/A: Recruit training in not undertaken at national or regional schools
NorwayRecruit training is not undertaken at the national school.
PolandNational budget
PortugalFire National Service
Slovakia
SloveniaLocalRemark:
Spain Local
SwedenN/A: Recruit training is not undertaken at national or regional schools
United Kingdomnot appicable


What is the duration of the basic recruit course ?


CountryNo.remark
Austria65 days
Belgiumnot prescribedRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic7 weeks - means 280 hours
Denmark220 hoursRemark:
Estonia
Finland57 weeks
France4 months
Germany1, 5 years
Greece4 months
Hungary
International546 hours
Ireland600 hourrsRemark:
Italythe basic training course lasts 6 months
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg1080 hours
Netherlands200 hours
Norway7 weeks - means 280 hours
Poland567 hours
Portugal1440h
Slovakia
Slovenia4 monthsRemark:
Spain250h - 1000hRemark:
Sweden280 - 320 hours
United Kingdom546 hours


What is the maximum number of hours undertaken per day on basic recruit courses ?


CountryNo.remark
Austria8 hours/day
Belgiumnot prescribed, but a 6 hours schedule is common practise
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic8 hours per day
Denmark10 hours / day
Estonia
Finland7 to 10 hours/day
France8 hours
Germany8 hours per day
Greece6 hours
Hungary
International8 hours per day
Ireland8
Italy8 hrs per day (question 130: basic recruit couse=6 months)
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg8 hours
NetherlandsProfessional firefighters: 8 hours per day
Part-timers (paid volunteers): 1 hours per day
Norway8 hours per day
Poland7 hours per day
Portugal8h
Slovakia
Slovenia6-9 hours per day
Spain6 - 8 hours / day
Sweden8 hours per day
United Kingdom8 hours per day


What is the percentage of theory and practice on a basic recruit course ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriatheory ...50%
practice...50%
Belgiumnot prescribed - It depends on the nature of the instructed course.
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech RepublicTheory.............45%
Practice...........55%
DenmarkTheory...........50 %
Practice.........50 %
Estonia
FinlandTheory??.30 %
Practice?..70 %
France60 % practical - 40 % theory
GermanyTheory........ca. 30 - 40 %
Practice.........ca. 60 - 70 %
Greece50 % theory
50 % practice
Hungary
InternationalTheory............40%
Practice..........60%
Ireland30% theory
70% practice
Italytheory 60%
practice 40%
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg-
NetherlandsTheory...........40%
Practice.........60%
NorwayTheory...........33%
Practice.........67%
PolandTheory............30%
Practice..........70%
Portugaltheory 40% / partice 60 %
Slovakia
Slovenia47 % theory
53 % practice
SpainTheory..........40%
Practice...60%
SwedenTheory...........30%
Practice.........70%
United KingdomTheory............40%
Practice..........60%


Which are the main subjects included in the basic recruit course ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaPhysical education,
Fire chemistry and physics,
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques,
Fire fighting equipment,
Operation management,
Construction techniques,
Structural fire prevention,
Fire prevention,
Basis of communicat
Belgiumfire fighting and rescuing techniques
pumps & water supplies
fire fighting equipment
hazardous materials
first aid and emergency medical care
discipline code
others
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Physical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Construction techniques
Structural fire prevention
Basi
DenmarkFire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Basis of communication
Communication tools and technique
Estonia
FinlandFlashover/Backdraught
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Construction techniques
Fire inspection
Fire prevention
Basis of communication
Communication tools and techniques
Anatomy,physiology,microbiology,pathology
FrancePhysical education
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Structural fire prevention
Fire inspection
GermanyAdministration / Physical education Fire chemistry and physics Fire fighting and rescuing techniques Flashover-Backdraught / Fire fighting equipment Structural fire prevention / Fire prevention First aid and emergency medical care Discipline code
Greece Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Fire fighting equipment
Fire extinguishers
Breathing apparatus
Extinguishers
Personal protective equipmen
Hungary
International Physical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Construction techniques
Structura
IrelandFire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Construction techniques
Basis of communication
Communication tools and techniques
Discipline code
ItalyPhysical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Haz. Materials/fire preventio
Construction techniques
Communication tools
First aid and emergency me
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgPhysical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Fire fighting equipment
Operation management
Construction techniques
Fire inspection
Fire prevention
NetherlandsAdministration
Physical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Fire prevention
Basis of communication
Communication tools and techniques
First ai
NorwayPhysical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Construction techniques
Structural
PolandPhysical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Basis of communication
Communication tools and techniques
Alarm centre functio
PortugalPhysical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Operation management
Structural fire prevention
Fire inspection
Basis of communication
Slovakia
SloveniaAdministration
Physical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Construction techni
Spain Administration
Physical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Construction techniques
Medical ai
SwedenPhysical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Construction techniques
Structural
United Kingdom Physical education
Fire chemistry and physics
Fire fighting and rescuing techniques
Flashover/Backdraught
Pumps & Water supplies
Fire fighting equipment
Hazardous materials
Operation management
Construction techniques
Structura


Are there specific course notes or handbooks for most subjects of the recruit course ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriayesRemark:
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech RepublicYes. The fire-brigades and Fire Headquarters - Ministry of the Interior are responsible for their preparation
DenmarkYes. Emergency Management Agency is responsible for their preparation
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyyes
GreeceYes
Hungary
InternationalYes, The training centre provides for the specific course/instructors notes
IrelandyesRemark:
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
NetherlandsYes. NIBRA [Dutch institute for fire service and disaster control] is responsible for their preparation
NorwayyesRemark:
PolandyesRemark:
Portugalyes
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainYesRemark:
SwedenYes, The Fire Services and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency are responsible for their preparation
United KingdomYes, The training centre provides for the specific course/instructors notes


Are specific handbooks/course notes for the recruit course available for use by other people rather than students?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
Denmarkyes
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyno
GreeceNo
Hungary
Internationalyes
IrelandyesRemark:
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
Netherlandsyes
Norwayno
Polandyes
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNoRemark:
Swedenno
United Kingdomyes


Are recruits with no driving licence trained to pass the driving license standard for fire appliances during the basic recruit course ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
Belgium Yes, all of them
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic No
DenmarkNo
Estonia
Finlandno
FranceYes, some of them
GermanyYes, all of them
Greece No
Hungary
International No
Irelandno
ItalyNo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
NetherlandsYes, some of them
NorwayYes, some of them
Polandno
PortugalNo
Slovakia
SloveniaNo
Spain No
Swedenno
United Kingdom No


Is there a Disciplinary Code which applies to recruits from the commencement of the recruit training course ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
BelgiumYesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech RepublicYes. As part of conditions of employment
DenmarkYes. But only in Copenhagen
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyyes
GreeceYes
Hungary
InternationalYes, Until recruits are posted to a fire station they are subject to employment law. Once posted to a fire station they become subject to the fire services discipline regulations, which are laid down by statute
IrelandyesRemark:
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
NetherlandsYes. All recruits have to comply with the code, before employment
Norwayno
Polandyes
PortugalnoRemark:
Slovakia
SloveniayesRemark:
SpainYesRemark:
Swedenno
United KingdomYes, Until recruits are posted to a fire station they are subject to employment law. Once posted to a fire station they become subject to the fire services discipline regulations, which are laid down by statute





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