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Is there an age limit to join or stay in a specialist team ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
Belgiumno
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicno
Denmarkno
Estonia
FinlandyesRemark:
Franceyes
for specialisms physically demanding (diving, mountain rescue,...)
Germanyno
GreeceFor the fire-fighters : 35 years old
Hungary
Internationalno
Irelandno
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
high rise 45 years
NetherlandsYes. Within range of operational fire service work (roughly from 20 to 50 (55) for divers, others 25 to 55 (due to the criterion of rank: leading fireman)
Norwayno
Polandno
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNoRemark:
Swedenno
United Kingdomno


Do firefighters have to complete a minimum number of years of service before being able to join a specialist team ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
DenmarkN/A: it is only applicable for Copenhagen
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
1 year
Germanyno
GreeceNo
Hungary
InternationalYes, The individuals usually have to have completed their qualified firefighters period, which is 4 years in the service.
Irelandno
Italy-
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
NetherlandsYes. Mostly in conjunction with the rank, so the time in the former rank(s) define the period. [diver >1 year (Fireman), gas-suit wearer, reconnaissance team >3 years (Leading fireman)]
Norwayyes
The applicant must have finished his/her vocational education, which takes at least 2 years.
Polandyes
The individuals usually have to have completed their qualified firefighters period, which is 3 years in the service.
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainYesRemark:
Swedenno
United KingdomYes, The individuals usually have to have completed their qualified firefighters period, which is 4 years in the service.


The qualification to be member of a specialist team, such as water rescue or mountain rescue is:


CountryNo.remark
Austriaprovided by the service through training courses
Belgium provided by the service through training courses
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic provided by the service through training courses
DenmarkN/A: it is only applicable for Copenhagen
Estonia
Finlanda previous requirement to apply for the post
Franceprovided by the service through training courses
Germanyprovided by the service through training courses
Greece provided by the service through training courses
Remark:
Hungary
International provided by the service through training courses
Irelandprovided by the service through training courses
Italyprovided by the service through training courses
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgprovided by the service through training courses
Netherlandsprovided by the service through training courses
Norwayprovided by the service through training courses
Polandprovided by the service through training courses
Portugalprovided by the service through training courses
Slovakia
Sloveniaprovided by the service through training courses
Spain provided by the service through training courses
Swedenprovided by the service through training courses
United Kingdom provided by the service through training courses


When basic specialist course is provided by the brigade, is there an obligation of minimum time of service within the specialist team ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
Belgiumno
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicno
DenmarkN/A: it is only applicable for Copenhagen
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyno
GreeceNo
Hungary
Internationalno
Irelandno
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
NetherlandsYes. Depending on the fitness (physical and mental) of the specialist. If fit and motivated, they rest in the team.
Sometimes it applies a second criterion: the time needed to form a new specialist (e.g. you need a year to train a diver, you ask a new
Norwayno
Polandno
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainYesRemark:
Swedenno
United Kingdomno





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