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When there is an excess number of applications for basic specialist courses, what selection criteria are applied ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaInterest
Knowledge
Qualification
Availability
Belgium Interest
Qualification
Availability
Others
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Qualification
DenmarkN/A: it is only applicable for Copenhagen
Estonia
FinlandKnowledge
Qualification
FranceQualification
Availability
GermanyInterest
Knowledge
Availability
Qualification
GreeceThe results in tests
Hungary
InternationalJob role specifications applied, account taken of experience and competence, coupled with interview
IrelandInterest
Knowledge
Availability
Italypsychological/general knowledge tests, practical tests
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgQualification
NetherlandsBasic criteria are:
- physical and psychological aptitude
- motivation
- standing in the organisation (rank, seniority, etc.)
NorwayTime in fire service. Competence in closely relate.
Job role specifications applied, account taken of experience and competence, coupled with interview
PolandInterest
Knowledge
Qualification
Availability
PortugalKnowledge
Qualification
Availability
Slovakia
SloveniaInterest
Knowledge
Qualification
Others (the decision is made by Chief Fire Officer)
Spain Availability
Others
Remark:
SwedenA group of fire officers select specialists with the following criteria:
- Background
- Age
- Possibilities to handle the training and the job
United KingdomJob role specifications applied, account taken of experience and competence, coupled with interview


Are there any specialist qualifications which are recognised by any of the other emergency services ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
BelgiumyesRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech RepublicYes. Paramedic qualification with examination is accepted by other organisations which work in medical rescue and ambulance service
DenmarkYes. First aid qualification is recognised by ambulance service
Estonia
Finlandyes
Franceyes
GermanyyesRemark:
GreeceNo
Hungary
InternationalYes, First aid recognised by the ambulance service.
Hazardous substance qualification recognised by police and ambulance services
IrelandyesRemark:
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
NetherlandsYes. Police and ambulance service certainly recognise the operational 'leadership of the fire services' specialists
Norwayno
Polandyes
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNoRemark:
Swedenno
United KingdomYes, First aid recognised by the ambulance service.
Hazardous substance qualification recognised by police and ambulance services


How is time invested in specialist training considered ?


CountryNo.remark
Austria100% work time
Belgium 100% work time
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic 100% work time
DenmarkN/A: it is only applicable for Copenhagen
Estonia
Finlanda percentage of the invested hours are considered as work time.
France100% work time
Germany100% work time
Greece 100% work time
Hungary
International a percentage of the invested hours are considered as work time.
Ireland100% work time
Italy100% work time
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg100% work time
Netherlands100% work time
Norway100% work time
Poland100% work time
Portugal100% work time
Slovakia
Slovenia100% work time
Spain 100% work time
Sweden100% work time
United Kingdom a percentage of the invested hours are considered as work time.





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