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Is it possible to promote an individual only because of "years of service" with no other requirement ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriayesRemark:
Belgiumno
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicno
Denmarkyes
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyno
GreeceYes
Hungary
InternationalNo
Irelandno
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgyes
Netherlandsno
Norwayno
Polandno
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNoRemark:
Swedenno
United KingdomNo


Regarding the availability of posts...


CountryNo.remark
AustriaPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Belgiumpromotion is strictly dependent on vacancies
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Promotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
DenmarkPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Estonia
FinlandPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
FrancePromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
GermanyPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Greece Promotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Hungary
InternationalPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies.
IrelandPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
ItalyPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgThe applicant can be given the rank but not the post
NetherlandsPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
NorwayThe applicant can be given the rank but not the post
PolandThe applicant can be given the rank but not the post
PortugalPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Slovakia
SloveniaPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
Spain Promotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
SwedenPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies
United KingdomPromotion is strictly dependant on vacancies.


Can a specific higher education degree on Fire Engineering be obtained ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriano
BelgiumnoRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
At Technical University of Ostrava - Fire Safety Engineering ( 5 years study)
Denmarkyes
Through the Emergency Management Agency
Estonia
FinlandyesRemark:
Franceyes
Germanyno
GreeceYes
Hungary
InternationalYes
At University, 3 to 4 years
IrelandYes - university
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
Netherlandsno
Norwayyes
At University level - 5 years
At College level - 3 years
At College level - 3 years as any engineer + 1 year fire engineer
Polandyes
At Main School of The Fire Service (technical university) 4 years.
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNo
SwedenYes, 1 year of theory at the University of Lund (basic engineering).
2,5 years of theory at the University of Lund (fire engineering)
United KingdomYes
At University, 3 to 4 years


Are specific qualifications required in fire safety engineering in order to work in a fire safety department ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriayesRemark:
BelgiumnoRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
Special course for fire inspector They must pass an exam. Another required qualification is fire engineer diploma.
Denmarkyes
Fire safety course (10 weeks; 5 weeks command course included) No minimum rank is required.
Estonia
Finlandno
Franceyes
Germanyno
Greeceno
Hungary
InternationalNo
Irelandno
Italyyes
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
NetherlandsYes. The minimum rank required and duration of the course is prescribed in the modular training and education system
Norwayyes
Fire engineer at College level - the rank will be "fire engineer" or "fire inspector"
Educated as fire officer + 5 weeks special course
Educated as leader of the chimney sweepers department ( master certificate) + 5 weeks special course
Polandyes
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainNo
SwedenYes, 1 year at the Swedish Rescue Services College, Revinge.
This year includes 8 weeks of work experience as a fire officer.
United KingdomNo


Are post-graduate or master courses in fire protection, disaster management, or similar available for fire service personnel ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriayesRemark:
BelgiumnoRemark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicyes
Post gradute and doctorate study in the Technical University of Ostrava, Fire Protection Institute
Denmarkyes
Estonia
FinlandyesRemark:
Franceyes
Germanyno
GreeceThere are in the National Fire Academy or in the University only for the Fire Service Officers (higher ranks) after exam
Hungary
InternationalYes
At University. - a number of universities are taking part. e.g. Central Lancashire and South Bank universities.
Irelandyes
Master of Fire Science Engineering, University of Ulster Diploma in Fire Safety Practice, Trinity College, Dublin
Italyno
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgno
NetherlandsYes. Master of Fire and Crisis management organised by the Nibra together with the Universities of Leyden (Nederlandse School voor Obenbaar Bestuur) and Utrecht (De Utrechtse School).
First year (given by Nibra) necessary for the rank Commandeur (part
Norwayyes
One year post-graduate education on engineering level is available in "The technical college of Stord-Haugesund".
Polandyes
engineer and master of Fire Protection, post graduate study Crisis Management
Portugalno
Slovakia
Sloveniano
SpainYes
There are post- graduated courses and masters in disasters management and fire protection organized by private enterprises, public institutions and some universities.
Swedenno
United KingdomYes
At University. - a number of universities are taking part. e.g. Central Lancashire and South Bank universities.





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