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New Firefighters Join Shannon Airport Team

By Dave Simpson
New Firefighters Join Shannon Airport Team

According to a statement published on, 9 new firefighters have joined the team at Shannon Airport.


According to the statement published on, the Airport Police and Fire Service (APFS) recruits began their training in January and underwent a 3 month training programme.

Statement By Shannon Group CEO

The statement published on included a statement from Shannon Airport operator Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine that said, "We are delighted to celebrate the passing out of our latest intake of firefighters. They are joining a service with a great history and tradition. One that is professional in how they deal with the day-to-day airport activities and problems that present to them, while also being empathetic and helpful to passengers, public and staff alike.

"Already the class of '22 have formed a fantastic rapport, having recently raised over €3,000 after climbing Croagh Patrick, in aid of Milford Hospice. We are very proud of them and delighted to welcome them to the Shannon Airport family."

Statement By Chief Officer Fire & Rescue

The statement published on also included a statement from Chief Officer Fire & Rescue, Airport Police Fire Service, Shannon Airport, Pat O'Brien that said, "It is fantastic to be able to facilitate the official passing out service in person, and for recruits to celebrate with family here today. All nine recruits have shown their dedication throughout their training as Airport Police and Fire Service members. Through the selection process they have proved themselves to be capable of working well in challenging environments, and with people who may be in distress.

"We are also thrilled to have, not only one, but two members of Shannon Airport Police and Fire Service celebrating the passing out of their sons today. Our recruits come from a variety of background like the defense forces, the hospitality sector, local authority fire service, graduate straight out of secondary school, a tradesman and one of our airport screening personnel."