garethoreilly wrote: »
I'm not sure whether to join the afs or casualty service. The afs is a bit of a put off because they don't do much but train apparently and rarely get duties. If anyone has any insight or opinions that would be helpful, thanks!
Hammer15 wrote: »
I've been in both units on the Civil Defence and could give good or bad points on both, but it's in relation to what you want to learn?
The AFS train a lot yes, but depending on where you're based depends on the number of local duties and events you cover. Eg Nutgrove and I believe Clondalken AFS provide fire cover for all events held in Tallaght Stadium, alongside Casualty who provide first aid and medical cover here too.
For the likes of the Aviva Stadium, a number of units come together and work alongside each other providing cover for events there. These are just a number of examples.
Have you contacted your local CD office yet? Let me know where your based and I'll get you a number.