Fingal County Council seeks applications for Emergency Management Volunteers

Fingal County Council’s Voluntary Emergency Management Unit (EMU) is seeking applications for potential Emergency Management Volunteers.

The Voluntary EMU was established in 2013 to provide logistical support to Fingal County Council in relation to its responsibilities under a framework for major emergency management.

Current volunteers come from diverse backgrounds which include the public sector and semi state management, military, professional emergency services, academic and self-employed.

All volunteers receive accredited training in how to support full time council staff in the event of an emergency.

The EMU Volunteers provide immediate support in any emergency incident and are familiar with information management, council vehicles and equipment, the Radio Network and principles of Major Emergency Management.

Additionally, the EMU provides logistical support to Fingal County Council staff in the running of its events.

Those interested can apply by emailing the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • A short personal statement explaining why the applicant is interested in joining the EMU.

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “The Voluntary Emergency Management Unit is an important support to Fingal County Council in the event of any emergency. The Unit helps the Council to keep Fingal’s residents safe and so it is essential that it is resourced with well-trained volunteers.”