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General



At what level is training for "new techniques" regulated ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriais not regulated
Belgium regional level
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic national level
regional level
local level
Denmarklocal level
Estonia
Finland local level




FranceNational level
Germanylocal level
Greece is not regulated
Hungary
International national level
Irelandlocal level
Italynational level
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgnational level
local level
Netherlandsnational level
regional level
local level
Norwaylocal level
Polandnational level
local level
Portugallocal level
Slovakia
Sloveniais not regulated
Spain regional level
local level
Swedennational level
United Kingdom national level


Time invested in training for "new techniques" for each fire-fighter:


CountryNo.remark
Austriais arbitrary
Belgium is a determined number of hours per year / month
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic is a determined number of hours per year / month
is arbitrary
Denmarkis arbitrary
Estonia
Finlandis a determined number of hours per year / month
Franceis a determined number of hours per year / month
Germanyis arbitrary
Greecenot applicable
Hungary
International is arbitrary
Irelandis arbitrary
Italyis arbitrary
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgis arbitrary
Netherlandsis arbitrary
Norwayis arbitrary
Polandis arbitrary
Portugalis arbitrary
Slovakia
Sloveniais arbitrary
Spain is arbitrary
Swedenis arbitrary
United Kingdom is arbitrary


When is the training for "new techniques" performed ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaDuring shift time
Belgium During shift time
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic During shift time
Outside normal shift hours
DenmarkOutside normal shift hours
Estonia
FinlandDuring shift time
FranceOutside normal shift hours
GermanyDuring shift time
Outside normal shift hours
Greecenot applicable
Hungary
International During shift time
IrelandOutside normal shift hours
ItalyOutside normal shift hours
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgDuring shift time
Outside normal shift hours
NetherlandsDuring shift time
NorwayDuring shift time
PolandDuring shift time
PortugalDuring shift time
Slovakia
SloveniaDuring shift time
Spain During shift time
SwedenOutside normal shift hours
United Kingdom During shift time


If not all training for "new techniques" is carried out within programmed working shifts, is there a certain number of hours reserved for this kind of training in every worker's time table ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaDuring shift time
Belgiumno
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republicno
Denmarkno
Estonia
Finlandno
France80 hours / year
Germanynone
Greecenot applicable
Hungary
Internationalno
IrelandUp to 100 hrs per annum
ItalyNo, training for "new techniques" is carried out during specific courses.
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg50 hrs per year
NetherlandsYes. It varies strongly between brigades ( 40 hours/year)
Norwayno
PolandN/A: training for "new techniques" is performed during shift
Portugal-
Slovakia
SloveniaNo
SpainDepending on the services, it can be done, but the time spent is usually compensated.
SwedenN/A: training for "new techniques" is performed outside normal shift hours
United Kingdomno


If training for "new techniques" is not carried out daily, specify how it is undertaken.


CountryNo.remark
Austrianot applicable: training is performed during shifts
BelgiumThis is variable depending upon the type of training wanted by the trainee.
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech RepublicIt depends on leading fire officer and training department
DenmarkOccasionally in most fire brigades
Estonia
FinlandDaily
Francediffers and depends on item and level
Germanyvaries significantly within the fire services
GreeceSpecial seminars for the training usually once per year
Hungary
InternationalThis is variable dependant upon the type of training required. It may involve 1 day or 1 week to undertake the new techniques training. This may need to be undertaken either at station level or at the training centre on a specific course basis.
IrelandOut of hours - combined with refreshertraining
ItalySpecial training courses
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgif actual needed, periodically
NetherlandsThere is a special programme for "new techniques" training
NorwayTraining for "new techniques" are implemented in the ordinary training-plan.
PolandN/A: training for "new techniques" is performed during shift
Portugal-
Slovakia
SloveniaSpecial refresher training courses
SpainIt is not regulated
SwedenNot specified
United KingdomThis is variable dependant upon the type of training required. It may involve 1 day or 1 week to undertake the new techniques training. This may need to be undertaken either at station level or at the training centre on a specific course basis.


At what level are the subjects or thematic contents of the training for "new techniques" determined ?


CountryNo.remark
Austriaservice level
Belgium regional level
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic national level
regional level
service level
station level
Denmarknational level
Estonia
Finlandservice level
station level
FranceNational level
Germanyservice level
Greece national level
Hungary
International national level
Irelandservice level
Italynational level
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourgnational level
service level
other
Netherlandsnational level
regional level
service level
Norwayservice level
Polandnational level
Portugalservice level
station level
Slovakia
Sloveniaservice level
Spain service level
station level
Swedenservice level
United Kingdom national level


Who programmes the training for "new techniques" activities for firefighters ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaTraining section
Belgium Fire chief
Others
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Training section
DenmarkStation commanders
Estonia
Finland Training section




FranceChief Fire Officer
GermanyTraining section
Fire chief
Greece Training section
Remark:
Hungary
International Training section
IrelandFire chief
ItalyVocational Training Office (Ministry Interior)
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgTraining section
NetherlandsTraining section
NorwayFire chief
PolandFire chief
Others
Remark:
PortugalTraining section
Fire chief
Slovakia
SloveniaFire chief
SpainThe service itself
SwedenTraining department, station commanders
United Kingdom Training section


How frequently is the effectiveness of the training for "new techniques" evaluated ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaIt is not evaluated
Belgium It is not evaluated
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Random
DenmarkIt is not evaluated
Estonia
FinlandRandom
FrancePeriodically
GermanyIt is not evaluated
Greece It is not evaluated
Hungary
International Periodically
IrelandIt is not evaluated
ItalyIt is not evaluated
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgRandom
NetherlandsPeriodically
NorwayRandom
PolandPeriodically
PortugalIt is not evaluated
Slovakia
SloveniaIt is not evaluated
Spain It is not evaluated
SwedenPeriodically
United Kingdom Periodically


Is a training record kept for firefighters regarding training for "new techniques" ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaOthersRemark:
Belgium No
Remark:
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Group record
DenmarkYes. But it differs a lot from brigade to brigade
Estonia
FinlandPersonal record
Group record
FrancePersonal record
GermanyPersonal record
Greece Personal record
Hungary
International Others
IrelandPersonal record
ItalyCertificate at end of course
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgNo
NetherlandsYes, individual record, but often also per group
NorwayPersonal record
PolandPersonal record
Portugalno
Slovakia
SloveniaWatch record
Spain Group record
SwedenIndividual record
United Kingdom Others


Where is the main part of the training for "new techniques" performed ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaWithin the stations,
Within the service's facilities
Belgium In external facilities within the region
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Within the stations
Within the service's facilities
DenmarkWithin the stations
In centralised national facilities
Estonia
FinlandWithin the stations
Within the service's facilities
FranceWithin the service's facilities
In external facilities within the region
In centralised national facilities
GermanyWithin the stations
Greece In centralised national facilities
Remark:
Hungary
International Within the stations
Within the service's facilities
In centralised national facilities
IrelandWithin the service's facilities
ItalyWithin the service's facilities
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgWithin the stations
Within the service's facilities
In external facilities within the region
Abroad
Other
NetherlandsWithin the service's facilities
In external facilities within the region
NorwayWithin the service's facilities
Other
PolandWithin the stations
Within the service's facilities
In centralised national facilities
PortugalWithin the stations
Slovakia
SloveniaWithin the stations
Within the service's facilities
Spain Within the stations
SwedenWithin the service's facilities
In centralised national facilities
United Kingdom Within the stations
Within the service's facilities
In centralised national facilities


Who carries out the main part of the training for "new techniques" for firefighters ?


CountryNo.remark
AustriaSpecific training personnel,
Station or shift responsible
Belgium External lecturers
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic Specific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers
DenmarkSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
Estonia
FinlandSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
FranceSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers
GermanySpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers
Greece Specific training personnel
Remark:
Hungary
International Specific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers
IrelandSpecific training personnel
External lecturers
Italy Specific training personnel
Latvia
Lithuania
LuxembourgSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
NetherlandsSpecific training personnel
External lecturers
NorwayStation or shift responsible
PolandSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers
PortugalStation or shift responsible
External lecturers
Slovakia
SloveniaSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers
Spain Specific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
SwedenSpecific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
United Kingdom Specific training personnel
Station or shift responsible
External lecturers





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