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Cork Airport welcomes new police and fire service recruits


Cork Airport has celebrated the appointment of six new Airport Police and Fire Service recruits who will complement the very strong Airport Police and Fire operation at Ireland’s second busiest airport.

The new recruits, Shannon Duke, Nicole Maher, Mary McCarthy, David Northridge, Ben O’Connor, and Simon Stokes were joined by their proud family and friends at a special passing out event at Cork Airport Fire Station last weekend.

Over the course of two months, the new recruits underwent a comprehensive in-house training programme, which included instruction and certification on airport and aviation firefighting, emergency first response, airside and airfield driving, radio communications, aerodrome topography studies and breathing apparatus certification.

The course was delivered by Cork Airport aerodrome fire officer, Trevor Healy and station officer, Ciaran Walsh.

Speaking at the special event to mark the appointment of the new recruits, Cork Airport’s head of security, police and fire, Con Dooney said: “Cork Airport is committed to upholding the very highest of international standards in aviation fire safety and security and the appointment of these recruits demonstrates our commitment to that.”

Acting managing director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll, added: “On behalf of all the team at Cork Airport, I would like to congratulate our new Airport Police & Fire Service recruits on their appointment, and I wish them well in their respective careers.

“Cork Airport has invested heavily in improving our safety and security infrastructure in the past number of years and the recruitment of additional Airport Police & Fire Service personnel supplements that investment.”

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