Irish Emergency Services RPC

Our Teams

Want to learn more about the teams we offer to members at IESRPC? You’ve come to the right place!

An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland.

An Garda Síochána is the police service responsible for the nearly 5 million residents of the Republic of Ireland. Here at Irish Emergency Services RPC, we offer you the choice to experience four of their main divisions in depth. They are the Regular, the Roads Policing Unit, the Armed Support Unit and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau. We also have specialist trainings for the Emergency Response Unit, Air Support Unit, Dog Unit and much more!

The mission of An Garda Síochána is to works with communities to protect and Serve. 

Some of An Garda Síochána’s core functions include:  

  • the detection and prevention of crime;  
  • ensuring our nation’s security;  
  • reducing the incidence of fatal and serious injuries on our roads and improving road safety;
  • working with communities to prevent anti-social behaviour;  
  • promoting an inter-agency approach to problem solving and improving the overall quality of life.

The regular unit deals with your day-to-day work both in the station behind the counter as well as on the beat and in the car responding to 999/112 calls or calls into the station.

The roads policing unit deals with traffic related incidents including mobile phone use, lack of seatbelts, intoxicated driving, speeding, RTCs and defective vehicles. They provide a high visibility presence on the roads to deter motorists from contravening the Road Traffic Act. They also play a crucial role in denying criminals the use of the roads.

The armed support unit deals with all serious armed calls in the region. Equipped with sub-machine guns, tasers, handguns and high-powered vehicles, these members are trained to combat any call involving a weapon. They respond to the need of unarmed Gardaí in tense situations.

The detective branch deals with serious crimes including assaults, robberies, armed burglaries, gang violence and much more. They investigate local serious crimes as well as target the sale and supply of drugs.

Below is the compelete list of Garda units that we offer specialist training courses in:

National Support Services: 
National Bureau of Criminal Investigation 
Criminal Assets Bureau 
National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau 
Garda National Economic Crime Bureau 
Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau 
Garda National Immigration Bureau 
Technical Bureau 

Operational Support Unit: 
Air Support Unit 
Water Unit 
Dog Unit 
Mounted Unit 

Garda Crime & Security Branch: 
Special Detective Unit 
Emergency Response Unit 
National Surveillance Unit
Public Order Unit 
Central Vetting Unit 

Garda Information Services Centre 
Community Relations Unit 
Garda Síochána College 
Garda Síochána Reserve

Cork Fire Brigades

A proud tradition of service to the people of Cork.

The Cork Fire Brigades provide a fire and rescue capability for the Cork City and county area. They respond to all varieties of calls from people trapped in cars to full building blazes. They have a fleet of appliances and officers’ cars to help them complete their crucial role in keeping Cork safe.

The Cork City Fire Brigade is the responsible service for fire and rescue in the Cork city metropolitan area while the Cork County Fire Brigade is the responsible service for fire and rescue in the Cork county area.

Cork City Fire Brigade

Anglesea Street Fire Station is strategically placed in the city centre. It is based near the river for river rescue callouts, it’s close to major city and county links for RTCs and its strategic placement also allows for a quick response to any fire callouts in the city.

Anglesea Street is equipped with 2 Frontline Fire Appliances, 1 Emergency Tender, 1 Rapid Response Vehicle, 1 Command Unit, 2 Hydraulic Platforms, 1 Hazmat Response Vehicle, 1 Water Carrier and 3 4x4s. Anglesea Street also houses a fleet of spare vehicles.

Ballyvolane Fire Station is placed in the north suburbs of Cork City. Ballyvolane Fire Station’s strategic placement allows a speedy response to the many industrial estates nearby, local dual carriageways and motorways as well as local residential areas.

Ballyvolane is equipped with 1 Frontline Fire Appliance and 1 4×4. It also houses a spare emergency tender and a spare fire appliance as well as the local Civil Defence Unit.

Ballyvolane Fire Station has recently come under the command of Cork City Fire Brigade. It remains a retained station with fire fighters being alerted via a pager to respond to fire and rescue callouts. Ballincollig Fire Station’s location allows the rapid deployment to both rural and urban areas for RTCs, gorse fires, industrial/domestic fires and more.

Ballincollig is equipped with 2 Frontline Fire Appliances and 1 4×4. It currently also houses a training unit.

Cork County Fire Service

Mallow Fire station is a retained station with fire fighters being alerted via a pager to respond to fire and rescue callouts. It is placed on a local dual carriageway giving it an advantage to respond quickly to callouts in neighbouring towns as well as RTCs on the main roads. It also is placed near in Mallow itself providing efficient cover for the town.

Mallow is equipped with 2 Fire Appliances, 1 Emergency Tender as well as 2 support vehicles

Kanturk Fire station is a retained station with fire fighters being alerted via a pager to respond to fire and rescue callouts. It’s a small station based in the town of Kanturk. Kanturk is strategically placed to deal with fire and rescue calls for the local area as well as rural calls for the surrounding area.

Kanturk is equipped with 1 Fire Appliance and 1 Support Vehicle.

National Ambulance Service

Serving the needs of patients and the public.

The National Ambulance Service is the statutory pre-hospital emergency and intermediate care provider for the State. At present, we currently have one large ambulance base in Cork City and one small base in Mallow. Our in-game fleet comprises of EMS ambulances, Intermediate Care Vehicles, Critical Care Ambulances, Officer Response Vehicles, Rapid Response Vehicles, a Motorcycle Response Unit and so much more! Our training is second to none and the most realistic around!

The National Ambulance Service is responsible for providing an ambulance service for the people of Cork. They respond to all varieties of calls from having heart attacks to people being involved in major road collisions. They have a fleet of ambulances, ICVs, CCs and RRVs to help them complete their crucial role in keeping Cork safe.

These frontline ambulances respond to emergency 999 calls tasked by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) in Tallaght. These calls are prioritised in order of urgency. Emergency Ambulances are crewed by either two paramedics or 1 paramedic and 1 advanced paramedic. They carry all the necessary medications, CEN Stretcher, Vacuum Mattresses, Lifepak and a Spinal Board.

Intermediate Care Vehicles are crewed by two EMT’s. They carry enough room for two stretchers and are fitted with minimal blue lights. They transfer patients from hospital to hospital, hospital to home, hospital to hospice, etc. They can also respond to 999 calls if necessary and with correct support.

Critical Care Ambulances are operated by the Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Service and staffed by the National Ambulance Service. They transport critically ill patients to bigger hospitals or to airports where they may be transported to other countries such as the UK.

NAS operated a variety of Response Vehicles. Rapid Response Vehicles are based in ambulance stations and are staffed by one Advanced Paramedic to respond to major calls in which ambulances may need backup or whereby immediate intervention before the arrival of the ambulance is required. Officer Response Vehicles are staffed by a Senior Officer and play a similar role. Some officers also respond from home while off duty. Response Vehicles in NAS currently include Hyundai i40s, Hyundai Tucsons, Ford Rangers, Ford Mondeos, Subaru Foresters and more.

A motorcycle response unit has recently been setup in Cork City. Previously the service had been available only in Dublin. They operate a fleet of BMW R1200RT Motorcycles. These bikes can help Paramedic Solo Responders gain access to tight areas whereby larger vehicles may not fit and can arrive prior to an ambulance to administer critical care. Currently there is one bike based in Cork with many more in Dublin.