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A paramedic is a person trained to give emergency medical care to people who are seriously ill with the aim of stabilising them before they are taken to hospital.

The National Ambulance Service (NAS) is the statutory prehospital emergency and intermediate care provider for the State. Dublin Fire Brigade firefighters are trained to Paramedic level and are registered as practitioners with the pre-hospital Emergency Care Council. There is also a dedicated paramedic military helicopter in the Defence Forces for the rapid transfer of critical patients to the most suitable hospital.

The mission of the NAS is to serve the needs of patients and the public as part of an integrated health system, through the provision of high quality, safe and patient-centred services. This care begins immediately from the time that the emergency call is received, continues through to the safe treatment, transportation and handover of the patient to the clinical team at the receiving hospital or Emergency Department.

The NAS co-ordinates and dispatches aero medical / air ambulance calls, completes paediatric and neonatal transfers, and supports Community First Responder Schemes.

Job roles in the National Ambulance Service include: intermediate care operative, paramedic, advanced paramedic. Once the Paramedic qualification has been achieved, you are eligible for further promotions such as Paramedic Supervisor and Ambulance Officer.

The National Emergency Operation Centre is where all calls to the ambulance service are processed. Job roles here include Emergency Call Taker and Emergency Medical Dispatcher.  

Once Emergency Medical Dispatcher qualification, has been achieved, and with adequate experience, you are eligible for further promotion to positions such as Control Supervisor and Control Manager.

Occupations in Paramedics
(sorted by Job Zone)

Ambulance Assistant / Intermediate Care Operative

Drivers providing the routine, non-emergency transport of patients, who are often older adults or people with disabilities, to and from hospitals.

Emergency Medical Call Taker - EMCT

Answers, records and processes Emergency, Intermediate Care and related calls and requests for the public ambulance service.

Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Manages emergency vehicles, intermediate care vehicles, other national ambulance service resources and community first responder services.

Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician

Administers first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings.