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Car Parking

For safe, convenient, onsite parking pre-book online. Early bird discounts available to customers who pre-book online in advance of travel.

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Fast Track

Ease your passage at the airport with fast track access through security.

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Amelia Earhart Lounge

The Amelia Earhart Lounge is located in the departure lounge. The lounge offers a refined atmosphere which captures the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

The primary role of the Airport Fire Service based at the City of Derry Airport is to ensure that incidents or accidents can be dealt with quickly and efficiently ensuring the safety of everyone using and working at the airport.

To ensure safety the 18 strong team are trained to the highest standards possible by our dedicated team of in-house instructors and assessors.

Airport Fire Service training is continuous and forms an integral part of a fire fighter’s career. Consequently, instructors and trainers are amongst the most experienced in the North West region.

As a result, the City of Derry Airport Fire Service can now provide training programs to small and large businesses throughout the North West and beyond.

Why use us?

All our instructors and assessors are experienced operational professional fire fighters or fire officers as well as first aid responders. They all work for a proactive growing business that has been serving the North West of Ireland and beyond for many years.

Quality assurance

All our instructors hold the L10/11, or PTLLS instructor qualifications alongside the A1 NVQ assessor qualification, ensuring a high quality training and learning experience for airport staff and external customers.

Training Courses we provide:

Confined Space Awareness Course

Duration: 0.5 days (4 hours)

Designed For:Personnel who are responsible for safe working practices and who are required to identify confined spaces.

Aim: The aim of this training is to provide the candidate with an awareness of the current legislation and hazards relating to confined spaces operations.

Objectives: At the end of this training, the candidate will have an understanding of:

• Awareness of Confined Space legislation
• Ability to recognise and identify a confined space
• Awareness of the hazards associated with confined spaces
• Awareness of health and hygiene issues relating to confined spaces
• The need for safe systems of work to be developed

This awareness course is suitable for employers and those who are self employed and have responsibility for employees who may have to enter a confined space. Additional training will be required for those who undertake work in confined spaces. Where this is the case a confined space entry course will be required.

For more information on courses or charges

Telephone: 02871813315


Fire Safety and Awareness Training

Duration: 0.5 days

Course Outline: Fire safety and awareness training will provide the candidate with the necessary knowledge and understanding of fire safety legislation relevant to the workplace within the requirements outlined on the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

Aim: The course is aimed at all staff in the workplace to help them identify and reduce the risk of fire and to develop an awareness of current fire safety legislation.

The course will cover the following topics:

• Fire safety legislation
• Understanding fire
• Fire spread within a building
• Fire classification
• Methods of extinction
• Types and uses of fire extinguishers including (Practical Demonstration)
• Actions to be taken upon discovering a fire
• Evacuation procedures
• Emergency signage
• Good housekeeping/fire prevention
• Knowledge of assembly points

Fire Warden Training

Duration: 0.5 days

Course Outline: This course is designed to enable the employer and employees meet the requirements of current fire safety legislation in respect to the provision of Fire Wardens.

Aim: This fire warden training will provide the candidate with a sound knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities associated with the role of Fire Warden.

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

• Take responsibility for all areas of fire safety within your workplace or department
• Demonstrate a Sound understanding of the current legislation affecting fire safety in the workplace
• Ensure all staff under your control receive a sufficient level of fire safety training
• Ensure all staff under your control are aware or what action to take in the event of fire
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of human behaviour
• Understand the importance of daily inspections and periodic risk assessment within your workplace
• Demonstrate the ability to provide information to managers and employees regarding risks and safeguarding
• Demonstrate a sound understanding of fire warning systems, emergency lighting and signage

On successful completion of the above courses, candidates will receive a certificate of achievement.

For more information on courses or charges

Telephone:  02871813315

Fire Service Hose Repair

At the City of Derry Airport Fire Service we can offer the following:

  • Repair of a burst length
  • Repair or replacement of couplings
  • Shorten a length
  • Prepare a hose set from new hose and couplings to any length or configuration

All hoses are repaired, or prepared, using the Stenor Merlin Hose Repair System.

All newly created lengths and repaired lengths will be tested in accordance with the Fire Service hose testing procedure as outlined in the Fire Service Manual (volume 1) Inspection and Testing of Equipment and certified as such.

For more information on courses or charges

Telephone: 02871813315 or alternatively call Gerard on 07730598624


The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be administrated to employees should they become ill or injured at the workplace.City of Derry Airport – Fire Service deliver HSENI approved First Aid at Work Courses to meet the needs of all employers and their employees in Northern Ireland.

Training available includes HSENI First Aid at Work (3 day course); HSENI Refresher First Aid at Work (2 day course) and Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day). Candidates, who successfully complete courses, including the practical assessment, will receive a HSENI approved certificate valid for 3 years.

HSENI First Aid at Work (3 day course)

This 3 day HSENI approved training course includes:

  • Dealing with incidents
  • Using a first aid kit
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Treating a unconscious casualty
  • Heart attacks
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Shock

This course totals 18 hours and is best managed over 3 consecutive days however; the course can be tailored to your specific requirements, i.e. delivered over 3 weeks at one day per week.

HSENI Refresher First Aid at Work (2 day course)

This 2 day HSENI approved course is designed for persons who require requalification of their FAW certificate within 28 days of their current certificate expiry date.

The 2 day refresher First Aid at Work course totals 12 hours and is best managed over 2 consecutive days however, the course can also be delivered over 2 weeks at one day per week.

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

This 1 day HSENI approved course is designed for a nominated person who is required to take charge in the event of illness or accident where no first aid personnel are available or it is a small low risk business. Course includes managing an emergency, contents of a first aid box, control of bleeding, resuscitation and treatment of an unconscious casualty.

The 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course totals 6 hours and is best managed over 1 day.

For more information on courses or to get a quote, please contact us:


Telephone: 028 71 813339

Or alternatively contact Gerard McCloskey on mobile number:  07730598624