HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire and Rescue celebrated 200 years of public service this year and is also looking to hire new candidates to continue its mission.
Rocket City continues to grow at a rapid rate, and fire officials say the department needs more people with the right attitude and the ability to help protect the lives and property of the city.
Officials told News 19 that the department is seeing a high turnover of retirees and that they need to fill those positions.
Huntsville Fire & Rescue recruiter Cory Green said the department was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they prevailed: “This job is a job where you don’t do the same thing twice. . We never perform the same call; no two days are alike. I love experiments; I love the adrenaline it brings.
They hope to hire 20-25 people and applicants must pass physical agility tests and certifications. This includes heavy lifting and spending extended time exposed to the elements.
Anyone over the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED can apply to join the department. Applications are due July 30. You can find the application on the department’s website here.
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