THE SPOKANE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING TO HIRE NEARLY
THE MONEY IS COMING FROM A FEDERAL GRANT.
KXLY4S ARIANA COHEN IS WORKING FOR YOU.
ARIANA YOU FOLLOWED ALONG AS NEW RECRUITS WERE TRAINING.
FINIDNG 48 FIREFIGHTERS IS HARDER THAN IT LOOKS?
YES, I WATCHED SEVEREAL RECRUITS PERFORM AGILITY TESTS
--BUT ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF BRIAN SCHAEFFER SAYS PHYSICAL
FITNESS ISN'T THE ONLY THING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR
WITH THEIR RECRUITS
RECRUITS IN THE SPOKANE FIRE DEPARTMENT MUST COMPLETE
STRENOUS TASKS IN THESE SIMULATED BUILDING FIRES.
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE TESTS INCLUDED IN THE 13
WEEK FIRE ACADEMY...
nats-its not going to be that easy gentlemen
AND THAT'S WHY ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF BRIAN SCAEFFER
SAYS IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO FIND 48 NEW RECRUITS.
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we've been short since 2004.
We had lost 48 positions.
This restores us to where we were IN 2004.
NATS : ---: W7 23
alright, so your assignment was search the third floor
how did that go? not as fast as i would have liked
WHILE FIREFIGHTERS MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT---SCHAEFFER
SAYS THAT ISN'T ALL IT TAKES..
It's a position of public trust--we do have them go
through a strenuous phsyc test we have them go through
:- :W9 23
to make absolute sure when we hire and stay 30 years
and not make a front page story.
BUT HE REMAINS HOPEFUL..
:36 --: W10 23
we feel really confident that we will get the 48.
IF YOU WANT TO APPLY TO BE A FIREFIGHTER.
JUST GO TO KXLY DOT COM.
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12 RECRUITS WERE APART OF THE 13 WEEK TRAINING TODAY
AT THE FIRE ACADEMY
THEY SAID THIS IS WEEK 6..
SO THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PLENTY MORE PEOPLE TO APPLY.
REPORTING IM ARIANA COHEN KXLY 4 NEWS