As the fire risk grows in California, California fire departments are looking for women and men who have the “right stuff” to become part of a tough, rewarding profession: firefighting.
Those who think they’ve “got what it takes” – in particular women and transitioning military – can take that first step at the Firefighter Career Expo in Orange on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center, 626 N Eckhoff St., Orange, Calif.
This hiring event is sponsored by the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC), and the Cal-JAC’sWomen’s Commission, the Career Expo provides would-be first responders with an up-close-and-personal look at what it takes to become a firefighter. The free event is open to all, but is geared toward encouraging women and transitioning military to consider a career as a first responder.
You will see:
- Hands-On Demos. Attendees can try their hand at the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), the test that proves you’re “fit for duty.” They can also get hands-on experience with mechanical reasoning props and learn what to expect on FCTC Written Test, used by a growing number of departments to screen qualified firefighter candidates.
- Fire Department Representatives on Site. Fire department reps from throughout state will be on hand to answer questions about their departments and how to get hired.
- “A Day in the Life of a Firefighter”. In-depth presentations and videos about life on the front lines.
- Firefighter demonstrations and questions. Working firefighters on hand to answer candidates and demonstrate CPAT techniques.
- Apparatus Displays. Candidates can see and work with the “tools of the trade”.
For more information, follow: www.BecomingaFirefighter.org.