SOCAL: We’re Hiring — Firefighter Career Expo comes to Orange

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.

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