09/02/12 213 W, 1 I - + 2 - 3 Raleigh Fire Department is Hiring

Hiring has started for Raleigh Fire Department Recruit Academy 38. The application period closes October 5. The 26-week academy starts on January 31. Here's the job posting on the city's employment site, and the fire department recruitment web site. Position number 200-12, starting salary $32,673. Minimum requirements include age 21 by beginning of academy.

Applications will be accepted at the Keeter Training Center, 105 Keeter Training Drive, Raleigh, from September 4 to October 5. They can be submitted in person or by mail. The application period closes on October 5. You can download the employment application, or get one at locations including any Raleigh fire station, the Keeter Training Center, or the city personnel office (222 W. Hargett Street).

Fire station open houses will be held on Saturday, September 16, and Saturday, September 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both dates. Applicants are encouraged to visit the stations to learn more about the job, and pick up applications.

Recruitment is being conducted using a variety of channels, including a trio of billboards that should be appearing this weekend. That's Hammell Drive, three alarms on September 21, 2008, as shot by Mike Legeros. Locations for same will Highway 64 at the Neuse River,  Interstate 440 westbound at Wilmington Street, and Highway 70 at Yeargan Road in Garner. Good luck to all applicants!

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