MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – First responders are always in demand. Mobile Fire-Rescue and Mobile Police both graduated this year. But the recruiting process never stops.
“We are constantly hiring,” said Tony McCarron, director of public safety recruiting. “We’re currently building for March one of the largest classes the city of Mobile with Mobile Fire-Rescue has ever hired. “
Mobile Fire-Rescue recruits firefighters and firefighters.
“We recruit two academies per year,” said McCarron. “Basically they range from 22 to sometimes 26 people for the academy.”
Public Safety recruiting director Tony McCarron said successful applicants would go through a 20-week fire academy before being assigned to a ladder or truck company.
You get your firefighter 1, firefighter 2 and hazardous materials operations, that is, during the ten weeks of firefighter school, ”McCarron said. “Then we submit them to ten weeks of medical school. “
There is also the need for the Mobile Police Department which has three academies per year.
“Historically, we lose 50 to 60 police officers a year to attrition, so we constantly want to gain ground every year,” McCarron said.
Just three weeks ago, 16 officers graduated from the twenty-week academy, and recruitment for the next academy has already started.
Mccarron says people who are athletic and ex-military normally excel, but both academies are open to anyone who wants to do it all.
“As long as you are 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED and are able to do physically and academically what we require of you,” McCarron said. “This career field is there for you.”
Anyone interested in applying for the Fire or Police Academy can contact Public Safety Recruiting Director Tony McCarron by phone at 251-554-2298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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