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LA County Fire to Host Seminars for Interested Job Candidates

The first in the seminars will be Jan. 11 at Western University in Pomona.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Fire
Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Fire

The following information is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which serves the communities of Diamond Bar and Walnut.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will present a series of Firefighter Preparatory Seminars between January and May to help interested candidates prepare for the upcoming Fire Fighter Trainee examination scheduled for this summer. 

The preparatory seminars are a new concept and will be presented by expert members from the Department’s human resources and firefighter training teams.  Attendees will have an opportunity to attend and learn more about a prestigious firefighting career with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

Seminars are planned for each of the Department’s three operational regions across Los Angeles County, for a total of nine presentations.  The first presentation is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 11, at Western University in the City of Pomona. 

The seminar will cover a wide range of helpful information, including: 

  • Introduction to the Fire Service
  • Recruit and Probationary Firefighter Expectations
  • Written Test Preparation
  • Oral Interview Preparation
  • Introduction to the Background Check process
  • Health and Fitness
  • California Physical Agility Test (CPAT)
 

Vito Spago January 04, 2014 at 01:52 PM
Amazing the photo of them putting out a fire. Most of the time they take grandma from home to the convalescent hospital. There will be an actual fire perhaps once a year if lucky. Hope the seminars teach the recruits how to milk the system to maximize overtime pay and pensions and use the union to screw the taxpayers. Also tell the new recruits how the union has sold them down the river since they will get less pay and benefits than the current employees. Tell them to also be sure and work for a city that is run by a city council that is not full of morons. Otherwise they may see their pension disappear in a city bankruptcy.
Ray Russell January 05, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Or to pad the pockets of city council members or county officials.
Vito Spago January 05, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Here is another article on the LAFD. If the dept is not careful, they will have an uphill battle convincing the public that they are worth the outrageous pensions and salaries they are paid. Note that the following article shows that 85% of calls do not involve fires at all. They used overpaid personnel to drive people to the hospital and follow up on 911 calls. Also the number of lawsuits the department has paid due to frathouse behavior. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-lafd-fire-chief-20140105,0,647337.story#axzz2pY45Dc00

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