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City of Raleigh Recruiting Firefighters in July 2015



Looking for a career that's physically and mentally challenging? A career  that provides service to the community and opportunities for personal growth?

The City of Raleigh Fire Department will be accepting applications for the 41st recruit academy, from July 1 to July 31, 2015. Please note that this is now a paperless process. Applications must be filled out and submitted online only.

Firefighter applicants must be 21 years of age or older, and possession of a high school diploma or General Equivalent Diploma (GED).

Recruit Academy 41 is tentatively planned for January 2016. Recruits will complete a six-month training program.

Applications must be submitted through the city's new online platform. An account with governmentjobs.com is required. Visit www.raleighnc.gov/employment to create your account.
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Don't forget to change your detector batteries!
A great time to change your detector batteries is when you change your clocks...not only your smoke detectors, but carbon monoxide detectors too! 

The National Fire Protection Association recommends changing the batteries in these detection devices every Spring and Fall when you adjust your clock settings. This will help ensure the device(s) in your home will have sufficient electrical power to sound the alarm and notify you in the event it detects an emergency situation.

Also, proper maintenance of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors helps prevent false calls. Many times an alarm activation from of these devices turns out to be a low battery “chirp”, not an actual “alarm”. False “alarms” due to low batter chirps create unnecessary risks for responding firefighters, that could have been prevented with proper maintenance of these devices.

 

 

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