Northwest Fire gets $1.5M grant to hire 12 firefighters

2014-03-11T00:00:00Z 2014-03-11T19:08:06Z Northwest Fire gets $1.5M grant to hire 12 firefightersArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Northwest Fire/Rescue District is seeking applicants for an upcoming fire academy, thanks to a federal grant that is allowing it to hire more firefighters.

The agency received a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that provides funds for salary and employer contributions to benefits for 12 new firefighters for two years, Capt. Adam Goldberg, a Northwest Fire spokesman, said in a news release. 

This is the second time the district has received the grant. It received a $1.4 million grant in 2006 to help it increase staffing, Goldberg said.

Applicants must be 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, have an EMT or paramedic certification by May 5 and have a high school diploma or GED.

The application process includes a video-based test, physical tests and an oral board interview. The application and testing must be completed and submitted by May 1.

To apply, go to www.northwestfire.org.

Veronica M. Cruz

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