Explore a career in the fire service, get an inside look on October 14th

Explore a career in the fire service, get an inside look on October 14th



TVF&R is gearing up to offer a unique Career Day on October 14 tailored with activities to give people an inside look at what it’s like to be a firefighter.

Career Day offers an opportunity for adults who may be interested in a career in the fire service to learn more about job requirements and TVF&R. It includes hands-on experiences in primary firefighter responsibilities as well as presentations about station life, career and volunteer opportunities, the hiring process, emergency medical services, fire prevention, public safety education, and more.

Between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. that day, participants will rotate through activity stations at the Training Center in Sherwood and have a chance to talk with education partners from several colleges and universities about their respective emergency medical services and fire science programs.

“One of the things I’m passionate about is creating a fire department that is welcoming to everyone,” said TVF&R Fire Chief Deric Weiss. “I want young people to understand how the fire service works, how they can help create safer communities, and how they can be a part of our organization. Our ranks should better reflect the community we serve. Career Day is a great opportunity to learn about firefighting, emergency medical care, fire safety, and stewardship.”

The application period opens August 1, and TVF&R will select as many as 35 participants for Career Day. The deadline to apply is September 1 but may close prior to that date if the District receives enough applications for consideration.


Candidates interested in applying for TVF&R’s Career Day must be 18 or older and can apply online at www.tvfr.com/careers under “Outreach.”