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Press Contact: Donna McCracken, Deputy Fire Chief, (510) 981-5501


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) -  Come work for the Berkeley Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic, work that protects Berkeley through emergency response, prevention, and community preparedness.

Join a department that embraces public service, strives to be a leader in the field and responds effectively with well-trained and compassionate professionals. Applications are being accepted through August 1, 2016.

"The Berkeley Fire Department has 140 women and men dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our community," said Fire Chief Gil Dong. "Motivated people who seek a career in public service should apply." 

Berkeley Firefighter/Paramedics are trained professionals who provide fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical services at the Basic and Advanced Life Support levels to Berkeley's nearly 120,000 residents and many visitors. The Department supports seven engines, two trucks, and three Advanced Life Support ambulances, and responds to more than 14,000 emergencies a year.

A complete list of requirements and details related to the recruitment process can be found at www.berkeleyfire.com. Qualifying candidates who submit complete applications by 5:00 pm PST on August 1, 2016 will be scheduled for the written exam in late August.

The Berkeley Fire Department was established in 1904 and is believed to have been the first motorized fire department in the western United States. The Department is celebrating its 112th year in providing exceptional service to the Berkeley community.






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