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Huntsville Fire & Rescue kicking of 2022 hiring season for firefighters, dispatchers

This year's hiring recruiter said he intends to find candidates from a diverse set of backgrounds.
Recruitment down for Huntsville Fire and Rescue

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Fire & Rescue applications for firefighters and dispatchers for its 2022 hiring class will open up on Friday, July 23.

The hiring process will last through Tuesday, August 31. If you are interested in applying for a firefighter or dispatcher position, you can find more information and applications at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/huntsville.

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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said the city takes pride in its Fire & Rescue Department.

“As our City continues to expand and attract new people, we hope to recruit the best and brightest women and men to create a workforce that is diverse and representative of the broader Huntsville community,” said Mayor Battle.

The city said it has dedicated Driver and Engineer Cory Green, who has been with the department for 10 years, as a recruiter to fill these positions. Green intends to find candidates from a diverse set of backgrounds.

“It’s important that our department accurately reflects the demographics and values of our entire community,” said Green. “That means attracting, hiring and retaining a wide range of cadets who reflect the community as a whole.”

According to the city, additional information about the hiring process can be found on the recruitment campaign's website. The city will implement social media outreach and events, videos, blogs and an increased presence at job fairs, among others, during the recruitment process.

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Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Mac McFarlen said the department is hoping to have a larger candidate pool than in 2020 now that COVID-19 restrictions are being loosened.

“2020 was a long, tough year, but we’re excited about what the future holds for Huntsville Fire & Rescue,” said Chief McFarlen. “As we look ahead to what’s next for our department, we will continue to work hard to train each recruit to be their best. If you feel called to make a difference in your community, I urge you to apply.”

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