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VIDEO: Albuquerque Fire Department looking for new cadets


WHAT’S PREQUIRED TO BECOME ONE OF NEW PMEXICO’S FINEST. PSASHA: THE ALBUQUERQUE FIRE PDEPARTMENT CURRENTLY HAS A FEW POPEN POSITIONS THEY NEED TO PFILL. PBUT THEY MAY HAVE MORE AS SOME PFIREFIGHTERS RETIRE. PTHE DEPARTMENT IS FUNDED FOR 6 PFIREFIGHTERS. PRIGHT NOW THEY ARE ONLY 4 PVACANCIES. PBUT THEY SAY AS MORE PEOPLE PRETIRE, THEY WILL NEED TO HI PQUALIFIED CANDIDATES. PUSUALLY AFD HAS TWO RECRUITMENT PCLASSES EVERY YEAR BUT THIS TIME PAROUND, THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE. P>>WE HAD OVER 400 APPLICANTS. POVER 100 FINISHED THE HIRING PPROCESS ITSELF AND THEN WE PA SELECTED A CLASS FROM THERE PWHICH WAS 30. PSASHA: HE SAYS CADET CLASSES ARE PBASED ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE PLEAVING. PBUT A PROBLEM THE DEPARTMENT PRUNS INTO IS FINDING QUALIFIED PCANDIDATES. PCOMMANDER GALLEGOS SAYS A LOT OF PPEOPLE WHO APPLY ARE GREAT, BUT PTHEY DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM PREQUIREMENTS. PYOU MUST BE AT LEAST P21-YEARS-OLD, HAVE A GOOD PDRIVING RECORD, AND HAVE A VALID PEMT LICENSE. PCOMMANDER GALLEGOS SAYS ABOUT P90% OF THE CALLS FIREFIGHTERS PARE DISPATCHED TO ARE EMS BASED. PTHIS YEAR’S CADET CLASS BEGINS

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