Northwest Fire District seeks to hire 24 firefighters - Tucson News Now

Northwest Fire District seeks to hire 24 firefighters

Northwest Fire District seeks to hire 24 new firefighters. (Source: NWFD website) Northwest Fire District seeks to hire 24 new firefighters. (Source: NWFD website)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Northwest Fire District is looking to hire 24 firefighters.

As the work on I-10 and Ina Road continues, the district wants to be able to keep response times low, prompting the hiring spree.

NWFD is not filling positions. Instead, these are brand new positions they are hiring for.

The positions are funded through the SAFER grant.

All their training and salaries for two years will not cost taxpayers a dime.

As the department works to find the best candidates possible, they are changing their requirements.

This batch of new firefighters will be part of a “green” academy, which means they don’t need any prior experience to apply.

All new applicants must be 18 or older, have a driver’s license and no criminal background.

Safety is a top priority for firefighters, and they do not want the Ina Road construction to have any effect on that.

"The community wants trained personnel to arrive very quickly to their emergency,"  said Capt. Brian Keeley of Northwest Fire District. "We know that, we talked to our stakeholders, we know what they want and what they expect. It's our job to figure out how best to provide that service."

The application process will remain open until Sept. 30 or until they receive 1,000 applications, whichever comes first.

To apply visit http://northwestfire.org/

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