The Spokesman-Review had an ad for lateral entry firefighter on Sunday. You must have 2 years experience, and be WA EMT. Maybe our unions can talk and get us an exception on the 2 year thing? Applications are available at Lacey Fire District Three, 1231 Franz St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503 or 360-491-2410
Greg is/has called Lacey Fire to ask about waiving the 2 year requirement. I'll let you know as soon as I hear. John
P.S. Interesting how many Washington cities are hiring firefighters right now. And in Spokane, we've seen record real estate development and many new businesses open this year. I've lived here most of my life, and frankly, I've never seen such a vibrant Spokane economy.
We've cut our fire department to where we were a century ago. Yet, we are still faced with an overall city budget shortfall. Maybe there's a lag factor to all the new property taxes and other revenue associated with our boom here in Spokane. We'll (the e-board) try to find out what's the story. And when we do, we'll tell you. John