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Escambia Fire Rescue Holds Testing Event


Pensacola, FL (Newsradio 92.3) — Potential firefighters here in Escambia County went through some grueling testing this weekend…Escambia County Fire Rescue held their physical abilities test on Saturday morning. The department says nine poeple took the test and seven were able to pass.

“We hire them with no experience or education, we send them through school and they’re paid as employees while going through school,” says Escambia Fire and Rescue Training Chief Joel Richardson.  He says they then go through an in-house training program here in Escambia County. “They go from zero to hero pretty quick.”

The fire department regularly holds testing and if you’d like to join their ranks follow Escambia Fire Rescue on social media — you can get a peek at the training required and find out when the next testing will be held.

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