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Women Firefighters Wanted! Firefighter Career Expo in San Diego on Saturday, September 24th

Sep 10, 2016 11:28PM ● By Paul Spear

Women Firefighters Wanted

While we've had some notable firsts for women in San Diego – including the city's first female fire chief, Tracy Jarman – we still have work to do when it comes to gender equality.

We all need to work together to open up careers to everyone – and that often means bringing more women into jobs that have historically been filled by men.

Firefighting is one such male-dominated field. It's a difficult yet rewarding and sometimes heroic career, and we must remind women that it is available to them.

I am happy to report that in September, there will be an opportunity for interested women to learn more about a career in firefighting. The California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee's Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service will hold its annual Firefighter Career Expos in two locations, and one of them is San Diego.

The San Diego expo will be held on Saturday, September 24th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (10440 Black Mountain Road) in Mira Mesa.

At the expo, prospective candidates can talk to officials from fire departments up and down the state, try a physical-ability test, learn about a written test, see firefighting equipment up close, and enjoy free barbecue. It's open to everyone, but there's a special emphasis on recruiting women and other underrepresented candidates.

Candidates can pre-register at If the San Diego expo is inconvenient for you, another one will be held at the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center in the city of Orange (626 N. Eckhoff St.), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th.

Info C/O Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G.Atkins


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