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FirePrep.com Newsletter #46

Fireprep.com/FiremanEMTParamedic.com's entry-level newsletter is about YOU BEING THE BEST - THE BEST PREPARED AND BEST INFORMED! 

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July, 2009

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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Fire Prep Topics of Interest – The Art of Effective Test Taking

2. San Antonio Firefighter Exam Preparatory Seminar

3. Testimonials

4. Job Announcements by www.FireJobs.com

5. Entry Level Exam Prep

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1. Fire Prep Topics of Interest – The Art of Effective Test Taking

Test-taking ability can be divided into three categories:  mastery of basic knowledge and information; awareness of test-taking techniques and strategies; and, finally, freedom from anxiety that, if present at a high level, will interfere will application of both of the other categories.

Understanding the Question

The question is called the stem, and the answer choices are called distractors.  The purpose of distractors is to distract you from identifying and choosing the correct answer.  Thus, in the process of taking a multiple-choice test, all of your knowledge, expertise, and judgment are utilized.

In effective test construction, the stem is direct and to the point.  This means that the question is asking for one particular response and that you should not read other information into the question.  Often, you will find questions that are asking for "common sense" answers.  Reading into these questions or searching for subtle hidden meanings is not advised.  Principle:  Do not read extra meaning into the question; assume it is direct and to the point.  Your first action then, upon being presented with the question, is to ask yourself "What is this question asking?"  Look for key words or phrases to help you understand.  It is important to have the central point clearly in your mind before going on to consider the distractors.

Make very sure you read the stem correctly.  Notice particularly the way the question is phrased.  Is it asking for the right or wrong response?  One of the most important principles in test taking is understanding what the question is asking.  Principle:  Understand exactly what the stem is asking before considering the distractors.

Another technique for assessing the stem and interpreting the question correctly is to rephrase the question so that it is very clear in your own mind.  For example, consider the following statement:  "The one treatment that is not required in cardiogenic shock is..."  Rephrase it to read:  "They are asking me to identify a treatment that is not required in cardiogenic shock, but may be required in other shock conditions."  Rephrasing in your own language can assist you to read the question correctly and, in turn, choose the appropriate response.  This is particularly important when you are faced with a difficult and/or confusing question.  Principle:  Rephrase the question in your own words so that it is clear in your mind.  If possible, think of the correct answer before considering the distractors.  If you do not know the answer, the following cues to working with distractors may prove helpful.

Distractors are various alternatives chosen to be as close as possible to the right answer.  In good test construction, all distractors should be feasible and reasonable and should apply directly to the stem.  There should be a commonality in all of the distractors.  If one distractor is off base and not plausible, then you can safely assume the person writing the test question ran out of reasonable distractors.  Principle:  When analyzing the distractors, isolate what is important in the answer alternatives from what is not important, relative to the question.  In other words, all distractors may be correct but not the right choice for the specific question that is asked.  One method of helping you choose the correct answer is to ask yourself whether each possible alternative is true or false in relation to the stem.  Asking yourself which distractor is true or false is a shortcut method of answering the question.  It forces you to keep looking at the stem.  Otherwise, you are trying to judge all of the choices at once.  After you have completed the true-false process, remember to go back to the stem and ask yourself if your choice is, in fact, answering the question.

An answer alternative may be correct as it stands by itself, but wrong in terms of what the question is asking.  Many, many students fail to recheck the answer with the stem, and they answer the question incorrectly.  An effective strategy in assessing test questions is to judge all four alternative choices against the stem, not against each other.  Read the stem, then check Alternative A against the stem, then check Alternative B against the stem, and so on.  This process will eliminate choosing an alternative that does not fit the question.  Principle:  After choosing the correct answer alternative and separating it form the distractors, go back to the stem and make sure your choice does, in fact, answer the question.

If you are answering a test question in which one distractor is considerably different from the others, it is probably not the correct choice.  Often, students tend to pick this alternative just because it is different.  Principle:  Look for similarities in two or three of the choices remembering that the purpose of distractors is to divert you from the one right answer.

The multiple-variable question is one in which each possible answer to the question includes several variables.  An effective technique for handling multiple variables is to use the process of elimination.  First, study the question and ask yourself what variable fits with this condition, or, after examining the distractors, underline the variable that you know is correct.  Now ask yourself what variable is not present with this condition.  Again, examine the distractors and cross out those variables which are incorrect.  By this process, you probably will have eliminated at least two distractors even without taking the time to consider the other two.  Principle:  When a question contains multiple variables as alternative choices, use the elimination-of-variable technique.

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2. San Antonio Firefighter Examination Preparatory Seminar

If you are preparing to take the San Antonio Firefighter Exam, Don McNea Fire School will once again be conducting its highly successful preparatory seminar to help you gain that competitive edge over your competition!  Click below for all the details and to register now while there's still room:

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3. Testimonials

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Hello my name is Drew L. After taking a couple civil service tests in Ohio and not scoring as high as I would have liked I ordered your exam prep package. I found the information to be extremely helpful in all aspects of the testing/hiring process. I studied the information in the books and CD's and used the insight on the next test I took. During the test I found myself to be more confident and relaxed. When I received my results I couldn't believe my eyes, I had scored in the top 5 percent! A couple weeks after getting my written results I was called in for the oral board interview and was ranked number 1! I strongly believe it was the information and insight presented by your preparatory package that gave me the upper edge on the competition. Recently I went to my polygraph and psychological test and passed with flying colors. I am proud to say today I received my appointment letter from the mayor and am the only FF out of 200 being sworn in next Thursday! I would like to thank the Don McNea program for all the information provided to me in the gold package I purchased. You were right; the small investment I made ordering the books will be paid off in my first few hours working the job of my dreams! Again THANK YOU! I strongly encourage anyone interested in becoming a firefighter to order your products; they give the advantage needed in the most competitive job market out there today.
 
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4. Job Announcements by www.FireJobs.com

About Firejobs.com: Since 1996, Firejobs.com has been providing its members with the most comprehensive and accurate firefighter employment information available. We list complete hiring information and provide links to the Departments' websites and local area.

Every time we post a new listing, we verify the information and verify links to the department. We search newspapers all over the nation daily to provide you with the most current job listings available.

We also provide links to the city in which the department is located. This helps those who are interested in moving to another location to find out about the area. With this tool, you can check out housing, schools, cost of living and even entertainment options before you move anywhere. 

Streetsboro Fire Department

9184 State Route 43
Streetsboro, OH 44241

Portage County

330-626-4664
www.cityofstreetsboro.com/

Position: Firefighter/EMT

Last Filing Date:   July 31, 2009

Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years old at the time of appointment.
  • Resident requirements apply.
  • Certification required.

Examination will be held, by the civil service commission on 8/6/2009
$20 application fee.

Contact: Streetsboro Fire Department
9184 SR 43
Streetsboro, OH 44241
330-626-4664
www.cityofstreetsboro.com/departments/fire/employment/index.html

Pasadena Fire Department
199 S Los Robles Avenue Suite 550
Pasadena, CA 91101

Los Angeles County

818-405-4655
www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/

Position: Fire Fighter II/Paramedic - Lateral

Closing Date/Time: Continuously accepting applications

Salary:
$23.62 - $27.76 Hourly
$5,732.03 - $6,737.35 Monthly
$68,784.35 - $80,848.19 Annually

Job Type: Full -Time
Location: City of Pasadena, California

MUST APPLY ONLINE.

The Lateral Fire Fighter II/Paramedic is a journey level professional position. (Must currently be employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic.)

Candidates for Firefighter II/Paramedic lateral placement consideration must be:

Currently employed as a full-time paid/non-probationary Firefighter II /Paramedic with at least 18 months experience as a firefighter or 18 months of combined firefighter/trainee experience with a California Public Agency (local government or comparable) in a suburban, urban or industrial setting.

Have successfully completed a State of California Certified Fire Academy and possess a California or National Registry Paramedic certification and a California Class C drivers license and maintain these as a condition of employment.

Candidates must have a CPAT certification dated within 12 months of application.

EXAMINATION
Applicants who appear best qualified based on their application and supplemental application submitted will be invited to any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate their job-related experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Probationary work test period is one year.

VACANCIES
Vacancies occurring in the Fire Department in the next year may be filled from the established eligibility list.

Special Requirements:
Successful candidates are required to agree to be a non-tobacco user and maintain Paramedic certification as a condition of employment.

Starting Salary: $ 68,784.35

Top Salary: $ 80,848.19

Contact: City of Pasadena
100 North Garfield Avenue, Room 146
Pasadena, CA 91109
626-744-4366
agency.governmentjobs.com/pasadena/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID =120855&hit_count=

Denver Regional Council Of Governments
1290 Broadway, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80203

County

303-455-1000
www.drcog.org/FIRE

Position: Firefighter EMT

Last Filing Date:   September 30, 2009

Requirements: Take one written exam and become eligible for employment with the following fire districts/departments in Colorado: Boulder, Black Hawk, Federal Heights, Littleton, Longmont, Louisville, Mountain View, North Metro, North Washington, Parker, Southwest Adams, Thornton and Westminster. The Firefighter Intraregional Recruitment and Employment (FIRE) program is a collaborative screening and testing program for entry-level firefighter candidates administered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

The next test is Nov. 2 -- application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30 at noon MST.

Having an EMT or Paramedic certification is a benefit. Minorities and females are encouraged to test.

Contact: Denver Regional Council of Governments
1290 Broadway
Attn: Suzi Walker
Denver, CO 80203
303-480-6730 Suzi Walker
swalker@drcog.org
www.drcog.org/FIRE

Daytona Beach Fire Dept
301 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Volusia County

386-671-4000
386-671-4005 - fax
www.ci.daytona-beach.fl.us/

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:   July 31, 2009

Requirements: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in water treatment; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving water treatment and/or construction experience; ability to access, retrieve and compile information using a computer and/or SCADA system.

Requires a State of Florida Class "C" Water Plant Operator License. Requires possession of and the ability to maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license.

Starting Salary: $592.33 - 1024.53

Contact: Daytona Beach City Hall
301 South Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
www.ci.daytona-beach.fl.us/cityhall/HR/job.htm

Monroe County Fire Rescue
490-63rd St Ste 160
Marathon, FL 33050

Monroe County

305-289-6047
305-289-6013 - fax
monroecofl.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/index

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:   July 31, 2009

Requirements: The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a GED and must meet all of the County's current Selection Standards for Firefighter Positions Candidates must also possess and maintain both Firefighter and Paramedic Certificates as issued by the State of Florida, possess a current American Heart Association (Health Care Provider) CPR card, and current ACLS and BTLS cards. Applicant must also be in possession of a valid drivers license at time of application and a valid State of Florida Class D drivers license at time of appointment. Applicant must be a non user of tobacco products for at least one year prior to the date of application.

Selection Process:
Review applications for overall qualifications, relevant training and experience. Qualified applicants will participate in a pre-employment screening process which includes, Physicial Abilities Test, Written Exam, Practical Skills Exam, Background Investigation, and Post-offer pre-employment Medical Exam and Drug Test.

For further information please contact: Monroe County Fire Rescue Headquarters

Starting Salary: $ 39,044.56

Contact: Monroe County Fire and Rescue, Darice Hayes
490-63rd St Ste 160
Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-6004
monroecofl.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/MonroeCoFL_Personnel/employmen t

Seminole Fire Department
7464 Ridge Road
Seminole, FL 33772

County

727-391-0204
www.myseminole.com/

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:   July 24, 2009

Requirements: At time of appointment applicant must possess Florida Paramedic certificate; Firefighter Minimum Standards Compliance Certificate; AHA Basic Life Support CPR card; ACLS & ITLS card; high school diploma/equivalent; Florida Class E driver's license.

Entry level position working 24/48 hours shift work, salary range: $43,309. to $62,606. A competitive benefit package provided.

Candidates must be non-smoking/non-tobacco users throughout employment, and have no body adornments (tattoos/body piercing, except stud earrings for females) visible while wearing department assigned/purchased uniform. An extensive background investigation will be conducted.

To apply: Complete a city employment application and education summary sheet which are available on the city website at www.myseminole.com or at City Hall, City of Seminole, 9199-113th Street N., Seminole, 33772.

Veterans Preference, Equal Employment Opportunity, Drug Free Workplace. Do not send copies of your licenses, certifications, or diplomas. Complete the education summary sheet providing information about your licenses, certifications, and diplomas. The form is available on city website. Forward the form with your employment application to City Hall. You may include a resume with your submission. Close date: July 24, 2009.

Starting Salary: $ 43,309.00

Top Salary: $ 62,606.00

Contact: City of Seminole, City Hall
9199-113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772
727-391-0204 ext 108
pmickunas@myseminole.com
www.myseminole.com/newweb/employment.htm

Clayton County Fire and Rescue
102 North Mcdonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Clayton County

404-478-7407
www.co.clayton.ga.us

Position: Fire Medic

Last Filing Date:   August 7, 2009

Requirements: High school diploma or GED; supplemented by Vocational/Technical training
emphasis in emergency medicine; supplemented by previous experience or training involving advanced emergency medicine as a certified Paramedic.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license and/or Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate level/endorsement (s).

Must meet all requirements and certifications.

Must be at least 18-years of age.

Must be a US Citizen or resident status.

Must obtain and maintain additional certifications, such as the appropriate level Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Pa Resuscitation (CPR) certifications, specific to assignment.

Starting Salary: $ 43,359.00

Top Salary: $ 65,331.00

Contact: Clayton County Personnel Department
120 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
weba.co.clayton.ga.us:8012/empcgi/weo200r.pgm

Shreveport Fire Department
801 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Caddo Parish County

318-673-6655
318-673-6656 - fax
www.ci.shreveport.la.us

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:   July 31, 2009

DUTIES: Firefighters with the Shreveport Fire Department are one of the most critical and important employment positions within the City of Shreveport. Firefighters extinguish fires of all types that threaten life and property, perform searches and rescues, provide the primary emergency medical services within the city limits, and assist in educating citizens regarding fire and other safety issues


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and at least 18 years of age but not yet attained 29 years of age prior to the conditional offer of employment. Must have graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalent certificate as issued by the State Department of Education. Applicants must successfully pass the Civil Service examination for the position. All applicants must successfully complete all steps of the hiring process in order to be considered for the Basic Academy training which lasts approximately 18-22 weeks. Benefits: Start pay of $ 2029.00 per month increasing to $2404.00 after 1st year. $425.00 per month increase in State Supplemental Pay after one year, additional pay for Associate, Bachelor and Advanced degrees, 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave, vacation between 18 and 30 days per year (depending upon tenure), 100 % college tuition paid, uniform allowance, health/dental insurance and State Retirement. For Benefits/hiring process information contact the Shreveport Fire Department's Training Academy at 318-673-6766.

Starting Salary: $ 2,029.00

Contact: City of Shreveport, Attn: Bobby Scott
Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board
505 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-673-5158
www.ci.shreveport.la.us/employ/JobPostings.htm

Charlotte Fire Department
600 E. Fourth St. Cmgc Bldg 9th
Charlotte, NC 28202

Mecklenburg County

704-336-2791
704-336-4204 - fax
www.charmeck.org/

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:   July 30, 2009

Company: Wackenhut Services Inc
Location: US-NC-Charlotte
Base Pay: $90,000 - $138,000 /Year
Employee Type: Full-Time Employee
Industry: Government - Civil Service Military
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Government
Professional Services
Skilled Labor - Trades
Req'd Education: High School

Contact: Kristian Kluzinski

Company Overview
Wackenhut Services, Incorporated (WSI) is a world leader in providing high-end armed and unarmed security personnel, paramilitary protective forces, law enforcement officers, fire-rescue services, aviation operations and support, base operations and facility management, entry level and advanced training, and cleared personnel to government and selected commercial customers both domestically and internationally. For 45 years, WSI has been a leader in workforce development and training.

Job Description
Wackenhut Services, LLC Fire and Emergency Service in Iraq is looking for Firefighters, Fire Officers and AC/Chief level candidates for our Iraq Fire Protection Program.

What is the Wackenhut Iraq Fire Protection Program?
Wackenhut Fire and Emergency Service in Iraq is the primary emergency response capability for 20 United States Department of Defense (DOD) sites. The start-up of 20 fire sites simultaneously represents the largest single fire and emergency services effort in a combat zone in over 30 years and quite possibly in modern times.

We are providing the DoD with a full service support program:
Fire suppression
Fire prevention
Aircraft rescue and firefighting
Technical rescue
Hazardous materials
Basic life support services

WSI (Wackenhut Services Incorporated) is looking for Firefighters who possess a sense of pride in what they do and are looking for an opportunity to be part of history in the making. The Fire Protection program is an opportunity to advance your career and join an elite group who have taken the next steps in protecting members of our Armed Services.

Life in Iraq is challenging and is not for all firefighters; however, for those who have what it takes to operate in a combat region, it can be one of the most personal and professionally rewarding experiences in a lifetime.

What do we offer?
# Career Advancement
# Salary ranges from $90,000 - $138,000 per year
# Excellent benefits, to include medical insurance
# Lodging and meals provided
# Complete uniform and full turn out gear issued
# Duty and housing on secure US military bases
# Being a part of the history

Firefighter Requirements:
# State Certified Firefighter Level I and Level II Certifications
# State Certified Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Certification
# Current Paramedic, EMT or Medical First Responder certification
# Minimum 3 years experience

Fire Officer opportunities are available in accordance with appropriate certifications and work experience.

Additional Requirements:
# Background investigation, pre-employment drug screening, and physical agility tests are conducted
# Will be subject to medical physicals and respiratory use approval
# Valid driver's license
# Valid passport by deployment date

Starting Salary: $ 90,000.00

Top Salary: $138,000.00

Contact: Charlotte Fire Department
Recruitment Division
228 East Ninth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-2851
704-336-2979
cfdrecruitment@ci.charlotte.nc.us
www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=ILKV&ff =21&APath=2.31.0.0.

City Of Galveston Fire Department
Po Box 779
Galveston, TX 77553

Galveston County

409-766-2113
www.cityofgalveston.org

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:   August 5, 2009

Job description:
To provides a full range of fire and emergency services including fire suppression, rescue and advanced life support emergency medical response to a community. Integrity, honesty, sobriety, and a drug-free workforce are crucial to the operation of the Fire Department and to the Department's role and perception in the community. To assure compliance, the background of every candidate will be thoroughly reviewed.You must pre-register for this examination by calling the City of Galveston Personnel Office at (409) 797-3650. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 5:00 PM. The physical agility test will immediately follow the successful completion of the entrance test. Be prepared. You will need to bring tennis shoes and workout attire (long pants).

Education, training, experience:
Applications must be 19 years of age and not have reached their 36th birthday prior to employment. Must possess a Basic Structural Fire Protection Personnel Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Must have a high school diploma or GED, must be a U.S. Citizen, posses a valid Texas driver's license, be in good physical condition and have no felony convictions to be considered for employment

Starting Salary: $ 32,864.00

Top Salary: $ 42,413.00

Contact: City of Galveston, Personnel Office
2310 Sealy
Galveston, TX 77553
409-797-3650

Richmond Fire Department
PO Box 26505
Richmond, VA 23261-6505

Richmond County

804-646-5900
804-646-6856 - fax
www.ci.richmond.va.us

Position: Fire Recruit

Last Filing Date:   September 13, 2009

Requirements: The purpose of the class is to train new employees in the basic tenets of fire suppression, emergency medical, and other emergency services while attending the City of Richmond's Fire Training Academy over a 20-week period. Successful completion of the academy will automatically reclassify the employee as a Firefighter I. The class works according to set procedures under direct supervision.

Supervision:
Exercised: Classification typically does not supervise.
Received: Incumbent reporting relationship is based on department.
Note: Other reporting relationships may apply

The hiring process is lengthy and involves several phases. Phase one is a general knowledge written test. Depending upon your score on the written test, a successful applicant will be contacted for a structured panel interview. Based on your score at this structured interview, an eligibility list is created listing the highest scoring applicant at the top and the lowest scoring at the bottom. The third phase takes this eligibility list and, based on the number of departmental vacancies, calls candidates in accordance with their order on the eligibility list to appear before a hiring panel. Those selected will be offered conditional employment contingent upon a background check, an extensive physical, a psychological review and a drug/alcohol screen. Candidates finally selected will attend a 20-week Fire Training Academy.

Please check your e-mail regularly, as correspondence in reference to this recruitment may be e-mailed to you.

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:
Requires high school diploma or GED.

An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

Valid driver'S license. No prior experience required

No Special Certification required.

Starting Salary: $ 36,500.00

Top Salary: $ 63,896.00

Contact: City of Richmond, Human Resources Department
900 East Broad Street, Suite 109
Richmond, VA 23219
804-646-5660
agency.governmentjobs.com/richmond/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID =174063&hit_count=

Roanoke County Fire And Rescue
3568 Peters Creek Road NW
Roanoke, VA 24019

Independent City County

703-561-8070
703-561-8108 - fax
www.co.roanoke.va.us

Position: Firefighter/EMT

Last Filing Date:   August 15, 2009

Requirements: Department: Fire and Rescue Pay Grade: 20
Reports To: Fire Captain FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Last Revised: 07/2009 Last Reviewed: 07/2009

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Preferred: Training in fire and emergency medical.

Certifications/Licenses
Required: Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license, have a good
driving record not to exceed negative one (-1) demerit points, and comply
with state regulations covering drivers of emergency vehicles (includes
successful completion of a provided Emergency Vehicle Operators Course). Must possess or become certified in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 for Firefighter Level II and Virginia Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician at completion of provided recruit academy. Must maintain all required licenses/ certifications.

Additional
Requirements Must be twenty (20) years of age; successfully complete a physical agility test; and be in excellent physical condition and maintain good physical fitness standards. Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

Starting Salary: $ 31,534.00

Contact: Roanoke County Human Resources Department
5204 Bernard Drive SW
Suite 300-A
Roanoke, VA 24018-0798
540-772-2018
www.roanokecountyva.gov/Departments/FireAndRescue/Employment.htm

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