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Do you have what it takes? Huntsville Fire & Rescue kicks off hiring campaign

Published on July 21, 2021

Huntsville Fire & Rescue leadership and Mayor Tommy Battle

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a career at Huntsville Fire & Rescue, now’s your chance to become part of a team of elite, caring and brave individuals with a heart for service.

Soon accepting applications for firefighters and dispatchers, Huntsville Fire & Rescue is seeking highly motivated and community-driven individuals to join its growing ranks.

“The City of Huntsville takes great pride in its Fire & Rescue department,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “As our City continues to expand and attract new people, we hope to recruit the best and brightest women and men to create a workforce that is diverse and representative of the broader Huntsville community.”

The hiring effort will last six weeks, with applications opening Friday, July 23, through Tuesday, Aug. 31. Anyone interested in a firefighter or dispatcher role can visit governmentjobs.com/careers/huntsville to learn more and apply.

The department is taking intentional steps to bring the best candidates with the strongest character on board. To accomplish this, Huntsville Fire & Rescue has dedicated a recruiter to the effort – Driver/Engineer Cory Green, a Huntsville native who has been with the department for 10 years.

Green plans to take a grassroots approach to find applicants from every race, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic background.

“It’s important that our department accurately reflects the demographics and values of our entire community,” he said. “That means attracting, hiring and retaining a wide range of cadets who reflect the community as a whole.”

Prospective candidates can visit Huntsville Fire & Rescue’s recruitment website, JoinHuntsvilleFireandRescue.com, to learn more about the hiring process and how to succeed. The hiring campaign will also include targeted social media outreach, Facebook Live/media events, videos, blogs and an increased presence at job fairs, colleges, trade schools and more.

Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Mac McFarlen hopes to have a larger candidate pool this year as COVID-19 restrictions loosen and more people get back into the workforce.

“2020 was a long, tough year, but we’re excited about what the future holds for Huntsville Fire & Rescue,” he said. “As we look ahead to what’s next for our department, we will continue to work hard to train each recruit to be their best. If you feel called to make a difference in your community, I urge you to apply.”