News release from the Fort Wayne Fire Department:
Fort Wayne Fire Department application period now open
(August 17, 2015) – In January of 2016 the 88th recruit academy of the Fort Wayne Fire Department will begin its 18 week training program in order to fill 15 positions vacated through retirements.
The application period is now open and applications can be submitted on-line at www.fortwaynefiredepartment.org. The application period will close September 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.
The written aptitude test will be administered on September 26, 2015 at 0800 hours at the Grand Wayne Center. A tutoring session for the aptitude test will be offered on September 12, 2015 at the Public Safety Academy.
“We’re fortunate to be in position to add 15 firefighters to our department,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Our commitment to public safety is one of the reasons we’re experiencing positive momentum and investments in our community. We must meet the needs of residents and businesses to continue to move Fort Wayne forward in the right direction.”
Fire Chief Eric Lahey added “We know that our organization is enriched by attracting employees from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The Fort Wayne Fire Department is asking for the best, and we want those that answer the call, to represent the entire city. We need the help of the public to announce these positions in the neighborhoods, the barbershops, the coffee shops, and the churches. Think of that special young man or woman, that you want to see in the fire truck when it responds to your house, and make sure they know that we are hiring. The Fire Department is strengthened by the addition of new recruits, and the entire community is strengthened when those firefighters represent all of its neighborhoods and citizens.”