They dream about being a fire fighter -- and this Monday they'll get the chance.
October 28 through December 30, the Parkersburg Fire Department is accepting applications for employment.
Chief Eric Taylor says the process for a career as a fire fighter starts with a civil service exam. If you successfully complete that, then a physical agility test followed by medical and criminal background checks.
He says if you're considering it, go ahead and take the test because it could be some time before you're hired.
“Over the next three years we'll probably have five to ten people retire,” he says, “so I would anticipate that we will probably have two to three hundred people take this test; it's very competitive.”
According to Taylor, there are people who literally wait years for this opportunity, it's exciting for any young person who is considering a career in the fire service.
No experience is necessary and you must be between 18 and 36 to apply.
For more information, visit parkersburgfire.com.