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Fire department to host volunteer training

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This fall, the Germantown Fire Department will hold a Basic Fire Fighter Training (Rookie) Class for anyone interested in becoming a reserve fire fighter for Germantown.

The class runs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays and consists of more than 400 hours of training. Upon completion, students will be allowed to take the State of Tennessee Fire Fighter I and II certification exams, as well as State Hazardous Materials Operations Certification.

Hiring for full-time fire fighters with the Germantown Fire Department is generally done through the Reserve Fire Fighter Program.

To be considered for this class, candidates must meet minimum requirements, including being at least 21 years of age, pass the physical ability test, pass a background check, psychological test, drug test, and interview.

The Germantown Fire Department is a full service fire department offering fire, emergency medical, ambulance, hazardous materials, special operations, and fire prevention services.

An Orientation and Training Session for Germantown’s physical ability test will be held on July 16. This session will help candidates prepare for the physical phase of the process as well as learn more about the class.

To apply, candidates must pick up and submit an application at Fire Headquarters, 7766 Farmington Blvd. For further information, contact the fire department at 757-7268.