Heartland Fire & Rescue, serving the Cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove, is currently accepting applications for the reserve portion of the Heartland Fire Academy through August 7, 2015. Applications will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 100 E. Lexington Avenue in El Cajon.
A reserve firefighter is an auxiliary position with the Heartland Fire & Rescue Fire Department. It’s an excellent opportunity for those interested in a fire service career to get invaluable hands-on experience while also giving back to the community. Participation as a reserve neither implies nor guarantees an offer of employment with the Heartland Fire & Rescue Fire Department; however, it is a valuable resume builder toward a firefighting career!
After successful completion of the reserve academy, the reserve firefighter is expected to continue personal growth through required monthly training classes, training assignments and ride-along experience. During the ride-along shift, reserves will be assigned as part of an engine company or paramedic unit and experience first-hand, firefighting, medical aids, rescue calls and other public service activities. Reserve firefighters also gain experience through participation in fire prevention and fire education programs.
For additional information, such as minimum requirements, visit www.heartlandfire.org and click on “Jobs.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to these websites frequently for updated information.