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Edmond firefighters were reaching out for potential new employees

Edmond firefighter Justin Mann demonstrates one of the tasks in the physical agility test during the department's outreach program held for potential new people interested in the fire services. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]
 

Edmond firefighter Justin Mann demonstrates one of the tasks in the physical agility test during the department's outreach program held for potential new people interested in the fire services. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]

 

EDMOND — Edmond firefighters were reaching out this weekend for new men and women interested in joining the Edmond Fire Department.

Potential firefighters learned what it takes to be firefighter. No applications were taken on Saturday, but a new fire academy is planned for the near future.

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<p>Edmond Fire Department's Kyle Shelton shows some of the gear used for underwater rescue as firefighters hold an outreach event for potential firefighters at the Edmond Regional Training Center in Edmond. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]</p>

Edmond Fire Department's Kyle Shelton shows some of the gear used for underwater rescue as firefighters hold an outreach event for potential firefighters at the Edmond Regional Training Center in Edmond. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]

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Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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