Firefighters Wanted In Pasadena, Hopefuls Take The Test - New York News

Firefighters Wanted In Pasadena, Hopefuls Take The Test

Posted: Updated:
Pasadena, CA -

(FOX 11 / CNS) More than 4,000 firefighter trainee hopefuls are expected to take a written exam -- the initial step toward qualifying to train as a Pasadena firefighter -- with only a "small number" of spots available.

The city has not hired firefighter trainees since 2009.

 

From Hal Eisner:

There are 3,088 aspiring firefighters that won't get jobs with the Pasadena Fire Department. Let me explain. Today, during two testing periods, 4000 people who want to be PFD firefighters are taking initial written tests. Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells says of those 4000 only 12 will end up in the department. This is the first time since 2009 enough people have retired from the department to create any openings. And, for those trying to snag "the few" it's a long drawn-out process that involves weeks of testing and interviews then months of vetting and background checks.

The Chief admits it's a crap shoot, but so is getting in the NBA. Is getting a job as a firefighter like signing on with the Lakers or Clippers? There are some 4000 in Pasadena today who will tell you "YES!" even though the pay for a starting firefighter is just over $4100 a month far less than what Kobe Bryant is getting.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:09 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
  • PoliticsMore>>

  • President Obama Returns To LA For Fundraisers

    President Obama Returns To LA For Fundraisers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:00:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
    President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
  • Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

    Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:57:39 GMT
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
  • Congressman Adam Schiff: These Are Tough Situations To Deal With

    Congressman Adam Schiff: These Are Tough Situations To Deal With

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:40:38 GMT
    Pick a spot on the globe and there seems to be a crisis the United States is dealing with.Joining us to discuss the situations in the Middle East and the Ukraine was Congressman Adam Schiff.
    Pick a spot on the globe and there seems to be a crisis the United States is dealing with.Joining us to discuss the situations in the Middle East and the Ukraine was Congressman Adam Schiff.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices