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No experience needed apply for training to become an Albemarle County firefighter/paramedic

For the first time ever in the 26-year history of Albemarle County Fire Rescue (ACFR), applicants are being accepted without prior fire rescue experience.

"Our biggest asset is our people. ACFR personnel are highly trained and motivated to provide the highest quality service to the people of Albemarle," said Chief Dan Eggleston. "Opening our hiring process to include people without prior fire or EMS experience allows us to seek those who have the passion, empathy, and drive to become a firefighter/paramedic. Once we have the right people on the team, we’ll teach the necessary technical skills."

ACFR is a combination department, meaning career and volunteer personnel work together to provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the County of Albemarle. Staff consists of 120 career personnel and 450 volunteers. There are 14 Fire/EMS stations countywide that service a unique blend of urban and rural environments.

Applicants who pass the necessary requirements during the current hiring process will receive the basic skills and knowledge needed for the job during a 24-week paid recruit school in the fall.

Applications are being accepted through February 28, 2019. For more information, and to apply, visit:


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