Thursday, August 21, 2014

Las Vegas Area fire departments launch 2014 recruitment drive

Five local governments have launched an interagency regional recruitment drive for citizens interested in becoming firefighters with their area fire departments.

The partners in this first-of-its kind regional recruitment drive include the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Department, Clark County’s Fire Department, and the North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City fire departments. Job seekers interested in a fire service career with one of the participating agencies can visit to learn more about the recruitment effort and apply for jobs.

Applications will be accepted online only through website beginning Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The city of Las Vegas is hosting the website and will forward applications to partnering agencies. Candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments for the next year.

In addition, a series of outreach sessions will be held to help interested applicants learn about the different fire departments and address important dates for the recruitment effort, the application process, employment requirements, the testing process, test-taking tips and available positions.

The joint recruitment saves local governments the cost of doing independent recruitment efforts and is more efficient for candidates because they can apply with more than one agency from the same application.

Outreach sessions will include three regional sessions with staff from the participating fire department agencies and human resources departments. Additional local/neighborhood sessions also will be held by Clark County and the city of Las Vegas. The same information will generally be offered at each session. Candidates are encouraged to attend at least one session; however, should keep in mind that seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The schedule for outreach events is as follows:

Regional Outreach Events

•Monday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m., Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. in downtown Las Vegas. The session will be recorded for playback and viewing on the website. The session also can be viewed live as it occurs on the agenda page of Clark County’s website at

•Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m., College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus auditorium at 3200 East Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas.

•Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m., North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Local/Neighborhood Outreach Sessions

•Thursday, Aug. 28, 1-3 p.m, Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St.

•Friday, Sept. 5, 2-4 p.m., Desert Breeze Recreation Center, 8275 W Spring Road.

•Thursday, Sept. 18, 9-11 a.m., Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St.

•Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m., Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

•Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St.

•Friday, Oct. 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m., West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road.

•Wednesday, Oct 29, 2-4 p.m., Sunset Park Office Conference Room, 2601 E Sunset Rd.

•Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2-4 p.m., Mountain Crest Park Center, 4701 N. Durango.

•Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2-4 p.m., Robert Bob Price Community Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane.

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