BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo's bravest are offering you the chance to join their ranks.
On Friday, Mayor Byron Brown along with Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield announced details on a new firefighter recruitment initiative. The outreach effort, called "Ordinary People Trained to do Extraordinary Things," is aimed at encouraging veterans, minorities and women to sign up.
Whitfield said, "We have approximately 715 firefighters in the City of Buffalo. We have an aging department, one that's been serving the needs of the city for some time now. We're very much looking forward to hiring new men and women. We will have a boots-on-the-ground campaign in the City of Buffalo, different neighborhoods looking for men and women who feel a need to serve their community."
The next firefighter civil service exam will be given this November 19. Potential candidates must fill out an initial application by October 19.
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