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Houston Fire Department offers financial incentives to recruits

Those with an active fire and EMT certification can receive $2,500, and those with a fire-paramedic certification can receive $3,000


The Houston Fire Department is offering the financial incentives to help fill 300 cadet positions.

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By Leila Merrill

HOUSTON — Two Houston Fire Department recruit classes are the first ones that can make use of a new incentive program.

Recruits with active fire and EMT certification at the time of hire will receive $2,500. New hires who already hold an active fire-paramedic certification will receive $3,000.

HFD’s goal is to attract more recruits, Click2Houston reported Wednesday. The department is recruiting to fill over 300 cadet positions per year.

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