The Boise Fire Department is looking for you! Yesterday, Boise Fire Department shared on their social media pages that they are looking for recruits to apply.

This means hopeful recruits have roughly around 2 months to go before the deadline arrives for the written exam payment. But what does it take to be a firefighter? The City of Boise’s website has a strength and conditioning program on their site from the Los Angeles Fire Department and includes several workouts that aim to assist with the following:

  • Fireground operations
  • Lifting objects such as a hose, ladder, or patients
  • Lifting equipment or patients from the ground
  • Stepping into the cab of a fire engine, stepping onto a tailboard, climbing stairs
  • Forcible entry, rescue, ceiling breach
  • Raising a ladder
  • Advancing a hose line from the prone position
  • Pulling a body over a parapet (the low wall along the edges of roofs, balconies, and bridges)
  • Pulling a body up a ladder
  • Raising a ladder halyard
  • Equipment manipulation

According to their site, the City of Boise says the Entry-Level Firefighter written exam is $30. Do you think you have what it takes? You can apply here. August 31st is the deadline for the app and exam payment with September 30th being the deadline for scheduling your written exam. Once you make it, you’ll be off to the academy starting January 9, 2023.

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