BRYAN, Texas — We’re in the middle of wildfire season, and if you’re looking for ways to get involved in the community and be a helping hand, Bryan Fire Department is looking for firefighters.
With it being their normal hiring season, Bryan fire is adding more positions to help with their increased call volume.
“I love it,” said Caleb Sarcinella, a firefighter for the Bryan Fire Department. “Something different happens every day. You might respond to a fire. You might respond to a medical call, and at that point, you’re making an impact on somebody’s life.”
Sarcinella started in the field with no prior experience and now loves getting the opportunity to serve the community.
“I didn’t have a lot of knowledge about fire and EMS in general, so I came straight off the street,” he said. “I worked in a hospital before, but it was nothing like patient contact or anything like that.”
Deputy Fire Chief for Bryan fire, Jordan Gallagher, says you can still apply even if you are not certified.
“We’re looking for anybody who’s certified, non-certified,” said Gallagher. “As long as they’re between the ages of 18 to 41.”
Gallagher says if you plan on applying, you have until October 7, as the fire test will take place on October 14.
“We’re adding some additional units, so it could be anywhere from 10 to 20 people that we’re looking for to hire and actually have a job,” said Gallagher.
Sarcinella says after showing interest to become a firefighter, he went to school while training and feels more prepared than ever.
“They teach you the ropes,” said Sarcinella. “They train you really well. They teach you everything you need to know, give you the tools to succeed, and as long as you show up with a work ethic and a positive attitude, you’ll do great.”
On August 27, Gallagher says they will hold a practice physical day to help people prepare for the job as it will be mandatory in order to be hired.
If you are interested in applying to become a firefighter in the City of Bryan, you can apply here.