Answer The Call: City of Chicago Firefighter/ EMT Exam
The Chicago Fire Department is open for applications to its entrance exam for the first time in 11 years. Go here (PDF), read the small print, and then click the link at the bottom of the PDF to register for the exam. Here's what Mayor Daley says:
The theme of this campaign is 'answer the call' - and it’s a high calling," the Mayor said at a news conference at the Fire Department Candidate Graduation at Navy Pier. "It's a job that gives you the opportunity not just to help your fellow human beings, but to actually save their lives. It’s a job that provides plenty of excitement and the satisfaction of working with a team of solid professionals."
Daley added, "We not only want the best-qualified set of applicants. We also want the most diverse set of applicants. We want a Fire Department that looks like Chicago, and that means we want more women and minorities in the ranks."
"I want children in Chicago - regardless of gender or background - to see Chicago firefighters in action and think, "That could be me some day'."