Updated: January 3, 2013 6:26AM
GARY — The Gary Fire Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for additional firefighters this month.
The applications are available at the commission office, located at the lower level of Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway.
Those interested in becoming a member of the Gary Fire Department can obtain an application between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Dec. 13.
Completed forms must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. At that time, applicants must also provide a copy of a valid driver’s license, a driver’s history from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a high school diploma or proof of GED.
Requirements are that applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 35 with a high school diploma or GED equivalent. A conviction for a Class A misdemeanor or any felony automatically disqualifies a person from being hired.
Those who are hired must obtain an emergency medical technician license within six months of completing firefighter training.