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Apache Junction and Gold Canyon fire district hires two firefighters

Apache Junction and Gold Canyon fire district hires two firefighters

by Apache Junction Independent

The Superstition Fire and Medical District has hired two new firefighters – Zachary Leon and Trenton McMinn.

In August the district announced internally that it would be conducting a testing process and establishing an eligibility list for firefighter positions. Internal candidates included part-time transportation personnel who work on the district’s ambulances and members of the district’s volunteer staff, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of emergency services and operations, said in a press release.

“Interested candidates who met the minimum qualifications for firefighter were scheduled for a testing process. First, candidates were required to pass a written exam with a minimum score of 75 percent. Following the written exam, the top 12 scoring candidates were then scheduled to attend an intern academy held at our Training Center Aug. 28-29. The intern academy is designed to test the candidates abilities to ‘think on their feet’ through challenging situations, determine their ability to work with others and to provide them an example of what the fire academy will be like, to assure they have an understanding of what the job entails,” Assistant Chief Ochs said.

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