BCFD Capt. discusses firefighter qualifications as applications open

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BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. – Bernalillo County Fire Department is seeking brave, community-minded men and women to join their firefighting force.

Applicants must be 18 years old, hold a valid driver’s license and have a national EMT-Basic certification, high school diploma or GED.

Anyone interested must also be physically capable to carry out all aspects of the job and must be ready to help at a moment’s notice, whenever needed.

The department requires a written test and a pack test, where candidates carry a 45-lb. pack and have to cover three miles in 45 minutes and 45 seconds.

Anyone who passes through the selection process will be named to the 20-week academy.

To apply, visit the Bernalillo County website.

Click the video above to view Joy Wang’s interview with BCFD Captain David Lujan.