BCFD Capt. discusses firefighter qualifications as applications open
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.