The Valdosta Fire Department has partnered with the Georgia Department of Labor to host a Public Safety Career Expo, on Tuesday, April 12, from 12-3 p.m., at Valdosta Fire Station No. 1. The event preps citizens who are interested in learning more about careers in the Public Safety field.
A few dozen local and state public safety agencies will be featured at the Expo. Public safety representatives will be present from local and state fire and police departments, EMS, the 9-1-1 Emergency Call Center, the Georgia Department of Labor, as well as from local colleges and universities who have educational programs that provide training in these fields. Expo attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes, as several participating agencies will be accepting job applications.
Attendees will also have a first-hand opportunity to see what the public safety career field entails through several static displays and work-related demonstrations. The Georgia Search and Rescue and Valdosta Police Department Mobile Command Units will also be on site to demonstrate some tactical and rescue tools used in real-life scenarios.
The VFD hosted a successful Fire Services Career Expo in 2014; however, this year the department wanted to expand the event to include career opportunities for all public safety fields.
This event is open to the public and is free of charge. To learn more information, contact Administrative Battalion Chief Johnny Henry at 229-333-1837.