Mobile Fire-Rescue talks training recruits and retention issues

  • Source: WPMI-TV NBC 15 Mobile
  • Published: 08/12/2022 12:00 AM

Mobile Fire Rescue is in the process of training new recruits. They invited the media to tag along and see the stress the recruits are put through before they can wear the uniform. And while getting recruits is not the problem for Mobile Fire-Rescue, they tell us retention is. These new recruits are learning some tough lessons. They’re being put through the ringer, on their way to becoming the men and women you’ll rely on in an emergency. “Just the hard work and the service, that’s what I want to do. It makes a difference. I want a career that matters,” says recruit Jamad Smith. And these recruits were giving it their all. But getting recruits isn’t a problem for Mobile Fire Rescue. Retention is.


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