Lynchburg Fire Department battling firefighter shortage

  • Source: WSET-TV ABC 13
  • Published: 04/19/2017 01:14 PM

The Lynchburg Fire Department (LFD) reports that it needs replacements. Officials say getting the younger folks fired up to apply for jobs is a big challenge. "I think every kid you ever talk to says, 'I want to be a firefighter. I want to be a firefighter,' and I grew up and got to be a firefighter and it is a great job," said Lynchburg firefighter, Steve Ripley. LFD recruits are part of an 18-week firefighter academy to fill 10 vacancies in the department.


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