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.