Tenn. county to allow uncertified applicants to apply for 23 FF-EMT positions

In response to low staffing, the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency will provide training


By Leila Merrill

LEBANON, Tenn. —  The Wilson County Emergency Management Agency has decided to allow uncertified applicants to apply for 23 open firefighter-EMT positions, WTVF reported Thursday.

Wilson County temporarily closed some fire stations earlier this year because of low staffing.

The agency will provide training and require selected job candidates to obtain advanced EMT certifications within 18 months of being hired. They also must pass a physical test and complete firefighter recruit training.

"We’re basically starting over again, with a new curriculum. A lot of our administration a lot of our in-house instructors have worked very diligently to set this up. And we're looking very forward to seeing how this goes," said Colton Young a firefighter and EMT for Wilson County. He also is vice president of the Wilson County Firefighters Association.

Applications for the uncertified positions are open until Aug. 1.

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