First Ever King County Diversity & Recruitment Workshop is December 11
Published on November 09, 2021
Interim Communications Program Manager
The First Ever King County Diversity and Recruitment Workshop is Saturday, December 11
KIRKLAND, Wash. - The King County Fire Chiefs Association Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee has been working over the past year to develop a Diversity and Recruitment Workshop program. The workshops are designed to help potential firefighter applicants navigate the hiring process and are geared towards improving the diversity of our applicant pool and workforce.
So often people learn about and gain their desire for a fire service career through others they know in the profession, but many others in our communities may not be aware of the benefits and rewards of the profession nor envision themselves in the role. Additionally, they may feel the process to getting hired presents too many obstacles and challenges. Through these workshops, the King County Fire Chiefs Association Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee aims to show potential applicants that becoming a firefighter/EMT in King County is a viable career option. The workshops are open to anyone at least 16 years of age, and are geared towards recruiting members of the BIPOC community, LGTBQIA+, women, limited English speaking communities or those with no prior fire service experience.
Fire departments across the County will rotate to host the semi-annual workshops. The first Diversity and Recruitment Workshop will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., hosted by the Bellevue Fire Department (workshop located at Bellevue City Hall). The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 1. King County EMS is providing complimentary lunch and refreshments for the day.
For more information, and to register, visit: https://www.kingcountyfirechiefs.org/king-county-diversity-and-recruitment-workshop-event-registration/.