Welcome to AfroFireHire! The site, created by a professional African-American
firefighter for African Americans, to offer information about how you
can become a professional firefighter!
There are many opportunities for employment for African Americans as professional firefighters throughout the United States.
trick to being successful is being knowledgeable of the steps, angles and requirements
you will need in preparing yourself to be competitive in the hiring
process. The process is not easy and is sometimes frustrating but the
rewards are great for those African Americans that desire to work in an
occupation with a history of honorable service to others.
AfroFireHire.com will offer information that will help you prepare and weave
through the process many departments use to offer employment, glean
through candidates and finally decide which candidates it will employ
as recruit firefighters.
AfroFireHire.com will also introduce you to resources that will help you find employment opportunities
available in the fire service.
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AfroFireHire.com Core Values - "Education, Opportunity and Execution"
- the preparation needed to compete successfully
Opportunity - searching for and
embracing the event
Execution - the effort required to perform competitively
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Lester A. Fuzell, Sr.
CEO & Administrative Career Consultant
My name is Lester A. Fuzell, Sr. You might ask what makes me qualified to give you advise on how to pursue your desire to become a professional firefighter? I began my career at 16 years old as a Fire Explorer with the Orange County Fire Department (California). After a short stint with the California Department of Forestry, I was employed by a large metropolitan California County Fire Department at 18 years old! Of note is that my oral interview score was 100%!
My thirty four years of career service include time as a firefighter, Explorer adviser, firefighter/paramedic, fire inspector, arson investigator, engineer, fire captain, firefighter candidate interviewer and personnel background investigator.
I have successfully coached and mentored many young men and women who have shared the same desire, as you, and who have gone on to become professional firefighters.
When I started, there was no one to guide me as to how to look for a position or how to complete or submit an application. I learned through trial and error the importance of networking and appearance. I developed a method of research and tracking that proved useful in seeking out and competitively seeking the jobs that we're out there. I also developed some other methods that kept me in the know.
It is said that knowledge is power. Information gives you some degree of knowledge, but all the information in the world is of no use to you if you don't understand it and you are not guided how to use it to your benefit. The trick is to take the information you learn and put it to use.
I am confident that the information offered in AfroFireHire.com as well the direction I offer to you will help define your objectives and may help you realize your goal of becoming a professional firefighter.
You can contact me by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or at (661) 728-8250.
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From the streets to the firehouse, the message is the same!
Make sure you install working smoke detectors in your home
and regularly change the batteries!
The information offered in AfroFireHire is meant as an aid to help candidates interested in a career as a professional firefighter. None of the information provided in accompanying links is meant to imply that these parties guarantee that a candidate will be successful in being hired as a professional firefighter. AfroFirehire and Lester A. Fuzell, Sr. make no claims or guarantees that any information provided will guarantee employment as a professional firefighter and the information offered on AfroFireHire is advisory only