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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        June 1, 2005






The deadline has been extended for signing up for a City-sponsored workshop aimed at women who might be considering careers as fire fighters.


The free, four-hour workshop, “Can You Take the Heat?” will be held on June 11.


Two sessions will be held, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fire Department training center. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, access and click on the link “Women in Firefighting Workshop,” or call 527-5571. Reservations must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2005.


The workshop aims to encourage women to apply for fire fighter jobs with the City. The city will be accepting applications for fire fighter recruits -- from June 12 through June 16 -- for the first time in more than three years.


The workshop is sponsored by the Honolulu Fire Department, Department of Human Resources and Department of Community Services-Oahu WorkLinks.





Media contact:  


            Kenneth Nakamatsu, director of Human Resources, 523-4809


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

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