Thousands turn out for civil service exam with hopes of becoming Houston firefighter

March 13, 2013 4:41:12 PM PDT
A few thousand people turned out Wednesday with the hopes of becoming a Houston firefighter.

According to the Houston Fire Department, about 2,000 applicants were hoping make it to through one the first phases of becoming a firefighter by taking the civil service exam and earn one of the top scores to move to the next phase.

Applicants, who took the exam Wednesday morning, had to be between 19 and 36 years of age, with at least 60 hours of college credit or two years of full-time active military service.

For additional information about becoming a Houston firefighter and the recruitment process, you can visit

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