Large turnout for SFFD jobs

SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday was the first day to return job applications. This process is only done about every four years, due to the sheer volume of applicants.

Fourteen-thousand applications were previously sent out which must be hand-delivered within the next few days.

"I got laid off a month ago. I heard about the fire department hiring. It's a childhood dream. I'm from the East Coast and I came out here 10 years ago and saw my first Asian firefighter and I said, 'Wow, we can be firemen, too," said applicant Troy Tran.

The department isn't hiring right now, so the applications will be processed and the jobs will be filled when they become available.

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