The Amarillo Fire Department held it’s written exam this Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Center.
There were a total of 91 participates taking the test, with 53 passing grades.
Afterwards, those 54 candidates were asked to climb a 107′ aerial ladder and walk through a CPAT orientation.
According to the release, the candidates have up to eight weeks to complete the CPAT. If a candidate successfully completes the test, they will be called in for oral interviews. For the top finalists, last steps include a background check, a drug screen and a medical evaluation.
Officials said the fire department has 15 openings and are expecting more retirements to occur in the next year. While the final number of cadets have not been authorized by the city of Amarillo, the release said they are hoping to hire at least 20-24 firefighters
Officials expect the next academy to start in January and run for around six months.