Staffing for fire department's CARES Program to expand

    Capital City Fire Rescue CARES Program Director Joe Mishler

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CARES Program operated by Capital City Fire Rescue plans to expand staffing after nearly two years of existence.

    Joe Mishler, who heads up the Community Assistance Response and Emergency Services program, said on Action Line that the positions are currently filled with emergency workers.  

    Those positions include one in the sleep off-center and a community paramedic.  Mishler said these will be full-time benefited positions.

    Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must possess an emergency trauma technician certificate.  Once hired Mishler said they will work with them to achieve an emergency medical technician certificate.
    He was asked what qualifications applicants must have going in.

    And beyond the minimum requirements, Mishler said the jobs will require applicants to exhibit a lot of patience since they will be dealing with repeat clients.

    Mishler said they hope to post the positions for application soon but the final go ahead for that is pending approval of the next budget by the Assembly since funding for the program is contained in that documents.



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