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Making Successful Connections at the NW Youth Careers Expo


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Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Recruiter, Terry Foster, attended the NW Youth Careers Expo on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center with the goal of making successful connections with high schools students interested in learning more about firefighting as a career. This opportunity was hosted by Portland Workforce Alliance and Total Event Connection and geared toward students interested in learning more about careers in the metals, construction healthcare, technology/arts and general manufacturing industries or who are interested in learning key work readiness and job seeking skills.

The Careers Expo was a great way for students to discover exactly what qualifications are required to become a Portland Firefighter. Students were able to shake hands, meet, and speak one-on-one with PF&R’s Recruiter, walking away with information and a better sense the exciting opportunities available at PF&R.  Students were also invited to climb the ariel ladder of PF&R's reserve fire ladder truck with the help of a harness and two firefighters.

As PF&R’s Recruiter, Terry Foster is tasked with recruiting and educating potential firefighter applicants about PF&R’s benefits, jobs, and advancement opportunities.  Terry is active in the community, networking and attending job fairs to provide potential applicants with information and address any questions or concerns. Terry plays a critical role in ensuring that Portland Fire is hiring the best possible candidates.

May 11, 2010


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