CFD says majority of firefighter applicants this year are Black, Hispanic
CHICAGO - Chicago’s first firefighters entrance exam since 2014 is drawing a diverse pool.
The department says it has nearly 8,200 applicants and more than half are Black or Hispanic.
Officials say once the application period closes on October 17, and a lottery will be used to select about 4,500 test takers.
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The entrance exam will be held in December, with plans for exams to be held every two years after that.