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  • Lt. Raul Castillo

    Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic Firefighters: An Interview With Lt. Raul Castillo

    09-19-11 -- In 1972, Lt. Raúl Castillo migrated with his family from Monterrey, Mexico to Northern Virginia. From 1976 to 1982, he served with the United States Navy as a “Hospital Corpsman,” and received an Honorable Discharge. Since 1982, Lt. Castillo has … Read More >

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  • Successfully Recruiting Diversity

    08-17-10 -- The Alexandria Fire Department’s recruit school has it most diverse class! The old adage in the stock market is buy low and sell high. The same is true in the real estate market. The investment challenge is to have resources … Read More >

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  • Alexandria fire department’s recruit school has it’s most diverse class

    08-15-10 --

    The soft job market is a great time to build relationships, reaching out to people who may never have considered a career in the fire service. This is exactly what the Alexandria Fire Department did.

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  • Richmond Session of Recruiting & Retaining Diversity in The Fire Service™

    07-14-10 -- On Thursday, June 17th, Fire Chief Robert Creecy of the City of Richmond’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services hosted a session of Recruiting & Retaining Diversity in The Fire Service. Afton Chemical Corporation, which is located overlooking the James … Read More >

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  • Focus on Leadership – Adam Thiel

    10-09-09 -- Adam Thiel is the fire chief for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Adam is a thought leader—one who enlivens old processes with new ideas. The qualities that make Adam a thought leader were acknowledged by Governor Mark Warner back in … Read More >

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