The City of Rockford announced they are going to begin accepting applications very soon via their website.

The positions they're hiring for are firefighter/paramedic and the process will start on Friday, February 1.

The city is asking anyone interested in the position needs to fill out a job interest card in order to receive details regarding the application process.

According to the Rockford Fire Department, starting annual pay is just a shade over $50,000 annually.

Not too bad, when you consider most young kids dream of being a firefighter. If it's always been a dream to fight fire for a living there's no better time than now to make it happen.

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