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Fire Captain Jason Shanley

Fire Captain Jason Shanley

Join host Chris Baker and guest Fire Captain Jason Shanley, Recruitment Officer for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department as they discuss the various recruitment programs, including Brothers United, a group of African American firefighters in San Diego, California, the Women's Fire Prep Academy (WFPA) and Girls Empowerment Camp. During this episode, they also discuss the 2022 Fire Recruit recruitment and an overview of the entry-level firefighter hiring process for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Fire Captain Jason Shanley

"If you don't see it it's hard for you to know that you can be it."

Fire Captain Jason Shanley is a veteran of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, with more than 21-years of experience. He currently serves as the first-ever dedicated Recruitment Officer. The goal of the SDFD Recruitment Office is to have a department that mirrors the diversity of the City they serve.


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How SDFD's recruiter is trying to diversify their ranks

San Diego Fire Department recruiter Captain Jason Shanley reminds people all the time, "If you don’t see it it’s hard for you to know that you can be it."

Brothers United:

Women's Fire Prep Academy: 

Girls Empowerment Camp: 

 Photo Credits: Girls Empowerment Camp | Instagram

Photo Credits: SDFD Girls Empowerment Camp | Instagram


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