If you’re looking for a career change, you may not have to look further than the Shreveport Fire Department. SFD is holding an open house and recruitment event this Saturday, January 13th, 2018, from 10 AM- 1 PM at the Shreveport Fire Training Academy.

According to the department, firefighters and staff will be available to talk to interested applicants and the public about personal experiences and what it’s like working for SFD. Firefighters from some of SFD’s specialized units will also be at the event to talk to prospective applicants about what it takes to become a firefighter, and applicant’s will get to see the “inner workings” of the training academy.

The Shreveport Fire Training Academy is located at 6440 Greenwood Road. The department asks that interested applicants bring their high school diploma (or equivalent), birth certificate, and ID. The department says that you must be between the ages of 18 and 29 to be considered. According to the department’s Facebook page, the starting salary is $2,603 per month.

SFD says that current Emergency Medical Technicians, A-EMTs, and Paramedics are highly encouraged to apply.