August 18, 2011 |

EMT position down to 5 candidates

Up to five candidates will be interviewed for the Haines Volunteer Fire Department’s vacant full-time firefighter-EMT position, fireman Al Badgley said this week.

Badgley expects to have the new employee on the job by September. There were 10 applicants.

"Five (candidates) have gotten to the point where they’re going to be re-contacted to see if they’re still interested in interviewing," Badgley said Monday. "So far, three of the five have gotten back with us and are interested, but two of them have not."

The new hire would replace Tiffany Roles, who filled the position from November to July. The job description listed a starting wage of $18.81 per hour.