Hundreds brave elements for chance at firefighter job
Paul Kang, right, and B.J. Scoggins pass the time while waiting in line early Tuesday morning outside the Veterans' Memorial Center for the chance to apply for a job with the Davis Fire Department. Job seekers began lining up as early as 5 a.m. Monday. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Suffering through frigid temperatures while waiting in long lines at odd hours this time of year is normally reserved for those willing to brave chaotic shopping sprees.
But the men and the handful of women who were lined up outside the Veterans' Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Tuesday morning weren't looking for a great deal on a TV. They were looking for a job with the city's Fire Department.
"I came here for this, so I don't mind waiting if I've got to wait all day," said Dariuss Rodriguez, a prospective firefighter from Fresno who arrived Tuesday just after 5 a.m. Continue Reading