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Re: Firefighters in Atlanta

An e-mail:

My brother is a Firefighter from Royal Oak, Michigan and I believe he may be one of those in Atlanta. When I spoke with him on Monday, he said they were well aware that they would be in Atlanta for a few days and may just be doing paperwork. The primary reason FEMA was looking for Full-Time Firefighters was because many of them had to go through complete FBI background checks prior to joining their department. If FEMA would take any other individuals or Firefighters that did not have the background checks, they would have to wait weeks before getting them to work. By using these individuals, they can streamline the training process (it is supposed to be 2 days) and then get them where they need to be sooner than anyone else.


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