TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Fire Department was expecting some new hires to begin this year, but with a pandemic, things were put on hold.
Now many are waiting to start their new career path, we hear from one potential future firefighter about what it's like waiting to join the force. Firefighters
Shelby Mulcaire has been trying to become a Tulsa Firefighter since 2018.
The end of the road was going to be sometimes this spring, but the coronavirus changed that.
Mulcaire began the written test to join the Tulsa Fire Department in October of 2018.
Following that test, and several other steps to complete the application process, she was forced to start over after failing one round of interviews.
After retaking the test, and all other steps, two tears later she has one last thing to complete before joining the team, and the coronavirus out a hold on her dream.
“The waiting, the unknowing, it’s like are they even going to have a class? Are we even going to move froward, and for how long? Because everything is on hold, we literally don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,” Mulcaire said.
Although Mulcaire has a job working with disabled elderly, she says it's been hard spending so much time training, studying, and preparing to pass several rounds of tests to become a Tulsa Firefighter.
But it's what she says she was called to do, so she doesn't plan on giving up, despite not knowing when things will pick back up.
Mulcaire explains, the hardest part of her process was the citizens panel where you interview in front of a panel of important people.
And although it's taken her nearly two years, she says its all worth it.
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