City of Ocean Springs hiring first responders

The City of Ocean Springs is hiring police officers and firefighters.

News 25’s Lorraine Weiskopf stopped by the Ocean Springs Fire Department and spoke with firefighters about what being a first responder means to them.

Ocean Springs Firefighter Adam Johnson said, “I’ve worked for Ocean Springs Fire for four years now and every bit of those four years has been a great experience for me.”

If you’re debating becoming a first responder, talk with Johnson. “I like the most about firefighting is to go and give a helping hand to people that need it because that might be their worst day.”

Not only does he save lives, but he’s a part of a brotherhood like no other. “We have a great group of people here that we work with. We have a great group of people from the top to the bottom.”

Ocean Springs Firefighter Quinton Clark said, “It’s very close knit. People grow very close with each other working once every three days for a 24-hour period.”

Ocean Springs is testing future firefighters on October 1st. Be sure to submit your application to human resources before testing. Lt. Cole Broadus said, “You want to do something good for your community, good for yourself. Ocean Springs Fire Department is the place to do it. We’re a big happy family here.”

A big happy family and their unforgettable fire dog, Axe. “He keeps morale up around. He’s that warm face you want to see when you come into work, wagging his tail. That’s one of us. He’s a part of the brotherhood and we love him.”

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