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Kansas City, Kansas, fire department seeks minority recruits


January 29, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City, Kansas department is making changes to improve its recruitment of minority and female candidates after the latest class of recruits did not meet its inclusion goals, Chief Michael Callahan said.

The department received a $2.3 million grant last year to add 18 firefighters. The initial pool of candidates included 48% minority or female candidates but when the candidates were selected after written, physical and background checks, only 32% were minorities and none were female, Callahan said Thursday in a news release.

In response, the department pla...

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