Bringing diversity to LAFD force

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A Los Angeles police and fire department recruitment event aims to interest more minorities and women in joining their ranks.
Los Angeles Times (California)

Alphonso Russ, 24, is so gung-ho about becoming a Los Angeles firefighter that he showed up Sunday at the police and fire departments' Black History Month Recruitment Exposition and Family Carnival to take yet another recruitment exam, just for practice.

Not only that, but it was the Police Department's test he took — not the Fire Department's — "just to see the variances," he said.

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