At NJ Fire Dept., Veterans Go to Head of Line

 
 
Posted Tuesday, November 12th 2013 @ 9am  by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Unemployment is a big problem for veterans, so New Jersey's North Hudson Fire Department is doing what it can to help: The department has hired 43 veterans this year, and the fire chief says he plans to hire 10 to 20 more in the near future. The vets who are now firefighters tell NPR that the job is a great fit: They love being able to put their "adrenaline junkie" genes to use in the name of public service, and say that the support they find among their fellow firefighters is key.

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