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So you want to be a firefighter

  • Charles City resident Samantha Lines, then age 22, takes part in the firefighter agility test in 2017, the last time the department opened the test up to the public. The test will again be offered to anyone interested, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the fire station. Press file photo

  • Charles City firefighter candidate Samantha Lines, 22, does a body drag, accompanied by Charles City firefighters during the agility test. Press photo by Thomas Nelson.

  • Charles City volunteer firefighter Doug Cross directs candidate Cole Schmidt, 33, through the agility course. Press photo by Thomas Nelson.

  • Charles City firefighter candidate Cole Schmidt, 33, works on a simulated roof with a sledge hammer and attempts to knock the simulation down one inch. Press photo by Thomas Nelson.

  • Charles City firefighter candidate Mitch Humphrey, 31, pulls a fire hose to attach to a fire hydrant. Press photo by Thomas Nelson.

  • Charles City firefighter candidate Jan Rasing, 50, does a body drag during an agility test for the Charles City Fire Department Monday night. Press photo by Thomas Nelson.

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