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LAFD seeks women for first new firefighter hires in 5 years (Photos)

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Al Perez of the LAFD Legal Liaison Unit helps applicant JJ Edgmon put on a helmet before her first practice try of the Candidate Physical Ability Test. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Los Angeles Fire Department is hiring new firefighters for the first time in five years. There are 13,000 applicants, but fewer than 150 will attend the academy. KPCC's Hayley Fox says the LAFD hopes many of those accepted will be women.

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