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LAFD recruit program suspended amid concerns of mismanagement, nepotism

The Los Angeles Fire Department’s recruitment program has been suspended following a Los Angeles Times article last month that revealed serious flaws in the system.

The Times found that thousands of candidates who passed a written test weren’t considered because their paperwork did not come in within the first 60 seconds of the filing period. The department also is wrestling with concerns about nepotism after data showed that one in five recruits in a training class are relatives of working firefighters.

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