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2020 997 1,655 2,652
2014 918 1,487 2,405
2013 975 1,775 2,475
2012 990 1,545 2,645
2011 912 1,489 2,401
2010 918 1,540 2,458
2009 947 1,653 2,600
2008 1,006 1,639 2,645
2007 1,010 1,465 2,475

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Houston Fire Department offers financial incentives to recruits
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