FDNY...EMT promotion to FDNY?
I have a question in regards to how an FDNY EMT can be promoted to a Fire Figther. I understand FDNY EMTs take a promotional exam, not the open competitive exam that the public would take. Do you know how often the promotional exams are given? Also, after you take the exam, and assuming you do well, when do you become eligible for promotion? Do they start pulling from the promotion list for the academy right away? For instance, I see there is a promotion to FF exam being held October 2008, do you get added to the current/active eligible list? I'm thinking they take from the promotion list that would come from the Oct 2008 test before the open list (now 6019) when trying to fill an academy class? But that's just what I've inferred from what I could find on these forums. Thanks.
*btw I understand the negative stigma behind going this route, not saying I am, just looking for information on the topic.