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    Way to go!


    Yeah we tested in Oct 08. I got my interview letter in Jan 09. and about a week later i got the letter about the freeze a week later. When i tested they told us they were looking at 30-60 to hire in 09. I am just hoping to get this job so i can move on down. Any news on hiring please keep me updated


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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyShroyer View Post
    Yeah we tested in Oct 08. I got my interview letter in Jan 09. and about a week later i got the letter about the freeze a week later. When i tested they told us they were looking at 30-60 to hire in 09. I am just hoping to get this job so i can move on down. Any news on hiring please keep me updated
    I'll keep you posted if I hear anything on the streets or in the media (for what that's worth). Curious if the "freeze" will freeze the previous eligible list or if it'll expire. Not sure how that works. Know there weren't many on it, but HR said from the get go people are eligible for 2 classes. Guess time will tell. Best of Luck!

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    soaring eagle...are you a member of Savannah Fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fptacin View Post
    soaring eagle...are you a member of Savannah Fire?

    No....live/work nearby. Went through the process prior to the last one.

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    Has anyone heard on the lastest with Savannah?? I got an e-mail in jan. saying congratulations on meeting min requirements, and then a week later another e-mail saying the hiring process has been postponed. I'm about to be a father in July, and dont know if I should stay put or hold out for savannah. Problem is my current department is terrible. I wont bore everyone with the details, but lets just say you are promoted based on your relatives. I got my EMT national cert in sept using my time and paying extra for people to cover my shift, and no raise. I also completed NPQ hazmat tech on my time and no raise. In fact, my dept gives across the board raises and does not go by evals. Everyone automatically gets the same. We have done no training since Aug of 08 ( eveyones CPR has expired) and now our chief ( who is 1st cousins with the city councilman, and that is how he went from driver to chief) has all shifts building and remolding him a new office. I'm talking sanding, painting, hanging sheetrock.... not kidding. This has been ongoing for 5 weeks now. So any inside info would help. Also... any info about savannah southside fire rescue? Would like to apply with them also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman311 View Post
    Has anyone heard on the lastest with Savannah?? I got an e-mail in jan. saying congratulations on meeting min requirements, and then a week later another e-mail saying the hiring process has been postponed. I'm about to be a father in July, and dont know if I should stay put or hold out for savannah.
    First, congrats on the new arrival!

    Second, I haven't heard anything about future classes as well so if anyone has please share! From what I've heard, and read it seems like the city is wanting all departments to hold off on hiring for the time with the current decrease in tax revenue the city has faced. Hopefully things will pick up!

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    from what i was told it is a city wide. i too am waiting. my source told me that it is trying to happen in june. if not it could be anytime from june-jan. But they will hire, its just when the city says they can hire. i myself am living in Ohio and trying to move to sav. but i cant do it unless i get this job so it sucks sitting around waiting but it will be worth the wait.

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    Dare I ask, what's the word from the historic city of Savannah? Anybody heard anything. Still curious if my list (from '07) is still active or just last test.

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    Yeah it's not looking good from what I'm seeing...

    Haven't heard anything from the department except when I call every now and then and get the " oh, we're still waiting on the budget.... blah blah blah."

    I'm getting tired of waiting around.
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    Rumor mill is getting funny now. Well we need people, tons of OT out there. But, the problem is with the budget and other things that wont start making sence till your on for about a year. Trust me. Things can go several ways at this time. With the new SAFER grant I do not see why we can't hire soon with the presumtion that we apply for the grant. It's looking like we need 25 people and counting. Three people turned in their 2 weeks in the last few days alone. Retirements are happining too. My year mark on the floor is coming up next week and I would like to see some others coming in. I don't know the financials of the Department but hopefully we build in these times so we will be stronger during the good times.
    As, far as South Side "Fire" and EMS...Rumors are that they are hurting. Shutting down a 24Hr meat wagons. Old rigs with high milage. Sooner or later if Savannah holds out, well take it all. Times for them are worse, so I've heard. Anyway, keep burnem down guys.
    Anyway, good luck guys. If I hear anything I'll post it.

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    Thanks for the info...
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    Currently the City of Savannah is doing a good job "maintaining" during these tough times. As most of you know the Public Safety Departments are the last to be touched, which is good news. We've heard rumors of a class of 25 next year and up to 60. This will be due to attrition and the possibility of having 2-3 stations coming online next year.

    This month the department is taking delivery of 3 new engines. In the last 4 years the department has replaced 10 of 14 1st due engines, 4 of 5 trucks companies and both rescues. Also multiple support vehicles have been replaced on continual basis.

    The construction of replacement stations for 5 & 11 are going to be getting underway soon.

    We will soon be pushing the issue of staffing on apparatus. The current staffing is 4 on the majority of engines. Our goal will be 4 on all engines, trucks and rescues. We'll see how that works.

    I urge you all to always check our union website at www.iaff574.org

    The website is updated almost daily with pics, stats and runs.

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    Thanks for the information to the both of you. Am curious who will be getting the new Sutphens? Assume 9 for sure.

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    E-8, E-3, E-9 from what we know

    Where do you work now Soaring Eagle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by platypus View Post
    E-8, E-3, E-9 from what we know

    Where do you work now Soaring Eagle?
    Thanks for the info. Won't take long to get broke in at those three locations.

    I'm actually on a meat wagon about an hour inland. Went through the '07 process and said last Fall that there were a few from that list that will get offers first. Not sure if that's still the case or if the "freeze" will extend it. Was unable to test last round for a personal matter and thought for sure would have hired more by now finishing up my list. You just never know with the current economy though. Hopefully things will pick up for the ones who just tested. Best of Luck!

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    Thanks for the info again...

    Here's a good question...

    If and when the freeze is over. Do they pick up where they left off in the process?

    Like in my case where I passed the written exam back in late 08 and the CPAT then I was scheduled for a interview then the freeze started.
    Would I have to start the process over again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirefighterPEP View Post

    Like in my case where I passed the written exam back in late 08 and the CPAT then I was scheduled for a interview then the freeze started.
    Would I have to start the process over again?
    No way you'll have to start over. The '07 process is the one that has most likely expired. With that said though, the last class finished up a previous list as well. Just hang in there and something is bound to happen.

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    Good to know. Thanks bud.
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    From what i was told is that it will start right back up. Thats what im hoping for atleast im on the 08' list and i am really looking forward to moving to savannah.

    I will be in town ealy sept. so i will stop in at station 3 like i always do to see whats new. If i hear anything i will post. I've been waiting to move to Savannah for almost 2 years now, really wish this damn economy hadn't of screwed me.

    Good luck all and Thanks for the Info.

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    Default ANy New Word on Savannah??

    I just got a letter from South Side FD informing me that they are hiring. I'm still trying to hang in there for Savannah fire rescue and wanted to know if any new info is out there? I tested for Savannah back in Oct. 08 and received the email in jan 09 about the hiring freeze. Any input would be helpful!!

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