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    No I had to work so I didn't get a chance to. I'm planning on going down on Monday to pick the application up but I'll call HR before I leave to make sure the info is accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFD1FF View Post
    No I had to work so I didn't get a chance to. I'm planning on going down on Monday to pick the application up but I'll call HR before I leave to make sure the info is accurate.
    Can you please post as soon as you know? Iam trying to put in applications anywhere I can around here. My wife WILL NOT MOVE. lol. I have to find a fire job within 1.5 hours and all the counties around here are either on a hiring freeze or have ridiculous amounts of applicants so the pickins are slim! Thanks again. I appreciate the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westisbest View Post
    Advantages to Baltimore:
    1. they still let you go inside although the new fire chief is probably figuring out how to change that.
    2. You see a few more fires than suburban/urban counties but not much more.
    3. nice work schedule
    thats about it.
    Disadvantages:
    1. riding ambulances in a horrible ems system
    2. lot of broken down equipment
    3. old broken down buildings
    4. horrible training, no physicals or pt program
    5. epidemic laziness, lack of knowledge among employees
    6. infighting among different job classes
    7. cheating on promotional exams
    8. serious money problems
    You know this because you work there or are you just envious because you work in the county and wax your wagon thinking about the big one you had 2 years ago.
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    The Baltimore City Fire Department is pleased to announce the opening of the EMT Firefighter application process at the War Memorial Building.

    Information:
    The application process will be from June 8, 2009 to June 19, 2009. The hours of operation are as follows:
    • Monday – Thursday 9 am to 7 pm
    • Friday – Saturday 9 am to 3 pm

    There is also an application fee depending on residency. Please note the following:
    • Baltimore City Residents - $10
    • Non-Baltimore City Residents - $30
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    Quote Originally Posted by brozt316 View Post
    The Baltimore City Fire Department is pleased to announce the opening of the EMT Firefighter application process at the War Memorial Building.

    Information:
    The application process will be from June 8, 2009 to June 19, 2009. The hours of operation are as follows:
    • Monday – Thursday 9 am to 7 pm
    • Friday – Saturday 9 am to 3 pm

    There is also an application fee depending on residency. Please note the following:
    • Baltimore City Residents - $10
    • Non-Baltimore City Residents - $30
    brozt316 - thanks for the post. can you please tell me where you found this so I can check it out and get al the details? You da' man. Thanks again.

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    Dept E-mail, Chiefs Order
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    you work in bmore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonizzle View Post
    you work in bmore?
    Yes, fire away.
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    Safety record as far as LOD is excellent.

    Disease is possible anywhere, I am not aware of any Medics contracting a disease from exposure, however any healthcare worker is at risk.

    Larger dept, more opportunities.

    EMS major flaw is not enough medic units, 911 abuse, as in any major city.
    EMS is in the process of being reorganized.

    You are assigned suppression out of the academy (unless you request EMS), you are detailed as needed to the Medic, at most 4 consecutive shifts (1 trick)

    This is a new position that does not require ALS, I have not seen a salary yet.

    Shift: 2- 10hr days , 2 - 14hr nights = (1 trick) 4 days off, vacation option every 6th
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    Quote Originally Posted by brozt316 View Post
    Safety record as far as LOD is excellent.

    Disease is possible anywhere, I am not aware of any Medics contracting a disease from exposure, however any healthcare worker is at risk.

    Larger dept, more opportunities.

    EMS major flaw is not enough medic units, 911 abuse, as in any major city.
    EMS is in the process of being reorganized.

    You are assigned suppression out of the academy (unless you request EMS), you are detailed as needed to the Medic, at most 4 consecutive shifts (1 trick)

    This is a new position that does not require ALS, I have not seen a salary yet.

    Shift: 2- 10hr days , 2 - 14hr nights = (1 trick) 4 days off, vacation option every 6th
    so you only work suppression, no ems to begin?
    and is it 4 days straight? bmore county has that schedule - 4 on, 4 off.
    If you select ems, is it one or the other? or can you switch back and forth?

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    as it is posted on the city website. looks like you do have to pickup and return application in person. so that does let those out that live out of state or a good ways away. unless you can afford a flight or a drive just to turn in your application, plus the other many steps in the process that you would have to return for.

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    Does anyone know the rules for someone who is active duty military and wants to apply, I can't guarantee that I would be able to make it down for all portions of the hiring? I am stationed in NJ. Also, do EMT-B/FF ride in the medic units or are those Paramedics, how often are you rotated through the ambulance from suppression? Thank you for any info.
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    well, the rumors were confirmed today. I just got back from picking up my application. I had to go to three different stations because the first 2 either wouldnt answer the door or were out on calls. lol. but after much driving around, I found the 3rd one (of 40 something stations). They hooked me up with it right there on the spot.

    They give preference to residents of Baltimore and to veterans. The salary is $33,476 to $53,497. Applications have to be dropped off at the War Memorial Building by next Friday at 7pm.

    The big difference I see is that they have 5 CPAT sessions which are mandatory unless you go to the 1st one and sign a waiver.

    Also, I didn't realize this, but they have a notice in the application that it is illegal in MD to use a polygraph/lie detector. I didnt know that. Is this a new law?

    Anyways, good luck to everyone.

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    Any word on how many they plan on hiring?

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    the guys at the station couldn't (or wouldnt???) give me any details. The applications says you will be put on an eligible list for 2 years.

    It says you go through 1)written test, 2)interview, 3)CPAT. Then you get on the list. "as the need arises, you will be called to finish the hiring process - drug screen & physical exam" so I'm not sure what their intentions are right now.

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    EMT / FIREFIGHTER
    The Baltimore City Fire Department seeks confident, energetic and
    compassionate individuals for the position of EMT / Firefighter.

    EMT /Firefighter is an opportunity for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding
    career. Below is a list of the requirements and benefits for this great position.

    Complete and pass the following pre-employment & selection process:
    1. Completed Application
    2. EMT Firefighter Multiple-Choice Test
    3. Structured Interview
    4. Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
    5. Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)
    6. Medical Exam and Drug Test

    Benefits are the following:
    1. Competitive Salary
    2. Paid Training
    3. College Credits (when completed Fire Academy)
    4. Comprehensive Benefit Package
    5. Career Advancement Opportunities
    6. Retirement after 20 Years of Service

    Application packets may be picked up during the application period,
    June 8th thru 19th, 2009 at the following locations:
    1. Any Baltimore City Fire Station
    2. Any Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Career Center
    3. The Enoch Pratt Central Library
    4. Recreation & Parks Administrative Office
    5. Baltimore City Department of Human Resources

    EMT / Firefighter applications must be submitted by the applicant IN PERSON at
    the War Memorial Building located at 101 Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland from
    June 8 thru 19, 2009. Hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9a.m to 7p.m. and
    on Friday and Saturday from 9a.m. to 3p.m. If you have any questions, please
    call 1-800-520-3473

    There is also an application fee depending on residency. Please note the following:
    • Baltimore City Residents - $10
    • Non-Baltimore City Residents - $30
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    Does Baltimore give preference or extra pay to those with ALS?

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    Broz316, Actually I do work in the city. What would you say was misleading?

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    Why does Baltimore have 5 Cpat sessions? I've never heard of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merchan5967 View Post
    Why does Baltimore have 5 Cpat sessions? I've never heard of that.
    I was wondering the same things. That would be the first that I have heard of having to attend 5 CPAT sessions. Anyone with any info in regards to this?

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    so the application must be picked up in person but how about retuning, can it be mailed or does that need to be hand delivered too?

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    has to be turned in, in person, to the War Memorial Building by next Friday, the 19th. The building closes at 3pm on Fridays.

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    I was in Baltimore today. Turned in my application. There were 5-6 other people there filling out applications as well. Seems like there will be a lot of people applying, but I guess that isn't different from any other test. I visited a couple stations and they were all very polite and showed me and my friends around.

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    Is anyone here familiar with the process, as far as length of time for entire process? and length in between steps?

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