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?
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.
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.
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.
Any word on how many they plan on hiring?
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.
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
There is also an application fee depending on residency. Please note the following:
• Baltimore City Residents - $10
• Non-Baltimore City Residents - $30
Does Baltimore give preference or extra pay to those with ALS?
Broz316, Actually I do work in the city. What would you say was misleading?
Why does Baltimore have 5 Cpat sessions? I've never heard of that.
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?
has to be turned in, in person, to the War Memorial Building by next Friday, the 19th. The building closes at 3pm on Fridays.
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.
Is anyone here familiar with the process, as far as length of time for entire process? and length in between steps?
well I'm coming from PA wednesday to grab my application and then go drop it off. I'm planing on getting the application from one of the firehouses anyone know of any good houses or anyone on here at a station on wednesday. i wouldn't mind getting a tour or two. Ive been down to bmore before and love the city its a really nice place and any more info on the hiring process than what has been already posted would be great. good luck to everyone!
Try the Steadman station (Lombard & Eautah *not sure on spelling* ) streets, i went down this past friday and walked in and grabed mine in less than 5 mins. I will be making the trip back down wensday to deliver mine.
how is the application? by that i mean would i need to bring any info from former employers places ive lived etc or is it just name, address and ssn? I'm driving down in the next couple days to do mine and i dont want to be caught un aware.
yes yes i see eveyone says they are going to drop it off at later dates. what do you need to have/bring with youuu. Thanks!
If you're planning on filling out the application down there it would be easiest just to go straight to the War Memorial Building at 101 N. Gay Street as they have them there. You'll need driver's license info, fire and/or ems certs if you have them (bring copies), information from current employer and previous employer including address, phone number, supervisor, etc. I think that's pretty much it. It's only a two page application. Also bring $30 cash for the application fee if you don't live in the city because they'll send you across the street to city hall to pay it after you turn in your application. There's a parking garage right next to the War Memorial Building where you can park for $4.
The written exam is August 22. After that there will be an interview. After the interview is the CPAT orientation, mentorship sessions which will last at least 8 weeks, two CPAT practice sessions and then the actual CPAT. After the CPAT is the background investigation and the medical exam is the last step.