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    yeah same with me im all done . i can understand if they stop testing but once you pass the poly they should not freeze you thats crazy. well i hope i hear something soon

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    I called in today to see where I stood in the process. I was informed that they are having a hiring freeze and that all the people that have completed most of the process will be placed in a hiring pool and then possibly called when they start hiring again.

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    I called up today to see where I stood in the hiring process. They told me that they are having a hiring freeze and that the remaining applicants will be placed in a hiring pool. She said they will call from the hiring pool when they decide to hire again.

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    well called today and got a straight answer ocfrd is now under a hiring freeze theyre last interviews for this process will be the 6th and 7th of jan they are not sure how many or who but if you dont get called by then you will be put in a pool for the next in line

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    Guess my information was correct.

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    well, if your a medic, and you're done with the process, I would think you have a good shot. I'm sure all of you that went through the process realized how desperate they were for medics. This is the first time they have given preference to medics from my understanding.

    i called yesterday and was told something along the same lines. I was told by human resources they will be calling people for interviews next week. Good luck to all of you!

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    That's what they told me as well yesterday, that all remaining applicants will be placed in a pool. I've completed the interview but still have the medical and psych. left, and they told me I will be placed in the pool.

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    What if you're FF/EMT? Anyone know if they'll be hiring any if they're done with the process. Or if it's just Medics right now.

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    did any one get a call i called the head of hiring charles welch he told me that 12 got hired out of 64 there were going to hire they are not bringing anyone else on until mayor says otherwise they are going to cut down on manpower going from 4 man engines to 3 and they might try to bring on 20 more in april but they have to justify it and its a very little try

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    I haven't heard from Orange County in weeks. I got all the way through the Chief interview. I called when I heard about the hiring freeze and they said I would be placed on a list for when they open up hiring again.

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    I received my eligibility list letter a few weeks back. Basically saying I'll be on the list until the end of the year. I called and she told me the next thing would be my psych test. They're just waiting to hear when the can hire again. She said it could be soon or could be 6 months from now. Did anyone else get their letter ?

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    Yea I got the same letter. Hopefully they'll be hiring before the end of the year, or else we'll be doing the whole process over again.

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    yeah i also got the letter now its just a waiting game

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    yup...same here...got the letter and have eligibility till Dec. 2009...good luck to all of us...i have good hopes that they'll be opening up soon.

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    Anybody heard any news as of the hiring situation? I checked out the county site today and noticed they had an opening for Battalion Chief and Lieutenant. I spoke to one of the ladies that works at the headquarters office a few weeks ago and she made it sound like they won't consider hiring any FF until at least October. Just curious if anybody had any different information.
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    I haven't heard anything as far as if or when they would be hiring..... but I did hear a rumor that they might be waiting to see what happens with orlando fd. And if they end up laying them off then they would bring on some of those guys. Don't know what truth there is to that but that's all I heard. Still keeping my fingers crossed.... hopefully get a call before the end of the year. Is there a way to find out where you rank on the list?
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    Hopefully Orlando FF's will be able to keep their jobs, I'd hate to see that many jobs cut. I'm not sure if the waiting list is ranked or not, I'd be interested to find out though. I don't see how they could go very long without hiring, between promtions, retirees and people getting fired.

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    everything we hear is obviously based on rumors...so im going to throw one out that i heard from within the source....has anybody heard of orange picking up the guys that ended at the chief interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie4072000 View Post
    everything we hear is obviously based on rumors...so im going to throw one out that i heard from within the source....has anybody heard of orange picking up the guys that ended at the chief interview?

    can't tell ya how true that is, but heres something I was told also. My buddy works for OCFRD, and told me his battalion chief was going to training for the next 5 months. He was going to the training division for the next 5 months, specifically for the planned new hires, and to get the new hires trained. His battalion told him All the battalions had a meeting with Chief Plaugher, and Chief said that there are 72 vacansies in the department, of which up to 60 will be filled. Orientation I was told also may be cut from 4 weeks, down 2 weeks. I was told the department wants OT GONE, and wants to fill these vacancies. Supposively, the hiring process is/was supposed to open back up at the end of July. Now, I'm not sure if this is 60 firefighter/EMTS or medics. From what he told me, he said medics.

    This is purely speculation, and I'm not trying to get everyone all excited over nothing, but I figured I would share what I heard, from what I consider, a reliable source. I WOULD NOT call up HR or recruitment etc and ask questions about anything I posted, because I doubt they would tell you anything, or would know anything at all. But like everything, until you see it on Orange County's website, take everything with a grain of salt. Good luck guys

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    thx for the response back...yeah...im just praying really hard that they will pick up a lot of guys...speculations just make your mind go crazy....everybody is anxious to get with a department....good luck to all of us.

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    I hear ya...sure would be nice to get that call before the end of this year ! I just heard they're looking to hire 50, but don't know when. They're also looking to build a new station. Hopefully its all true! Good luck fellas......

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    ... heard 40 from the grapevine ... shame the grapevine number is shrinking ....

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    Found this article online, the way they're talking I don't see how they could hire anybody..

    http://www.wftv.com/news/20130418/detail.html

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    spoke with someone in human resource and stated that they are waiting for a grant hearing to hopefully start hiring in october.

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    I'm sure everybody got the same E-Mail I did. It's nice to hear something from them, hopefully they will hire in the next few months as possibly mentioned.

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