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    I'm excited as well, just keep in mind the email said the city is not guaranteeing a class of this list. I'm assuming they are getting things ready in case a last minute "deal" comes through and they can run a class, better to be ahead than behind.


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    I've been told, I think the last class that graduated in 09 was based off of a second list. The original first list was passed over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MkRacer220 View Post
    I know the last class that graduated in 09 was based off of a second list. The original first list was passed over.
    WTF are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MkRacer220 View Post
    I've been told, I think the last class that graduated in 09 was based off of a second list. The original first list was passed over.
    The last class that graduated was based off of the test in 2008. There was one list generated and one class came off the list. The list has since expired. There was no second list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarnyTheKid View Post
    The last class that graduated was based off of the test in 2008. There was one list generated and one class came off the list. The list has since expired. There was no second list.
    I must have heard wrong then. I heard the Chief didn't like anyone on the first list so he said to make another.

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    Considering the 4 in 10, rule, that would be unnecessary... The Chief only picks 4 out of every 10 people (simplified), leaving 6 people with higher scores to sh*t in their hat

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    deleted...Carney explains it better then I ever could
    Last edited by XU2414; 03-30-2010 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XU2414 View Post
    SAFER grant was awarded to Cincy.......6.9 MIL. As long as the city approves it, I will offer good luck to you all in the process (as they resumed the old process). Its a great department to work for!!
    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story...Y5y4gijfA.cspx

    There's a link, probably one of many articles to come.

    For those of you in this process, the city is not REQUIRED to accept this grant but here is a little background info. This grant will pay 100 percent of salary and benefits for the firefighters hired with it for 2 years. If they accept the grant they are required to NOT LAYOFF for an additional year after so you would be safe for at least 3 years. There are classes in 80' and 81' that will have 8 years in the DROP in 2013 and 2014 (around 100 total FFs) respectively so your jobs would be safe even afterward.

    Once this grant is awarded the time frame for the 2 years starts ticking 90 days after the awarded date. So the faster Cincy moves, the better. I do not know the exact number but I believe they applied for 40 positions.

    It is my interpretation of the Grant that they must maintain a certain staffing level if they accept the grant. Therefore when people retire within the 2 year time frame they would have to hire more firefighters, people underneath you. Again that is my interpretation of it.

    In any case this is great news for the fire department as well as all of you in the process, good luck!

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    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...r+firefighters

    This article goes into a little more of why they may not use it and why.

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    Great to see articles in the paper about this! 40 positions.... my chance gets a little better.

    So nervous and excited and it's not even officially yes or no'd.

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    Carney, thanks for the updates, please keep them coming if you hear any further.

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    Found one too, but the dates are still not current.

    http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=12230656

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    Got the email about the oral board yesterday!!

    They will be scenario questions and you will have 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to present your answers to all the scenarios.

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    Would you happen to have any info on the Oral Board on hand to post? I dont have my packet so I have nothing to look at. My oral is scheduled for the 19th. Good luck everyone!

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    I have the oral board on the 22nd. Looks like there is still 600 people in the running, good luck all.

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    Mine is on the 22nd as well. I noticed in the first go around last summer my oral was scheduled on the first day and now it appears to be on the last day. Anybody have any insight on what determines the date and time of your oral. Maybe it's random...just curious....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronYork View Post
    Would you happen to have any info on the Oral Board on hand to post? I dont have my packet so I have nothing to look at. My oral is scheduled for the 19th. Good luck everyone!
    The email they sent out with your date on it has the details of the oral board. It's further down in the email. Here it is anyway for those just reading along:
    FIRE RECRUIT ORAL BOARD PROCESS INFORMATION

    Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted at the Oral Board

    The oral board portion of the Fire Recruit process is worth 30% of the total exam grade. You are not permitted to bring any materials to the oral board with you. You will be presented with written descriptions of the scenarios to be discussed. These scenarios will not require technical knowledge of fire-related work, since technical aspects of the job are learned in training.

    A monitor will take you to the preparation room. You will be presented with the scenarios to review. You will have a total of 10 minutes to read and prepare responses to the scenarios. A monitor will keep track of your time. You should be sure to read over each scenario before your preparation time is up. You may take notes during the preparation period and you may refer to your notes during your oral board appearance. A copy of the scenarios will be on the table in front of you in the interview room for reference.

    After the 10 minute preparation period, you will be escorted to the interview room. The oral board will be conducted by a panel of three Raters. You will have 10 minutes maximum to respond to all scenarios. A staff member will keep track of your time. It is up to you to give your best, most detailed oral response within the allotted time period. Manage your time wisely in order to effectively respond to the scenarios.

    The Raters will listen to your responses and evaluate your answers. As you talk, the Raters will be taking notes. Since this is an exam process, the Raters are not permitted to engage in any discussion with you. You will be rated on the content of your response, not the length of the response. Although you will not be required to use the full time allotted to respond to each scenario, you will not be allowed to exceed the time limit.

    To maintain exam security, you must turn in your notes at the conclusion of the interview. Your notes will not be reviewed by the panel or included in any scoring, but will be destroyed.

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a Cincinnati Firefighter. If you have any questions concerning the oral board, please call LaWanda Johnson at (513) 352-6219.
    581 names on the list.... I couldn't resist counting.

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    Just got back from the oral board.....my nerves are still shot!! I need a bottle of something to calm myself down!!

    Good luck to those who still have to go through it.

    I did notice that the guy from the city department was bored cause he kept looking out of the window.... that sucks.

    It says we shouldn't hear anything until the week of May 20th.

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    What kind of scenarios did you get?

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    I don't know if I'd feel right putting them up here: gives others who already went through it a disadvantage.

    If they change the scenarios every day then I'd be glad to post them. I will put them up here at the end of the week anyway just for future reference.

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