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    mlanz1, your insurance was higher in Cliffside park than Newark?? I need that insurance company cause when I moved from Somerset county to JC my NJM insurance tripled..literally. I should have moved to Newark.

    Your def right about the testing process and all the rumors you hear. I too made it through the last process and got on the list. Too bad JC never hired anyone from that list.

    Basically I tell everyone that wants to get on the job to continue with life in a career and take FD tests on the side, with the hopes of one day getting hired. I know plenty of people from JC to Paterson that lived there their entire life and has taken the test 2-3 times and never got hired. Try your best...what else can you do.


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    to all you guys that are on the current list for your city. Don't think that they couldn't or wouldn't postpone giving this new test. It doesn't matter that the apps are out and they are collecting them,there is a chance that this test is going to be postponed due to the lack of use of the current list. They will just collect the money and apps and push the test back. It has happened before and with christie wanting more government cuts I hear it may happen this way. Stay Positive.

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    hope ur right URBAN... I ACTUALLY HEARD THAT SOME TOWNS IN NJ, RECEIVED GRANTS TO DO SOME HIRING IN 2010 FROM THE CURRENT LIST.. GRANTS CAME FROM SOME SAFE POGRAM AND CHIEF PROGRAM.. FROM THE FEDS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    He had a residence... had bills going there.. the whole nine.

    But he was living somehwere else (and on the VFD there).
    What do they consider legitimately living in the city then? My situation: I want to go for Trenton FD, so my plan was before the end of the application filing period I was going to rent an apartment in Trenton and move there. Instead of renting an apartment though, a friend of my girlfriend's offered to rent me a room in his house in Trenton. I would actually be moving there (all my stuff in the room, address on my DL changed, bills going there, etc.) but I'd say atleast 3-4 nights of the week I'd probably end up staying at the gf's house. Are you saying they have investigators that will confront me about these couple days of the week and try to tell my I'm just "using" the address?? Also about VFD's, since its the beginning of the year I'd still be considered an active member at mine until the end of the year even though I wouldnt be active at all, will they use that against me?

    Just curious about all this cause I dont want to go through the time and money actually renting a place and living in Trenton and having them try to tell me I dont live there cause I may or may not be at that address every day or night, or that I'm still listed as "active" at my VFD till the end of the year regardless of whether im actually there or not.
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    to all of the people with residency questions, i am going to give you one answer and I am not trying to be smart. If you have questions about if what you "plan to do" is considered living in the jurisdiction ,then you ARE NOT living in the jurisdiction. Inner city candidates are going to be scurtinized to the fullest extent by the city investigators. If you want the job move to the city,give up your suburban life and live in the city. Don't let there be any question about it.
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    URBAN- My point exactly! If you want the job, make the sacrifice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanwarfare View Post
    to all of the people with residency questions, i am going to give you one answer and I am not trying to be smart. If you have questions about if what you "plan to do" is considered living in the jurisdiction ,then you ARE NOT living in the jurisdiction. Inner city candidates are going to be scurtinized to the fullest extent by the city investigators. If you want the job move to the city,give up your suburban life and live in the city. Don't let there be any question about it.
    I was on the last list, and let me tell you this is the ugly truth. Don't even think about getting an address and not live there. Not only do you have the city investigators but the interest groups/societies that will do their own personal investigations to pin you. All and i mean all the paid departments in the state require you to have residency in their jurisdiction to even show up on their list. If you don't you will be put on a general pool for new jersey which is the pine barrens. Along with living in the jurisdiction and actually getting on the city list, you actually have the privelage to practice at the PAT facilities, if you don't live in the area you can't practice. I am not sure if they are going to use the ERGOmetric testing again, but its all situational. I've taken the same test for Long Beach, CA and scored differently. So the employer can change the answers to meet their needs.




    Answer to the other question for academy classes, all the northern/central paid departments send their recruits to county academies specifically bergen county and middlesex county. No difference in training with volunteers and paid, if you do the day FF1/ff2 courses you will be in the same class as them. Its pretty simple and lax little to no PT-> lecture and practicals. From my experience, middlesex county offers a curriculum closer to Proboard standards(but not proboard certified). If you finish class early you are to report back to HQ (atleast for north hudson). My advice if you really want the job. Go out of the state.

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    Have you guys heard any truth to the rumor of them possibly regionalizing the departments to save money? I.E. Bayonne, Jersey City, etc. I have also heard that they actually may turn Bayonne into some sort of paid/vol department.

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    Thanks for all the reply's everyone. These mixed answers, although they are not the must optimistic are still helpful. Sounds like it is a more fair system to get into the FDNY than anywhere in Jersey. Too bad Jersey doesn't use the FDNY's system for hiring, oh well. I am going to stay in shape and hope for the best. Thanks again

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    Does anyone know of a good test prep class that is being offered? Like one with credentials and that has yielded favorable results in the past or guarantees improved performance etc. I'm willing to spend the cash if it will prove to be the best money I've ever spent, as many tell me it is... Thanks again guys.

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    Can someone answer the below questions.

    1. What is the exam date?

    2. How many normally take this exam?

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    Default For all the Newark Hopefuls...

    "Lalor said the busy weekend illustrated the need for more firefighters in the city, something the Department will try to address in the coming weeks. The 2010 firefighter recruitment campaign kicked off at City Hall today, and Lalor said the Department is hoping to add 20 rookies to bolster its ranks."


    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201..._to_seven.html

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    Default possible retirements nj

    with all the possible retirements 2010 from the old heads with 25 + years on the job..
    hopefully ... spots open up for us young bucs.. christie get rid of all the old heads milking that system... REEEETTTIIIIRE ALREADY...

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    Nice hamhands.

    You sound just like a person we want working with us. You need to get a clue. If you really thinks he is going to get guys with 25+ years to retire so he will hire young "bucs" like you, I have news for you.
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    i read in the starledger that Clifton FD hired their first female firefighter. did they put ina class if so anybody know how many ?

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    Clifton Hired 3. The woman is the daughter of a LODD firefightrer from North Hudson Fire and Rescue.
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    It was a Passaic LODD

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    clifton has 3 in the academy right now and they just got the other 3 on...so a total of 6 within the last 4 months

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    i dont really understand how you can only have 3 ppl in a academy class. i dont know of any other towns hiring right now. so your telling me they have a entire academy facility just training 3 ppl ?
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    negative there in with other paid/volunteer depts in northern NJ. Northern NJ does not have a lot of paid depts like other parts of the country. Clifton had a station closed but then reopened it after some negotiation on the city and dept. These hires are basically just hires for retirements.

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