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    Since this Friday is Good Friday (city offices closed), it seems to be a good chance that we get a call before then, assuming the 1st is still the hot rumor.

    The wait sucks...

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    start date is now april 15

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    Yeah, April 15th... for now... Even if that is the date, you can expect the call/letter on the 12th.

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    It has been a long time coming and I can hardly wait to finally get THE call. With that said...over the past several years I applied to many departments in Ohio as well as in other states (big and small cities), even turning down a job elsewhere because I received an offer from Cleveland. And I must admit, Cleveland's process was by far the most disorganized of them all - from start to finish. Not sure what it is about Cleveland. Observing from the outside, it seems to be their normal way of handling things.

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    @ laddernhook, in an earlier post I thought you asked whether anyone received an e-mail asking for documents. Perhaps that post was deleted or something. Well, I did receive an e-mail today. Did anyone else? Not sure if that means about the start date. We'll just have to keep waiting.

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    still tons of unknowns of how the merger is going to effect this current class...

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    Hey Gents...First of all, as a former native Clevelander, I wish you all the very best in the hiring process. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be, but try to stay positive and just keep on trucking.

    I don't want to hi-jack the thread, but I was just curious....are any of you guys paramedics? I'm curious what kind of preference they're giving to the medic card with their hiring on the fire side.

    Take care guys and be safe (and stay out of trouble) LOL

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREJAWZ View Post
    @ laddernhook, in an earlier post I thought you asked whether anyone received an e-mail asking for documents. Perhaps that post was deleted or something. Well, I did receive an e-mail today. Did anyone else? Not sure if that means about the start date. We'll just have to keep waiting.
    What documents were they looking for?

    Pete - There are several medics in the class, but that is just how it worked out, they were not given any preference. In the future, who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo21 View Post
    What documents were they looking for?

    Pete - There are several medics in the class, but that is just how it worked out, they were not given any preference. In the future, who knows.
    In my case they requested a copy of my social security card.

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    Thanks Buffalo! Again, I wish you guys the best. I'm sure it'll all be over soon and you guys will be pulling ceiling with the best of 'em!!

    Hang in there!
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREJAWZ View Post
    In my case they requested a copy of my social security card.
    I assume that is a payroll issue they have to get taken care of in personnel/civil service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo21 View Post
    Yeah, April 15th... for now... Even if that is the date, you can expect the call/letter on the 12th.
    Yeah, like everyone else has said, the wait has been frustrating. But after seeing how crappy the weather has been this month, I don't mind waiting until mid April to start training. It would have sucked to be out there in this cold mess.

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    EMT the first 5 weeks anyways

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    I thought EMT is a minimum of 8 weeks now?

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    8 weeks for EMT might be the standard if going through a hospital or community college, where classes are not typically offered 5 days per week with approx 5 to 6 hours of instruction per day (which will be the case at fire academy).
    Last edited by FIREJAWZ; 03-26-2013 at 12:59 PM.

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    So paramedics and emt's may not start right away? Would make some sense

    I got the SS email also.

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    My understanding is that all new hires will start academy at the same time and go through EMS training and fire training, even if some currently possess EMT, paramedic, and/or FF-II certs. Cleveland has its own protocols and SOPs that we'll have to learn, regardless of our prior experience.

    Paramedics, EMTs and certified firefighters will be exempt from taking the national registry exam and state fire exam. But everyone will have to pass the city's tests to graduate from academy.

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    ***** *****
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    Quote Originally Posted by laddernhook View Post
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    Not sure what happened to my previous post, but it stated that I suspect that official job offer letters will be going out by the end of the week and that academy could start as soon as next week (April 8th), instead of April 15th as was speculated. This is coming from who I would consider a trustworthy person in CFD, but nothing is official as of yet.

    We'll soon see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laddernhook View Post
    Not sure what happened to my previous post, but it stated that I suspect that official job offer letters will be going out by the end of the week and that academy could start as soon as next week (April 8th), instead of April 15th as was speculated. This is coming from who I would consider a trustworthy person in CFD, but nothing is official as of yet.

    We'll soon see.
    Granted, we still have Friday to go but I have not received any correspondence from the city or a phone call regarding academy. Also, I'm still hearing April 15th as the start date.

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    check your mail

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    Did you receive a letter?

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    No, but some folks did.

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    I see. Unfortunately I'm traveling and won't be back to check my mail until Sunday (taking my sister back to college after spring break). So, does academy start on Monday, April 8th?

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