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    I feel like I have just walked into a hair salon. This has gone on a little too long now. I am fully capable of calling and finding out myself, Which I have already done before all this bickering even started. I figured I would throw a question out to see if anyone knew of any other information I hadn't already found out myself. As far as rookies riding the box, my question was asking about getting permanently placed on it. I have already found the answer to my question. Thanks for all your help. Bw21...thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFAlumberjack View Post

    Also, if you already have your EMT or better, your start date will be 8-11 weeks later, b/c all of the recruits w/o it, go through that training first. This, I'm told is actually a disadvantage to those with their EMT, b/c after completing training you are assigned to stations based on seniority. Meaning, the guys who didn't already have their EMT have 8 weeks seniority on those who do. Sucks for them.
    Wow! Punish the guys who go to school ahead of time. This is why the fire service is short medics.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfalicious View Post
    applied a few days ago. does being a medic help at all?
    Does anybody know if medics have a better chance. Based on the above I bet not.



    Is Nashville still riding 3 man compaines?
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    TNFF....I'm not sure I totally understand this "guys without EMT would have more seniority than those with emt/medic." For all I know, it may totally be the truth, but I'd wait to hear it from the source before I do believe that. Because your right, that makes no sense.

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    Lumberjack-

    Is it possible that you may have misinterpreted your friend about the senority issue? Along with the others I find this kinda strange. Most academies whom split the classes based on certs usually put through the new hires all together, and then will put the ones already certified into station rotation already, while the non-certified go through class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigersfan86 View Post
    From what I have been told...Nashville EMS and Fire are seperate...you're either on the box or on an engine...guys on the box dont fight fire.
    This is true, but the application states you may be moved form one to the other, Fire or EMS as needed.
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    You are right. I suppose you can only hope you get rotated off of it.

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    That is exactly how it was explained to me. Again, my source is a metro paramedic, not a firefighter who's been through the process.

    I did just meet a person last night that has already been to an equipment fitting and told he will be hired....and hasn't done any testing. After asking a mutual friend, I was told his dad is a metro firefighter, with some pull.

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    Default Hiring List

    Does anyone know if the new hires will be hired off an existing list or the list being established in the current process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFQuinn View Post
    Does anyone know if the new hires will be hired off an existing list or the list being established in the current process?
    Why would they make a new list just to hire off the old one?


    Does anyone know how long after the CPAT the other test will be given?
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    Because a list is good for 3 years.....once the list is exhausted, obviously they have to make a new list for the next hiring phase.

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    I believe the old list expired at the end of June 2010

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    Did anyone schedule a physical ability test date yet? It says on the job posting that Physical Ability tests will begin on August 9, 2010.. The deadline for applications is August 26.. I'm geussing there will be multiple dates for the test. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have my physical scheduled for Aug. 18th @ 1:00, I'm pretty sure it's a version of the CPAT

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    I'm scheduled for Friday. Test is gonna be cake. Only 4 or 5 events, have to walk, have 6 minutes to do it in, i think.

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    are there certain dates you can pick from? Anyone from Nashville or know anything about their current economy??( are they planning on hiring a lot?) I currently live and work in Vegas and want to move closer to my family. My parents are now living in Nashville and it's tough for me being way out here so I'm jumping into this oppurtunity. Thanks again..
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    I'm in the process of applying for the position. Does anybody know what sort of physical ability test that the Nashville FD conducts?

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    their test is one anyone can pass, very easy

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    Took the physical today and it was cake. They did give info. about the written...gonna be a FireTeam test...not excited.

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    I thought the application deadline wasn't until the end of this month. How did you test for their PAT alread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFAlumberjack View Post
    Took the physical today and it was cake. They did give info. about the written...gonna be a FireTeam test...not excited.
    What is a fireteam test?
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    I've heard mixed things about fireteam testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtGetz View Post
    I have my physical scheduled for Aug. 18th @ 1:00, I'm pretty sure it's a version of the CPAT
    <SgtGetz> I test right before you. I have the Aug. 18th @ 12pm. Didn't think about the HOT weather we've been having. Good Luck!

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    Does anyone know the timeline for these hiring processes? I figure they have a planned start date that's the same each year for new recruits. I was just wondering what timeline should be expected after the physical.

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    were you able to self schedule right away after sending your app in? I just sent mine in but there isnt anything to select where it says self schedule. Anyone know what dates they have left?

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    to the last post: it will prob take a day for them to review your app. then you will recieve an email informing to to schedule.

    So I read a local Nashville newspaper and it states they want to hire 85. It's a little confusing in the article because it sounds like they might be using a list already established.. Does anyone know any info on this? I believe I read it in the Tennessean

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