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    Default One thing to remember...

    ..if it already has not been mentioned. If you are a tobacco user, you will have to put it away. I would hate to see someone go all the way through the process and be disqualified for a positive Nicotine test.


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    Wow! Really? You can't use tobacco? I guess thats.a.good thing for me...cause I don't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onestackdodge View Post
    Wow! Really? You can't use tobacco? I guess thats.a.good thing for me...cause I don't use it.
    Neither do I, but I just didn't want someone that does to go through the whole process, (took three years for me), then find out they will be tested for Nicotine along with other drugs. If you get to the interview, it might be time to put down the cigs or dip.

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    so is that just for hire or throughout your career?

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    Do they have any stipulations like you can't have used for a year before hire? Florida does that. They also make it public that you can't have used tobacco for a year or use tobacco while employed. It's not something that they wait until you're being interviewed or considered before springing it on you. I haven't seen anything like that for Nashville. Pretty sure I saw someone smoking wearing a NFD shirt when I was waiting to take my physical. That would be interesting though if it turns out to be true. I just find it interesting that it would be one of the requirements for hire, but wouldn't be put out there up front. Wonder if I missed it somewhere?

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    I don't smoke or dip, but just thought it was interesting that it wasn't on the application somewhere. I looked at applying to Florida one time and noticed it was put out there right up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksugls View Post
    Do they have any stipulations like you can't have used for a year before hire? Florida does that. They also make it public that you can't have used tobacco for a year or use tobacco while employed. It's not something that they wait until you're being interviewed or considered before springing it on you. I haven't seen anything like that for Nashville. Pretty sure I saw someone smoking wearing a NFD shirt when I was waiting to take my physical. That would be interesting though if it turns out to be true. I just find it interesting that it would be one of the requirements for hire, but wouldn't be put out there up front. Wonder if I missed it somewhere?
    i agree with you they cant just pop this up like oh ya by the way u cant be a tobacco user. i dont use tobacco either, but i just dont see them popping it up on you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt5016 View Post
    so is that just for hire or throughout your career?
    Just for the hire. You have to pass a Nicotine test. I am not sure how long you have to be tobacco free to do so. It is my understanding that, after the probationary period, they cannot stop you from smoking/ dipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksugls View Post
    I don't smoke or dip, but just thought it was interesting that it wasn't on the application somewhere. I looked at applying to Florida one time and noticed it was put out there right up front.
    I feel like I did see it somewhere because I knew that we would be tested, but I can't think of where I saw it. I haven't gone back through the whole app, but perhaps it was in the information on the website.

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    I just got done with my practice test....wasn't that bad but it makes you think about how u answer things. I'm pretty sure it.was.a.good buy. My scores were good except for the fist section...and I thought I would do good on that one and bad on the math!

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    Default Safer Grants....

    On the list of SAFER Grants there is a column that says Recruits and some say Hiring. Does anyone know what this means? Will the departments use the money for new recruits, hiring the lay offs back, new equipment or all of the above? Thanks. Just seen this and was curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireSamba12 View Post
    Agility test had a total of 5 points possible. Anything under 2 minutes is 5 points, but I don't know how they graduate the remaining points. 1:36 is REALLY good, because as far as I know the top score was 1:32. So congrats, that's awesome! I heard that about half of the applicants were invited to written, then cuts will be made again.

    Took agility the other day - got 1:54. For some reason (kicking myself) I went against what I've done before (which is pick the dummy up under arms, and carry with just its feet dragging - I'm 5-7 so unfortunately not tall enough to get him all the way off the ground like some).

    For whatever reason I grabbed the hose straps they had around it and dragged...totally hurt me by prob 15-20 secs. Not to mention the dummy being on carpet lol.

    So there were 5 possible points and under 2 minutes was 5 points? I'd have to assume then they'd look at time differences? Disappointed I changed my technique and got barely under 2. Oh well - makes more incentive to do real well on written!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 981kirk View Post
    On the list of SAFER Grants there is a column that says Recruits and some say Hiring. Does anyone know what this means? Will the departments use the money for new recruits, hiring the lay offs back, new equipment or all of the above? Thanks. Just seen this and was curious.
    The most recent SAFER grants are for rehiring laid off firefighters. That's the reason I was told that Nashville will not be getting the grant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireSamba12 View Post
    Agility test had a total of 5 points possible. Anything under 2 minutes is 5 points, but I don't know how they graduate the remaining points. 1:36 is REALLY good, because as far as I know the top score was 1:32. So congrats, that's awesome! I heard that about half of the applicants were invited to written, then cuts will be made again.

    That's the first I've heard of that, but it makes sense. I scored a 9 of 10 in their last testing process, but don't know how the rating exactly is calculated.

    I pulled a 2:05, not bad for a "getting older" guy. Probably my best of the three times I've tried out.

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    What are the testing steps? Physical agility and Fireteam test............?
    FF/Paramedic

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    Just wondering if anyone knew the pay scale or.starting salary for Nashville.

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    I take my test October 5th for the written after that when will people find out when will the next step take place because I know after the written test letters will be sent and does anyone has a good chance of getting on if they have their fire I and II state certifications and EMT license not to brag about it because I feel everyone with or without it deserves a chance of getting a job I just don't want to be wasting my time waiting 3 years thats all

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    Quote Originally Posted by onestackdodge View Post
    Just wondering if anyone knew the pay scale or.starting salary for Nashville.
    Pay is between 38000 to 44000 year its a rip off considering what fireman do but it's stable employment

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    i was under the impression that emt license and the certs had no bearing on getting hired??

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    What about the time.frame for.the.academy we.would be.attending if.we.are fortunate to get hired....when would that start?

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