Are they going to give preference points for having EMT? Are they going to make people that have the Cert go through the classes again in the Academy?
Seems odd for a city who is broke to put on a /longer/ time and money consuming academy when they could just make it a pre req.
No bonus points that I'm aware of. However, having your EMT would make the 4 week EMT a nice refresher right? Plus it would look real good on a resume.
With my lack of a CPAT and well money. I am going to be sitting this test out.
Good Luck Guys!!
Does anyone have any info on the department's work schedule and staffing? Also, any info on pension/retirement would be helpful too. Thanks
I'd worry about getting hired first :)
not sure of all the benefit stuff, but salary ranges:
$42,984 1st year
$48,348 2nd year
$54,384 3rd year
$61,176 4th year
If I have a CPAT certification that I got through testing with a different dept... and out of state, A could I use that and B would it be wise to use it? Thanks for the advice.
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CSFD doesn't do their own CPAT testing so everyone's cert is going to be from a diff place. I'm taking mine with a FD to the north because they are one of the few that put one on. As long as it's a licensed or accredited testing facility you should be good.
So, A) Yes and B) Yes.
Yes, a valid CPAT within 12 months from any location will do. Just understand that if it lapses before the condition of employment offer, you might be left out in the dark.
As for the salary jump, it is based on time, not performance. Once you reach your hire date, you automatically get the raise. Example:
11/2010-11/2011 (4th class wage)
11/2011-11/2012 (3rd class wage)...etc.
It's different for paramedics i think, but not 100%sure.
I would encourage those locally interested to visit your closest CSFD station. Ask questions, perhaps do a ride-a-long. Once the application period is open, CSFD does not allow any ride-a-longs.
Sounds like their hiring around 15.
As for 15, I called them last week to verify a CPAT testing facility here in Florida, and he told me 5-10. Any hiring is good. I asked him about potential future layoffs and he told me they were worried this past year about that, had to take a pay decrease or something similair, but the fact they were hiring is a positive sign. Hopefully the new future hires won't have a potential layoff hovering over their career! Good luck to everyone starting the process, and hope to see you there.
Yeah, I've heard anywhere from 6 to 25.
So the EMT portion will be completed in the first 4 weeks of the academy. To my understanding, you will become Colorado NREMT with the 4 week training.
After that, will be the 12 week fire academy.
Also, if anyone knows, I heard there might not be an oral interview? I heard from a different department that the FireTeam test is not only the written, but counts as the interview?
doesn't that seem strange?
Does anyone know the schedule CSFD works? 24 or 48?
@KooKoos1 - Google is your friend.