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    Like what has been said before, hiring is still the same. We have hired 11 off the new list and probably 2-3 more calls will go out shortly if they haven't already. It's tough to decipher what is rumor and what will actually happen. There is a lot of talk, some about new stations, some about new apparatus, but nothing will be set in stone til this SAFER grant is up. As stated before the earliest testing that will probably happen would be as VESmedic said, January '13. And putting the big numbers on at the end of the year would only happen if more rescues hit the road, because I think as you show when times get tough, you can still succeed even with less personnel on the apparatus, not that it's right but when push comes to shove you give up what you need to. Hopefully we can bring on a bunch of motivated, happy to transport individuals haha, good luck to all still waiting, keep the faith even though the job climate around here is miserable, this department is worth it. Take care guys.

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    5 more hired, 3 more coming soon. Possible 24 more if we get the funding.

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    are they hiring ff/emt or ff/medics... or is it solely based on list position?
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    application process starts on sat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKiefer View Post
    application process starts on sat...

    Where did you hear that, Dave? Interest Card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTxDUDE View Post
    Where did you hear that, Dave? Interest Card?
    I have an interest card set up with them, but I haven't heard anything from them yet.

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    hey guys... i called yesterday to see when they may have another test
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKiefer View Post
    hey guys... i called yesterday to see when they may have another test

    I LOOOOOOOOOVE cliffhangers

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    Got it today.

    "You are receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in the City of Orlando Fire Department's "Firefighter X" position. We will be accepting pre-applications for the Firefighter X position from April 28 through May 4, 2012..."

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    Just wondering, are these "permanent" positions, or are these SAFER or other positions? Just wanting to know what the chances of remaining employed will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Just a curious question. Isn't it Engine 6 thats OOS? I see Tower 6 headed to the Publix round the corner from my house almost ever day around 11am. Either way, it'd be good to get any company back, as well as put more in service!
    Correct E6 is out of service, soon to be put back in service along with T15 rumor has it.

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    Start studying friends, this will be a good list to be on! If all holds true there will be a lot of positions coming about, which as of lately hasn't been the case. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFemt1991 View Post
    Just wondering, are these "permanent" positions, or are these SAFER or other positions? Just wanting to know what the chances of remaining employed will be.
    When E6 and T15 go in service (no date is set) there will be around 24 positions due to promotions and whatnot. The other 24 positions are on a new SAFER grant that will add back the positions lost through attrition. Remember it was 46 to be laid off but there were 24 more slots that weren't even filled at that time making the number much higher to be cut. With transport taking off and no real end in sight to that, pretty safe to say the positions will stay around, you always roll the dice in these situations but it's how much you want to work for a certain department if you can handle the uncertainty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    you always roll the dice in these situations but it's how much you want to work for a certain department if you can handle the uncertainty.
    Nail... head... hit

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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    Start studying friends, this will be a good list to be on! If all holds true there will be a lot of positions coming about, which as of lately hasn't been the case. Good Luck!
    Any ideas on what to study? I haven't been able to find much out about Orlando's testing process. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longshot View Post
    Any ideas on what to study? I haven't been able to find much out about Orlando's testing process. Thanks in advance.
    50 fire questions, 50 ems questions (bls level). The written test is difficult, I'm not sure what books it comes out of now, guess IFSTA ?? Edition and Brady ?? Edition. But the information typically stays the same from what I remember, hit your small text under pictures, lots of questions from that, and ems know you numbers for rates and what not, also be able to work scenario questions. But I took it years ago so my memory might be fading haha.

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    I have been told that you need to live 30 min or less from Orlando City limits. Any truth to this?
    I just bought a house in IHB, and theres NO WAY I am moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    50 fire questions, 50 ems questions (bls level). The written test is difficult, I'm not sure what books it comes out of now, guess IFSTA ?? Edition and Brady ?? Edition. But the information typically stays the same from what I remember, hit your small text under pictures, lots of questions from that, and ems know you numbers for rates and what not, also be able to work scenario questions. But I took it years ago so my memory might be fading haha.
    Thank you sir. I'm putting in my application today and that gave me some good info. Time to get back in the books to do some studying

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    I have been told that you need to live 30 min or less from Orlando City limits. Any truth to this?
    I just bought a house in IHB, and theres NO WAY I am moving.
    Not true. Don't worry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    Not true. Don't worry about that.
    Hmm. Interesting.
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    Test is Jun 26th per the A list

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    Anybody have their app approved yet, or are they waiting till the filing period closes?

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    Why did they decide on new list since there was only a few hired off the old one? Did they just need a deeper list since they plan on hiring more people? I was already on the old list doh!!! lol

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    anybody heard from them yet?

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