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    Thanks layinonair. Great info! Interviewed this week, felt like it went okay but a bit anticlimactic. Chief Miller has quite a presence! He mentioned hiring was tentatively looking to happen around the first week of November. How does the process, continue from there? Are we notified via phone calls again, or emails, and via letter if we aren't selected for the list? I assume there will be ample time to give our employers two Weeks notice as well after completing final screening processes like the poly, psych, etc .

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    sooo..... anyone get any word? Any new developments?

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    So... any more word on that elusive SAFER Grant? Anybody heard any new developments?

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    I find your signature a little ironic in a discussion pertaining to SAFER grants...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by e10pvmt View Post
    I find your signature a little ironic in a discussion pertaining to SAFER grants...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by e10pvmt View Post
    I find your signature a little ironic in a discussion pertaining to SAFER grants...lol
    Touch Tizzle gotta make it political!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    I saw that on a bumper sticker yesterday, and thought I'd put it in there. It was funny.

    I'm not getting into a debate on politics here. The discussion is about HIRING and OFD has to place an engine back in service and hire to staff it... It will just happen sooner if they receive a grant.
    I agree...wasn't tryin to start a political discussion...just a statment...it is a clever play on words though..i'll give you that...lol...ok back to topic
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    So has anyone heard of any hiring at all, just for one for one? I thought the goal was 3-4 immediate hires, then a larger group depending on the SAFER. Anybody heard any new scuttlebutt?

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    FYI, we were awarded the SAFER grant, 24 positions should be following soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    That's great news. Think they'll wait until after the holidays to contact people? Seeing as how its the Friday before Christmas.....

    Also, what is going to happen with the 10 guys that already got "hired" (moving on in the process from last week) ? Will they be a part of this grant hiring, or will there be those ten and 24 more?

    Guess that's to be decided...
    Probably will be after the holidays, it will be 34 positions total including the 10 already called.

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    where will they be pulling these 6 uncertified vets from?
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    yeah I couldn't agree more
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    Anybody get, or know of anyone who got a phone call this past week? Any news?

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    Where did you hear that OFD has already contacted the 24?

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    So FireFuss you say "The group of us"... Does that mean you were called to start on Feb. 11? Trying to get a definite yes or no from someone who was actaully called to start on Feb 11. I know thats the rumor, but Im sceptical until I hear of a person that is definitely starting that date.

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    I understand that's been the rumor of the original start date for the next class. Just trying to confirm if anyone on this message board has indeed got a call from OFD with a conditional offer. It seems that everyone is talking about Feb. 11 being the start date but no one(that I have heard of) has been contacted. If anyone on here has been contacted and offered a job starting on Feb. 11 please respond so those of us who are still in limbo can temporarily put our minds at ease and stop grabbing our phones everytime someone calls.

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    Thanks. Like I said, just looking for definitive clarification. Good Luck man.

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    A new class of more than 15 will begin their orientation (on February 11th). As soon as that group completes their orientation period, we will hire the remaining personnel to get us up to our full staffing of 521 and then resume hiring one-for-one over the next 2 years of the grant period.

    Direct from the Chief.

    The 2nd group has been contacted, congrats to everyone that has made it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    2 weeks baby!

    I'm waiting on a call back from the supply guy for gear and uniform fittings, and I've already scheduled my "downtown paperwork session" for this week.

    Good luck to all you guys still waiting. So long as the city has the grant (2 years) they'll have to hire someone AS SOON AS a spot becomes available to maintain staffing. I'm sure there will be plenty of guys leaving in the next couple years to make room for you guys.

    And for you lucky S.O.B.s that I talked to at the medical who this is their FIRST JOB outta school, don't worry. Like I posted above, I will teach you the magical art of toilet scrubectomies!
    Nothing like green fresh outta school firemen. Let the fun begin!

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    For the group of 15 that just got hired Congrats!! I interviewed a few weeks ago and had my first poly, I hope my day is coming soon for that phone call. Can anyone tell me did they hire all medics for the big group starting Feb 11th??? Or are they still hiring EMT's as well???
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFJR150 View Post
    For the group of 15 that just got hired Congrats!! I interviewed a few weeks ago and had my first poly, I hope my day is coming soon for that phone call. Can anyone tell me did they hire all medics for the big group starting Feb 11th??? Or are they still hiring EMT's as well???
    Medics and EMT's. Can't tell you the numbers of each, I haven't seen the names yet, god bless kelly days and vacation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    Medics and EMT's. Can't tell you the numbers of each, I haven't seen the names yet, god bless kelly days and vacation!
    I heard they will be hiring 6-7 to start in march once the group for feb. is finished. Any truth to this???

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    That is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by layinonair View Post
    That is true.
    Hopefully more EMT's! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed then that my phone rings!

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