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    Any updates from anyone?

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    MR5119,
    Nope. All I hear from the people I know up there is the same story. Nothing happening until early 2013 at the earliest and nobody knows why the trainees heard something about where they stand but the EMT/Medic group is still in the dark.

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    I interviewed in January for EMT/medic and still haven't heard if I passed or where I may be on the list. Should I have heard by now if I passed? Should I have heard if I DIDN'T pass?
    Thanks.

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    jdf453,
    I don't think anyone has heard anything other than rumors. They supposedly aren't hiring anyone until after the first of the year and if past academies are an indication, a group of trainees will be hired first and then some of us EMT/Medics will merge in after their two month initial academy.

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel a little cheated on how Portland has handled this entire process. They chose to make this a national campaign and look for the best applicants from across the country. We have flown out to Portland three, (some of us four), times to continue through the hiring process. I feel lucky to have made it through the interview, but that was back in January. Don't they at least owe us a ranking? I understand PFR is not hiring at this time, but they know where the applicants sit according to rank. If just to let us know, "your number 3 on the list when we hire." Or, "you are the last guy on the list". This would help us have an idea "IF" they do open up to hire, what are chances would be for packing up the family and moving out West. Am I asking for too much?

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    The test befor this one they did the same thing. I was in that process and got a letter saying we went with someone else but you are still on the list. I emailed the recruiting person and he said that they dont give out ranks. So don't expect to get a rank from PFD. For me it was a long process as well. Didn't get picked up but a buddy of mine did and he was an alternate for the academy and then they ended up hiring him for the next one. I missed the interviews on this last test by 1% but good luck and God Speed in the process if it continues. Does anybody know if they are going to keep this list or will they re-test if this list reaches it's 2 years?

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    I believe this list is good until December 31, 2014. I obviously could be wrong, but that sticks in my mind for some reason.

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    I also remember them saying that if you were selected, they would give you three months advance notice of the hire date. So if you live across country, that would give you time to prepare.

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    I think this hiring process is ridiculous. They should Atleast tell us where we sit on the list. It doesn't seem like it would hurt them at all to give out rankings.

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    Patience, Brother/Sister.... patience.

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    Hiring freeze is officially over, apparently. Should be good news
    Last edited by DblBlack26; 09-04-2012 at 08:40 PM.

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    Is your information reliable?

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    Default Hiring Freeze

    No I'm just messing with everyone yeah it came from a pdx ff

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    Quote Originally Posted by DblBlack26 View Post
    No I'm just messing with everyone yeah it came from a pdx ff
    Sweet! Did they mention if they have TAC staffed yet? Or plans to staff it in the near future?

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    I noticed on their blog they just graduated another class out of truck 2 (possibly the very last class that was hired?) and have been making a lot of promotions. Good signs that there are hopefully going to be some openings

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    Any good news out on the street?

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    I was digging for anything I could find on the hiring situation and found this. Hopefully we don't have to wait till March for some kind of official word on where we stand.

    http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories...id_13635.shtml

    Portland Hiring Consultant To Look Into Fire Department Budget

    The city of Portland is beginning the process of hiring a consultant to conduct a full review of the city's fire department. This comes as concern is growing about the departments overtime spending, which reached over $2 million last year. It also follows two accidents involving the city fire boat.

    In contrast, the Portland police department spent less than $1 million in OT last year. In the end, they hope is for the consultant to come back with a staffing plan, as well as figure out why the department is spending more than $2 million in overtime. Consultants have until October 16th to submit their proposals. A final report will be due back to the city by the end of March.

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    Sorry, but you didn't find anything about Portland, OR here...

    I just looked up wgme 13, the news channel who ran that story. They're located in Portland. Maine

    It would be nice to hear something definitive from PF&R. There's still the ever present rumors floating around, some good some bad. I'm not holding my breath just yet though.

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    Ummmm... Oooops. Thanks for fact-checking that. Sorry everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwfire17 View Post
    Sorry, but you didn't find anything about Portland, OR here...

    I just looked up wgme 13, the news channel who ran that story. They're located in Portland. Maine

    It would be nice to hear something definitive from PF&R. There's still the ever present rumors floating around, some good some bad. I'm not holding my breath just yet though.
    I'm pretty sure I'd end up in the grave if I'd been holding my breath... Unfortunately last I heard was June of '13 before anything would start moving. Hope my info is wrong...

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    Word is out, got an email with list numbers, saying they wil hire in the direct order othe list.

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    Exciting to hear something finally...
    Now hopefully they can tell us when an anticipated
    academy will be in the works. Then sh*t will start to
    get real!
    Last edited by ctarkir; 09-06-2013 at 07:45 PM.

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    Obviously this time around is anyone's guess, but how many people do they hire from the list, typically?

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    Has anyone heard anything about trainee list?

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    Any rumors on how many they plan to hire and when?

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