Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 9 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 162
  1. #1
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    53

    Default City of Chicago Paramedic List 2011

    Just thought I would start a thread for those that applied for the list. If you hear any info or rumors post them up here!


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Nobody else applied??? Anyone know any of the benefits offered to CFD medics such as health insurance, vacation days, daley days(if they get em), etc? I know starting salary but does anyone know anything else?

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    11

    Default

    The medical/pension benefits are the same since were in the same union. Medics make as much as singe role firefighters. The salary on the application does not take into account our 10% raise so you can add 10% and there is other specials pay added as well. Medics work 24 on 72 off with no daley days. The medics are also offered a lot of overtime as opposed to the fire side were ot is pretty scarce. Medics get three shifts off a year for their first five years and then six off until their fifteenth year. The Job is hard but it's definitely the best single role Paramedic job in the country. You'll see alot of action on the westside and parts of the south side. Most guys are looking to cross over like myself but if you stay on the EMS side there is lots of promotional opportunities.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    102

    Default

    I'm about a year out from Paramedic yet, but for future reference - what do you suggest to stay in the loop with Chicago Fire hiring for EMS or Fire? I've never been able to find much info on their hiring process. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Thanks Mac that was what I was looking for! I'm sure the list is a mile long for medics but hopefully some good will come of it for me. Joey- your best bet is word of mouth, checking the City of Chicago website, and this forum. I heard about the medic list from word of mouth, then cfdmedics.com, then here. You have to check back frequently as there isn't necessarily a "standard" time that they test, like most other departments that test every 2 years. Historically, they have tested for FD every 10 years or so, so most likely 2016 will be the next.

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    13

    Default

    What's the deal with residency requirement? Can you come from out of state?

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    11

    Default

    As long as you have a state of illinois paramedic license.

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by prostar81 View Post
    What's the deal with residency requirement? Can you come from out of state?
    I have read that you have to live in the city by the time you start...aka by the first day of the academy.

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    634

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LRFFPD View Post
    I have read that you have to live in the city by the time you start...aka by the first day of the academy.
    Yep you must have a residence by the first day of the academy. If you haven't had an investigator over by that time, one will literally drive home with you after the first day of the academy. They'll ask you tons of questions (where's your toothbrush, the thermostat, etc).

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    60

    Default

    The southside gets all the action. Hands down the west side is busier, but pretty much every southside ambo gets the traumas. Mac, if you haven't noticed, you can rise on up off of these nuts.

  11. #11
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    60

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chicago1 View Post
    The southside gets all the action. Hands down the west side is busier, but pretty much every southside ambo gets the traumas. Mac, if you haven't noticed, you can rise on up off of these nuts.
    In all actuality, if you have a paramedic license for the state of illinois you would be a fool not to apply online and get your name on the list. This is the best job in the world. If anyone has any questions regarding it feel free to message me on here. I only have a little over 2 yrs on the job so I'm quite new myself. Good Luck to everyone.

    Bob

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    478

    Default

    Chicago1

    What lottery number were you issued on the 2006 FF exam? How high have they gotten for the CFD medic crossovers on that list? Have you taken the PAT yet? I was just curious. I know the vets are over 3000 as far as starting the process for FF. Thanks

  13. #13
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    60

    Default

    I think my # was 15,000 or so. I took my PAT and am about 35 away from crossing over so it could be a class or 2 or 3. Most likely 2 or 3 away so who knows how long.

  14. #14
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    274

    Default

    Is there a minimum amount of time you must work as a medic before you are allowed to attempt the cross-over?
    Last edited by Hewartson47; 05-09-2011 at 01:51 PM.

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    11

    Default

    No minimum time to cross-over

    The Westside is very busy and you generally run non-stop. The best of the best are sent to the Southside where all the high profile runs take place. Nobody covers their area and clears faster from the hospital than the southsiders.

  16. #16
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    18

    Default

    Anyone know what the PAT consists of?

  17. #17
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rmnffmedic86 View Post
    Anyone know what the PAT consists of?
    I found this on youtube not sure if it's up to date or not...
    Here is the first half - http://youtu.be/GfPHH78ZLQQ
    And the rest - http://youtu.be/Ei2BDo-Gl7o

    I think I'd love to work in the Southwest side because I love running non-stop and don't mess around at the hospital. Is the only way you can cross over if you have taken the 2006 fire exam? Or is there another way?

  18. #18
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    634

    Default

    Just outta curiosity, obviously there's a PAT to get into the academy, but do they PT the medic candidates? Obviously I know they do the Fire guys, just wondering about medic.

  19. #19
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    53

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ATFDFF View Post
    Just outta curiosity, obviously there's a PAT to get into the academy, but do they PT the medic candidates? Obviously I know they do the Fire guys, just wondering about medic.
    From what I have read it is the exact same academy as the FF canidates go through. I would assume there would be more on being a medic in the city, but who knows!

  20. #20
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    634

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LRFFPD View Post
    From what I have read it is the exact same academy as the FF canidates go through. I would assume there would be more on being a medic in the city, but who knows!
    I don't think I'm getting what you are saying. It may be in the same building, but it certainly is NOT the same academy! The FF candidates go through a 6 (roughly) month academy, 3 months being EMT-Basic and 3 months being Firefighter II. The Medic academy is about 2-3 months........and they are not cross trained as FFs.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. City of Chicago Firefighter Hiring list thrown out.
    By DrJobMD in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 07-28-2008, 11:10 PM
  2. Which way should i go???
    By kpom01 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-14-2006, 06:21 PM
  3. parimedic or airforce ff
    By gambit1899 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-20-2006, 11:27 PM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 03-17-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-20-2005, 11:29 AM
  5. FDNY - Article from "The Chief Leader" (warning - Long)
    By martinez24 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-21-2004, 05:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts