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    My advice - every single point counts towards the final list. You need to be tops in everything. All the scores from each step is added together, and in the end 1/2 of one point can make a big difference. So make sure you are ready for everything.

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    Anyone here going through background process for 2013 spring academy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ct621 View Post
    Anyone here going through background process for 2013 spring academy?
    Not me. I'm in the high forties though. What's your rank?
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    I was 34 but when I talked to Jo after people declined and deferral, I am at 20. Just did poly and 1st psy eval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ct621 View Post
    I was 34 but when I talked to Jo after people declined and deferral, I am at 20. Just did poly and 1st psy eval.
    Congrats. I've talked to a hand full of guys that got picked up by other places that were ahead of my rank. Good to hear that WM is getting things going again. Good luck to you and keep us posted on your progress.
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    Any news for those moving on?

    Also, I'm not crazy that this list is good through 2013 right? We tested in summer/fall '11, but I thought they said they weren't planning on hiring in '11 and so the 2 years would kick in at the beginning of '12. I was trying to find old emails about this but can't find it anywhere. Can anyone verify this for me?

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    Still waiting for the background investigation. Jo said they are looking to hire 12 and academy will start march or April.

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    I thought I remember hearing or reading in an email that the list is good until late 2014.

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    Yes list is good till late 2014. West metro is testing again may of 2014 I believe.

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    Cool, thanks for the reply guys. Better than I thought because if that's really the case and we start testing in May, then the list from that testing shouldn't be effective until fallish '14.

    Good news if you are on this list.

    Edit: Like chawk was saying.... helps if I read everything and don't skim.
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    They are doing background on about 20 people and looking to hire 12. When I read budget for 2013, they included the budget for 12 without safer grant in place. So maybe they will hire more with safer grant if they get it next one cause they didn't get it one on yesterday.

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    I was told from HR that if they get the grant should mean a class of 12 in March. If they don't receive the grant, then it could be 6 or still possibly 12. It seems there has been far less SAFER grants awarded in 2012 then there was in previous years. I wonder if Sandy played a role in less money being awarded.

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    When you say "after the first year" Colorado Dave do you mean if they hire in 2014 or the first of the year in 2013?

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    Is there reason for concern getting hired with a SAFER grant? I've heard different things...

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    I can't find anything in the 2013 proposed budget about the hiring of 12 new firefighters. Any idea what page you saw that on ct621? I know I'm over looking it being it is well over 200 pages. Thanks

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    I remember seeing on one of the pages but it was proposed budget so might not have been approved. I'll looking it over and let you know if I find it.

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    chawk12 - read page 5 on proposed budget for 2013. "New in this budget is the addition of 12 firefighters to help offset overtime cost for the delivery of the service to the citizen"

    And again, it's just proposed budget.
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