So what's your estimation for how many EMS make it in to the July class? There's gotta be like what, 200 names left? Between #s they didn't reach and #s they had to pass because they didn't have two years yet.
There were 745 Priority Hires Eligible to take the FDNY Exam 2000
According to JOIN FDNY on Facebook they stated:
ABOUT 490 and Hispanic candidates who took the 1999 and/or 2002 civil service test for Firefighter but were not appointed passed the new computer-based exam earlier this month. An appointment list will be established in the coming months under the direction of the Federal Court. To be considered for one of the 293 positions, a candidate must meet all current qualifications for the position of Firefighter (except age limit), including passing the physical exam (CPAT), and meeting all other requirements including medical, psychological and background checks.
FDNY EXAM 2000 Passing Rates:
The priority hiring passing rate was 490/745 = 65%
The OC passing rate was 40,864/42,231 = 96%
The EMS passing rate was 869/873 = 99.5%
It's sad that that so many priority hires failed and where not able to get at least a 70 on such an easy exam. Even after the courts watered down this exam just for them and they were getting help from the Vulcans to pass this exam - many still failed. The priority hire list was statistically dumber then the open competitive list with only a 65% passing rate compared to a 96% OC passing rate. I also find it unfair that a priority hire with a 70 gets a shot at the academy and an OC guy with a 96 may not.
But the good news is that there are only 490 Priority hires eligible and I HIGHLY DOUBT and I REPEAT I HIGHLY DOUBT and you can mark my words that they WILL NOT GET 293. IMO if the priority's struggled in the written exam then god help them with the physical, medical, and psychological. Also if EMS are dropping from the academy so early in the process you bet that more priority's will drop like flys when they see what they got themselves into. IMO they are lucky to get 100 priority hires from the 490 list.
The good news will be that there will be more open positions for the OC guys!
What do you guys think?
490 total priority hires passed the exam? Do you have a link to this post?
If you check JOIN FDNY on Facebook on the recent posts someone recently asked this question:
"Can you please update on the issue of minorities being given the first chance at the job because of discrimination on previous test. Is this going to take preference over the current list? Do they have to take the current test and pass or are they going to be automatically put on the top of the list? Thanks Debbie''
JOIN FDNY's answer: ''Hi Debbie, We expect our next class of Probationary Firefighters will be comprised of EMS promotional candidates, “Priority Hires” as determined and ordered by the Federal Court and, possibly, some candidates from the Open Competitive list. Up to 293 individuals who took the 1999 and 2002 tests but were not hired are eligible for appointment as Priority Hires, as per the Federal Court order, but we do not know how many will be hired. About 490 black and Hispanic candidates who took the 1999 and/or 2002 civil service test for Firefighter but were not appointed passed the new computer-based exam earlier this month. An appointment list will be established in the coming months under the direction of the Federal Court. To be considered for one of the 293 positions, a candidate must meet all current qualifications for the position of Firefighter (except age limit), including passing the physical exam (CPAT), and meeting all other requirements including medical, psychological and background checks.''
ah I thought it was a post they made, maybe that's why I couldnt find it....well 490 is even better than 630ish, some good news...i guess.
The more I read and talk to people I feel better and better sitting at 79xx. As silly as that may sound! So many guys claimed residency without reading to the period where it says you had to live here from July 1 2010 to June 30, 2011. I was chatting with a Baltimore firefighter who claimed residency. I explained to him he'll have to explain how he's been working in Baltimore for 4 years but a resident of NYC. Got the deer in the headlights look! Like a few others on here, I came up short on list 2043 and 6019 well, we all know about that circus. I'm hoping persistence and the fact I've done everything with integrity will pay off in the future. Keep your heads up and stay positive! I live right next to astoria park and run there on the regular if anyone wants to join.
My buddy is in the 150s just got his packet.
Dannydope, great post! The fact that only %65 of these guys, who were given everything on a silver platter, couldn't even pass only proves further that they never deserved this chance to begin with. I'd love to know if ANY of them even scored above a 96.
But yeah, 490 is way better than what i thought it was. If even 100 of those guys jump through all the hoops and make it to the academy I'd bet anything Mark Cohen had something to do with it.
So the federal judge can stop all hired if he so desires, but the appeals court has Priority hires going through while it is deciding?
Got the packet too
I wonder how the guy with the backwards fitted in the video did. hahaha
Just wondering if anyone above #150 on the OC list got their packets today?
FDNY Exam 2000
List # 16xx
Email yesterday, package today. Sub-200 on the list.
Hey guys a little insight to me so you can take what i say with slightly more credibility then usual on these forums.
I am a active FF and product of the only 6019 Class
I have friends in the current proby class
I have friends that are both DI's and instructors for the current class
I have friends & family who are still waiting to be called from both #2000 & #2500
If you've never done it, DO IT!! Technique is a major component to this test and being familiar with the events is a huge asset. Also of the 8 guys in my group for cpat training, 6 made it to proby school with me. It's nice to have a few friends going into it because the first couple weeks are intimidating as hell. After that it's just a total grind.
Yes there will be more then usual who fail to prove residency. Unfortunately many who took 6019 assumed this test was the same in that you had to prove residency 12 months Prior to your investigation. As most of you have seen the residency window started BEFORE you even took the written test.
For those of you who are getting packets now, get your **** together. The city tells you nothing until just days before your due somewhere. You'll get a notice to report for a medical 3 days before the date or report for your run at the rock in 2 days.
You guys can bull**** with each other all you want. I'll just try to throw you some facts every now and then.
Nvmd, just checked my mail and packet is here
Got my packet today from Investigative Division. List 56*