Could someone do a bit of clarifying for me? The 3 out of 5 rule is only in effect until the magic number of 293 is reached, correct? After that, I assume that hiring will be done strictly through rank order?
I say assume under the thinly veiled context in that it is synonymous with "potential to be $crewed."
Obviously there is this Jan class of 2500 going through now. The next batch of 2500/2000 will go through in Summer 2013.
So you can plan on an all 2000 list class going through January 2014.
A source at metrotech reports that an average of 1 of 5 make it from our list to graduation.
You can get a better idea of how this is going down if you do the math.
Another thing he said was that they are in a promotional hold in the department so if you are a captain trying to be chief or a FF trying to become a LT. they aren't putting you through. This is because they are so depleted that they can't afford to lose any more firemen to promotion. There is no one to take their spot.
Ya better work on that source. They've been promoting, in fact they just promoted last week. They plan on making many more promotions throughout the year. As for the 2500 list, they'll be promoting from that list until its exhausted. Given that some don't have the 2 years in EMS they need, there is no telling how long they'll be using that list.
Honestly, it's best that we don't speculate anymore. Like the Asian guy said on a previous post, it's Best to forget we took the test and go on with life. If they call us then they call us. For all anyone know the first 2400 can all go through the process and not go beyond that number. Not that I believe this but this is going to be an unpredictable process and non of us or even people at HQ know how everything is gonna go down exactly. But let's us watch where this chit shows goes.
Heard the EMS promotions are getting fitted for their gear this week, and also heard that this is the Heaviest class ever lol.
You mean heavy as in Fat?
Anyone have an idea what number they have screened up to so far from the 2500 exam?
Is the FDNY giving a free 3 month membership to candidates going through the process once their list # is reached? Thats how it was done for the previous exam 6019
so that leaves 160 names on the promo list. So what's a good guess at how many promo's will make up the June class? 50-60? 2:1 ratio knocks 160 down to 80, then how many don't have two years. You're looking at about 270ish spots open to either OC guys or the 293 from the courts list.
Hey guys I don't know if this has been talked about but is there any required reading for the classes? If so can someone do me a big favor and pm my the list I would really like to start reading everything. Thanks guys.