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    I hear yea man...same here. I can't wait for the waiting game to be over though.

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    the rumor I heard,and who knows if it is true or not,is that the test results will be out at 1000 today agian who knows but good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by philly10 View Post
    the rumor I heard,and who knows if it is true or not,is that the test results will be out at 1000 today agian who knows but good luck
    I just checked the phila.gov login, and mine still says "in scoring". I assume the rumor was false. It still had me excited though.

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    another weekend in Purgatory.... or is it Limbo?

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    List by the end of month, 3 classes by the end of the year. (Allegedly).
    Opinions expressed are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Philadelphia Fire Department and/or IAFF Local 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpita View Post
    List by the end of month, 3 classes by the end of the year. (Allegedly).
    Thanks mrpita.

    You think we're still at 80-100 per class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpita View Post
    List by the end of month, 3 classes by the end of the year. (Allegedly).
    First the list was to be out the end of January. Now it's the end of February. Could be the end of March. The way the city works, only the shadow knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutts09 View Post
    Thanks mrpita.

    You think we're still at 80-100 per class?
    Not if the city follows the Berkshire report and goes to a 24 hour, 3 platoon system.

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    It was announced at this month's union meeting that the city's vendor for the test, Firefighter Selection Inc., was having problems with its software in scoring the test.

    You gotta be kidding. A firm that specializes in testing now suddenly has problems with its software in Philly! Really?

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    Yeah they didnt develop a program in the beginning that could skew the test results, so now they are developing it as they go.. Sucks to be a white male...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuyPhilly View Post
    It was announced at this month's union meeting that the city's vendor for the test, Firefighter Selection Inc., was having problems with its software in scoring the test.

    You gotta be kidding. A firm that specializes in testing now suddenly has problems with its software in Philly! Really?

    Any idea if we are still looking at end of Feb for results?

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    Not to put a damper on anything but I have a feeling,and i'm more then likely wrong lol, that the city may hold out till the contract dipute is over they want different retirment plans among other things for new hires. If they bring in a new class before that you would still be on the exsiting plan and they don't want that. Agian who really knows but it is something that could possibly be happing

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    Philly10 raises some VERY valid points. (As usual.)

    Also, as an FYI - anyone interested in this department should know full well this department warts and all. So make sure you check out the discussion on the main board, and expecially check ou the news links it contains.

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...g-on-in-Philly-!-!
    Last edited by mrpita; 02-15-2012 at 11:35 PM. Reason: Fix link
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    Quote Originally Posted by philly10 View Post
    Not to put a damper on anything but I have a feeling,and i'm more then likely wrong lol, that the city may hold out till the contract dispute is over they want different retirment plans among other things for new hires.
    This would mean scores are on hold indefinitely, I presume.... Or is there a problem with FSPI software as mentioned above? Or is it both? Haha. Three months to run some scantrons through the machine and tally the scores? So bizarre...

    Not complaining... just sayin'

    Anyway, thanks for the info Philly10 and mrpita, keep it coming!

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    So its the last week of February. We takin bets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upsidedown View Post
    So its the last week of February. We takin bets?
    I'll say second week of March we get word.... RETEST!

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    So i logged on to the website in which we used to apply. I clicked on the 'My Application's' page and it says "You have not applied for any jobs"... It doesn't look like I am off to a good start. They don't even have me in the system. Ha

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    If anyone is interested.....

    The Philadelphia Police Dept is currently accepting applications for their civil service exam. This could be used as a "back door" method to getting into the PFD.....One could take the Cop test, get hired as a cop, do a few years (I think the magic number is 3) take the fire test and move right in and take your pay and seniority with you. I myself took the cop test once upon a time, and in fact even got selected as a candidate (but due to circumstances beyond my control did not accept.) Just throwing it out there for thought.
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    Just spoke to someone in the recruite office for the fire department captain max and he said keep checking your email he was told that the test should be back sometime this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy123 View Post
    Just spoke to someone in the recruite office for the fire department captain max and he said keep checking your email he was told that the test should be back sometime this month.
    Thanks thatguy

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    FWDbuff, if you are hired as a Police Officer, you do not take your pay with you. You will keep Seniority for city pension purposes, and vacation time earned. If you transfer over, you go to the starting pay grade. Same thing happens to Fire Service Paramedics, even though they are PFD personnel. Nice of the city, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuyPhilly View Post
    FWDbuff, if you are hired as a Police Officer, you do not take your pay with you. You will keep Seniority for city pension purposes, and vacation time earned. If you transfer over, you go to the starting pay grade. Same thing happens to Fire Service Paramedics, even though they are PFD personnel. Nice of the city, eh?
    Well then they changed that too from back when I "was in the running."
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    PFD now hiring paramedics. This was just posted on the official site:

    The Philadelphia Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Fire Service Paramedic. In order to be considered for the position of Fire Service Paramedic, the candidate must possess a Pennsylvania State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic prior to appointment and during tenure of employment. Candidates must also possess a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For more information, please click here (the link to this address would appear - http://personnel-web.phila.gov/announce/jol.asp ). The deadline for applications is March 30, 2012.

    Wonder if this is directly related to the recent Evaluation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upsidedown View Post
    So its the last week of February. We takin bets?
    it's the last day of February......

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    I called that captain max again and asked about the test again he changed his answer to end feb mid march so who knows any more. Every time i call I get a different answer

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