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    My status says "Review by Department" so I guess that means I'm moving through as HR has cleared my app and given it to the FD. I am a Medic so I'm assuming that's why I got through and others may not have.

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    I'm an EMT with no experience and mine says "Status: Review by Department". I dunno why they let mine through when they're denying medics and those with experience? It's anyones guess when you're dealing with HR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Apparently they have more then enough Medic applicants. I am out too.

    C'mon OCFRD...........
    Keep an eye on Polk County. They still hire Fire/EMT. Just have to start out as "part time" and interview for full time when it comes available.
    ...at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTxDUDE View Post
    Not selected as well. I love the "after careful consideration" line, lol.
    I got the same message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    I just got an email saying my app wasn't accepted, but that it was because I didnt list the necessary certifications.... WTF!!?? It said to email back before the 14th, so I copied every cert they said they needed and replied.

    I sent them:

    Florida fire I&II from Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
    FL EMT card
    AHA CPR card
    HS Diploma
    Drivers License
    EVOC cert

    Soooooooo Osceola..... WWWWWWTTTTTTTFFFFFFF????????

    I'll let you know what happens.

    Anyone else get something like this?
    Yep. And I am back in. I used to submit EVERY since piece of paper I got for a certification. I will now resume that, since I was DQ'd for that. Thankfully it got squared away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Same here.....

    the reply being "that is sufficient for the time being"...

    hrmmmm
    I got a thank you after it
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    Is it through the portal thing I applied at for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Yea, read post # 27. I dont feel like typing
    Congrats..... Does that mean all the Emt's are back in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    I just got an email saying my app wasn't accepted, but that it was because I didnt list the necessary certifications.... WTF!!?? It said to email back before the 14th, so I copied every cert they said they needed and replied.

    I sent them:

    Florida fire I&II from Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
    FL EMT card
    AHA CPR card
    HS Diploma
    Drivers License
    EVOC cert

    Soooooooo Osceola..... WWWWWWTTTTTTTFFFFFFF????????

    I'll let you know what happens.

    Anyone else get something like this?
    I got the same email almost word for word. I'll get all my info submitted asap. The only thing I don't have is the EVOC cert, I have a class scheduled for early next month. Hopefully they can work with that

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    Lol......Towards the bottom it said to please list any certifications that apply to the job. And you were able to free text there.

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    I would say everyone who applied to log in and see. I just logged in and saw it went from DENIED to
    Last Updated 09/12/2011

    This application is currently under review by the Department currently hiring for this vacancy. The Human Resources Department has forwarded your application on to them after determining you meet the minimum requirements.

    This process can take some time depending on the work load of the department and their procedures for hiring. If the hiring department decides you meet their requirements, you will be notified by phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Maybe Im just dumb.... <<<<very possible
    You escaped the great northeast, ya can't be that slow......all those mooks will be freezing their asses off this winter as we will still be in shorts.
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    I wonder what changed, I know I put those certs down. Hopefully I get a email back from HR soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Apparently so. The online application I did only had 3 spots to list certifications... I think thats why I got bumped in the first place. They want to see the FF I&II, EMT, CPR, and EVOC... Yet you could only list 3 of those 4. I don't know how anyone got through really.

    Maybe Im just dumb.... <<<<very possible
    FireFuss, did your status on the Osceola web kiosk change after you received a response from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    I would say everyone who applied to log in and see.

    I just logged in and saw it went from
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    Last Updated 09/12/2011

    This application is currently under review by the Department currently hiring for this vacancy. The Human Resources Department has forwarded your application on to them after determining you meet the minimum requirements.

    This process can take some time depending on the work load of the department and their procedures for hiring. If the hiring department decides you meet their requirements, you will be notified by phone.
    Yes, go check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Yes, go check.
    Received a response back with just "Thank you" but on the site it still shows it as "not selected". Guess I'll give it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTxDUDE View Post
    Received a response back with just "Thank you" but on the site it still shows it as "not selected". Guess I'll give it a day.
    Hmm. Mine was updated fairly soon, but like Fuss said, she could just be at home. Hope ya get in dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    Was it Marleen Nogueros or something like that who emailed you? If so, and you sent her an email confirming your certs, I'd definitely re-email her....

    It could be that she was done for the day and went home before updating the system. I did all this early, who knows what a secretary schedule is like when you're used to working 10s and 14s, or 24/48s. Bet she goes home at 4.

    So yea, give it a day.
    Yeah, Marleen Nogueros. Hopefully tomorrow it'll update.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Hmm. Mine was updated fairly soon, but like Fuss said, she could just be at home. Hope ya get in dude.
    Thanks man.

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    back in too!

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    Ok, so now were all back in for now...now what

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    Sweet, back in. I guess now is when all the medics get called. lol

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    Lol! Yep probably right!

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    Received a letter in the mail today to test on the 23rd. Anyone else get one?

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    email we recieved to day says:

    383 apps received, narrowed to 303 and offered to test the 23rd at CFFA. the top 50 will take PAT @ CFFA Oct 1st & 2nd. Top 20 will get interviews the 6th & 7th of Oct. It says HR is dealing with the interviews. Not sure if they are conducting them or picking dept personnel to be on the panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVTxDUDE View Post
    Received a letter in the mail today to test on the 23rd. Anyone else get one?
    See ya there.
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    To those of you worried about the EVOC, don't be discouraged if you don't have it. Our dept. puts you through our own driving course as part of orientation regardless of what cert you have.


    I will tell you, STUDY hard for this exam. When I took it, it wasn't easy and with the competition, they will be looking for those who score high obviously. There were a lot of fire extinguisher, foam, fire behavior, building construction and hose/hose appliance questions. The physical agility test was basic, but don't underestimate it. When I took it, it was as follows:

    Station 1: EMS scenario- Based on your level of certification.
    Station 2: PROPERLY DON your gear.
    Station 3: Basic search and rescue- pull a dummy out of a simulated apartment maze.
    Station 4: Hose Pull- pull a charged line 100ft and knock down 3 cones.
    Station 5: Ladder Carry- Properly carry a ladder and make sure you are VERBAL!
    Station 6: Ladder Raise- 24ft ext. ladder against a building and raise/lower it PROPERLY.

    Yes it is TIMED.

    I think there was one other one...I don't recall though.

    My interview consisted of a 5 officer panel with a series of scenario questions: I will tell you some of them are tricky so prepare yourself. I don't think I ever sweat so much in my life...(I asked to take my coat off lol)


    I am going to tell you that this is a great department. We are growing. Whenever the economy turns around, there are plans to expand and build new stations...which means promotions and more opportunities. Whatever you heard about layoffs, thats EVERY dept. Our Chief has said he does not want to hire just so he can turn around and lay off. Plus its very expensive to hire. One firefighter with all training and gear costs the county around I believe it was said 70K each. We have a great Union leadership and I wish you all the best of luck. The Orientation will be challenging. Its basically like going through a dept. version of standards. It is approx. 9-10 weeks M-F 8am-6pm. We have some great trainers with a ton of experience. Our Fire Chief if one of the nicest guys I have ever met...you will def. appreciate him.

    Good Luck to ALL!!
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