Much appreciated info. Interesting demographics.
I was wondering if somebody on the job with DFD or someone with knowledge of the department might be willing to entertain my question(s).
I've stumbled upon a few pages congratulating members with over 35 years on the job for their longevity and the list seemed quite extensive for a department with 900 members. I've also looked endlessly for info on pension benefits and a retirement age, but I haven't been able to find any substantive information.
I found it extra intriguing when I saw how many lateral transfers were in this current academy class and was curious as to what makes DFD more enticing than their current departments?
Obviously, I'm an out-of-stater just looking for some answers to questions I couldn't find answers to on my own. Thanks in advance.
FYI, This is a easy link to follow your status in the process.
Has anyone heard anything? My investigator sent in my file last week. I check that link at denvergov weekly, it still says "current background candidate." I can't wait to hear how I did and close this chapter. It has been almost 7 months so far!!!!!
I wouldn't hold my breath on hearing anything anytime soon. According to Earl Peterson (the CSC Executive Director) the earliest he foresees another academy is summer of 2013. They're probably in no rush to get through candidates. I know what you mean though about checking the site for your current status, I do it quite often as well.
My status says:Backgrounds to Commissioners!
Congrats competitor :D
Well, I was 78th. Now I am "background received." I hope I get an email saying I am in the game too. What did the email say exactly, greenerside?
"Background Report Received".
Mine says background to commissioners as well.
From the minutes of the DCCC's August 3 meeting:
"Comments from Staff/Public: Captain Desmond Fulton stated that a new Fire academy class of 20 started on 7/13. He noted they lost one recruit to Boulder, but he was quickly replaced. He stated that the group is diverse and motivated and that the Manager of Safety spoke to the new recruits on 7/19."
Correction: the July 20 meeting. Minutes for the Aug 3 meeting are not posted yet
I had a co-worker self delete, she said she didnt want to deal with the process, Why (if you want to share) did or how did you self delete?
Not a word regarding the next step so far. Hopefully interviews come up fairly soon.
It's coming up on nine months since I applied!!! I could be a father by now.
Everyone, check your status online. My status is now "eligible for the eligible register." No word on rankings, but, thank god!!!
Same. "Eligibile for Eligible Register." Congrats to all. Hard to even guess at "Rankings" since we still haven't done an interview or oral board, but great to have another phase behind us anyway. NEXT!