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    They do this all the time. They use the same training facility, and it makes sense to send the AFD guys through at the same time.

    Not sure how you got this far. You really don't seem to know a whole lot about the department, and your attitude is wanting. The AFD guys are solid FF's, they run some legit fire and medical calls. Not sure how having them in the academy would be 'not cool'.

    Most major fire departments share training grounds/academies if the need a few guys to go through and don't want to drop officers off the line to be cadre. Phoenix does it with surprise and goodyear, MIFtec was at one time the entire west metro/south metro team.

    Again, not sure why you would think this was uncool. Maybe you can clarify, and help yourself from not looking like a jerk.

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    I think jkgjr1 was concerned with the academy size. If half were from AFD and half DFD then there would be less room vs a full on DFD academy...
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    My point was that, if it were to be a joint academy, it could potentially split the number of DFD folks in half. I think it would be awesome if they ran both at the same time, YJBrody. Aurora FD has some great people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    They do this all the time. They use the same training facility, and it makes sense to send the AFD guys through at the same time.

    Not sure how you got this far. You really don't seem to know a whole lot about the department, and your attitude is wanting. The AFD guys are solid FF's, they run some legit fire and medical calls. Not sure how having them in the academy would be 'not cool'.

    Most major fire departments share training grounds/academies if the need a few guys to go through and don't want to drop officers off the line to be cadre. Phoenix does it with surprise and goodyear, MIFtec was at one time the entire west metro/south metro team.

    Again, not sure why you would think this was uncool. Maybe you can clarify, and help yourself from not looking like a jerk.
    I meant only that, if it was to be a joint academy, that could theoretically mean only half as many DFD recruits in that class. Thus, all of us on here having half the chance. I'm in the Aurora process as well, so not sure where you get anything about AFD not being "solid FFs" from anything I said. I've ridden with Aurora and they were outstanding folks. "Not cool" referred only to the chance that, if it was half-AFD/half-DFD that would mathematically mean fewer DFD guys. It it just means concurrent academies, all the better for everyone, and thanks for clarifying. This is why we pose questions and discussions on a blog.

    Not sure why you find it necessary to condescend whenever anyone makes a comment or poses a question you don't like on here. Or how you think you can evaluate my knowledge, understanding, or attitude through some blog posts. It's just a blog, friend, people ask questions and throw out ideas. It's not an interview or an evaluation. I get that people from depts might look at them, but I think they are perfectly familiar with the questions and comments that arise during these processes. I hardly worry about "looking like a jerk" to you or anyone else. We have an in-depth, lengthy hiring process for a reason.

    If they "do this all the time" and it will indeed be concurrent, rather than conjoined, then great news. Best of luck to everyone in the DFD and AFD processes. Hope to see you guys there, as a recruit for either dept.

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    Peter, i'm sure you are a knowledgeable guy and I appreciate your insights into these processes. I'm only throwing out questions. If that comes off "jerk"-ish to you, that's not my intention. Remember this is an entry-level process, so the blog is going to reflect the questions/concerns/comments of entry-level folks, like myself. Thanks for answering the question though; I was not aware those departments ran their academies side-by-side instead of the same class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    They do this all the time. They use the same training facility, and it makes sense to send the AFD guys through at the same time.

    Not sure how you got this far. You really don't seem to know a whole lot about the department, and your attitude is wanting. The AFD guys are solid FF's, they run some legit fire and medical calls. Not sure how having them in the academy would be 'not cool'.

    Most major fire departments share training grounds/academies if the need a few guys to go through and don't want to drop officers off the line to be cadre. Phoenix does it with surprise and goodyear, MIFtec was at one time the entire west metro/south metro team.

    Again, not sure why you would think this was uncool. Maybe you can clarify, and help yourself from not looking like a jerk.


    "Not sure how you got this far".

    And I was the one "looking like a jerk". lol.

    I jest, I jest. Best of luck, guys.

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    I've been looking at neighborhoods near the academy and Stapleton is nice...a bit expensive though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colo View Post
    I've been looking at neighborhoods near the academy and Stapleton is nice...a bit expensive though!
    Did you look a litte farther north? Like By reunion, if you were that far north it would still only take you about 20 minutes or less to get to Academy.

    Maybe like Belle Creek Apartments or Indigo Creek Apartments. I wish my wife was still working for the short-term housing company she used to work for.


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    I haven't looked that far North...just thought Stapleton looked nice, Im not from Colorado so Im kiiiinda throwing a dart at the board here!

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    Try zillow.com

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    JK dont pay attention to smart ****s. They look down on everybody even tho they probies themselves.
    A lot of firefighters are humble, nice people, willing to help. But i hate those "firefighters" or "wannabes" that think they're above everybody, and ready to spit at anybody when they have a chance. I sometimes wonder how those people got on, lottery?

    Anyway Good luck to you bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colo View Post
    I haven't looked that far North...just thought Stapleton looked nice, Im not from Colorado so Im kiiiinda throwing a dart at the board here!
    I would try north. Thornton, northglenn, henderson,reunion maybe even brighton. It shouldn't take you more than 20 mins to get to the grounds. Brighton tho might take a lil longer, but I bet that would be one of the cheapest places. If you go Aurora , you most likely gonna hit traffic all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denusa View Post
    I would try north. Thornton, northglenn, henderson,reunion maybe even brighton. It shouldn't take you more than 20 mins to get to the grounds. Brighton tho might take a lil longer, but I bet that would be one of the cheapest places. If you go Aurora , you most likely gonna hit traffic all the time.

    I live in Thornton and it only takes me about 20 or so min to get over by the academy. And thats mid day when I am taking my kid to the zoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denusa View Post
    JK dont pay attention to smart ****s. They look down on everybody even tho they probies themselves.
    A lot of firefighters are humble, nice people, willing to help. But i hate those "firefighters" or "wannabes" that think they're above everybody, and ready to spit at anybody when they have a chance. I sometimes wonder how those people got on, lottery?

    Anyway Good luck to you bro

    Haha. Same to you, buddy. I have no ill-will toward anyone regardless. Always glad to learn something new.

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    Anyone else live in the Los Angeles area still in the running? Getting anxious waiting on a interview date.

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    Hoping we hear something about interviews this week. Seems like we would have to start wrapping things up soon.
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    How much are tickets going to cost for the trip to denver?
    Quote Originally Posted by kypnonsequitur View Post
    Anyone else live in the Los Angeles area still in the running? Getting anxious waiting on a interview date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkgjr1 View Post
    Hoping we hear something about interviews this week. Seems like we would have to start wrapping things up soon.
    Bro, you will be in the springs academy before we get going. Good luck on your ladder climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireCO View Post
    Bro, you will be in the springs academy before we get going. Good luck on your ladder climb.
    Yeah, good call. Springs starts Feb. 19. That's why I'm hoping we get answers soon.

    Thanks man. Never done the ladder climb before, but should be fun.

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    Has anybody heard when the civil service commission may start to send out the emails or letters for the departmental interviews? I was figuring that it might be this week since the academy is starting may 11th. The last time i spoke with Mr. Wilson he did not have a time frame.

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    Anyone here been to 1999 Broadway? Curious how many steps it is per floor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by James004 View Post
    Has anybody heard when the civil service commission may start to send out the emails or letters for the departmental interviews? I was figuring that it might be this week since the academy is starting may 11th. The last time i spoke with Mr. Wilson he did not have a time frame.
    I'm assuming you meant March 11? No word of interviews yet, although as of this morning my status has been updated. I would like to think we'll hear something real soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDNY444 View Post
    I'm assuming you meant March 11? No word of interviews yet, although as of this morning my status has been updated. I would like to think we'll hear something real soon.
    Haha. Yes i did mean March 11th. Good catch. My status still says Certified to Manager. What did your status change too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colo View Post
    Anyone here been to 1999 Broadway? Curious how many steps it is per floor...
    There are some postings of their past academies on youtube. You might be able to catch a glimpse on one of them. My guess is 30 per floor, but that's just going off of the century link building that they do the 9/11 stair climb in. Probably a similar layout or something close.

    If anyone is interested I've got DFD's Chief McGrail's High Rise Ops book and there is a full chapter on their academy. If you guys want some details on what to expect I could post some stuff. Just let me know.
    Nothing is as unimpressive as someone who is unwilling to learn.

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    As of today, my status is "Current Department Interview". Here's what it says:

    As part of the Certification to the Manager of Safety, you must undergo an interview by the Denver Fire Department. The Manager of Safety will not review any files until an interview and recommendation is made by the Oral board panel. You will receive notification for your departmental interview appointment.

    Get your answers ready men! Boxers of Briefs?
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