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    The web site says maintain Indiana first class firefighter or NFPA ff 1 and 2. So if your a firefighter already do you still have to get your Indiana cert. This sounds like a no-brainer but the web site reads like its either or. Example, im a cert ff2 in Illinois and a (advanced technician firefighter) use to be ff3. Does this mean anything or will I still get my Indiana certs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfire3 View Post
    The web site says maintain Indiana first class firefighter or NFPA ff 1 and 2. So if your a firefighter already do you still have to get your Indiana cert. This sounds like a no-brainer but the web site reads like its either or. Example, im a cert ff2 in Illinois and a (advanced technician firefighter) use to be ff3. Does this mean anything or will I still get my Indiana certs?
    Your Indiana certs come through training during recruit school. Everyone is trained the same. You get the second part of the cert after your first year on the job. By saying maintain certs, it is referring to keeping up with required training and education throughout your career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFDFFENG20 View Post
    Your Indiana certs come through training during recruit school. Everyone is trained the same. You get the second part of the cert after your first year on the job. By saying maintain certs, it is referring to keeping up with required training and education throughout your career.
    I'm out of state so I have a few questions...

    Do you know if IFD combines any of the testing phases for out of state applicants? Some do and some don't, so just curious.

    Also, I saw this from their site:
    Packet Pick-Up: This the first phase of the hiring process. All applicants will be notified by mail and informed of the date and time they are to pick up the applicant packet. This is mandatory. You must bring a valid drivers license. At this time all applicants will have the opportunity to review and make adjustments to any contact information the department currently has on file. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the department has the most current address and phone information for the applicant. Each packet will contain the necessary information about the process.

    Is this step still necessary as they are using the govjobs site now? Seems strange that nothing was mentioned anywhere on the govjobs site about this. Thanks
    Last edited by yjbrody; 03-19-2012 at 11:59 AM. Reason: Found some answers on their website
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    I'm out of state so I have a few questions...

    Do you know if IFD combines any of the testing phases for out of state applicants? Some do and some don't, so just curious.

    Also, I saw this from their site:
    Packet Pick-Up: This the first phase of the hiring process. All applicants will be notified by mail and informed of the date and time they are to pick up the applicant packet. This is mandatory. You must bring a valid drivers license. At this time all applicants will have the opportunity to review and make adjustments to any contact information the department currently has on file. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the department has the most current address and phone information for the applicant. Each packet will contain the necessary information about the process.

    Is this step still necessary as they are using the govjobs site now? Seems strange that nothing was mentioned anywhere on the govjobs site about this. Thanks
    Unfortunately there is no combining of parts of the test for out of towners. I imagine you will have to come in to pick up material and show a valid license. (Now is the time to get them renewed if you are close) I will find out more and try to get back to you all on here.

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    Thanks for the info IFD. Looks like a great dept.

    I was looking at the old '07/'08 thread yesterday and it didn't sound like they ever used that hiring list or have tested since. Is that correct? What's your thoughts on this round? Are you hurting for guys or you think it will just be for the 30 or so retirees? I know you said you don't have specifics, just looking for your feel for where IFD might be this round. It sounds like it promising that they are even making a list. Thanks again.

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    To go along with yjbrody, how is the the city doing with money? Seems like everyday you hear of depts cutting, big city and small. But I havent heard anything about IFD except growth, hope this is true. Is IFD still taking in more townships?
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    I called and talked with the HR person already. She said it may help to have FF I and II and EMT but she said that the academy will train for the Indiana standards so its not necessarily a requirement as it reads on the site or the posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    I'm out of state so I have a few questions...

    Do you know if IFD combines any of the testing phases for out of state applicants? Some do and some don't, so just curious.

    Also, I saw this from their site:
    Packet Pick-Up: This the first phase of the hiring process. All applicants will be notified by mail and informed of the date and time they are to pick up the applicant packet. This is mandatory. You must bring a valid drivers license. At this time all applicants will have the opportunity to review and make adjustments to any contact information the department currently has on file. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the department has the most current address and phone information for the applicant. Each packet will contain the necessary information about the process.

    Is this step still necessary as they are using the govjobs site now? Seems strange that nothing was mentioned anywhere on the govjobs site about this. Thanks
    It says application packet.. I hope they mean locals pick up the application, because they had you fill out an app on neogov... I hope they dont mean to come in and pick up an additional packet.. as I am out of town, and I speak for every out of towner Id imagine... saying that would be a major pain.

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    No, it says (applicant packet) not application. To me this means theres prolly other info in this. Plus they want you to make sure all your information is correct. Im also an out of towner, outta state actually. Oh well, if they want me to come pick up a packet I will. Then Ill stop by a station and talk to the guys. Yes it sucks, but how bad do you want it????

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    Yeah, I'm assuming that it is in addition to what we filled out online from what I have read. But I also saw a posting about out of state applicants getting packets mailed, so I was hoping to get a clear answer from IFD. If not I will just call and post what they tell me so we all know.
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    Awesome!!!

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    Does anybody know when they will post dates as far as written, interview, agility etc.?

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    Got an email today with some papework to download, but the links dont work. didnt know if anybody else was having this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbar84 View Post
    Got an email today with some papework to download, but the links dont work. didnt know if anybody else was having this problem?
    Got the same e-mail. Not a lot of info other than the common sense stuff i.e., you can not be late for any reason at all. You are also not allowed to reschedule any test or event. And don't call them unless it is to change your contact information. All other questions will not be answered. The time and date for all tests and events will be sent to applicants via e-mail.

    The other link was a training guide for the CPAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    Thanks for the info IFD. Looks like a great dept.

    I was looking at the old '07/'08 thread yesterday and it didn't sound like they ever used that hiring list or have tested since. Is that correct? What's your thoughts on this round? Are you hurting for guys or you think it will just be for the 30 or so retirees? I know you said you don't have specifics, just looking for your feel for where IFD might be this round. It sounds like it promising that they are even making a list. Thanks again.

    Stay safe.
    They did not hire off the last list that was was established. There is no guarantee they will hire from this list depending on budget and SAFER grant request. We need new blood though. We are not hurting but there is a fine line between calling OT everyday and hiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfire3 View Post
    To go along with yjbrody, how is the the city doing with money? Seems like everyday you hear of depts cutting, big city and small. But I havent heard anything about IFD except growth, hope this is true. Is IFD still taking in more townships?
    FD budget is in a deficit right now but not overwhelming. No townships considering consolidation. We don't need them. We are still down on personnel that were budgeted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachryw2001 View Post
    Got the same e-mail. Not a lot of info other than the common sense stuff i.e., you can not be late for any reason at all. You are also not allowed to reschedule any test or event. And don't call them unless it is to change your contact information. All other questions will not be answered. The time and date for all tests and events will be sent to applicants via e-mail.

    The other link was a training guide for the CPAT.
    All of that is true. You should be preparing for CPAT now regardless of when it takes place. The stepmill is a candidate killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled8206 View Post
    Does anybody know when they will post dates as far as written, interview, agility etc.?
    You will all receive the information when the next step has been established. There is a timeline but it is fluid. Until you get it in writing it doesn't mean anything. Be prepared for the CPAT now. Don't wait until you pass the written.

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    Whats the pension system like in Indiana? Is it 50% at 20 years and 75% at 30 years? It changed in Illinois, work 5 more yrs for 5% less. BS.

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    Does IFD accept CPAT cards?

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