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    Exclamation Polk county hiring full time firefighters

    ...at this time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by utilitycow View Post
    Anyone know the 'applicants : number hired' ratio by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Want2BAFF. View Post
    Anyone know the 'applicants : number hired' ratio by chance?
    Not until it closes, but will LIKELY be a hundred applied to maybe ten hired. One of the chiefs watches this forum. Maybe he will chime in with a number.
    ...at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utilitycow View Post
    Not until it closes, but will LIKELY be a hundred applied to maybe ten hired. One of the chiefs watches this forum. Maybe he will chime in with a number.
    Wow, not many applicants huh? If you're guess is a solid one.

    I wonder why so few applicants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Want2BAFF. View Post
    Wow, not many applicants huh? If you're guess is a solid one.

    I wonder why so few applicants?
    Just based on history. Usually just over a hundred apply, I think.
    ...at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utilitycow View Post
    Just based on history. Usually just over a hundred apply, I think.

    I dont understand. I know Polk Co isn't South FL or City of Orlando, or City of Tampa... but still. Other than the fact that it's a lot more rural and a much smaller county, I dont see why there's not much interest. I had a friend tell me he'd rather not be a FF at all than be a FF for Polk Co and I think that way of thinking is pure stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Want2BAFF. View Post
    I dont understand. I know Polk Co isn't South FL or City of Orlando, or City of Tampa... but still. Other than the fact that it's a lot more rural and a much smaller county, I dont see why there's not much interest. I had a friend tell me he'd rather not be a FF at all than be a FF for Polk Co and I think that way of thinking is pure stupidity.
    I can think of a few central Florida departments that would be worse than working there. I don't care if you apply or not. I'm just letting everyone know it's available.
    ...at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utilitycow View Post
    I can think of a few central Florida departments that would be worse than working there. I don't care if you apply or not. I'm just letting everyone know it's available.


    ???

    I dont understand why you said that. I was just digging for info to see why so few applicants compared to other counties throughout Central FL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Want2BAFF. View Post
    ???

    I dont understand why you said that. I was just digging for info to see why so few applicants compared to other counties throughout Central FL.

    Look man.... You ask the same questions over and over and over regarding hiring and job market in FL in thread after tread to the point that it's annoying and makes you sound like a whiny kid. Here is the reality. Some Depts will have a 100 or less test. Some will have a few hundred test. Some will have a few thousand test. It's just the way it is. This is a near impossible job market for anyone looking to get a job here. Either you are going to move to FL and get your standards here and try to get a job or not. If you do be prepared to put 110% of every waking breath into getting a job until you do or don't try at all..... Either way, if you keep asking these same questions you are going to get smartass answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCFF View Post
    Look man.... You ask the same questions over and over and over regarding hiring and job market in FL in thread after tread to the point that it's annoying and makes you sound like a whiny kid. Here is the reality. Some Depts will have a 100 or less test. Some will have a few hundred test. Some will have a few thousand test. It's just the way it is. This is a near impossible job market for anyone looking to get a job here. Either you are going to move to FL and get your standards here and try to get a job or not. If you do be prepared to put 110% of every waking breath into getting a job until you do or don't try at all..... Either way, if you keep asking these same questions you are going to get smartass answers.

    Ok, point taken.

    Good luck to those applying.

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    [QUOTE=utilitycow;1326786]I can think of a few central Florida departments that would be worse than working there.[/QUOTE


    Such as?

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    [QUOTE=PPH;1326900]
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    I can think of a few central Florida departments that would be worse than working there.[/QUOTE


    Such as?
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    On a different topic, I looked at the Union Contract and I was wondering what is a legacy paramedic? Also I remeber talking to one of your guys before and it used to be to get the full medic pay you had to ride teh medic position. Is that different now is everyone getting the full pay regardless if you are the medic on that unit?

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    anyone know how many applied and how many they will plan to hire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Want2BAFF. View Post
    anyone know how many applied and how many they will plan to hire?

    Did you even apply...?
    From what a buddy of mine told me he said they tend to hire their part-time and volunteer guys before anyone else. Look on their website and it'll show last years list.

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    A buddy of mine says he did.
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    Sorry,I didn't get notified there were replies.
    Legacy medics are employees from old Polk ems. Don't worry about them.
    Medic pay is now limited to 70 something employees total, regardless of assignment. Bad thing about that is you can be moved over to any open medic spot and will not get paid mileage for your drive.
    Last I heard was 150+ applications.
    It will likely be part timers and EMS employees hired to full time fire spots. At least that will create part time and emt positions.
    ...at this time.

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    Has anyone heard on the results for the written exam?

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    We had about 80 pass the written. Those who already work for us and have passed the test last time did not have to take it again. There was an issue with the RPAT, for those who needed it. It has been re-scehduled, but has slowed the process down again. The updated timeline is on our website.

    http://polkfire.polkfl.com/Informati...7/Default.aspx

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    Good afternoon,

    Has anyone heard back from the interview process at Polk?

    Thanks

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