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    Exclamation Henrico County, VA FD Taking applications.

    Go to this site, read and apply if you want to try out. Starting pay is just over $41K.





    http://www.co.henrico.va.us/fire/hel...ireemployment/
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    Is that the same pay for EMT vs medics? Thanks

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    After they're cleared as ALS providers, EMT-I's get a 9.4% pay incentive, and EMT-P's get 14.8% incentive.
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    Perfect thanks. Any idea how many they're looking to hire?

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    Around 40-50 over the next 12 to 18 months I would say is a safe bet.
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    anyone else from out of state coming to test?
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    Yes actually I am.

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    You think they will send out letters to confirm your spot for the written? If not, its just show up to the highschool?

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    Should be getting information via E-Mail by tomorrow or Friday giving us the testign time, if you are at 8 or 1. Also and more importantly if we do not recieve our information by Friday, I'd call.

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    As I said everyone, breath! Got my confirmation via E-Mail this afternoon and will be testing at one. Best of luck to all of you and to the 1 o'clock candidates, see you test day!

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    got my Email also testing at 1 good luck everyone!
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    does anyone work for the dept? how is it to work for? hows on the job moral? county busy with calls?
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    I don't think it's really any secret that I work for the department, so I'll answer what I can.

    Henrico is excellent to work for. We have top-of-line equipment, good staffing on the rigs, we're replacing and/or expanding several of our firehouses (two replacement stations under construction; one expansion under way with another set to begin soon; plus three others that have been replaced in the past three years). Furthermore, we have aggressive EMS protocols, aggressive fire attack, a great career development program, and as noted in an above post, excellent incentives for our ALS providers.

    Morale is quickly on the rise with the appointment of our new fire chief a few weeks ago. He was promoted from within, and carriers the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make us a recognized leader in the fire service.

    In case anyone is wondering, were authorized about 525 sworn positions. We run 20 engines, 5 tower ladders, 3 heavy rescues, 14 ALS ambulances (15th will go in service in early 2013), plus the usual support apparatus. The county's divided into three battalions, and average daily staffing is somewhere around the 115 mark. We're doing about 75% EMS runs, and we're assisted by three volunteer EMS squads with the delivery of ALS transport service.

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    Box,

    Are those heavy rescues staffed or are they crossed trained with truck companies? Also if I'm valedictorian any bonuses or perks to that like being stationed on a rescue? Also how good is the OT? Thanks!

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    No cross-staffing on the towers and rescues - they're all in separate stations. They're all trained in similar disciplines, however.

    You can apply to go to one of the stations with the rescues, but you wouldn't get on it right out of recruit school. You have mandatory career benchmarks which must be met before you're off probation, and special services training isn't part of that.

    I don't work OT, so I can't speak fluently on that, but I believe that there is a fair amount available. Like every thing, it comes and goes.
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    box thanks for all the info! really appreciate it pretty excited for the process to start
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonsoffun1101 View Post
    box thanks for all the info! really appreciate it pretty excited for the process to start
    Yup, TonsOfFun said it. Thanks!

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    Good luck to everyone testing tomorrow!
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    So out of 1300 who applied 100 will be invited to CPAT. Slim pickings...

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    Where did you hear that?

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    Heard that during the Chief's speech while sitting in the auditorium before the written test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Time View Post
    Heard that during the Chief's speech while sitting in the auditorium before the written test.
    I took the morning session as I got in early and said that out of the 1300 that took it a few hundreds would be called back. A few as in more than one.

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    yeah i was in second session and he said after they determined the passing score they would call people for Cpat but he didn't give an exact number (ie 100)
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    Called HR today, test is graded results to be sent in the mail in the near future, no exact date given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Reverse View Post
    Called HR today, test is graded results to be sent in the mail in the near future, no exact date given.
    Called HR Monday, they have the test now they are in the process of sending it out, look at your mailboxes folks!
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