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    Default City of Richmond, VA - 2012 Fire Recruit

    Job Title: Fire Recruit
    Closing Date/Time: Sun. 12/16/12 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    Salary: $36,500.00 - $63,896.00 Annually
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Location: 201 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia
    Department: Fire & Emergency


    The City of Richmond Virginia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services is seeking qualified individuals to join the organization as Professional Firefighters. Selected candidates will effectively respond to fire related and medical emergency situations.


    Link to Application.

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ric...FwddxPacket%3E

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    I looked on there website does not say anything about a physical test ?? Does anyone know anything about the written test and about the Dept

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    It says you have to take an initial entry physical abilities test or have a valid CPAT from within 12 months of hire.

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    Selected applicant must pass an Initial Entry Physical Agilities (IEPA) test or have successfully passed the CPAT within 12 months of the date of the job offer. (Date & Time to be announced) Test Procedures & Rationale.

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    This may help answer your questions.

    Job Title: Fire Recruit
    Closing Date/Time: Sun. 12/16/12 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    Salary: $36,500.00 - $63,896.00 Annually
    Job Type: Full-Time
    Location: 201 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia
    Department: Fire & Emergency



    Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

    The purpose of the class is to train new employees in the basic tenets of fire suppression, emergency medical, and other emergency services while attending the City of Richmond’s Fire Training Academy over a 22-week period. Successful completion of the academy will automatically reclassify the employee as a Firefighter I. The class works according to set procedures under direct supervision.


    • Exercised: Classification typically does not supervise.
    • Received: Incumbent reporting relationship is based on department.
    • Note: Other reporting relationships may apply
    Example of Duties:
    The City of Richmond Virginia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services is seeking qualified individuals to join the organization as Professional Firefighters. Selected candidates will effectively respond to fire related and medical emergency situations.

    Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Responding to alarms of fires, EMS, and other emergencies while driving various trucks and other emergency vehicles.
    • Operating all types of fire suppression, medical emergency, and other emergency equipment on the scene of an emergency.
    • Removing persons from burning structures and other dangerous situations.
    • Inspecting residential and commercial buildings for fire hazards.
    • Participating in fire safety education and “Community Risk Reduction” (CRR) outreach initiatives.
    • Participating in haz/mat and pre-fire planning; performing hazardous materials abatement.
    • Performing general maintenance on fire station and equipment.
    • Completing general forms and preparing regular reports.
    The hiring process is lengthy and involves several phases. Phase one is a general knowledge written test. Depending upon your score on the written test, a successful applicant will be contacted for a structured panel interview. Based on your score at this structured interview, an eligibility list is created listing the highest scoring applicant at the top and the lowest scoring at the bottom. The third phase takes this eligibility list and, based on the number of departmental vacancies, calls candidates in accordance with their order on the eligibility list to appear before a hiring panel. Those selected will be offered conditional employment contingent upon a background check, an extensive physical, a psychological review and a drug/alcohol screen. Candidates finally selected will attend a 20-week Fire Training Academy.

    Please check your e-mail regularly, as correspondence in reference to this recruitment may be e-mailed to you.

    Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Requires a high school diploma or GED.
    • Requires a valid VA driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
    • Selected applicant must pass an Initial Entry Physical Agilities (IEPA) test or have successfully passed the CPAT within 12 months of the date of the job offer. (Date & Time to be announced) Test Procedures & Rationale.
    • No prior experience or special certification required.
    • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.


    Criminal Background and Driving Record
    • A conviction for any felony or entering a plea of no lo-contendre in any felony charge automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    • Conviction of more than one DWI/DUI automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    • Conviction of one DWI/DUI within five years of the date of application or of the date of hire automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    • An applicant is automatically disqualified if s/he has more than minus seven traffic points on their Virginia drivers license (or the equivalent for an out of state license) at either their date of application or at their date of hire.

    • An applicant cannot accumulate more than a total of minus 12 traffic points on their Virginia drivers license (or the equivalent for an out of state license) in the preceding 12 month period at either their date of application or at their date of hire.

    • An applicant cannot have been convicted of any offense that denies the applicant licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Click here for a list of those offenses as outlined in the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Training Programs Summary.

    Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:
    PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
    Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of the limb and body movement.

    Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

    Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
    Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

    The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, heights, disease/pathogens, explosives, and violence.
    SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

    The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.


    ADA COMPLIANCE
    The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
    For additional information, call (804)646-2500
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    Best advice would be to apply for Henrico county....starts at $5,000 more money and less politics for the same job....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFD995 View Post
    Best advice would be to apply for Henrico county....starts at $5,000 more money and less politics for the same job....
    I'm applying to both actually, just to make sure I'm hired somewhere! The kicker though is that Henrico is a 3 man crew on all units while RFD is 4 if I'm correct?

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    You are correct...for now. Could change in the near furture. Going to be transitioning from the Quint concept to 20 engines 4 trucks and 2 heavy rescues. Rumor is engines could possibly ride with 3.

    Just make sure you do your homework on both departments. Visit the stations, do a ride along, talk to the guys and gals on the job.

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    Thanks RFD just curious as to the reason for the switch? I just find it strange as from an on-looker perspective it made sense.

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    Like any department its all political and $$$$ based. You can buy 2-3 engines for the price of 1 quint....on papers that doesn't look good to the bean counters.

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    Greetings everybody.

    I'm living in Yorktown and just finished applying. Anybody know when the academy would be starting?
    I'm asking because the earliest I would be able to do one would be January 2014 (gotta finish up college).

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    Hey just curious like other agencies does The City of Richmond, or Henrico Fire dept do csva testing/Polygraph testing in their Hiring Process? if anyone knows i'd appreciate it thanks.

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    There targeting the first class to probably be around april or may of 2013. Should be multiple classes. Do not remember a polygraph test but it could have changed. They do alot of "personality and behavorial" type testing.

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    In the section where it asks to list all traffic infractions in date and outcome, do you need to list tickets that were reduced to parking tickets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugsley67 View Post
    In the section where it asks to list all traffic infractions in date and outcome, do you need to list tickets that were reduced to parking tickets?


    For additional information, call (804)646-2500
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegajuarez View Post
    Greetings everybody.

    I'm living in Yorktown and just finished applying. Anybody know when the academy would be starting?
    I'm asking because the earliest I would be able to do one would be January 2014 (gotta finish up college).

    Probably if they offer you a job and you turn it down, it better be for a good reason, for them to keep your name on the list for another class. Usually they only offer once!
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    Gentelmen,

    Do we have an idea when the test is? Do they give prefence to in-state applicants? Also does Richmond run a typical A, B, C shift schedule. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NTXSpider45 View Post
    Gentelmen,

    Do we have an idea when the test is? Do they give prefence to in-state applicants? Also does Richmond run a typical A, B, C shift schedule. Thanks!

    I wouldn't expect to be sitting for a test until early 2013, maybe February or March.

    They don't care where you are from as long as you are a US Citizen and can fill out an application and don't have any background as shown in red above.

    They work a 3 platoon schedule with a 5 day break beginning every Thursday for the shift which worked the Wednesday before. Henrico works the same basic schedule as well. It look likes, Beginning on a Tuesday: WOWOWOWOOOWOWOOW.


    Again - For additional information, call (804) 646-2500. This is RFD HQ's number. Best source you can get.

    BTW the Academy works frm 0700 to 1600 M-F
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    Does anybody have an idea of the call volume Richmond FD gets? In a Quint concept, how do they determine who does fire suppression(Engine) and who does ventilation(Truck)?

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    The call volume varies as with every department. The busiest company is over 3,000 runs and the slowest hits like 700-800. The quint concept is still alive but is on its way out within the next few years. See above posting.

    Currently a residential house fire gets 4 quints/engines 1 rescue 1 bc and the safety officer once the 1st due arrives and declares it a working fire you get 2 more quints/engines and another bc.

    the following is how the jobs are split up

    1st-Engine

    2nd-Truck

    3rd-Engine

    4th-RIT

    Rescue-Search and rescue (Backup truck)

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    Is applying now and asking to be differed to a January 14 class if offered employment to complete a degree considered a bad move?

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    I for one would not turn down a job in order to finish school. Things could go bad and they decided not to hire anymore or the list may expire before your available to work. Use your best judgment....

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    Your going to be competing with 1,000-1,2000 applicants (Rough estimate) I highly doubt they will make those type of arrangements for a few when they can hire someone else whos ready now. Just saying.

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    RFD, are you trained to EMT-B? I know with Henrico you are but was curious about RFD; I'm assuming yes?

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    You get trained to the EMT-B level the first 6-8 weeks of recruit school before you ever touch any Fire stuff.
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