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    I would prefer the springs but ether one would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorT View Post
    Do we know if all 60 have been notified about moving on?
    Trevor based on my information, those posting here, and common sense it would be my best assumption that all those moving on have already been notified as of last night. With interviews as early as monday, this would give people the weekend to decline for whatever reason. In our email it stated we'd know by Sunday. Thus being the last day they could potentially bring in subs for anyone unable to make it. I haven't given up complete hope yet, but damn near. ;-)

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    Congrats to those moving on. Good luck. That personal history packet is hands down the hardest part of the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsandoval15 View Post
    RoughCut were did they get our minority status?
    I'm guessing off of the fire team test unless there was a spot on the application

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderJ View Post
    I would take the Springs before Denver. Denver only runs fire.
    Whats wrong with that? a fire dept that only runs fire.

    I'd take Denver over the springs. But I still would be hard pressed to turn down an offer waiting for another possible offer.
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    There is nothing wrong with it. If that is your thing, then so be. Denver is runs a lot of fire and they are damn good at it. However medical calls make up more of the call volume for Denver. I personally want to work somewhere I can not only get fires (albeit not nearly as many as Denver), but also do ALS and wildland. Just a personal preference.
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    Doesn't Denver go to Medical calls? Or is it that they don't get very involved in the medical calls? Im confused.
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    They go to medical calls. They just don't transport, nor do they provide ALS. The Denver hospital system provides all ALS and transport for the city.

    They do, let me repeat that, they do however run medical calls. Not sure where that poster got that idea. They also have a pretty good wildland team. Again, not sure where you are getting your information, they they are a deployable resource throughout the state.

    Per their website:

    DFD firefighters are EMT-B certified to provided Basic Life Support for any medical emergency. Working together with the Paramedics from Denver Health Paramedic Division, DFD can respond to any medical emergency.

    for wildland:


    Currently, the team relies on the department's Type 1 fire engines, which are used to protect structures. Crews also provide communication and support services.

    The department created the wildland team in 2002 after the 138,000-acre Hayman fire. Prior to that, Tade said, "we didn't have wildland capabilities."

    Capt. Tony Jeffers took over in 2004, and it has grown from 14 members to 50 under his watch. He said participation is voluntary and members are certified under National Wildfire Coordinating Group guidelines.

    The team has responded to Colorado wildfires, such as the Lefthand fire in March, and fires in about a dozen other states. They have done controlled burns in the city and its mountain parks. Jeffers said the team borrowed a Type 6 truck for a controlled burn in Hutchinson Park earlier this month.


    also, Wild Land sucks. I hope you realize that.

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    I know they run medical calls, hence why I stated they have a high volume of medical calls, but as soon as DG shows up they take over. My point was they don't run ALS and DG handles all transports.

    As for the wildland team, I had not seen any information on their website regarding a wildland team. There is still no information on there about it. If they have one now, good for them. Surprising for a department that is almost entirely urban. Except for the one Denver Post article you copied that information out of, there is really nothing about it.

    If you don't like wildland, that is your opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    A few things:

    yjbrody, you can't catch a break man. How many times have you been close and not made the final cut?
    Yup. I've lost count, or stopped counting. I think I might give up if I really knew...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoulderJ View Post
    A good reason to never fill out anything that gives away your demographics until you are in an interview.
    Well, their gonna find out one way or another if you aren't who they are looking for. I guess making it to interviews though gives you a 50/50 shot though.

    I don't get what the point was in releasing all the banding info though, only to say thanks but no thanks to all but 60 24 hrs later. In years past band A meant something and got a bunch of people excited for nothing (myself included) this year.
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    I'm with you man. This will be year 2 for me getting A band with nothing to show for it. Last year I went through the whole process, got the conditional, and then...nothing. Perseverance I guess.

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    Good luck all, Second year band 1 with no email. Persistance pays off, and eveything happens for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireCO View Post
    Good luck all, Second year band 1 with no email. Persistance pays off, and eveything happens for a reason.
    Last year I passed all the testing but was not one of the twenty something selected for the academy. Hoping to go one better this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichFog1 View Post
    Last year I passed all the testing but was not one of the twenty something selected for the academy. Hoping to go one better this year.
    Good luck Rich! Keep us posted.
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    http://www.koaa.com/news/hiring-soon...-firefighters/

    Found this link earlier.

    It's weird that they would tell everyone they are Band 1/A only to give no invites. I got the e-mail invite and am interviewing tomorrow, yet my buddy got basically the same score and got no invite. Bizarre. Best of luck to everyone.

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    jkgjr1 are you a medic? if you dont mind me asking what was your score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candidate626 View Post
    jkgjr1 are you a medic? if you dont mind me asking what was your score?
    No, sir/ma'am. Just an EMT-Basic. I believe I was 85.94% on this FireTEAM. I had a buddy at 85% too and no e-mail invite for the old boy. It's a shame. Not sure how they choose, but it must be really selective because there's a lot of good folks not advancing. I guess that's why this profession is known as being so competitive. That's a good thing, just frustrating for friends who don't get the call. Best of luck to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    In years past band A meant something and got a bunch of people excited for nothing (myself included) this year.
    I was just talking about this with a fellow firefighter last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    Good luck Rich! Keep us posted.
    Scheduled to complete the remaining screening at the end of next week. Good luck to all still in the process.
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    My buddy has a conditional offer, anybody else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireCO View Post
    My buddy has a conditional offer, anybody else?
    Man that was fast!!
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    I got one too. Congrats, guys. Going back down on Weds for the Polygraph, Psych Exam, Psych Interview, and Physical all the same day! Best wishes to all moving on and those who are not.
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    I also received a conditional offer with all of the final testing scheduled for the same day.
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    Hopefully we all make it. Last year they interviewed 52 and put 40 through the final screening. Be interesting to know how many get conditionals this time.

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