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    Anyone have any idea how long the academy would be? I think I read somewhere it is usually 18 weeks but if they end up doing a split academy maybe it would be longer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichFog1 View Post
    Anyone have any idea how long the academy would be? I think I read somewhere it is usually 18 weeks but if they end up doing a split academy maybe it would be longer?
    While I'm not sure if it is 18 weeks, I am tracking that if they do the split academy, it won't run longer, the days will be longer.

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    From what I am told, two classes will run at the same time. Class 1 is Mon, Wed, Fri. Class 2 will be Tue, Thur and Sat. Both classes will do sundays as needed. I hope this helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mortarman View Post
    While I'm not sure if it is 18 weeks, I am tracking that if they do the split academy, it won't run longer, the days will be longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireCO View Post
    From what I am told, two classes will run at the same time. Class 1 is Mon, Wed, Fri. Class 2 will be Tue, Thur and Sat. Both classes will do sundays as needed. I hope this helps.
    It does help, thanks. Only ever heard of career academies being 5 days a week so was curious how it might work. Still got a few hurdles to negotiate first.

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    I'm not sure this is accurate. I know there are folks from the Springs that read this thread, if they are, chime in. I'm going to call some of the cats I know down there.

    3 days a week? That doesn't sound right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    I'm not sure this is accurate. I know there are folks from the Springs that read this thread, if they are, chime in. I'm going to call some of the cats I know down there.

    3 days a week? That doesn't sound right.

    IT is accurate. Sundays as needed to suffice for a 40 hr work week. Academy will be closer to 14-15 weeks.

    When I tested there were 7 people in A band and only 2 were hired. The A band has been fattened significantly to have a larger pool to hand pick from.

    Remember it's not just your straight score. Have to consider military pref points, medic, experience. etc as to why one person may have been chosen to go on vs. another A bander.

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    Thanks for the update. Got my CPAT done today and that was the last thing. Now we just have to keep out fingers crossed and sweat it out until Friday.
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    Anyone know when we're supposed to hear about Final Offers?

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    Friday the 8th.
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    Anyone know when we're supposed to hear about Final Offers?
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    Here's hoping we all get positive news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichFog1 View Post
    Here's hoping we all get positive news.
    I'm with you! Just out of curiosity, did anyone else who made it this far live in Colorado Springs currently?

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    I A banded with no interview, and live in the Springs. Two of my buddies live in the springs and both have conditional offers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mortarman View Post
    I'm with you! Just out of curiosity, did anyone else who made it this far live in Colorado Springs currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortarman View Post
    I'm with you! Just out of curiosity, did anyone else who made it this far live in Colorado Springs currently?
    I live in Denver, but would likely move south if I get hired.

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    I live in the springs, and work up in denver, the commute isn't really all that bad, and if you guys are only going three days a week, I can't see it being that tough. My academy was daily, that was rough, but once you get online, it's not all that hard.

    saying that though, CS works a one on one off schedule. Maybe you should move.

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    Anyone heard about references getting called for backgrounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichFog1 View Post
    Anyone heard about references getting called for backgrounds?

    As someones reference I have not received a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichFog1 View Post
    Anyone heard about references getting called for backgrounds?
    Yeah, buddy. My boss got called while I was at work Monday. Not sure if any of my others have been called.

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    For the applicants that applied for the lateral position, banding results were released today.

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    FireCO- Band 1 I assume?

    Anyone with a conditional offer for entry level also in band 1 for the lateral position?

    Lots of rumors floating around, but can anyone offer any insight on a possible 2nd academy and how/when the lateral list may be utilized??

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    Yes band 1 for the lateral. Also band 1 for the entry level with no interview. I will ask some friends on CSFD about the 2nd academy and how the laterals will be used in the process.
    Quote Originally Posted by coheed85 View Post
    FireCO- Band 1 I assume?

    Anyone with a conditional offer for entry level also in band 1 for the lateral position?

    Lots of rumors floating around, but can anyone offer any insight on a possible 2nd academy and how/when the lateral list may be utilized??

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