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    Sounds like this academy is now only 30 people, and the lateral are going to be used as "quick hire" people due to the safer grant mandating the dept have a minimun staffing. So if they have academy fails or any shortage of people on the line the laterals can be fast tracked to the line for staffing numbers.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireCO View Post
    Sounds like this academy is now only 30 people, and the lateral are going to be used as "quick hire" people due to the safer grant mandating the dept have a minimun staffing. So if they have academy fails or any shortage of people on the line the laterals can be fast tracked to the line for staffing numbers.
    So most likely 30 people split between two concurrent classes? Good news, seeing as they screened 60 last week. Best of luck, guys!

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    Here's hoping everyone gets a final job offer today, ladies & gents.

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    Good luck to all still in the running, and hoping for good news today. Keep us posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkgjr1 View Post
    Here's hoping everyone gets a final job offer today, ladies & gents.
    I second that. The waiting is killing me.

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    Just got an e-mail with the final offer!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortarman View Post
    Just got an e-mail with the final offer!!!!
    Me too! Congratulations!

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    Congrats guys!!

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    Congrats!!!
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    I'm currently waiting word. I heard from a buddy that he received his offer by e-mail around 10:50am so I'm wondering if all the final selections have been sent out and they're figuring out what to do with the rest of us? I also wonder if those not selected out of the 59 that made it past interviews will have first preference next academy?

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    59 made it past interviews? Sounds like the took everyone one that interviewed.
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    That's what I heard from HR, but maybe that number isn't accurate.

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    Congrats to all who made it. I'm sure if you were on the list, you would have known by now. Start running and let your loved ones know you're going to be out of commission for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipys View Post
    59 made it past interviews? Sounds like the took everyone one that interviewed.
    My understanding was they interviewed 76 and put 59 through the final screening.

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    Congrats everybody. I got the final offer as well. Stoked to meet all you guys. Best wishes to everyone.
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    Congrats man.
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    Congrats everybody. I got the final offer as well. Stoked to meet all you guys. Best wishes to everyone.
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    Are most of you guys local to Co Springs? I live in Denver and will be commuting. Just curious if I'm one of the only ones

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    Just got the word and the final offer, looks like I'll be joining you gentlemen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVrooman View Post
    Just got the word and the final offer, looks like I'll be joining you gentlemen.
    That's awesome. Congrats!

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    Awesome. Congrats, my friend

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    I totally forgot to ask HR yesterday, but are any of you fellas aware of the schedule/format for the academy? A few guys had talked on here weeks back about a split class with alternating days, but that seemed more like rumor than anything else. Just curious if any of you guys asked in your meetings.

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    Big congrats to everyone that made it. Best of luck with your academy next week!


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    Just wanted to bump this one up, see if maybe anyone could offer any info about the rumored 2nd academy.

    Anyone know about the lateral list and how that may be involved??

    Appreciate anything anyone has to offer. Thanks!

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    I have heard rumors of Colo Springs having another large academy in the future. Rumor is that they want to drop AMR as their Ambulance provider and go in-house so they will need to increase the staff on hand. I know they said the list was only good for a year. I don't see them dropping AMR within the year so we may have to reapply in the future.

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    They're not going to start transporting themselves. They are opening the bidding up to "other" outside agencies. Rumor is that yes they will be doing a second academy possibly right after this one.

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