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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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    Keep at it and stay safe.
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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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    I believe 2nd academy will start sometime in June. I'm in A band for both lateral/entry-level, but wasn't selected for interview earlier this year. Not sure where I stand for the next one, but unfortunately I've also heard they've begun offering for the 2nd academy already. Can anyone confirm this?

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    I have heard the 2nd academy will start in June as well. I have my Poly and psych next week.

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    Nice! Did you interview recently or awhile ago after we tested?

    Quote Originally Posted by firemedic3430 View Post
    I have heard the 2nd academy will start in June as well. I have my Poly and psych next week.

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    It was a while ago.

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    I figured as much. I didn't know if they were pulling more off the list to interview. Congrats though, and good luck with the rest of the process.

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    I've been hearing a June academy as well but details seem to be lacking. I passed background for the last one but was not selected, does anyone know if they are going to still consider people that passed background or if they are just going to grab a whole new set of people.

    It makes since to run some people threw background right now depending on how many people are still sitting in the available pool.

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    Just out of curiosity, you guys that moved on... what did you score on the Fire Team test? I thought I did fairly well, A band, and never contacted for either academy

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    Any updates on the long-term status of SAFER hires and/or the City's finances to support them long term?

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    Greetings,

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