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    There was no controversy during the last list regarding vets, just misunderstanding. The city received a federal job grant and hired a class of 80 vets. There was obviously "skipping" on the list for guys to make this class. For example, a vet with an 85 or even 75 could have easily surpassed a guy tied for 100 ranking 1025 to get to that vet class number requirement. It's the luck of the draw. The budget this year calls for 1 class, but the whole EMT restructure and the 2015 retirements can easily change the classes and demand. The union has a decent case that is likely to be heard in federal court in the next two weeks, which makes me wonder if that's why the city hasn't released a revised ranking list, waiting to see how many people need to be hired for each position. Good news is that yesterday I heard from two friends on the job that the 2 classes of 100 going in 8/14 or 9/14 looks to be reliable news....which means we would hear something soon. Obviously could change but that's the latest boys.


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    A comment about the Fire Service EMT posting: The Union is indeed fighting it, I believe they are due in court early next week seeking an injunction to temporarily put the brakes to it as it is not being administered according to the proper civil service procedures and policies.
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    Does anyone have the height to weight ratios for the physical? I'm 5'6" and looking to see what weight I need to be at/under. Thanks
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    At 5"10 1/2 have to be 221

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew31 View Post
    At 5"10 1/2 have to be 221
    By have to be 221, I assume you mean that you have to be under 221 and 221 is the maximum?

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    If you are 5"10 1/2 the maximum weight you can be is 221...I know this to be cause a buddy of mine went through the process back in 07'..might be different now

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    FFwife had said her husband had to be 210lbs at 5'10". That makes the math 22lbs/inch. It can't be right though because I would have to be 122lbs at 5'6".
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    Dude... 210/70=3 so that means 66(your height)*3=198 also, 122/66=1.8 Where'd you learn math?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamper89 View Post
    Dude... 210/70=3 so that means 66(your height)*3=198 also, 122/66=1.8 Where'd you learn math?
    Based on the data I had. 5'10.5"=221lbs and 5'10"=210lbs. That's a difference of 11lbs per half inch or 22lbs per inch.
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    Your math does make a lot more sense and I am happy to know I don't have to cut any weight.
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    When I called HR they told me that since I am 6'3''I had to be at 242 lbs. Also after a recent meeting I had with my medic school instucters, they recently had a meeting with the fire academy for our clinical time. They informed me that people who work at the academy told them that the class schedualed for september has been scratched because the city is hiring 400 EMTs and they were going to push them through first and the next class wont be held until sometime next year. If anyone had heard this or anything different please let me know. Not what I wanted to hear tho.

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    I heard the same thing. The hiring process has been put on hold until the legal battle with the city can be completed. Local 22 is due in court sometime this week to try and stop the city from hiring EMTs. Hopefully they are able to.

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    The only way for local 22 to stop this emt hiring will be if city council gets involved.. Other wise this emt hiring will happen and all of us potential candidates will be screwed over and put on hold until further notice..

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    welp, was a good run fellas. Heres holding on Local 22 does something. Anyone know when the Local 22 court meeting is, and if we will get the results immediately after?
    Last edited by Redrick; 04-23-2014 at 09:43 PM.

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    Damn... This sucks. Anyone jumping over to the law enforcement side with me?

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    The hearing for the injunction is today..Fri April 25...Anybody hear when the revised list is coming out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew31 View Post
    The hearing for the injunction is today..Fri April 25...Anybody hear when the revised list is coming out?
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    Revised list? Probably not for awhile due to the union vs the city over this emt hiring...

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    for what its worth, i ended up doing some side work yesterday with a kid who is on the job (just met him). he confirmed that theyre trying to put the hiring on hold in order to hire EMTs. only good thing is he said they will still hire off of our list once it comes time again. no other details, but im going to keep in touch with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyblooshoes View Post
    for what its worth, i ended up doing some side work yesterday with a kid who is on the job (just met him). he confirmed that theyre trying to put the hiring on hold in order to hire EMTs. only good thing is he said they will still hire off of our list once it comes time again. no other details, but im going to keep in touch with him.

    My buddy on the job says that there are still ridiculous amount of vacancies all over the city for fire positions, in addition to that he says there will be another big group retiring over this summer.

    I can't imagine this EMT nonsense will keep the city from hiring a large number of firefighters in the next year or by the end of the summer.

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    yeah i cant see how they could have that many vacancies and retirements coming up this year and not hire anyone. guess we just have to stick it out and wait.

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