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Thread: Dekalb County GA Hiring 100 Firefighters this year. Opening March 3rd 2014

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    I put in an application! Has anyone heard anything yet?


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    I sent mine in. But haven't heard anything yet.

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    mines in as well. nothing from the dept yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddie11628 View Post
    Why would you leave a FT job to work for another FT job?
    many reasons….but the most important is that local politicians are attempting (and succeeding ) in closing down my fire dept. 44 well trained fire/emts loosing their job. So….since this fire thing runs in my blood….i seek to continue this incredible career i love so much.

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    It's only been closed for one week and HR has probably 1000+ applications to sort through. I would think if 100 FFs will be hired this year that the process will start fairly soon.

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    Lookin forward to this testing process as well! With 100 recruits being hired this year, I wonder how many academies they will split these folks into. I imagine it will be super competitive too.

    DeKalbFF123, just curious who handles auto extrications in the county? Does that fall under Special Ops or do the truck companies perform extrications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panic66 View Post
    many reasons….but the most important is that local politicians are attempting (and succeeding ) in closing down my fire dept. 44 well trained fire/emts loosing their job. So….since this fire thing runs in my blood….i seek to continue this incredible career i love so much.
    Pawtucket? Dude, what's happening up in that area is atrocious. Give tax breaks to the local MiLB team but oh no, can't have a full fledge FD, that's too much!

    Has anyone heard anything? I applied within the tire frame, just want to get hard dates to see when I should travel.

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    I got my application in on time.. hopefully we hear some dates soon, cause my local department has applications open till the end of March.. I'd like to test at both, as long as the dates line up correctly

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    What department is taking applications in your area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_daniels View Post
    What department is taking applications in your area?
    Key West, fl

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    Oh, I saw that listed. Too bad it was for residents only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_daniels View Post
    Oh, I saw that listed. Too bad it was for residents only.
    yea, im not sure theyve ever hired someone from out of town... but lets not sidetrack what this thread is for...

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    Does anyone know what brand of SCBA Delkalb County wears? I have seen a lot of pictures with drager but have seen pictures of Scott. The pictures of the ones with Scott of mostly been of guys of Company 24. Just wondering about that also.

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    http://www.commissionerboyer.com/New...afety-Aperatus

    according to this, in 2012 they purchased all new SCOTT packs... because of safety issues with drager...

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    I have been doing some research on Dekalb and some of the things I have found are a little concerning. The recent layoffs, budget problems, freeze on the step pay increases, lack of yearly pay increases and so on. Is there anyone that is familiar with the area or department that can shine some light on this?

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    Extrication are done by both Truck companies and HR or HZ Mat. 1,000 people have applied, they should get the ball rolling soon. Our department uses Scott airpacks since 2012. There were issues with the counties finances for years, just like most departments. Things are starting to change for the better. We have the only traditional pension left in the metro area, we have a liberty day(Kelly day) every 9th shift, which is also rare around here. A pay raise was just approved for July and they are hiring new recruits again. Our equipment is the best in the area and we fight fire in DeKalb. There is currently still a freeze on the annual raises, but I expect that to return soon. Things are looking better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekalbFF123 View Post
    Extrication are done by both Truck companies and HR or HZ Mat. 1,000 people have applied, they should get the ball rolling soon. Our department uses Scott airpacks since 2012. There were issues with the counties finances for years, just like most departments. Things are starting to change for the better. We have the only traditional pension left in the metro area, we have a liberty day(Kelly day) every 9th shift, which is also rare around here. A pay raise was just approved for July and they are hiring new recruits again. Our equipment is the best in the area and we fight fire in DeKalb. There is currently still a freeze on the annual raises, but I expect that to return soon. Things are looking better.
    Thanks again for answering my questions, sir! I'm sure they keep y'all busy on those interstates! 1,000 applicants? Whew! Time to bring our A-Game!
    Last edited by tonysnow; 03-16-2014 at 07:26 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Good I'm glad they wear SCOTT! Best air pack out there! 1000 applicants? Yeah, we better bring our A game. What is the written test like? Any study guides out there for the format of it?

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    DekalbFF123, any info on potential dates for the written exam? month? Thank you.

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    Is there any preference given for current NREMT-P?

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