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    Any preference for medics ?

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    Alexandria's medics are all civilians that work for the FD. They even work a completely different schedule than the suppression folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rescue_1 View Post
    I'm gonna give this one a shot. Good luck to everyone

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    Does any one know how long the process is for Alexandria's Firefighter Rescuer position or the projected date for their Academy?

    Thanks!

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    I applied as well. Still waiting.

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    Any idea how many medics they're planning on hiring?

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    Anybody taking the medic test in two weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nupe08 View Post
    Does any one know how long the process is for Alexandria's Firefighter Rescuer position or the projected date for their Academy?

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    Projected Medics to begin Nov'14.

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    Didn't get a chance to make it down for the test. How was the medic test?

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    Anyone here still in this process? I take the psych exam this week for the Firefighter/Rescuer I position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF_Hopeful View Post
    Anyone here still in this process? I take the psych exam this week for the Firefighter/Rescuer I position.
    So good news, you only have 107 people left in this process, bad news the medic list was scratched as the new chief believes medics should fight the fire as well. Currently the backgrounds are being ordered. Best of luck!

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    I hope I am. I haven't heard anything after I sent my packet and it was received. How did they contact you?

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    DJ, thanks for the info. So if I understand correctly, everyone who was in process for the Medic II position is now under consideration for the Firefighter/Rescuer position and will serve as Fire/Medics if hired?

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    That was pretty much what they were saying yesterday during the psych test.

    The breakdown is a little over a 100 people left in the process. They originally wanted the recruit start date around Nov 5 but due to the amount of people that applied they didn't have enough time to sort through all the applicants( written test & CPAT + Multiple dates for each and waiting for background investigations to finish). That pushed back the start date to January 5th, SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    They have not received the results from the background investigator yet. So they are pushing people through the process( I think they are getting pressured to keep the process going from management?) to keep it moving. After completing the psych test they are anticipating on having the results in 3-4 weeks and as results come in they will drop people from the process.

    After psych tests are completed then it goes to Polygraghs, Interviews, and Medical Evaluations( If you make it to medicals you pretty much have the job barring any medical disqualifications they find).

    They are looking to hire 28 people SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    From what I heard from a medic with the department. They will no longer be hiring medic only positions and are looking to hire for firefighters/EMTs recruits or Firefighter/Medics recruits and cross train the current medics to firefighter also and do away with having fire and ems separate.

    and they are looking at applicants with fire/ems experience possibly for an accelerated recruit academy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFM1990 View Post
    I hope I am. I haven't heard anything after I sent my packet and it was received. How did they contact you?
    I'd check your email that's how I knew about each process.

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    Written psych was longer than others I have taken in the past, here's to hoping we are in the 60ish that move on to the polygraph. I will say, though, I was kind of shocked at the attire/personal hygiene of some of the people with whom I was taking the test.

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    Got an Email stating we have interviews the end of this month.

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    I got that same email.

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    Anyone else get an interview date?

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    Got an Email that said maybe Sunday, if not contact them Monday afternoon.

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    Got an interview date, too.

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    Anyone have experience with their Interviews? Any tips people would like to share?

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    DJ, did you get my PM?

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