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    Default FDNY Probational Firefighting Hiring List

    I am writing to find out how I can apply to the New York Fire Department and be put on a hiring list. I am not an EMT, so the NYC webpage at http://home.nyc.gov/portal/index.jsp...ment&catID=205
    does not specify how someone that is a "ordinary citizen" from another state can apply.

    Thanks in advance,
    Robert Lightbown
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    Presque Isle, Maine Fire Department
    http://www.mfx.net/~rlightbown/fire.html

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    "DCAS" is the Dept your looking for. Prior to actually applying, your a part of their responsibility, you become part of the system once you take and pass the Written test, followed by the Physical, then the Physcological and Interview. One of the pre-requisites is an EMT rating......usually accomplished privately and prior to being called. The current list is running approx number 1,500 right now.....with plenty to go. The FDNY cannot be joined like some other departments, one must apply, pass the requirements and hope to score somewhere in the 100% arena! Hope this helps somewhat!


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    Does going to college and getting a degree in something like fire science help when applying for FDNY. Also does prior fire service training help any?

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    Yes - Going to college does help. If you read the NOE - Notice of Examination http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/pdf/firefighter.pdf- you will see that there is a requirement for college credit -

    HOW TO QUALIFY:
    Education and Experience Requirements: Except as noted below, by the date of appointment, you must have
    1) successfully completed 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university, or
    2) a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and have completed two years of honorable
    full-time U.S. military service.



    I took the test in February of 1999, and began college in August of that same year - I have yet to hear anything from the FDNY other than to recieve my list number. I scored well on my written, and well on the physical agility - but do not live in NYC, so I did not recieve any points for residency.

    I will keep on waiting, and retest if I have to. I plan on moving into the city as soon as I finish school.
    I want nothing more than to be a firefighter in the City of New York.

    Good luck with your quest.
    Check www.nyc.gov - and follow the links for city employment. You can reach them either thru DCAS - as FDNYRR mentioned.... Or you can find them at the official FDNY website. http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/fdny/home.html
    http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/fdny/ht...ent_index.html
    Marc

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    how long do you have to live in NYC to become a resident?

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