1. #1
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham, Alabama

    Default Colorado fire/paramedic information

    Hey guys, I am a firefighter/paramedic in Birmingham, Al. I am interested in possibly moving to Colorado. I am looking for someone online that would be able to email me with some information concerning state and job requirements. I believe Colorado is a National Registry state. I do not know what else I would need as far as medic stuff to make the move. Also, I do not know if any of my fire certificates will transfer. Any and all information regaurding these topics would be highly appreciated. Please email me if you are knowledgable on this subject. Thank you, -Alan-

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    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    San Francisco Bay Area

    Default Donít Move yet!

    Donít Move yet!

    Do yourself and your family a big favor. Donít even think about moving until you get the invitation in writing that you have the job. Never move away from family, friends, support and established connections thinking that will improve your chances of getting a badge.

    This is not the first time. A candidate is invited to the chiefís oral. He just knows they want him. He gives notice at his job, his apartment and finds a new apartment for the city he is being considered for. He starts packing. After the chiefís interview he is notified to complete the medical, given the date for the academy, uniform fitting and then the psych. He flies down to complete these items in two days. He goes by with his wife to check on the new apartment, flies home and waits for the mover to show up the next day.

    Donít touch that dial. There is something wrong with the psych interview. It comes back inconclusive. They want him to retake the psych. But the movers are on their way. I can taste that badge. I know they want me.

    A medic candidate moved his family from southern California to Seattle, so he could be in position for the next test. Although he made the list, he was going to have to wait until they got down to him. In the mean time the pressures built up at home, he lost his house in California to foreclosure, and got in a heated argument with his wife. The police arrived and arrested him for domestic violence. This at a time when he was in background for the next academy. Everything came to a full halt. Fortunately, in the state of Washington, if you complete the counseling and probation program and itís your first offense, you can appeal the court to remove the charge. Now a year later, this has been done. The Seattle list he was on expired. Now itís back to square one.

    Captain Bob



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    Jan 2000
    Aurora, CO USA/Auora Fire & Rescue

    Talking Aurora Fire Dept. Colorado

    Call the Aurora Fire Dept. (303)326-8999
    I'm not too sure when we are testing next, however
    we take lateral entry Firefighters and Firefighter/Paramedics.
    You will only have to take an oral interview, no written test.
    Pluse you can start at a much higher pay scale, depending on
    your yrs. of experiance. Also check into Colo. Springs Fire Dept.
    They also started taking laterals.

    Good luck!

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