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    I heard Cincinnati just exhausted their eligible list a couple months ago. Anyone have any info on when they will have have another test?


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    Cincinnati will be putting a class of 30 in in January. They will be hiring off of the previous list. There is a recommendation that they hire a lot of people and with the drop program a lot of guys will be coming up for retirement. Keep your eyes open I think they'll be hiring a lot in the near future. But to answer your question, no they have not exhausted the last list. They only hired one class off of it so far with one coming up.

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    When can the next test be anticipated? If they've only hired two classes so far, so are we looking at early 2007?
    Last edited by engine1321; 10-27-2005 at 11:03 PM.

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    I think the current list expires in May of this year, so I would anticipate another test. Letter have gone out to those from the current list that have possibility of moving on in the process. The next class of 30 is slated for early 2006, but that all depends on how the new incoming city council votes on the budget for next year.

    The recent consultant's report reccomended hiring 35 additional FFs, and the current city council has a proposal to increase the number of firefighters to reduce overtime costs. There will be a new mayor and atleast 2 new council members (most likely more) so things at this point are up in the air. If you're not on Cincinnati's list and/or you haven't recieved a letter for background info/reccomendations then you'll be waiting a bit longer.

    Getting your\Being a paramedic will not hurt your chances either as most likely changes in the CFD EMS system will be coming in the next year.

    There really isn't too much info to give you, as no one can really get hard numbers until the new council and mayor is elected. If you're really interested in working in the Cincinnati area... look to the suburbs.

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    Sign Ups for the next Cincinnati FD Test:

    2/11/06
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    Thanks, I picked it up on the 'net

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    They should be hiring atleast 30 off that list as well. More is possible depending upon what the budget allows. The TriData report suggested closing a few houses, but only after relocating a few houses, and that most likely won't happen. Recently admin shutdown Truck 14 in favor of creating a second heavy rescue/hazmat truck (in addition that squad will also do department training). There is also the good possibility that all the ambulances will be converting to medic units, thus spreading the EMS load over a greater number of units. The hire group from the last test (2 years ago) is just now (started 15 days ago) going through the academy. The class off this list should start much sooner though, most likely late fall or next winter.

    Good Luck!

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    could someone send a link to the website with the info.

    thanks

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    the test is on march 25th, but what time is it?

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    The last test was given at two seperate times. You will be told what time your test is when you apply. (I believe)

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    The City of Cincinnati is looking for exceptional Men and Women between the ages of 18 & 36 to become the newest members of the 1st paid professional fire department in the nation! Cincinnati Fire Department

    24 Weeks of paid training $32,911 annually

    Initial sign up on Saturday, February 11th from 8am to 1pm at Centennial II Plaza, 1st Floor Conference Room. 805 Central Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

    Thereafter, applications will be accepted Monday thru Friday in the Human Resources Department at: Centennial II Plaza, 805 Central Ave., Suite 200 8:00am to 5:00pm

    Applicant must not have reached age 37 by appointment date (estimated date of January 1, 2007)

    On-line sign up will be available starting February 13th, 2006

    For more information: contact Lt. Harold Wright (513) 352- 1684 Harold.Wright@Cincinnati-Oh.gov

    Sign up begins Saturday February 11th thru March 10th

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    Hi, I am getting ready to apply for the FF. position and I was woundring what are all of the steps in the process? I know you have to take the civ. service test. but what after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Box2565
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    Where did you find that info you posted? And where online will the sign ups be?

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    The text in the post is direct from the city of Cincinnati web site. Here is a link to the PDF document: Hiring Announcement. I have no additional information beyond that.

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    Anybody actually bringing resumes to this on Saturday or send them in later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Box2565
    The text in the post is direct from the city of Cincinnati web site. Here is a link to the PDF document: Hiring Announcement. I have no additional information beyond that.
    Thanks, i looked on their website but couldnt find it.

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    You don't need a resume. Just bring ID. The last test they didn't even have interviews. They don't care about your past qualifications since everyone starts on the same page anyway. Oh and if you're a volly, don't bring your pagers and wear a I'm a hero tee shirt. No one cares.

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    Gee, no resume or job experience? Kind of makes me wonder why i spent so much time gaining experience and getting all those certs. Good to know that a large city department would just as quickly hire a bum off the street as they would a well qualified applicant like myself. Guess thats just more inscentive to do well on the tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WIff4hire
    Gee, no resume or job experience? Kind of makes me wonder why i spent so much time gaining experience and getting all those certs. Good to know that a large city department would just as quickly hire a bum off the street as they would a well qualified applicant like myself. Guess thats just more inscentive to do well on the tests.

    good point, thats frustrating not to get any prefrance points for stuff like that.

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