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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter56 View Post
    For interested observers, could someone briefly review the history of the hiring process you all are in and why it has lasted so long?
    Everyone took the written in 2006. Most of us went in for processing in April 2013, went to several meetings, pee'd in lots of cups. Took the cpat at some point met with IA for background between July and November. Now most people either went in for medical or are waiting for it.

    It took so long because of lawsuits that froze hiring.

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    Thanks - Is it anything similar to the EEOC discrimination claim against Austin FD? They've been frozen seven months and running, trying to settle claims to prevent going to court. The whole time they've been planning to resume within a year, etc. I'm wondering if CFD ever thought that was going to happen and it prolonged into seven years of litigation or if they were upfront the entire time saying they knew it would be many years.

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    Anyone hear any anything lately?

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    No word here. But reading the Paramedic thread they want to put an EMS academy on in late summer. Not sure what that means for another fire academy

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    Just got called, flagged from my medical in dec, have to have my dr sign off on it

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    Great news that you got a call back. It means the gears are still turning. Hopefully the rest of us start hearing something as well.

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    Still no call but feeling hopefull again.

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    Hey all,

    Been following for a while. Thought I would add my processing timeline:
    2006 Test
    April 2013 - Received the letter to come into the initial process/drug test
    July 10 2013 - Completed the CPAT (on my own at NIPSTA)
    November 1-November 7 2013 - Background investigation/fingerprinting three times (some glitch caused problems)/home visit for BI
    December 12, 2013 - Meeting at 1338 S. Clinton regarding medical
    January 9, 2014 - Completed medical exam at health works
    ....haven't heard a thing since.

    I've email Ms. Hammond a number of times.

    What do you guys think, should I be worried I fell through the cracks or something? Should I show up at 1338 S. Clinton?
    Not entirely sure I'll take the job if offered, but would still like to have the option.

    One question I have is the following (assuming I get the nod):
    How far in advance of final processing can I expect to receive the letter informing me of the final processing?
    How much time between final processing and the academy will I have?

    I have issues regarding my current job that might outright prohibit me from taking a position with the CFD if I don't have enough advance notice. Hoping I will have at least a month.

    Thanks guys.

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    I don't think making a phone call or email is going to hurt you but the problem is actually getting through to someone who can / will give you an answer because there's nothing official.

    I spoke with Commander Porter in January and was told if you haven't been notified that you're out, you are still in the process and your file moves to the next group.

    It sounds like they filled the two classes and less people dropped out from drug screen, background, etc. than they budgeted.

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    I haven't heard anything since my dec medical either. So I hope that means I passed

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    Anybody off the medic list that got called gone thru further processing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubsgo77 View Post
    Anybody off the medic list that got called gone thru further processing?
    I looked in that thread, looks like they're being told August class. They're getting their BI calls right now.

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    Go cubs.. If u don't mind my asking what did u get flagged for? And again if u don't mind. What day did u take medical? Mine was 12/31

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    Mine was the end of December, and I was flagged for an abnormality in my blood work

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    First academy group graduated last night

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    Any more talk of a third fire academy? Or is that pretty quiet now with the Paramedic academy happening?

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    And congrats to all the candidates! Job well done, stay safe out there

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    Haven't heard anything lately

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    A friend of mine was in the class that just finished up this week and he told me he heard they are shooting to do final processing for the 3rd class in September.

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    Good news! Thanks Bilyboy!

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    I've also talked to some of the guys in the department and they have said that they are still planning a third class. However, they are thinking it would more likely be this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy1 View Post
    Hey all,

    Been following for a while. Thought I would add my processing timeline:
    2006 Test
    April 2013 - Received the letter to come into the initial process/drug test
    July 10 2013 - Completed the CPAT (on my own at NIPSTA)
    November 1-November 7 2013 - Background investigation/fingerprinting three times (some glitch caused problems)/home visit for BI
    December 12, 2013 - Meeting at 1338 S. Clinton regarding medical
    January 9, 2014 - Completed medical exam at health works
    ....haven't heard a thing since.

    I've email Ms. Hammond a number of times.

    What do you guys think, should I be worried I fell through the cracks or something? Should I show up at 1338 S. Clinton?
    Not entirely sure I'll take the job if offered, but would still like to have the option.

    One question I have is the following (assuming I get the nod):
    How far in advance of final processing can I expect to receive the letter informing me of the final processing?
    How much time between final processing and the academy will I have?

    I have issues regarding my current job that might outright prohibit me from taking a position with the CFD if I don't have enough advance notice. Hoping I will have at least a month.

    Thanks guys.
    Any chance you remember the random number you were assigned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windchi83 View Post
    Any chance you remember the random number you were assigned?
    I am not sure, but I think 2700 something. Don't know the exact number. My social is xxx-xx-xx50.

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    Does anyone know how big the 3rd class is going to be? I was told it would be a "small" class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner05 View Post
    Does anyone know how big the 3rd class is going to be? I was told it would be a "small" class.
    It doesn't seem that anyone has gotten an official word on a third class.

    If they move forward, it's going to decide on if they just want to use the people remaining from the processing that began last year for a class, which would likely make it smaller than the two classes that ran already, or if they want to begin processing more people who remain from the '06 test.

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