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    CHICAGO - City Hall began the process Wednesday of hiring from a list of firefighter candidates who passed an exam last year, the first firefighter test in Chicago in more than a decade.

    Five hundred letters were mailed asking candidates to return cards if they remain interested in being hired.

    Those who respond will be given a physical-abilities test. Candidates who pass will undergo background checks and drug screening, followed by a medical exam and aerobic fitness test.



    All who successfully complete the process will be guaranteed invitations for training, with the first class of about 100 expected to be called sometime next year, said Larry Langford, a Fire Department spokesman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy2007 View Post
    CHICAGO - City Hall began the process Wednesday of hiring from a list of firefighter candidates who passed an exam last year, the first firefighter test in Chicago in more than a decade.

    Five hundred letters were mailed asking candidates to return cards if they remain interested in being hired.

    Those who respond will be given a physical-abilities test. Candidates who pass will undergo background checks and drug screening, followed by a medical exam and aerobic fitness test.



    All who successfully complete the process will be guaranteed invitations for training, with the first class of about 100 expected to be called sometime next year, said Larry Langford, a Fire Department spokesman.



    I guess now we will figure out what order they are calling in.

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    I received my letter today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy2007 View Post
    I received my letter today. I'm in the 100's

    Congrats to you. Good luck with the processing

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    Congrats to the 06'ers. Hope the City/CFD doesn't screw you guys over like they did us. (1995) Keep everyone on this forum informed as to how the processing unfolds.

    ...oh, and don't forget to bring a BLACK pen to testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy2007 View Post
    I received my letter today. I'm in the 100's
    That's the best f@%#ing news I have ever heard!!!!!!!! I haven't got a letter yet but I'm under 500!!

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    [QUOTE=bigern79;870773]That's the best f@%#ing news I have ever heard!!!!!!!! I haven't got a letter yet but I'm under 500!![/QUOTE


    Well if they did start from 1 I have a while to wait Good luck to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klumpas34 View Post
    hey guys let's concentrate on whats REAL IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW! The Cubbies beating the D-Backs!

    Unfortunately the Cubbies dont put any food on my table. Lets focus on CFD

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrynuts View Post
    Unfortunately the Cubbies dont put any food on my table. Lets focus on CFD


    I agree but only because I'm a Sox fan lol

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    In my letter it say that you can go to www.cityofchicago.org/fire for the physical abilities test info. I checked it out and the video is not up yet. The video will be posted 10/05 and also will be on youtube 10/05. The physical is to consist of arm lift task, arm ergometer task, hose drag/high rise pack carry test and a modified stair climb. Thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 233wacker View Post
    got the letter...i'm in the 200-250 range.
    Congrats!!!

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    Default Yay!!!!

    Got my letter today too...I was #177.

    The video on the Physical Abilities Test will be available on YouTube as of 10/5, and on the City's Municipal TV channel, Channel 23, from 10/5-11/30.

    Congrats to all and good luck!

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    It's starting to look like they went in numerical order instead of a random order. Could be wrong though.

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    Default 10/04

    Letter in hand!! # in the 300's

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    Just got home recieved a letter # below 100
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    well the balls finally rolling. Go luck to all. That gives me some time to prepare a little more (if I get a letter at all). 15xx. Let us know how it goes!

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    I have very reliable information. OK a rumor! That CFD is going to have a class of single role paramedics in November 2007. To be followed by a class of approximatel 75 people for the fire side Janurary 2008. Of those 75, 22 are supposed to be crossovers (aka single role medics already on CFD) These 75 are coming off the most recent entrance examination.

    could explain why these popped up on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ37gEh37iY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UolDa6D1JNw

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    Thumbs up Awwwwwwwwwww Yeeeeaaaaahhhhh!!!!!

    Got the letter. I'm under #500 but not by much...sounds like the article was right about 500 letters sent out.

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    helllllllllllllllllllllll yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyT1986 View Post
    helllllllllllllllllllllll yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

    i was waiting to hear from you Joey. I knew if you got the letter you would let us know. Congrats Joey! keep us posted and good luck to ya

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    Good luck all who got letters. Keep us posted on what you hear downtown.

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    Congrats and Good Luck everybody!

    Now when will we hear from Ashturd?
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    Hey, good luck to all you guys, especially POC and Bugsy. Also, not to be a sh*t-stirrer, but did anyone else find this line interesting from my friend Larry Langford "All who successfully complete the process will be guaranteed invitations for training". Hmmmm.... wonder why he added that line? Damn, still good luck to all of you guys. Also, during processing PLEASE just pay attention. You wouldn't believe the number of guys who couldn't follow simple directions and ****ed off the Academy people. Just don't be nervous and LISTEN because they can be real a**holes even during processing. Oh... and don't forget the black pen. And DAMMIT, don't start writing before they say so. Just kidding, enjoy.

    PS - Do not worry about the Physical Abilities Test. By that I mean don't stress about it. Start getting in shape for the academy, but the hose drag test is simple, just don't RUN! The arm lift uses a cable that is secured to a measuing device in the floor. You you get your legs/arms in a confortable/stable position and pull and HOLD. For training (on how best to stabilize) use the lower cable from a gym machine, use a lot of weight, and practice stabilizing and holding the weight. You are not curling it, so dumbells may not be best (though it wouldn't hurt). The hose carry/stairs are easy too, just figure out what works best for you in carrying the darn duct taped hose. For me, carrying it on my shoulder worked, others to their side (although the end of the hose hit some in the nuts), still others carried tucked into their belly (seemed a bit ackward and gave a forward lunge to me). Again, don't run and hit every stair. It is easy, just don't be overly nervous. I knew literally 3 dozen people who took the test and one failed (A women, not biased, just a fact).
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