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    I went to the academy when i was down there, it appears they have a rather large class in the academy now. I assume from the old 1995 list.

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    someone mentioned to me that chicago basically just hires based off the written exam, and then people are weeded out in the academy, no physical agility or oral interview, seems kinda strange to me but is this the way it is????

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    I believe that there is a physical agility. Who knows!? The city has been very discrete about the whole process. They just love to make us wonder...

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    In the past there has been an agility test. However, not everyone who passes the written takes it. When they get to your number and call you, you take a pass fail physical. Latest rumor (I repeat RUMOR) I heard is that they are going to give the same physical they give to the police: mile 1/2 run, bench press % of your weight.....Piece of cake if you are at all serious about the job. In the past they have not had an interview.

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    Doubt it, it will be more like the CPAT that Arizona, LA, and those places use. Stair machine, hose pull, maul agianst the pressure plate, simulated ceiling pull/push, etc.... Im my opinion of course *hint* *hint*

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    funny thing about those post cards, i went home
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    All fire departments today run either the CPAT or a different form of the CPAT. Big city departments generally run a harder form of the CPAT, especially one involving more stairs, due to the extra responsibilities and challenges of the city (high rises, massive apt buildings, etc...). Chicago Fire training officials have been stating to hopefuls to train hard for a form of the CPAT. In terms of the police physical, i dont believe any fire dept would sink to that level, they want firefighters not pot-belly pigs.

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    I know everyone will laugh for me posting this, but here I go.... Has anyone heard anything results, rumors, etc....

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    I was just about to do the SAME thing, bump

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    I'm in the same boat, and all I can say is that a watched pot never boils. (I know, easier said than done.) I'm still waiting on any word about the police test from February for Pete's sake!

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    Has anyone called the HR department and asked when they will be sending scored to the applicants?

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    Minimum of 10 weeks after the test. Expect to see somthing at the middle to end of July. Just chill.....you won't be starting the acdemy tomorrow.
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    Any new chat??

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    Nothing here

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    I think we are all anxiously awaiting the results. Not to see what we made so much as to see what, if infomation, is given out on the process

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    I will second that

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    so I noticed there was a paramedic academy graduated as of last week. anyone have an idea when they will do any paramedic hiring next???

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    That class was rather large also, and im almost 100% sure they are firefighter/medics (same position we applied for), when i went to the academy they had that class in there and they were doin fire matic training.

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    If you look at the remarks by the Fire Commissioner, he calls them Chicago Fire Department Fire Paramedics.

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    Also, in the photo gallery they call it paramedic graduation.

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    That's it folks, the show's over; everyone please go home. We are all done here.

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    yea I am under the impression that they hire civilian paramedics and then train them to be chicago fire dept. paramedics, and i'm wondering how this process works.

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    The term fireparamedic applies to a civilian paramedic hired off of a non-tested list to serve as a single role (on an ambulance) employee. Fireparamedics who took the 1995 entrance exam are eligible to "cross over" meaning they would get FFII training and then be assigned to Als engine companies in a dual role. They often run concurrent firefighter and paramedic academies.

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    okay now we're getting somewhere, where and how do you apply to the paramedic position???

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    Smitty is right the only way right now you could be a paramedic and then get trained as a firefighter is if you are already a paramedic working for the city in a single paramedic role and took the 95 exam and passed. Then based on seniortiy and per union contract 10% of every fire class has to be CFD paramedics crossing over. Since the 95 list is still being used to hire off of this is still true. As for the city hiring paramedics someone else here said they do it with pretty good frequency but you already have to be a paramedic prior to being hired. If you are a medic and get hired you had to have taken this most recent test and then wait for your time to come, meanwhile being a single role medic. I dont know when they will be hiring medics next, but if anyone is already a medic and took the test I would try and get hired next time the city opens up for paramedic, as I understand it there is no test just a application list.

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