Like Tree3Likes

Thread: fairfax county

  1. #1251
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    123

    Default

    Very good info thank you.

    Do you know if the class that is shorter has been chosen yet?

  2. #1252
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I doubt it. The guys that got picked for the October class were notified within the past two weeks and the class starts on October 6.

  3. #1253
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mcz049 View Post
    I just completed the process. I have heard that there is a ton of overtime available in this department, particulary for medics. Is there anyone out there that can confirm this? Also, I understand that there is a shift differential for being on 24 hour schedules, however, I can't find anything that explains how this works. Any insight would be appreciated.
    There has been a ton of OT. There have been holdovers here and there. I have to work evening OT just so that I'm not held over the next day, particularly on weekends. They have even suspended the "36 hour rule" a few times recently, so that we can work 48 hrs straight if we want to.

    IDK how night diff works, but it was explained that it was worth about $2k/yr in extra pay.

  4. #1254
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ragingcajun View Post
    Not to kill the moment here or anything, but there IS more to do than just wait. I would highly suggest (if you have not already done so) to PT of some sort after reading this post. PT is a critical part to the job, i'm sure you know, but to the Fire Chief and just as important, Basic Training. The Fire Chief himself comes out to the Academy to PT and sees his possible candidates, and Basic is no joke when it comes to PT. Be ready to run. and run. and run.
    If you want to wait until you're already in the academy to get in shape, you're gonna have a bad time.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 3 users browsing this thread. (1 members and 2 guests)

  1. blachatch

Similar Threads

  1. Polk County Takes a Place in History
    By captstanm1 in forum Florida
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-07-2005, 10:31 PM
  2. World Of Fire Report: 12-27-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2005, 10:33 PM
  3. Collier County Fla--Union and County Face off over Privatization
    By captstanm1 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-2003, 10:50 AM
  4. Live Oak Fire Fighters may get BIG Raise
    By captstanm1 in forum Florida
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-05-2003, 05:50 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-14-2002, 09:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register