Thread: Decatur Hiring

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    Default Decatur Hiring

    The city of Decatur is hiring. Starting salary is just under $42,000. We run 5 engines, 3 trucks, 1 squad and BC car out of 7 stations. Our run stats for last year were:

    382 1st Alarms (structure fires)
    5387 EMS Alarms (medical, automobile accidents, etc.)
    515 Supervisory Alarms (Smoke alarm activations, water flow alarms, pull stations, etc.)
    1698 Still Alarms (illegal burning, car fires, gas leaks)
    5 2nd Alarms (additional companies needed)
    1 3rd Alarms (additional companies needed)
    3 Airport Alerts (incidents involving aircraft or the airport)
    6 Fire Investigation (investigator requested by police, previous fire where no fire company responded)
    7997 Total Incident Count

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    Yeah i heard, I was going to try to test come April 1st but I won't be 21 til October, instead of March 27th. I might come by anyway just to check it out and try to become a little familliar with the testing that goes on.

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    Squad1LT I am going to come over and take the test. Nothing against anyother fulltime dept in the area but DFD is the sh#t. I am a volunteer and put myself through the IFSI firefighter 2 academy, hazmat Ops, truck Ops, EMT-B, and many others. I am only 21. With my exp as a voly and the certs that I have do you think I am a strong canadate?

    I know DFD runs as EMT-I but I have been having trouble finding an EMT-I class with all the problems the state has.

    Also I have heard several rumors you might be able to clear up.
    Is DFD going to 4 man companys?
    Is DFD building another station?
    Is DFD hiring 5 or 16?

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    The last list the chief was able to pick off the top 20% on the list any order he wanted. So if you have EMT and another guy doesn't you will have a better shot at getting hired because it will save the city money not having to put you through EMT class. You will still have to go through FF 2 academy though. We are already staffed with 4 man but it isn't mandatory so with days off, etc we are more usually running with 3. I wouldn't hold my breath for a mandatry 4 man all the time. Another station is needed, but that costs money. We do have a new fire chief so a new station might be a possibility but that is only guessing. We hired 11 off the last list. I can definetly probably see 5 at least going off the next list.

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    Will only being 21 hurt me at all, I know I am old enough to test but, I have heard that depts (not DFD inparticular) like hiring the age of 23 and beyond.

    Also is the city making a comeback at all from loosing some major employers, is there growth, loosing or just holding steady with population and business?
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    I assume DFD runs ILS engines, is this correct?

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    Yes DFD runs ILS engines and trucks because I know 2 of there trucks run as quints and have there own first due areas. I dont know if there tower ladder is ILS or not, but I think everything they have is ILS
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    Yes, all the companies have to have at least one EMT-I on it. Even the Tower which maybe will run 1 EMS run a year.

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    Default time of ajility test

    does anyone know what time the ajility test is on april 1. i have a test in Fort Wayne that morning, I wonder if I could make it later in the day?

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