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    Question Canton Fire

    Does anyone know the latest on the City of Canton? Are they planning on hiring any more off the current list? How long do their eligiblity lists normally last before expiration? Do they have another test scheduled? Thanks for any input.

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    My brother just got hired there. He was #1 on that list. From what he's heard, the city is hoping to hire 3-5 more guys this summer.

    I know this isn't definitive, but I hope it helps.

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    Thanks Dave. I really hope they hire a couple more. Congrats to your brother. Is it Matt?

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    ha ha That would be him. Caught his first CFD fire a few nights ago, he called to rub it in. He really likes it.

    Good luck

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    Hey, I am not sure about hiring but I know that an Instructor from the State Fire Academy was hired as Chief. That's kinda old news, but I wasn't sure if ya'll knew that yet. Also, I completely forgot the Instructors name. Are any of ya'll going to participate in the FF Combat Challenge at the Reservoir this summer? I am from Lafayette County (Oxford), but originally from jackson.

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    Wow, sorry guys I am thinking of the wrong Canton. I am retarted. haha

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    Just patiently waiting for an opportunity.
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    Firemedic 515, do I know you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdd2121
    i got a call about 5 months ago for the job with canton fire. i declined but i assume they hired. at the time they were telling me 3-5 guys
    They hired 5. Why didn't you accept the offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammrover
    Firemedic 515, do I know you

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    Sorry, not Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdd2121
    i accepted a position with a suburb of cleveland
    Congratulations! What suburb? Maple Heights maybe? (If you don't mind me asking) I've also taken quite a few tests in the Cleveland area.
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    Hi guys... real quick question for ya'll. I am a Marine Airport Firefighter stationed at MCAS New River, NC and a Structural Firefighter for the town of Emerald Isle, NC. I am getting out of the Marine Corps in about 6 months and all of the fire departments I have contacted in Ohio have told me that you must be a paramedic in order to either apply or take their tests. Are there still fire departments that like their firefighters to be able to fight fire as well as run EMS? I am an EMT-B for the state of North Carolina, but it's kind of hard to get an Ohio Paramedic Certification when I am forced by the Marine Corps to live in NC. It's not that I don't want the certification. Are there any departments that hire firefighters and give them a specified time to get their paramedic? I am moving to the Strongsville area. (Cuyahoga County) I guess that wasn't a real quick question, huh... HA HA. Someone please reply.

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    Does anyone know of any ARFF job vacancies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboymarine1
    Does anyone know of any ARFF job vacancies?
    Try Springfield or Rickenbacker. I was told Rickenbacker IS hiring right now. As for Springfield there are rumors it may shutdown so it may be out of the picture.

    AS for depts. wanting you to have a P card, I wouldn't worry too much as others have said. A lot I have seen will want you to obtain it within say a year of hire. I know you say you are moving to Cuyahoga area, but if you are willing to relocate my department should be testing in the next 6-9 months. We do not run ems (occasional first responders). If you can obtain your Ohio 240 card you will not be required by us to attend the state accademy. I challenged the state test when I got out of the military, and basically what that means is I showed Ohio proof of training that met or EXCEEDED the state requirement. Then all I had to do was take the final state exam and pass. We give 20% credit on the test for an honorable discharge and that pretty much gurantees a spot in the top 3 applicants to be considered for the job. I work for Coshocton Fire Dept. and if you check our website the test notice will be posted there.(www.coshoctonfire.org) or feel free to PM me on here and I can give you my email address.
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    Thanks for the help Wilson.

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    cfd37,
    How many full-timers does Cambridge have? How many do they expect to hire?

    I thought the new state legislation prohibited residency requirements! (Half joking) Seriously though, 90 days? That doesn't give me time to sell the house.

    It does sound like a great opportunity though. I'll definitely apply. Thanks for the info.

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    Any more talk of Canton hiring this summer?!

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    We are going to hire 1 right now, and that will put us at full staff. we have 20 full timers, 6 per shift, an inspector, and a chief. As for the residency thing, it is in our contract, but we have been doing some research. Apparently, the legislation reads that you can require someone to live in an adjoining county, but it is up to the locality to pass an ordinance to make the requirements stronger. i.e. the city may pass an ordinance that any member of CFD must live within a 9 mile radius of the center of town. That is the current residency requirement. Not to run anyone off, but we actually want our people to live close considering that we rely heavily on callbacks to bolster our forces on a call. This is where the OT comes in. On a structure fire, an all hands page is usually dropped to have enough reinforcements to do the job. The bigger cities with additional stations do not have this problem since they can strike another alarm, and get another on duty station. We call on off duty guys, and it would be very hard for someone who lives in Canton, or Columbus to make a call out. The money is good, cost of living is low, and housing is abundant. If you make this list which will be good for 2 years, there are going to be anywhere from 3 to 5 retirements in the next 2 years.

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    Thanks mdd2121. I heard from a pretty reliable source that they are hiring 2 right away and possibly 3 more at a later date. I'm going to stop in a HR next week to update my application.

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    Five was the goal, two was the word, last week. This afternoon, I was told that CFD will be hiring three, this summer.

    It comes from a reliable source, but you know how things change...

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    The city of Mansfield will be giving a Civil Service Exam on the 12th of August. There is a fee of $20 that is due by July 28th if anyone is interested in more details, email me at firemanstation24@yahoo.com or daniel.eldreth@usmc.mil

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    Yep, they called me last Tuesday and said the same thing. They said they were trying to get 20 names together of people who were still interested. I hope they get things moving. I've already accepted an out-of-state conditional offer, so it might just be too late.

    FCDave,
    Is your bro still liking the job? Also, I know there is a medical following the conditional offer, but did he also have to take a polygraph or psych?
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    Montgomery County, Maryland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemedic515 View Post
    Montgomery County, Maryland
    Great place to work! I am assuming that you accepted an offer from MCDFRS???


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