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    Hello All!! Are applications should be coming out in the next couple of weeks, The list is up in the first week of August.There is no more residency rule.You do not have to be a medic or emt. They are competely seperate from us. We don't even eat with them..We are a very strong union department IAFF #717 .. The last list had no collage not sure about this one.
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    63 union Firemen,,28 medics(Metro ambo) 9 chiefs 2 secretaries and 5 dispatchers
    Our city is 5 square miles boardered by Chicago's west side on three side's
    and berwyn on the west. Last year we did about 14,000 calls. Around 71 structure fires (alley garage or bigger).
    We have 3 engines,, 2 trucks (1 tiller) 4 ALS ambo,s and a lot of other fd vehicles.
    Cicero has 93,000 residents.
    Our starting pay is $ 51,000. We get great raises after that . After 5 years your at about 65,000$ . But we are without a contract and are in negotiations now. We work 1 on 2 off kelly every 8th day.

    This is a great place to work. But I will be straight forword. If you are looking for a department that trains everyday, and you have to look good in your pressed uniform and that is buy the book, do not even apply, I am not talking like a AZZHOLE or a hard guy but that is how it is here. We are very traditional if you know what I mean. We had in the last of years some guys come from other suburban department and it was a culture shock, Just remember what happens in the firehouse stays in the fire house Also we have no women here (they would not like the porn).
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    Default Cicero TEST !!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello All!! Are applications should be coming out in the next couple of weeks, The list is up in the first week of August.There is no more residency rule.You do not have to be a medic or emt. They are competely seperate from us. We don't even eat with them..We are a very strong union department IAFF #717 .. The last list had no collage not sure about this one.
    Our Stats
    63 union Firemen,,28 medics(Metro ambo) 9 chiefs 2 secretaries and 5 dispatchers
    Our city is 5 square miles boardered by Chicago's west side on three side's
    and berwyn on the west. Last year we did about 14,000 calls. Around 71 structure fires (alley garage or bigger).
    We have 3 engines,, 2 trucks (1 tiller) 4 ALS ambo,s and a lot of other fd vehicles.
    Cicero has 93,000 residents.
    Our starting pay is $ 51,000. We get great raises after that . After 5 years your at about 65,000$ . But we are without a contract and are in negotiations now. We work 1 on 2 off kelly every 8th day.

    This is a great place to work. But I will be straight forword. If you are looking for a department that trains everyday, and you have to look good in your pressed uniform and that is buy the book, do not even apply, I am not talking like a AZZHOLE or a hard guy but that is how it is here. We are very traditional if you know what I mean. We had in the last of years some guys come from other suburban department and it was a culture shock, Just remember what happens in the firehouse stays in the fire house Also we have no women here (they would not like the porn).
    If you guys need any thing else leave a message
    Stay Safe --- ME MYSELF AND I

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    Cicero is a good department! When you gonna have another fire on Roosevelt we can work at?
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    Wow, that really makes me want to do this job.

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    I am ready sounds like my kind of place, Bad Azz hard core getto dept, sweet I will be there for the test.

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    3 engines 2 trucks 14,000 calls I like those individual call ratios

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    Cicero is a tough town. You better be tough if you plan on working there.
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    What is the hiring process

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    Cicero is a tough town. You better be tough if you plan on working there.
    and speak Spanish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfdfireguy
    Hello All!! Are applications should be coming out in the next couple of weeks, The list is up in the first week of August.There is no more residency rule.You do not have to be a medic or emt. They are competely seperate from us. We don't even eat with them..We are a very strong union department IAFF #717 .. The last list had no collage not sure about this one.
    Our Stats
    63 union Firemen,,28 medics(Metro ambo) 9 chiefs 2 secretaries and 5 dispatchers
    Our city is 5 square miles boardered by Chicago's west side on three side's
    and berwyn on the west. Last year we did about 14,000 calls. Around 71 structure fires (alley garage or bigger).
    We have 3 engines,, 2 trucks (1 tiller) 4 ALS ambo,s and a lot of other fd vehicles.
    Cicero has 93,000 residents.
    Our starting pay is $ 51,000. We get great raises after that . After 5 years your at about 65,000$ . But we are without a contract and are in negotiations now. We work 1 on 2 off kelly every 8th day.

    This is a great place to work. But I will be straight forword. If you are looking for a department that trains everyday, and you have to look good in your pressed uniform and that is buy the book, do not even apply, I am not talking like a AZZHOLE or a hard guy but that is how it is here. We are very traditional if you know what I mean. We had in the last of years some guys come from other suburban department and it was a culture shock, Just remember what happens in the firehouse stays in the fire house Also we have no women here (they would not like the porn).
    If you guys need any thing else leave a message
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    Shoot me an email on where to go to get my app. Thanks
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    Thumbs up Cicero test

    Someone told me about this thread and I thought I should reply. Whoever wrote this is on target but they forgot about our strong Union History (on our web site). I am the President of the Union and always willing to help Union Brothers and future Union Brothers and Sisters. For more information check out our web site at www.ciceroiaff717.com. Any questions click on the executive board link and you can send me a e-mail. Also we are selling shirts and fund raising items. Shoot us a e-mail if interested.

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    For those of you that are interested in such things, Eric, the President of the Cicero Firefighters is someone to look up to. Having spoken to him and knowing about the trials he and his family were put through for doing the RIGHT THING, he has earned the deep respect of myself and many other local union officers here in Illinois.
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    So ....where do I pick up my app?
    "if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you" -Friedrich Nietzsche

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    What is the hiring process

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    I assume the applications will be available at the Cicero Town Hall. The current eligibility list will expires in August. I have been checking to see when they will be handing out applications, but they are not very forecoming with me on the exact date. I will keep checking and as soon as I know something I will post it on our web site.

    As for the hiring process with each new town goverment things change a little. The test prior to the last one required an associates degree. The last test required a high school diploma. However the process usually proceeds as following.

    1. Turn application in.
    2. Go to orientation.
    3. Written test.
    4. If you pass written move on to physical agility.
    5. If you pass physical agility move on to psychological.
    6. If you pass psychological move on to background and drug test.
    7. If you pass the above you are put on a eligibility list numerically based on final cumulative score.

    I am not possitive but this is usually the general order of the process, but as soon as I am sure I will post it on our site. I update it often with new pictures and info.

    I hope this helps all interested. Being a Firefighter is the greatest job in the world, nothing else as rewarding and interesting.
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    EKHABER what is your web site with the pics.

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    I.A.F.F. Cicero Local 717's web site is:

    www.ciceroiaff717.com

    The left hand corner has all the pages including photo gallery, links, history, ect.

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    Is there a polygraph test, I dont have anything to hide I have just heard to much bad sh*t about them. And yes I have taken them before and passed, just nerve wrecking if you know what I mean.
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    I have been on since 93 and I took a polygraph, however only about half the guys hired after me had to take it, and with new town goverment, who knows.

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    I have heard you guys are very busy, can you post some run stats, and some stats for each rig.

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    The engine Im on did about 1000 runs last year with about two structure fires or better a week.

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    Hi I have been a fireman in Cicero for almost 10 years. This place is great to work for. My father retired from the city fd and did his whole tour on the west side and what he told me Cicero is just like it..I never did test for any where else,but what I heard from other people that this is the best place to work. We see a lot of action and are pretty laid back.Our union ,which I am a big supporter of has been through there share of **** in the last ten years. And the guys stuck together like glue. If you are going to test here do not let anybody intimadate you on the clout system here, that is long gone. We make great money with great benefits,and see the action.And the guys are great.Ifyou have any questions please email me at cfdfireman@hotmail.com

    ALSO.........Cicero local 717 will be selling fundraiser t shirts after 7/26/06
    check our website for info

    Thanks phil

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    fite on phil and eric.

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    Right on phil @eric

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    Seems like a great town to work for, I can't wait until the apps come out

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