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    has anyone heard when providence might be starting an academy, they've completed all the testing and have sent out letters stating they'll be making their selections within the next few weeks but havent heard anything yet and that was over a month ago

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    I haven't but best of luck to you. I applied to N.Providence and I'm about to take my written (Nov 4th).

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    yeah just waiting is the worst, hang in there, good luck!

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    i heard letters went out for the academy, anyone else hear anything?

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    I know they're out; a friend of mine got his last week. I'm not sure how many got accepted into the first academy, but I believe it was somewhere around 35. If you didn't get yours, don't worry--this definitely won't be the only academy.

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    yup the letters went out but i also heard there will be another academy following this one, so goodluck

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    Got my letter from providence, looks like i'll be in the 48th academy. Does anyone know when the 47th academy & 48th academy should start, and where would they hold the academy?

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    congrats, but dont get too worked up, you'll still have to pass a psych and medical exam
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    Quote Originally Posted by e2firefighterdw
    Got my letter from providence, looks like i'll be in the 48th academy. Does anyone know when the 47th academy & 48th academy should start, and where would they hold the academy?
    If it's the same letter I got, it doesn't mean crap. Just that you aren't in the 47th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt161
    If it's the same letter I got, it doesn't mean crap. Just that you aren't in the 47th.
    what did yours say? a friend of mine got one that said hes in the pool of prospective candidates for the 48th and possibly the 47th, or something along those lines, it also said not to call the DOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeda83
    what did yours say? a friend of mine got one that said hes in the pool of prospective candidates for the 48th and possibly the 47th, or something along those lines, it also said not to call the DOT
    Mine said the same, and I'll bet all the money in my pocket right now that e2firefighterdw's letter was identical. Reading comprehension, people....

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt161
    Mine said the same, and I'll bet all the money in my pocket right now that e2firefighterdw's letter was identical. Reading comprehension, people....
    lol give the guy a break, when you get a letter the first time you're so nervous/excited you barely recognize the words, but yeah besides i'd doubt they would send out letters for the 48th academy considering the 47th only has a tenative starting date

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeda83
    lol give the guy a break, when you get a letter the first time you're so nervous/excited you barely recognize the words, but yeah besides i'd doubt they would send out letters for the 48th academy considering the 47th only has a tenative starting date
    They were told to report January 8th.

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    oh i know, but the psychs and medicals arent done yet and Januaray 8th is still a tenative starting date until today is january 8th
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    When was the last time that Providence gave a test and a group of disgruntled applicants didn't file a lawsuit. I have heard that may happen this time also. Good luck to all but don't count on anything.

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    I kept hearing rumors about a suit against Cranston for their last test, but since the guys are on the job I guess that ship has sailed.

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    Don't bet on seeing another class from this test. According to sources, Mayor Sissyline was quoted as saying "I just need a fire dept., not a good one, just some people on a big red truck". Besides, they took all the minorities and women who passed for this class. Out of 37 only 17 are white males. Yet another great American institution ruined by mindless, pandering politicians.
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    the city has ordered enough equipment for 2 academies, i.e. 60 dress uniforms, 60 helmets, 60 scott face pieces, etc.. there will most likely be a second academy b/c the city isnt into buying extra especially for the fire department, but like anything else wait til it actually happens, those letters that went out mean nothing more than that you've passed the written test, physical agility and background investigation, making you a possible candidate out of around 500 some odd people, the only ones that know they will be in an academy are the ones that went for their psychs/medicals and passed them

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    How often does Providence test? Is it difficult to get hired there?

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    i'd consider one it of the hardest departments to get on b/c of the amount of applicants, around 1500 for this test, and the last test before this one was about 5 years ago

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    i'd consider one of the hardest departments to get on b/c of the amount of applicants, around 1500 for this test, and the last test before this one was about 5 years ago

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    Thank you for the information. I appreciate it.

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    Has anyone heard when the current academy ends and when the next one might start?

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    Graduation for the 47th is July 6.

    Start date for the 48th is, tenatively, some time in September.

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    graduation for the 47th is july 2nd

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