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    I took the written and agility tests on same b/c I am out of town. I have a NREMT medic card. Anyone know about Tenn. reciprocity? Also, I remember hearing test scores would be out in the middle of July.


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    Hello guys and gals, thought I'd give a little update since I've been monitoring the boards pretty steadily. Got an email of my ranking- Follows what I believe the Sgt had posted previously, a 10 point scale, and you are ranked as a 9, 8, etc. (Please post if that is incorrect) Higher than a score of 7 is outstanding and gets an interview- but no info yet as to when that will be.

    Did well enough to get an interview, thought maybe I'd have been ranked a little higher, but I understand from previous posts that once you are at the interview stage, rank is not necessarily the deciding factor, so congrats to all who have qualified, and good luck.

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    Default Another update

    I know there are over 400 on the eligibilty list. I just heard they are going to hire a class of aprox. 20. I also heard they plan to interview the top 100 on the list and then go from there. They are supposedly preparing for the interview process now. Good luck to all!!!!!

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    Hey all I was wondering if anyone has heard about the EMS side of the Fire Department and when they might be hiring Paramedics and how many?


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    I will give nashville the credit that no one seemd to know what the h$**L is going on with recruitment. I first moved here four years ago going on that i was told by hr and fire personnel a hiring process would be in spring 2006,and county residents would be chosen first and here it is summer 2007 and have not even done interviews and still yet when you ask someone you get a different response each time. One person tells me they will only interview those chosen for a class, another tells me they will interview all in the outsstanding group, another tells they will only interview 100. When you ask HR they tell you it is up to the fire department when to and how to choose interviews, but when you ask the a fire personnel they tell you it is up to hr to finalize the list. Would somebody that actually knows facts please post a reply as to when they anticipate starting interviews and how will they choose who to interview. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmns27 View Post
    I will give nashville the credit that no one seemd to know what the h$**L is going on with recruitment. I first moved here four years ago going on that i was told by hr and fire personnel a hiring process would be in spring 2006,and county residents would be chosen first and here it is summer 2007 and have not even done interviews and still yet when you ask someone you get a different response each time. One person tells me they will only interview those chosen for a class, another tells me they will interview all in the outsstanding group, another tells they will only interview 100. When you ask HR they tell you it is up to the fire department when to and how to choose interviews, but when you ask the a fire personnel they tell you it is up to hr to finalize the list. Would somebody that actually knows facts please post a reply as to when they anticipate starting interviews and how will they choose who to interview. Thanks

    Well the only thing I can say is just wait and see. There are over 600 people on the outstanding list. They can jump anywhere on the outstanding list and hire the top 1 or can jump to number 600. And if you moved here just for being told something then that is your fault just relax and wait and see what happens.

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    When your told my a metro government department on several occasions bu email and phone and person, both fire and hr, that a hiring process would be done in 2006 one would probably assume that they were telling the truth. I think my moving up here was going on what i thought were people that new what was going on, obviously i was wrong. Your response too basically told me nothing else, but in fact told me soemthing different as well. This was a first time i heard the number 600 seeming ive heard everyother number from other people. When one plans their future, they hope they are getting accurate information. I can see now i was fooled that is why i may have seemed a little POd in my thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmns27 View Post
    When your told my a metro government department on several occasions bu email and phone and person, both fire and hr, that a hiring process would be done in 2006 one would probably assume that they were telling the truth. I think my moving up here was going on what i thought were people that new what was going on, obviously i was wrong. Your response too basically told me nothing else, but in fact told me soemthing different as well. This was a first time i heard the number 600 seeming ive heard everyother number from other people. When one plans their future, they hope they are getting accurate information. I can see now i was fooled that is why i may have seemed a little POd in my thread.
    I can understand your frustration. Yes the number is definately in the 600. I have a bud that is 680 and he made 7 out of 10 so therefore he is on the outstanding. One other thing bro never trust government and dont get your hopes up. Keep testing and moving forward you will land the job. If your not on the job now look into other cities around nashville also.

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    Welcome to Metro. If your lucky enough to get the job, be sure you have a good mask. Nashville smoke screen's are notorious. Been there. Done that. Got several hats.

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    I will tell you that nearly 10 years ago I was one of 450 applicants who tested. They (NFD, HR, whoever) were only going to interview those that scored 8 or higher. There were those who were minorities or with high "politics" who did not score 8. Know what they did? Interviewed all 450 applicants. I was in the interview process all of about 3 minutes. It was sad.

    You guys heard of the THP shake-up because of all the heavy politics? I swear to you THP doesn't have anything on NFD.

    Don't get me wrong, if you can get hired, it's a great department with good pay. I'm happy where I am now, and I would much rather have an agency hire me because of my potential and not because of my race/sex, or who I know. Alot of good people are getting passed over because of the wrong reasons. I wish all you folks the best, but if the hiring process hasn't changed since I tested, the odds are against you.

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    I just wanted to let you know, your not alone in your frustration. I tested with Metro and recieved my letter in the mail with my grade based on the written and physical agility test. I have no idea if work history, experience or anything else weighs into the equation as you cant get any answers from anyone from either Metro HR or Metro Fire. I scored a 10 out of a possible 10 points and it stated that I had tied for the rank of 1. As of today, I still haven't heard anything about interviews. When I called Metro HR and inquired, they said they didnt know how many people would be hired or when the interviews would be. (Sound familiar?) I am an EMT-IV with over 4 years paid firefighting experience and had a coworker with almost the exact background test with me. He scored 8 out of 10 and was tied for the rank of 186. I've heard rumors that there were 300, 400, and up to 600 people on the outstanding list, so who knows. (You had to score 7 out of 10 to make outstanding) Metro HR did say that there were over 1500 applications for the Fire Recruit positions. I have heard rumors that they plan to hire approximately 20 firefighters and that there may be a class scheduled for October, but these are only rumors. Funny thing is, I have talked to 2 other people who said they knew someone who was tied for the rank of 1. Hell, there may be 50 people tied for the rank of 1. If anyone has any more info, I would appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter113 View Post
    I just wanted to let you know, your not alone in your frustration. I tested with Metro and recieved my letter in the mail with my grade based on the written and physical agility test. I have no idea if work history, experience or anything else weighs into the equation as you cant get any answers from anyone from either Metro HR or Metro Fire. I scored a 10 out of a possible 10 points and it stated that I had tied for the rank of 1. As of today, I still haven't heard anything about interviews. When I called Metro HR and inquired, they said they didnt know how many people would be hired or when the interviews would be. (Sound familiar?) I am an EMT-IV with over 4 years paid firefighting experience and had a coworker with almost the exact background test with me. He scored 8 out of 10 and was tied for the rank of 186. I've heard rumors that there were 300, 400, and up to 600 people on the outstanding list, so who knows. (You had to score 7 out of 10 to make outstanding) Metro HR did say that there were over 1500 applications for the Fire Recruit positions. I have heard rumors that they plan to hire approximately 20 firefighters and that there may be a class scheduled for October, but these are only rumors. Funny thing is, I have talked to 2 other people who said they knew someone who was tied for the rank of 1. Hell, there may be 50 people tied for the rank of 1. If anyone has any more info, I would appreciate it.

    There are 31 people tied for 1st with a 10 out of 10. Hope that helps (read the posts above).

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    Not too be a pessimist but today i heard something more news and of course its different from what ive heard before now. I talked to a metro cop who knows someone in the training division and he told me that the word from them is that this up coming class regardless of score will be made up mostly of minorities and those with political pull. After this class of approximately 20 they will return to doing all classes thereafter as crosstrained as before, those from ems crosstraining for fire. He said this was cost beneficial and is how they will get all fire hires from then on until they start another list in 3 years. He said the list is mandated by civil service laws that a new list must be made every 3 years but it does not require them to hire off of the list for every class, thus comes in the crosstraining. Therefore he advised me that the person telling him this info stated that the best bet from now on into the future for someone that wants to get into the fire division is too work in ems preferable as a paramedic for a few years and then apply to crosstrain into the fire division. Not to be discouraging but this does not sound to good for those that are ranked say 100 or higher like myself, but as others know what you hear may be totally not what is planned.

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    How did you come to the conclusion that there are 31 people tied for 1st? I'm just curious and not trying to be a smart a**!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmns27 View Post
    best bet from now on into the future for someone that wants to get into the fire division is too work in ems preferable as a paramedic for a few years and then apply to crosstrain into the fire division. Not to be discouraging but this does not sound to good for those that are ranked say 100 or higher like myself, but as others know what you hear may be totally not what is planned.
    Well as you know there is a mayors race going on right now. There will not probally be any hiring till after the mayors race and depending on who gets it is how the hiring will go. You can bet that who ever gets it that the fire chief will be gone and that more than likely the cross training will be stopped and if you want to get on fire side then you will have to be hired off the list and the EMS side will have to go through same testing and be hired off list also.

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    Speaking of the upcoming Mayoral Election, I recently had a conversation with a Captain from Metro. This conversation took place in the Hermitage Home Depot between two people that had never met before, one of them being a Captain with Metro the other being someone trying to get on with Metro, so for what its worth, he said that they were only hiring 20 people initially and that they would hire another 40 after the administration changes. That sounds pretty good to me, but what if the new mayor doesn't want to hire 40 more. I'm not sure it's safe to speculate on what the new mayor will do. I guess it depends on who gets elected. Which brings me to another thought, anybody know anything about Buck Dozier? He's got the endorsement of Metro PD and FD. I'm not suggesting anyone vote for this guy, but he is a former Metro Fire Chief. That could be a good if someone like him gets in, but then again who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanj003 View Post
    There are 31 people tied for 1st with a 10 out of 10. Hope that helps (read the posts above).
    How do you know there are 31 people tied for 1st?

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    Default Too many rumors.

    I actually spoke to a Metro firefighter today who said there were 8 people tied for the rank of 1. I didn't inquire about the source of his information, but he said he also had a friend that also tied for the rank of 1. I would also like to know where the 31 number came from. I also heard from yet another person that there is a Rookie class scheduled for October and that Metro had only been approved for 17 new hires. All unconfirmed information.

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    From the way it sounds, their hiring standards have not changed in the last 10 years. Pity....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter113 View Post
    I actually spoke to a Metro firefighter today who said there were 8 people tied for the rank of 1. I didn't inquire about the source of his information, but he said he also had a friend that also tied for the rank of 1. I would also like to know where the 31 number came from. I also heard from yet another person that there is a Rookie class scheduled for October and that Metro had only been approved for 17 new hires. All unconfirmed information.
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    FOR ALL OF YOU INQUIRING ABOUT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TIED FOR 1ST:

    My 'information' comes from the simple fact that I am tied for 32nd with a '9 out of possible 10' ranking points. There are no 'half points' awarded (i.e. 0.5 pts).....therefore.....The only possible score better than mine is a 10 out of 10, thus there are only 31 others above the 9 out of 10 ranking. Make sense?
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    As to the guy who 'heard' that there were 8 people tied for first either talked to someone that could not do simple math or just decided to make that number up....who knows?.?.?.
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    I hope that helps.

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