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    Ticonderga,

    Those are excellent tips!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CanofWD40 View Post
    I was at the interview seminar they had on Saturday, one of the captains said that the April class might be cancelled. He did not mention anything about others. Though, he said there will be one in June.
    I have spoken to two training captains in the academy and they have said that the April tower will be canceled. There will be two more. One at 40īs in June and one more after that at 81īs. After that there will be a hiring freeze until 2011.

    I dont see why they still would be testing and interviewing if this is what is going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamina007 View Post
    i have my oral interview coming up on the 19th of this month. any words of encouragement or tips for me?
    Go visit fire stations. You cant get any better help or encouraging tips from anybody else. It helped me TREMENDOUSLY on my oral interview. Good luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stihl9154 View Post
    I have spoken to two training captains in the academy and they have said that the April tower will be canceled. There will be two more. One at 40īs in June and one more after that at 81īs. After that there will be a hiring freeze until 2011.

    I dont see why they still would be testing and interviewing if this is what is going to happen.

    i had my mock oral yesterday. the guy said i did really well. i just need to polish up on a couple of answers. thanks to everyone for all your advice. if anyone on here is thinking of applying and going through the process, really listen to what everyone is saying. there is a purpose behind it. hopefully they'll extend out the hiring date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stihl9154 View Post
    I have spoken to two training captains in the academy and they have said that the April tower will be canceled. There will be two more. One at 40īs in June and one more after that at 81īs. After that there will be a hiring freeze until 2011.

    I dont see why they still would be testing and interviewing if this is what is going to happen.
    Probably because (no offense to the TC's you talked to) Captains don't make decisions like that.

    I don't believe anyone anymore because of the variety of answers I have gotten... They are fine for 10 years... Hiring Freeze... Five more academies then freeze...

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    Default Hiring freeze

    If anyone else has information about a hiring freeze please post it.

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    this hiring freeze talk is a joke. go read the annual budget then start talking. Even if they 'cut the april class' the Chief will have a new budget in July so hiring with be like its been

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    Good day to all.... I've been invited to take the LAFD written exam this Feb 21. This will be my first written exam to take for any FD, and I was wondering if somebody can give me some good tips or advice on the way you dress or anything in general. I thank you in advance for your time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by popofosho View Post
    this hiring freeze talk is a joke. go read the annual budget then start talking. Even if they 'cut the april class' the Chief will have a new budget in July so hiring with be like its been
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    Since you seem to know everything, give us a link to the budget. I have already read it plenty of times. The current budget ends June 31st. Starting July 1st will be the budget for 09-10. The Chief has NO control over the budget. That is controlled by the Mayor and Fire Commission. He has plenty of insight but no control as to what they do with it.

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    Well, if I do not get an interview date, I'll get the hint. Hopefully, Oxnard will open up, in a couple of years.
    Last edited by CanofWD40; 02-09-2009 at 11:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanofWD40 View Post
    Well, if I do not get an interview date, I'll get the hint. Hopefully, Oxnard will open up, in a couple of years.
    Oxnard was a major bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by stihl9154 View Post
    popofosho-

    Since you seem to know everything, give us a link to the budget. I have already read it plenty of times. The current budget ends June 31st. Starting July 1st will be the budget for 09-10. The Chief has NO control over the budget. That is controlled by the Mayor and Fire Commission. He has plenty of insight but no control as to what they do with it.
    I just got done with my Background investigation and received a letter in the mail that Iím moving on to the final panel review.

    I called my investigator and he sounded concerned that the April tower may not happen due to budget problems. He told me to call him next month if I havenít heard anything.

    The bottom line is that the state is in serious trouble but they really need to fill the positions. There is no way for us to know what is going to happen.

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    Congatulations. Everything seems uncertain right now. Hopefully with the economic stimulus package passing the funding will be available. When did you take your written test? How long did your investigation last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmontenegro View Post
    Good day to all.... I've been invited to take the LAFD written exam this Feb 21. This will be my first written exam to take for any FD, and I was wondering if somebody can give me some good tips or advice on the way you dress or anything in general. I thank you in advance for your time.


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    First of all i reccomd reading through this whole thread. it will give you lots of usefull information. most of which is true. at the written exam, you can wear jeans and a t-shirt. you don't have to dress up unless your visiting the fire stations or going to the interviews. just don't wear any pants around the ankles and look like a gangsta. be neat. you never know who is watching you. i went in slacks and a button up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naschmit View Post
    I just got done with my Background investigation and received a letter in the mail that Iím moving on to the final panel review.

    I called my investigator and he sounded concerned that the April tower may not happen due to budget problems. He told me to call him next month if I havenít heard anything.

    The bottom line is that the state is in serious trouble but they really need to fill the positions. There is no way for us to know what is going to happen.
    Hey well I am in the same boat as you so let me know if you hear anything about April's academy. I got submitted to the final panel in the beginning of January and the paper said allow up to 2 months. Unfortunately, I don't have many sources that know what is going on with la city. So any news helps. Thanks.

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    Looks like i am in the same boat as a couple of other people on this forum thread. In the first week of december 2008, i got a letter from personnel that stated i got moved forward to the final panel review. I called personnel last month (january 2009), they said "return time for final panel review will be taking anywhere from 8-16 weeks." If anyone gets a call from personnel for a med/psych evaluation let us know by replying on this forum. Thanks and Good luck to everyone.

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    Hey everyone, I am in final panel review as well. I finished background on Jan. 5th and I am just waiting to hear something. For everyone else in the same situation, I just talked to the personnel department this morning about a CPAT question and they mentioned the next academy will be in July. Good luck!

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    Does anyone have information regarding being a LAFD firefighter and EMS duties? Is it handled seperately from the LAFD? Do the engine and ladder companies both respond to EMS calls? Who does transport at EMS scenes?
    Last edited by DM1438; 02-13-2009 at 03:53 PM.

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    Task force stations should be the best places to visit, right? They would more than likely have a rookie or two on duty, I would assume.

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    LAFD handles all of the ems calls. There are no private ambulance companies. LAFD treats, handles, and transports all calls. All firefighters are EMT certified. The engine always responds with the box to calls. If you are at a task force house and the engine is away, the truck will usually fill its spot.

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    It doesnt really matter where you go. Not all task force stations have rookies.

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