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    Default Weatherford, Texas Hiring

    Announced yesterday. 30 minutes west of Fort Worth. Population of 25,000. Hiring at least 9. Hire date is set for April 1. They are opening station 4 in June and adding a second ladder to the fleet. They run 3 engines, 1 ladder, and a shift supervisor. EMS is provided by outside service. FD runs 3600 calls a year. Requires FF/EMT.

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    whats the pay for a FF/EMT?

    I got a buddy that lives in Weatherford that I went to Fire academy with.... but he let his EMT lapse.

    I've been trying to get him to try out for the fire service, but he makes 50k driving a concrete truck and has the weekends off. Its kind of hard to give him incentive to leave that.

    Any ideas to help motivate him would be nice
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    As of April 1 pay for 1st year will be a little over 40k without overtime. Pay is one of many issues right now, but things seem to be moving in the right direction. As far as ideas to motivate - 24/48 = 10 days a month.

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    Just an update - as of Thursday there were less than 60 applicants for at least 9, maybe 12 positions. Applications are due the 22nd.

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    Damn, wish I had my ff1/2 completed already. Just finished up EMT and start for FF1/2 in April. Those numbers are promising, good luck to all!

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    How about 50k (eventually) and only work 10 days a month with the opportunity for OT. Depending on the department, he has free time when on shift after the station chores are done.

    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    whats the pay for a FF/EMT?

    I got a buddy that lives in Weatherford that I went to Fire academy with.... but he let his EMT lapse.

    I've been trying to get him to try out for the fire service, but he makes 50k driving a concrete truck and has the weekends off. Its kind of hard to give him incentive to leave that.

    Any ideas to help motivate him would be nice

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    Any chance of them becoming civil service?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjtoc2 View Post
    Any chance of them becoming civil service?
    The department is in the process of addressing some real problems associated with growth and personnel. Civil service isn't even on the radar screen right now.

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