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    Default Kansas City Kansas Fire Department

    Anticipated Hire Date: September 29, 2008
    Accepting Applications: March 20, 2008 - April 30, 2008
    Applications and instructions to applicants may be obtained in the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, Kansas between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    Completed applications, together with all forms required must be filed with Human Resources no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Fingerprints will be obtained at the time the application is submitted with all forms required.
    Applicants must be a United States citizen; possess a valid driverís license; good moral character; vision with at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30; normal color vision; and be 21 years of age by the anticipated hire date.
    Applicants applying for Firefighter/EMT must have current certification as Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); or presently be in process of obtaining Certification by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services on or before May 15, 2008; or currently possess a National Registry Certification. Applicants with the National Registry Certification must complete the conversion process with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services for Certification as a Kansas Emergency Medical Technician within 45 days from the conditional offer of employment. The approximate starting salary is $2,515.70 per month.
    Applicants applying for Firefighter/MICT must have a current certification as a Kansas Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT); or presently be in process of obtaining Certification by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services on or before May 15, 2008; or currently possess a National Registry Certification. Applicants with the National Registry Certification must complete the conversion process with the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services for Certification as a Kansas Mobile Intensive Care Technician within 45 days from the conditional offer of employment. Must have current ACLS Certification. The approximate starting salary is: $2,892.62 per month.
    Applicants applying for Firefighter EMT/MICT must return the completed application, with the following:
    1. Birth Certificate Ė Official State Certified Copy (Age 21 by September 29, 2008)
    2. Valid Driverís License
    3. Official High School Diploma or GED showing scores (Sealed Envelope)
    4. Official College Transcript (Sealed Envelope)
    5. DD-214 - Long form which specifies type and reason for discharge
    (if applicant has prior military service)
    6. Proof of Certification (must show expiration date)
    7. ACLS Certification (for MICT Applicants Only)
    As a condition of employment, all candidates must pass the following tests: Written Exam, Physical Ability, Background Investigation, CVSA (truth verification test), Psychological Evaluation, and physical and drug screen. Must be a Resident of Wyandotte County or willing to relocate within 12 months from date of hire.

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    Kansas City, KS is home to the Kansas Speedway which hosts races for NASCAR, Craftsman Truck, and the IRL. KCK also has the Kansas City T-Bones, an independent professional baseball team. There is also the Kansas City Wizards professional soccer team. Soon to open will be the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village. The Schlitterbahn Vacation Village is a $750 million year-round, trend-setting, retail entertainment destination comprised of multiple shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment venues connected by a Transportainment River System. In the Vacation Village, manmade rivers carry guests between lodging units and world-class Water Resort along with a covered Riverwalk including shops and restaurants.

    The Kansas City KS fire dept. operates out of 18 fire houses with 16 ALS pumper companies, 3 ALS quint companies, and 3 BLS truck companies. Additionally the KCKFD operates its own EMS transport division started in 2004. The EMS division operates 9 ALS ambulances with cross trained FF/EMT's and FF/Paramedics. Other specialty units include USAR, HazMat, Heavy Rescue, and Water Rescue. In 2007 the dept. responded to just under 25000 calls for service. There are approximately 450 uniformed employees of which nearly 1/3 are paramedics. The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department proudly protects approx 150000 residential citizens in an area of approximately 127 square miles. Firefighters negotiate union contracts as a part of IAFF Local 64.
    The starting pay for both positions may seem a bit low (don't forget..midwest and cost of living), but a person who has been here for 5 years is making $57K. The pay will go up with the new contract that will be signed this year.

    For good pay, benefits, and an aggressive firefighting dept., this could be the place for you.
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    Does anyone know how many KCK plans on hiring with this next test? When do they plan on hiring? Any other informantion that would be helpful.

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    Rumor is, they will be hiring somewhere between 30 and 40 people. Tentative starting date is the end of Sept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soma99 View Post
    Does anyone know how many KCK plans on hiring with this next test? When do they plan on hiring? Any other informantion that would be helpful.

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    They are taking applications right now, the anticipated hire date is September 29th 2008, and the word on the street is 38, take as many medics as they can get and fill the rest in with EMTs.

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    Default Deadline Approaching

    Only 10 days left for any Firefighter/EMTs or Paramedics to apply for KCKFD.

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    i heard they have all ready had over 600 apps. any truth to that?
    Your a daisy if you do.

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    It is a possibility, there are a lot of EMTs that will apply to KCK, if you are a medic though your competition is much smaller.

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    Can anyone give me any info on salary range? Whats the top out for medic? And also what is the work schedule in kansas? One more thing what is the retirement? Thanks for the help

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    How does Kansas City, KS Fire Dept. take the background section into consideration? If I have had a few screw ups in the past will I get eliminated right from the start? By that I mean a DUI in 2000 and have used some illegal drugs over 5 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohioff4 View Post
    Can anyone give me any info on salary range? Whats the top out for medic? And also what is the work schedule in kansas? One more thing what is the retirement? Thanks for the help
    OK, salary range, AS OF NOW, EMTs start at around 30,000 and top out in 5 years at 55,000, AS OF Now, Medics start at 34,711 and top out in 3 years at 55,000. Now, add to these salaries AT LEAST 8% and you will have the likely salary of when the hire date is, this is contract stuff. Work schedule is 24/48s, 24 on 48 off with a ton of extra days off including vacation, kelley days, and holidays. Retirement is good KP&F its Kansas Police and Fire retirement system. If you are planning on applying you have only 3 days left.

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    Does anyone know how the physical test is scored, is it just pass/fail or does the time count toward your final score or ranking? Also is the 4:10 plenty of time for the physical or are most people usually pushing it to pass? Thanks for the info.

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    I did it in under 3 minutes

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    Was today the only day for the physical agility? I heard around 150 people made it to the physical. Just curious as to how people are going to make it to the next portion of the process?

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    Does anyone Know how many KCFD not KCKS will be hiring this year?

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    ya id like to find out too, the hiring process does not start till spring of 2009 if I am correct...im currently in the process with kck and i know there hiring around 38 or the 140 remaining. Hopefully I can get on on one these great departments

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    KCfire,
    Have you heard anything from KCK, I have not heard anything yet and was just wondering what the latest was? Any info is great.

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    no, from what ive heard were not going to hear anything back until early july...however, i also heard the background check is what eliminates most of the candidates for kck

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    so has anyone heard anything yet? i went thru all the testing back in may of 08 just wondering if anyones heard anything yet.

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    kck is voting on their contract tonight and tomorrow, just in case anyone is still interested.

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    So what does that mean for us who took the test?

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    Default what it means

    they are voting on their contract so that will be all settled and all the pay and budget will be figured out, they are still on for a class in september and supposed to be another class just after the first of the year so i hear

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