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    Last 2 fire classes in Detroit were taken from inner city employees. This is your shot unless you wish to wait for the fire department to hire firefighters. I workedDFD EMS before I started DFD and it is a great job and you will get plenty of experience. In my opinion everyone that asks how can I get hired here or how can I get hired there. Work for a big city EMS system and put that on your resume.

    Best of luck to all who wish to apply
    Detroitfire



    Category 40/ PROTECTIVE SERVICE

    Classification Title: Emer Mobile Medc Tech

    Job Recruitment Number: 20061224021XX

    In Department/Agency: Fire Department

    Vacancies:
    TO CREATE LIST

    Starting Salary: $14.49

    Max Salary: $19.70

    Opening Date: 23/Aug./2010 Closing Date: 23/Feb./2011




    Job Duties:


    Under general supervision, responds to emergency medical situations including public emergencies and accident scenes; administers first aid and/or other appropriate emergency medical assistance; and provides necessary hospital transport and operates Detroit Emergency Medical Service (EMS) vehicles in accordance with the State of Michigan guidelines for EMS vehicles.

    Experience Required:


    NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT REQUIRED. LICENSE: A CURRENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LICENSE ISSUED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. ADVANCED LICENSE: AN ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LICENSE ISSUED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS PREFERRED. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A CHAUFFEUR’S LICENSE ISSUED BY THE STATE OF MICHIGAN BEFORE THE TIME OF HIRE.

    Educational and Experience Requirements:
    HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR G.E.D. A CURRENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LICENSE ISSUED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. CERTIFICATION BY THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AS AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN. VALID STATE OF MICHIGAN CHAUFFEURS LICENSE. CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION CERTIFICATION BY THE AHA STANDARDS. PRE-HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (PHTLS) AND/OR BASIC TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (BTLS) CERTIFICATION. ALLOWABLE WITH IN ONE (1) YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT. CERTIFIED IN HAZ-MAT AWARENESS OR OBTAIN CERTIFICATION WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT. CERTIFIED IN EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS COURSE (EVOC) OR OBTAINED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT.

    Evaluation Process:
    1. WRITTEN TEST: 30% MAX. – 19.5% MIN. 2. PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: 30% MAX. - 19.5% MIN. 3. EVALUATION OF TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 40% MAX. – 26% MIN. 4. TOTAL: 100% MAX. – 65% MIN. 5. MILITARY SERVICE: 1%- 15%. 6. DOMICILE CREDIT: 15%

    Comments:
    CANDIDATES MUST DOCUMENT POSSESSION OF REQUIRED LICENSE OR ATTAIN MINIMUM PERCENT ON WRITTEN OR ORAL EXAM BEFORE BEING RATED ON OTHER PARTS OF EXAMINATION. CANDIDATES RATED AS DETROIT VETERANS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AS PROVIDED BY LAW. RESUME AND PORTFOLIO OF PRIOR RELATED WORK MAY BE REQUESTED. CITY OF DETROIT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER






    http://www.detroitmi.gov/Departments...4/Default.aspx
    Jerry Stewart
    Firefighter Engine Company No. 44
    Licensed Paramedic State of Michigan
    [email protected]
    (313) 732 7377
    Detroit Fire Department Local 344

  • #2
    Thanks for the heads up.

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    • #3
      I recently moved here from Georgia. I acquired an EMT Specialist license, and recently a Michigan FF2 certification. I have been a firefighter for 5 years. Firefighter jobs are scarce in Michigan. I have been looking and testing everywhere I can that I meet the hiring requirements. My question is do you think Detroit EMS is going to look less favorably on a canidate who they know wants the job to help themselves get into Detroit Fire. Everyone knows its usually a backdoor into big city departments. It would be naive to think that question won't come up in an interview. I will gladly put in the time running EMS to have a shot at DFD. I wonder if they are going to be looking for more career EMS personel. I have nothing against anyone with that calling, I just know I want to be able to continue my firefighting career as well. Anyone with insight to Detroit EMS, or DFD that could pass along advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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      • #4
        Just to let everyone know,

        Per the HR department, the have removed the posting as they are "going back and forth" with it and should be posting it again sometime soon.

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        • #5
          Last 2 fire classes in Detroit were taken from inner city employees.

          This should be a big red flag folks with large city PC politics.

          I recently moved here from Georgia. I acquired an EMT Specialist license, and recently a Michigan FF2 certification. I have been a firefighter for 5 years. Firefighter jobs are scarce in Michigan.

          Why did you move? There are some areas like MI and WI, etc. who are setting the bar higher with written scores and requiring some college credits to cull the heard because HR doesn’t want to spend the money to test and there are few jobs available there now. Look at the recent postings for Flint, MI: http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...=114897&page=3
          _____________________________________________

          "Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"

          More Tips on getting hired and promoted by Firehouse Contributing Author Fire “Captain Bob” Articles here:
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          www.eatstress.com

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          • #6
            Are they taking medic's?

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            • #7
              I had to move because I am getting married in 8 days and my fiance has a lucrative job in Michigan. The job she has allows me to keep pursuing my firefighter career with money not having to be so tight. I have a college degree and ton of certs which basically just look good on paper. The time I have had on the job helps, but with the lack of areas hiring its tougher here than any other state I have pursued jobs in.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SRT407 View Post
                The time I have had on the job helps, but with the lack of areas hiring its tougher here than any other state I have pursued jobs in.
                You're right about that area of the county. Even medics have a hard time getting hired. You certainly don't want to waste any opportunities if an opportunity comes up. No matter what your credentials you have to be able to present them in an oral board to stun the panel into giving you the job over the other candidates. Too many already FF's don't realize they have to go back to square one and assume the position of a snott nose rookie.

                That's biggest problem I’ve seen on oral boards when seasoned veterans take entry level or lateral tests is they can’t place themselves in the position they are applying for; that of being a snotty nosed rookie. They try to hammer the oral board with their credentials thinking the board will just hand them the job. Their oral board skills are rusty and antiquated. It’s hard for them to remember how it was to be a rookie.

                There is a delicate balance here. Leave your time and rank in your locker. You must be humble, place yourself in the rookie position and build a natural bridge to present your education, experience and integrity to the oral board panel. Without this bridge, you’re dead meat. This is not easy for many seasoned candidates. An attitude adjustment is needed. Attitude is a small thing that can make the big difference. Remember the position you’re applying for a probe job.

                The seasoned veteran candidate can roar past any of the other candidates if his attitude and game plan are in place.

                Your goal in a lateral or entry level test is to convince the panel you’re a good fit and match for their culture. They have to like you. You could be asked why you’re leaving your current department. You don’t want to bad mouth your current department. You can present that your current department has allowed you the education and experience so you can take this opportunity for the next step in your career.

                Every job you’ve ever had you started at the bottom. You’re planning on doing the same thing for this position. You have seen the things new rookies have done to fail. You know what not to do. You’re coming over wanting to learn the job the right way.

                Enjoy your wedding. This is probably the most important day of your wife to be's life.

                We're celebrating our 46 wedding anniversary this week.
                _____________________________________________

                "Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"

                More Tips on getting hired and promoted by Firehouse Contributing Author Fire “Captain Bob” Articles here:
                http://www.firehouse.com/contact/10544410/bob-smith


                Fire "Captain Bob"

                www.eatstress.com

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                • #9
                  Congrats 46 is quite the accomplishment. Yes I agree with your take on oral boards and learning that you have to sell yourself everytime. Confident, but don't act like you are owed the job, and realize you must draw from expierence not dwell on it. Everyone no matter who you are must pay their dues and work from the ground up. It's a matter of how fast you choose to climb after that and contribute to your new crew and family. The last oral I took in May I took that approach and scored in the top 10 to put me in the top 20 overall. Just waiting to see if the city finds money to keep the process moving forward. Thank you for the wedding well wishes and good advice.
                  Last edited by SRT407; 08-26-2010, 08:08 AM. Reason: typo

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by medicfire104 View Post
                    Are they taking medic's?
                    Maybe detroitfire1552 can advise, but I think you start at this classification regardless of your certifications, with further advancement being promotion based.

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                    • #11
                      false alarm....

                      detroit 1552...this position is no longer opened. According to HR it was put in on accident. someone put in the wrong code and that job was posted, but is now removed. There is also no information on a new date to reopen apps for fire or ems.
                      (1552... why dont you delete some of your voice mails on your phone so you can get some new ones..lol)

                      So we will all just have to wait it out until they do a "correct" job posting....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FFER55 View Post
                        detroit 1552...this position is no longer opened. According to HR it was put in on accident. someone put in the wrong code and that job was posted, but is now removed. There is also no information on a new date to reopen apps for fire or ems.
                        (1552... why dont you delete some of your voice mails on your phone so you can get some new ones..lol)

                        So we will all just have to wait it out until they do a "correct" job posting....
                        No Good...thanks for letting us know though

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SRT407 View Post
                          I recently moved here from Georgia. I acquired an EMT Specialist license, and recently a Michigan FF2 certification. I have been a firefighter for 5 years. Firefighter jobs are scarce in Michigan. I have been looking and testing everywhere I can that I meet the hiring requirements. My question is do you think Detroit EMS is going to look less favorably on a canidate who they know wants the job to help themselves get into Detroit Fire. Everyone knows its usually a backdoor into big city departments. It would be naive to think that question won't come up in an interview. I will gladly put in the time running EMS to have a shot at DFD. I wonder if they are going to be looking for more career EMS personel. I have nothing against anyone with that calling, I just know I want to be able to continue my firefighting career as well. Anyone with insight to Detroit EMS, or DFD that could pass along advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
                          There are so many people these days that have FF1 and FF2 so it is not uncommon to have many applications from people with many certs. The turnover rate for Det EMS is very high so just apply man.
                          Jerry Stewart
                          Firefighter Engine Company No. 44
                          Licensed Paramedic State of Michigan
                          [email protected]
                          (313) 732 7377
                          Detroit Fire Department Local 344

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                          • #14
                            bummer I see they took it down. Sorry for the false alarm. Cass are you home yet? I don't talk on my phone much during the day. Cut down on my cell minutes to next to nothing. I keep my eyes and ears open for the FF posting. Rumor mill is stirring as we speak so I'll keep the updates coming. When I hear something or see a bulletin posted at work on a list the boards here will know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            Stay out of trouble
                            Detroitfire
                            Jerry Stewart
                            Firefighter Engine Company No. 44
                            Licensed Paramedic State of Michigan
                            [email protected]
                            (313) 732 7377
                            Detroit Fire Department Local 344

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                            • #15
                              Thank you for the insight. I will keep checking back and monitoring for information if thy decide to open up the process. I appreciate it.

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