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  • fireguysc04
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    PHX saffer grant.

    So applications opened today and i was wondering how long if the safer grant for? cites around me have received, which provides for two years staffing levels and there is no way the city can afford to keep the guys after that money runs out. I was wondering if this was going to be the case in Phx.

    thanks
    stay safe.

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  • krewmoney77
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    I heard some more information this weekend on a ride along with some friends. The grant they got is to hire 42 and they have 7 red shirts. So, technically they're hiring 35 for the academy and they'll hire another 7 red shirts who will work for the department and have seniority for the next academy. The scary part about the hiring process is, the class that is going through right now from the last SAFER grant the city got, had to sign forms saying their job isn't gauranteed after the funding for the two years is up. The city got the grant, because another city that originally got it, gave it back because they don't have the funding to pay for the new recruits after the two years of funding is spent. That's probably what's going to happen with this next recruit class also. Alot of senior guys in Phoenix don't want to take any more cuts or days off to make up for the wages of the new recruits. Sure hope the economy and state take a turn for the better in the next couple of years.

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  • krewmoney77
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    I heard that too. I heard May for the testing and October for the academy and are looking to hire 42 recruits. They'll probably have 4,000 taking the test and will probably interview the top 400.

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  • peterbound
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    I was told today that they will be testing in May and having an Academy in Sept.

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  • krewmoney77
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    I spoke with some friends who are with PFD and they said that the rumor is they're writing the test right now. If this is true, then it could be around 6 months or longer. The test has to get reviewed, approved, and certified before it can be given.

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  • phx123
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    I believe the rule is that an academy must start within 90 days of the grant's approval, which is why the current academy started so fast. However, I've also heard it can be extended under certain circumstances, and the city may be trying to do that.

    Either way there will be a new written test, and even if the academy starts a year from now, I would imagine the testing process will begin sooner than later. RUMOR is there will be around 40 hired... just what I've heard, you know how that goes.

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  • CFerd20
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    they received a second SAFER grant something along the lines of 6.8mil...

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  • krewmoney77
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    Did they receive the SAFER grant again? Or is this the same grant from before just another disbursement?

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  • schmidthouse7
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    Safer grants due have experations dates so to speak and I believe at most it's 12 months. Just a word on Phoenix, and many places, know somebody or make friends.

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  • GLMEDIC
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    A year before a new test or a year before they use the money from the safer grant that they were just awarded? I might be wrong, but I was under the impression that the safer grants have short windows for which they can be used . If not used quickly then the money would not be given to the department.

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  • peterbound
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    My pops works for PFD. According to him they are going to wait a year. Dunno.

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  • firefighter973
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    not a word yet. Someone said that they are short quite a few guys. Lets get the process started already, im ready to move!

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  • BigBruno
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    Has anyone heard anything on Phoenix? I keep checking their website and calling the PFD Recruitment Hotline, but neither have been updated.

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  • peterbound
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    I haven't heard anything about test dates this year. They hired off of the last list and the red shirts.

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  • firefighter973
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    Ya I was C banded but had a buddy who scored one more point and was B banded. Oh well lookin forward to Phoenix, I have family there and some good connections so we will see. Still gotta bring A game to the written.

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