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  • jeffreywanderson9
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    I am on the list from that test and am number 70 after the interviews. Last thing I heard was that they were trying to decide weather or not to extend the list ANOTHER year or to do another test this summer. I think that there has only been 1 academy used from this list so far.
    Originally posted by jerod8888 View Post
    Hello - I just discovered this thread. Good luck to all of you guys on the list from 2011.

    Does anyone have an idea how deep that list goes? I moved up here a year ago to try to join PF&R and obviously I'm still waiting. Any insight on how long this wait would be for someone who has yet to even get an interview? It sounds like it could be quite awhile if they've still got you guys from 2011 to go through first...

    Thanks & Good luck everybody!

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  • jerod8888
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    Hello - I just discovered this thread. Good luck to all of you guys on the list from 2011.

    Does anyone have an idea how deep that list goes? I moved up here a year ago to try to join PF&R and obviously I'm still waiting. Any insight on how long this wait would be for someone who has yet to even get an interview? It sounds like it could be quite awhile if they've still got you guys from 2011 to go through first...

    Thanks & Good luck everybody!
    Last edited by jerod8888; 02-18-2014, 09:35 AM.

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  • jn1989
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    I received this email today also! I was questioning the same thing you are. Hopefully they will hire off of the list soon!

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  • fatbretcantjump
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    Did anyone else get this email today??? Are they just reconnecting with everyone on the list, or are a select few being LOOKED at?



    In 2011 you were placed on the Firefighter Trainee eligible list. Please let us know whether you are interested in remaining on this list and are still available for consideration for hire by responding to this e-mail no later than 4:30pm, Friday, January 24, 2014.

    If we do not hear from you by 4:30pm, Friday, January 24, 2014, we will remove your name from the eligible list.


    Thank you for your interest in working at the City of Portland.

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  • MackDaddy
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    http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/473388

    Latest news I could find regarding Portland's budget. Great news for those 26. Here's to hoping they still use this list.

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  • mack1108
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    Any word on the hiring freeze? The last email I got was about 6 months ago for the FF/EMT list that said I was 63rd on the hiring list. I'm from Los Angeles and have flown up there 3 times (Test, CPAT, Interview) and wanted to know if anyone up in Portland has heard anything. Thanks, Everyone.

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  • Nozzleman25
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    Originally posted by slapinjoe View Post
    in your experience would they let the list expire before any hiring was done, or could they possibly extend it if they hadn't used it? I guess what I'm asking is in your opinion do you think any hiring will be done off this list at all?

    I know its dynamic, and things change all the time, but I appreciate any insight you can give!
    I have heard rumors that they are looking at extending the list, they really like the list and want to hire of it. Just gonna take more time before that happens. They have extended lists before but it has been a long time, I wanna say they ran about 4 year lists 20 years or so ago.

    I hope for all of you on the list that they extended it, tough spot to be in right now especially with our budget situation. We will hire again, just nor sure exactlly when.

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  • slapinjoe
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    in your experience would they let the list expire before any hiring was done, or could they possibly extend it if they hadn't used it? I guess what I'm asking is in your opinion do you think any hiring will be done off this list at all?

    I know its dynamic, and things change all the time, but I appreciate any insight you can give!

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  • Nozzleman25
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    Originally posted by slapinjoe View Post
    http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/434099

    Latest news I can find. Trying to keep the faith but from what I gather from this proposed budgets, station closures will be in the works.. Am I reading this right and does anyone have any other updates?


    UPDATE: Found out this was the submitted budget, so probably some scare tactics from the Fire Bureau to avoid a 10% reduction? Hope so..
    Things are very bad budget wise right now, the submitted budget is just the first phase of things. Not scare tactics just the bureau doing what the mayor asked for in submitting 10% cuts. We have been cut just about every year fo rthe past 14 or so and are fairly lean. There will be a lot of jockying and negotiating over the next few months. Hopefully we don't close stations but I will be surprised if we don't. KATU.com had a decent story on response times in Portland yesterday and the effects stions closures will have on that also.

    Don't get discouraged, we have been through this before and it will cycle back around.

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  • hammerhome
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    most of the academies are mixed recruit and ff/emt. They do not favor recruits over FF/emt's, usually hiring 50% from each list.

    also you could be number 20 and still be in the first academy. You never know who will stay eligible, who will move on to other things, who will do something stupid like get a dui. At some point hiring will start up again, and you wont have to be top 10 to get a job.

    Originally posted by skitahoe View Post
    Top 10 or 15. Last couple academies I saw had only a couple FF/EMT's paired with six or seven trainee's. So, if that keeps up it would take five academies to even make it to 10 if nobody got kicked due to background/medical. This of course if figuring that they will only have one year left on the list by the time they start hiring. Again, only my two cents and it's all guessing/speculation on my part so don't hold me to any of this.
    Last edited by hammerhome; 02-24-2013, 03:21 PM.

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  • slapinjoe
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    http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/434099

    Latest news I can find. Trying to keep the faith but from what I gather from this proposed budgets, station closures will be in the works.. Am I reading this right and does anyone have any other updates?


    UPDATE: Found out this was the submitted budget, so probably some scare tactics from the Fire Bureau to avoid a 10% reduction? Hope so..
    Last edited by slapinjoe; 02-14-2013, 11:56 PM.

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  • Nozzleman25
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    No one knows for sure when we are going to hire again. Going to depend heavily on how many retirements happen this winter which appears there will be a decent amount and also next Summer. We are traveler heavy right now and the chief wants that number reduced before we hire again. The other thing that will impact hiring is the budget that the new mayor comes up with. Don't get depressed yet, we will ahve to hire at some point we just aren't sure as to when. Popular opinion leans towards next fall for the next hire, things can change quickly though.

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  • skitahoe
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    Originally posted by MQuinones View Post
    Thats fairly depressing... le sigh. Thanks for the info.
    Again, just guessing here. Don't get too depressed off my opinions

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  • MQuinones
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    Thats fairly depressing... le sigh. Thanks for the info.

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  • skitahoe
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    Originally posted by MQuinones View Post
    What would you consider the very top of the list in this particular case?
    Top 10 or 15. Last couple academies I saw had only a couple FF/EMT's paired with six or seven trainee's. So, if that keeps up it would take five academies to even make it to 10 if nobody got kicked due to background/medical. This of course if figuring that they will only have one year left on the list by the time they start hiring. Again, only my two cents and it's all guessing/speculation on my part so don't hold me to any of this.

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