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  • Indianapolis Fire Department 2018 Hiring Process

    INDIANAPOLIS FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM APRIL 30TH THROUGH JUNE 1ST 2018.

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/...-0/firefighter

  • #2
    Hello! Anyone else taking the written coming up at the end of the month? I?ve got mine at 5:00 June 26th. Any info on the test or interview would be appreciated! Good luck!

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    • #3
      I've got written in a couple of weeks. Curious to know what the hiring process is like as well.

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      • #4
        I also have applied. I take the written in the 25th. I have not heard much about this process. Normally there is a lot of talk on here when IFD is hiring but not much this time around so far.

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        • #5
          Just with some of the research I've done, it appears that the last cycle of interviews kinda threw people off. I'd love to hear some info on a general idea what to expect there. I imagine the test will be pretty tradition. The IFD website said 200-250 questions with 2.5 hours to complete. I was shocked when I read how many applicants the city had in 2016 also. Only around 1300 total. I tested Chicago back in 2014 and they had nearly 30,000 apply.

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          • #6
            i have tested in the past. The written is really not that hard in my opinion. But I have not made it past the interview stage. From what I recall they normally take the top 200-250 from the interviews and then make there final selections after the cpat. I?m really looking forward to this process. I?m currently in a few others in the Indy area but IFD is my dream job

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            • #7
              Same here, I've been in the emergency services field for a few years and Indy has really stood out to me. It looks like an amazing department with a lot of great opportunities. I've done well on all of my past written exams, but I'm still not very confident in my interview skills. I also am in the process for another Indy area department. Best of luck to you Wfd2192

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              • #8
                What is it that you guys think makes it so special?

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                • #9
                  Honestly a lot of it for me has come straight form their Facebook page. They're very active in the community and are always running different types of calls. The opportunity to work in 43 different stations and in very different neighborhoods is also inviting. I've always wanted to be on a larger city department, and being from the Midwest Chicago and Indy were the first two obvious choices. Indy is also still on the rise according to a lot of city ratings I've come across. Tons of other reasons as well, opportunities to become a technician such as Hazmat or Rope rescue as well a Urban Search and Rescue. Plus just personal preference.

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                  • #10
                    I am scheduled to test on the 26th as well. From what I?ve heard the written is fairly easy and that people really only trip themselves up on the personality questions. Is anyone using study materials such as the NFSI enhanced study guide or those like firetest.com?s stuff? Best of luck to you all!

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                    • #11
                      I test the 25th. I have always thought the test was pretty easy in the past. I?ve taken it twice. I have used the study guide as well as some other written test prep books to help me prepare. A lot of people pass the written and move on to interviews normally. Has anyone heard how many applied and how many they?re looking to hire?

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                      • #12
                        I heard a rumor that they were looking to hire 30 pretty early on, but that's just a rumor. Reading past forums about the hiring process, it sounds like it varies a lot. They have guys who retire early without any sort of notice and some guys leave for higher spots at other departments. Other thing I am curious about is how the possible merging of Pike township FD with IFD would affect this list. Nothing had been made concrete, but I read a few weeks ago that they were in talks. I haven't heard a number on applicants, but I know the max they've gotten in the past has been around 2000. Last cycle they only had 1250 or so test. As far as prep goes, I've done well on my written exams in the past, but I'm still trying to keep up on some of the material. Interviews have been trouble for me so far. I'm new to the testing process, but the two interviews I've had so far didn't seem to go well. It's a different animal than any other interview I've been a part of. Wfd2192 Have you made it onto any of their lists in the past, or is it a you don't know where you rank until they call type of thing?

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                        • #13
                          About 1800 applied, and rumors has the first class off the list starting January or February. The department is already short on personnel and still will be after the last two classes hired.
                          i wouldn't worry about the talk of Pike merger, it's only in the talking stages at this point. They are also short on staffing.

                          Also they never release your rank on the list. They may tell you how many people move on to each stage but that's it.

                          As far as the interview goes last time around it was 15 questions and 20 minutes. You were given 15 mins to prepare answers for the first 3 questions. You will sit in front of one Firefighter who will record your answers using a laptop. It will be listened to and scored later on by a panel of Firefighters.
                          Last edited by MeKy91; 06-23-2018, 09:26 AM.

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                          • #14
                            I personally cpdano have not made it to the final steps, I unfortunately never make it past the interview. My interviewing skill suck. I?ve been working to improve that. I didn?t participate in the last hiring process. I like you am curious as to what?s going to happen with pike but I?m staying optimistic. I?m currently in pikes process as well. I was surprised when I heard they were talking about consolidating but it?s still very early in that as well so we?ll just have to wait and see what happens. Good luck to all those taking the test in the next couple days.

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                            • #15
                              Good to know MeKy91 I feel like that is a little less nerve racking that sitting in the center of an empty room in front of 3-5 people. For sure a different take on the interview than i've been exposed to. The Interview is as far as I have gotten as well Wfd2192 I'm not on Pikes list, but good luck with them! As far as the interviewing goes, I've been using some of the Tomorrow's firefighter videos, and they seem to be helping a little. I haven't interviewed since I started using them though, so who knows how improved I actually am.

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