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  • #16
    Thanks. I was processed starting July 8. I am still waiting to hear about my medical. If you call HR they give you all sorts of attitude. A no thanks letter would be nice after literally jumping through hoops.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by FireMedic728 View Post
      Thanks. I was processed starting July 8. I am still waiting to hear about my medical. If you call HR they give you all sorts of attitude. A no thanks letter would be nice after literally jumping through hoops.
      If you were processed in July you’d think that if you were deferred they would let you know by now. But yes I know they can be a little intimidating or sound stand off-ish when you call but I haven’t had any bad interactions with them. Might be worth it to call and see where you stand. From what I understand, “no news is good news” seems to be the policy with the medical.

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      • #18
        I still haven’t had the medical. I must have talked to someone who was having a bad day last time.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by FireMedic728 View Post
          I still haven’t had the medical. I must have talked to someone who was having a bad day last time.
          Couldn’t hurt to call again. City of Chicago HR has a trying job. If you called recently remember they had about 700 people calling to get their numbers. I assume they were all a little irritated.

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          • #20
            What is a referral lot number? I am completely unfamiliar with the referral system in Chicago.
            Last edited by SPFD_EMT51; 02-03-2020, 02:19 AM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by SPFD_EMT51 View Post
              What is a referral lot number? I am completely unfamiliar with the referral system in Chicago.
              The entire referral list is compiled with random lottery numbers. After the random lottery numbers are assigned to candidates, they are then given a referral lot number between 1 and 5. The referral lot numbers are the order in which candidates will be processed. The best I can tell, the referral lot number is assigned based on what kind of preference you have as well as your lottery number.

              For example- of the 19 veterans on the list, they are all referral lot 1 regardless of their lottery number due to their low numbers. CPS preference has guys in lots 1, 2 and 3. But the guys in lot 3 had lottery numbers in the 700’s. Guys with no preference but lottery numbers between 1-120 still got referral lot one, but folks with no preference with lottery numbers in the 700’s are lot 5.

              Hope that helps

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              • #22
                I’ve gotten confirmation that the last referral for the 2014 list has been given a class date of March 3rd. That will be it for that list. With any luck they will be processing the first referral for the 2019 list soon, but I’ve gotten no real information regarding that yet.

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                • #23
                  Appreciate the update man, waiting patiently! Haha

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                  • #24
                    If it’s anything like the fire referrals, with any luck there should be a referral for us in March while that academy is in session.

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                    • #25
                      Anyone have a clue on the approximate size of this list?

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                      • #26
                        I believe the list total is somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 people.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SPFD_EMT51 View Post
                          Anyone have a clue on the approximate size of this list?
                          The total number is 745.

                          Refer to the 12th post on page one for other statistics of the list.

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                          • #28
                            New (and only) update:

                            the class that began march 3rd, 2020, which is supposedly the last academy from the 2014 list, has been fast tracked due to the covid 15 pandemic. Those medics are now done with the academy and on the street.

                            There may or may not be a silver lining for us on the 2019 list but who knows.

                            I have a rough rough draft of CFD’s planned academy’s and hires, but as far as EMS goes there was no decent information. In fact, the proposed class dates were actually set in the past (2019), not the future. So there truly appears to be no reliable information as to their plans.

                            Everyone stay safe.

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                            • #29
                              Thanks for the update man! I saw that the current class that was in the academy graduated today, so there is no longer a medic class in the academy right now, hopefully this is good news for us.

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                              • #30
                                According to a retired chief who spends most of his free time submitting FOIA requests to Chicago HR, there is the possibility of a June class for medics.

                                June seems a bit early, considering he just posted this information yesterday. So that doesn’t leave much time for processing. However, this guy is one of the only reliable sources for information out there.

                                it’s been a while since there’s been a sliver of information so I’ll take it.

                                hope everyone is staying safe. And to everyone that’s actively working in healthcare right now, I know it blows but keep up the good work.

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