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  • 125th, 126th have already graduated are in the field. The 127th are beginning their Suppression 2 phase now and will be graduating in a few months. No word yet as to whether or not there will be a 128th but if there is, it will probably be only medics.

    as per the recruitment website on county website http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/recruitment/

    "We are not accepting applications for the Firefighter/EMT positions until further notice; however we are accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic from National Registry and Virginia State Certified Intermediates and Paramedics. Please check this website regularly for open recruitment and application acceptance. Preferred qualifications as a National Registry EMT-P or Virginia EMT-P. "

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    • They knocked out unit 1 already? I guess it goes pretty quick with only nine people.
      "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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      • Hiring 10 paramedics in august and 10 in january.



        I'm surprised i beat kobersteen to this

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        • Thats all they are taking for now medics? I know the summer class was going to be medics but was told that there were not sure about 2010, if Fairfax was going to take medics or FF/EMT. Still not giving up on anything.

          Thanks for the updates

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          • I heard sometime last week that there is possibly a class starting in August with approx. 20 recruits, and was told that all were gonna be medics. Not sure of the reliability of this, but that is the latest rumor.

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            • That'd be great if hiring begins so soon after RIF threats. It would imply a certain degree of job security for the upcoming fiscal year. I could see the County not accepting apps for firefighters, as they probably have a significant candidate pool already. Medics and medic officers seem to be detailed pretty regularly, and callback(OT) is good from what I've heard. This would imply open medic slots, I would think. Firefighter callback seems pretty dry, though. Like Kobersteen has said several times before, don't keep all your eggs in one basket, apply to many different depts. For the medics, Stafford Co. is hiring firemedics for 12 immediate openings, for about $43,000/yr, with academy(no laterals).
              "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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              • Originally posted by MBMEDIC03 View Post
                I heard sometime last week that there is possibly a class starting in August with approx. 20 recruits, and was told that all were gonna be medics. Not sure of the reliability of this, but that is the latest rumor.
                It's true. There is going to be class for January which will include 20 Medics only. Half the class will start early in august for their internships. Both will start the same suppression portion in december/january. The other half will then start their medic internship after rookie school. They had to break it up because there aren't enough PTU's per medic. As for more classes, sorry to say there aren't any rumors at all for anything further other than the 128th.

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                • have all the medics already been selected? I'm doing all my steps in June. Do I have a shot at making the August start date?

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                  • Hello guys, I am excited to say I just got the call that nine others and I will be starting Agust 3 the academy. I am truly proud to say that I will have the chance to work for the finest fire department in Va , and one of the best in the nation. Just wanted to ask any of you hired guys reading the posts what to expect for the next 5 months or so and how does the future look in regards to any RIF's next year I only say this because I know this year was tough on the budget. Thanks in advance to everyone.

                    TO DONDEAL EVERYONE THAT IS GOING TO BE IN THE AGUST 3RD CLASS HAS ALREADY BEEN SELECTED, I KNOW THEIR WILL BE ANOTHER 10 SELECTED FOR THE JANUARY CLASS. GOOD LUCK

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                    • Originally posted by MIKEIG View Post
                      Hello guys, I am excited to say I just got the call that nine others and I will be starting Agust 3 the academy. I am truly proud to say that I will have the chance to work for the finest fire department in Va , and one of the best in the nation. Just wanted to ask any of you hired guys reading the posts what to expect for the next 5 months or so and how does the future look in regards to any RIF's next year I only say this because I know this year was tough on the budget. Thanks in advance to everyone.

                      TO DONDEAL EVERYONE THAT IS GOING TO BE IN THE AGUST 3RD CLASS HAS ALREADY BEEN SELECTED, I KNOW THEIR WILL BE ANOTHER 10 SELECTED FOR THE JANUARY CLASS. GOOD LUCK
                      both the ten in august 3rd and january hires are in the same class. Only difference is that you will begin your internship before suppression. Where as the January people will come straight into the suppression portion and begin their internship after suppression. Only one class.

                      As for recruit school. The academy portion is going to be tough, but you have to stick together and remember that nothing is personal, and you just "have to play the game." Work on circuit training and long distance running since you start off running 3-4 laps around the academy and you'll add a lap the more you progress through rookie school. It'll be more tough on the first ten that'll be going through internship because its ALL ON YOU to keep up your PT while you're sent out to do your internships, because once you come back its chop til you drop.

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                      • Originally posted by jklm128 View Post
                        both the ten in august 3rd and january hires are in the same class. Only difference is that you will begin your internship before suppression. Where as the January people will come straight into the suppression portion and begin their internship after suppression. Only one class.
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                        So has that entire class already been selected? Or have they just selected the first 10 for the class to start? Thanks! Congrats to everyone starting in August!

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                        • well i took the med exam and the nurse said i passed and the poly and the poly grapher told me i passed so i got physic and i guess interview then im on the list waiting to get pulled. its going over 1 year since i handed in the app. my long life dream is one step closer.

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                          • Originally posted by donedeal View Post
                            So has that entire class already been selected? Or have they just selected the first 10 for the class to start? Thanks! Congrats to everyone starting in August!
                            Im not sure but you can get the call up to the last day before academy starts.

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                            • Originally posted by firemanmatt08 View Post
                              well i took the med exam and the nurse said i passed and the poly and the poly grapher told me i passed so i got physic and i guess interview then im on the list waiting to get pulled. its going over 1 year since i handed in the app. my long life dream is one step closer.
                              Two questions:
                              1 - Are you ALS?
                              2 - When was the last time you contacted or heard from recruitment?
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                              • Originally posted by jklm128 View Post
                                Im not sure but you can get the call up to the last day before academy starts.
                                Even a few days after! My class had a guy who was late the first day, and was a no show on the second or third day(I can't remember).
                                "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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