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  • Washington, DC 2008

    Well, the time that many have waited for has finally arrived. The following has come directly from the FEMS website:

    "The 2008 Firefighter/EMT Entry Level Exam will be administered on August 23, 2008.

    If you took the 2008 Firefighter/EMT Entry Level Exam and have questions, contact Ms. Theresa Selddon, DC Department of Human Resources at (202) 442-9700.

    Contact the DC Fire/EMS Recruiting Officer at (202) 673-3330 with questions about DC Fire/EMS recruiting.

    For information about other positions available with DC Fire/EMS, including information about the Firefighter /EMT Entry Level Exam, please visit the Employment Opportunities page."

    I spoke with a Lieutenant from Recruiting on the phone today. Here is what I know so far. May 15th, 2008 is the Application Disbursement Date. That means that applications on this date can be filled out and printed off.

    On June 14th, 2008, the first 3000 applications will be accepted at the DC Convention Center. Recruiting explained to me that the Convention Center will most likely be the only location to turn in applications.

    That is what I know as of now. Good Luck!

  • #2
    Wow Can't wait!! This is BIG News and sounds like A Lot of people will be there waiting ahead of time since its only one location.



    • #3
      great... keep us posted if you hear anything else


      • #4
        did they do away with the paramedic/firefighter test?


        • #5
          Can applications be printed online, or do you have to pick one up in person?
          Matthew Pullen
          Levittown Fire Company No.1


          • #6
            I just spoke with the lieutenant in the recruiting office, he said you can pick up applications at various places on May 15th, or you can print it out online. He's also not sure about the 3000 cut off. He said they might just accept all applications at the convetion center, but he's not sure about it. It will be out on the May 15th posting for sure how many they're taking.
            HCFR Engine 4


            • #7
              Originally posted by Fannin View Post
              He's also not sure about the 3000 cut off. He said they might just accept all applications at the convetion center, but he's not sure about it. It will be out on the May 15th posting for sure how many they're taking.
              If they are smart, they will accept every application that shows up, put the first 3000 in one pile, and the rest in another. Best way to avoid a riot.
              Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
              -Big Russ

              Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

              Originally posted by nyckftbl
              LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?


              • #8
                What about guys from out of town, and guys that are medics already?


                • #9
                  Are they going to be hiring alot off of this list?


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by columbusfire View Post
                    What about guys from out of town, and guys that are medics already?
                    Guys from out of town better find a hotel and stand in line like everyone else.

                    Guys that are medics already should call the DC Fire/EMS Recruiting Officer at (202) 673-3330.


                    • #11
                      Anyword on when they are going to resume the Physical Agility Testing? It was halted 3 days before I was to take mine? Everytime I call down to recruiting they say nothing new just keep calling.
                      Nick Cook
                      Biglerville Hose & Truck Co #1
                      Bendersville Community Fire Company


                      • #12
                        Come on, people! No posts on this thread in three days? I know there are people just as gung-ho out there as me.

                        Anyone find out any more information lately?


                        • #13
                          I'd love to work for DC. I don't think I'll be able to afford an extra trip just to hand in my application though.


                          • #14
                            halted agility

                            well i thought i was the only one with a cancelled agility 3 days before the big day. Figured that was it. Let me know if you here anything.


                            • #15
                              when will the apps. be ready to print off the internet? or will you have to pick them up in person?


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