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Old 05-31-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Hi everyone. One of my best friends, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, has a question about the FDNY. He has a bachelor's in environmental science and is trained and certified as a firefighter, as well as an EMT. He is very frustrated/depressed because the wait list in K.C. to be a firefighter is so long, it would literally take at least another 10-15 years for him to get a job, and by then he'd be middle-aged. He talks about how he wants to move, and how he'd give anything to live out his dream of working for the FDNY. I really don't know all that much about it, but told him I'd try to help him the best I could. Is there anyone here who knows anything about it?
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:36 PM
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It's not much better here. The wait is not as long as over there, but it's equally frustrating for those who want to join. It's an extremely competitive test.

The civil service test for firefighter was given in 2006(or '07). Typically they are given every 4 years. It depends if the city has a budget for them to do so. Take the exam, get a high list number, and he's good to go.

Another way to become a firefighter is to first join the FDNY EMS and take a civil service promotional exam(usually given alongside the open competitive test) to become a firefighter. This would be the fastest way to become one. FDNY EMS is always hiring. He'd just call them and they'll put him down on their waiting list. He can be contacted within 6 months(usually) to start the hiring process. Joins EMS and just wait for the next firefighter promotional exam.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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the next test is supposed to be in January 2011. go to nyc.gov then to the link for FDNY.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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there not hiring white guys unless daddy is a fireman.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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there not hiring white guys unless daddy is a fireman.

wow,,,, you must get your info from the NY Post.

just curious, did you ever take the test?
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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the next test is supposed to be in January 2011. go to nyc.gov then to the link for FDNY.
Have you heard anything about extending the 6019 list? I know Scoppetta had suggested that the list be extended,but he stepped down last year. That exam mirrors the DSNY 6063 since that was given on June/2007.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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I haven't heard if it's going to be extended or not, and Im not sure how many have been hired off the list. Im guessing that if not to many have been hired they would extend it though.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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yes bombero, I took the test and scored a 90 % and was never called for the physical. Meanwhile anyone of color whom got over a 75% pretty much is hired by now.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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I haven't heard if it's going to be extended or not, and Im not sure how many have been hired off the list. Im guessing that if not to many have been hired they would extend it though.
Thanks, from reading other forums I believe they have reached to about #1,300 from the 6019 list. I know you transferred from DSNY and have never looked back. I was surprised to read that 770 women passed the written exam. I believe there are 32 female firefighters as of today.
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