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Old 08-26-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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as stated in another thread on this board, my GF and i are planning on moving down to NOLA in a few months, (looking at orleans parish and all that)

but the question for this thread is, are you guys hiring firefighters at all? its kinda been the interest of me for the past few years, and i would love to be able to give something back to the city i am to live in, but is it at all realistic?

im a 20 year old (almost 21) male, and have 6 or so years first aid experience. are fireman jobs really competitive right now? are they even available?

anyone with experience, any info or tips on getting a job, or what it would be like would be greatly appreciated by this young, aspiring public servant.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: dfw, tx
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yes really competitive, i use to be one, fill out a app and see what happens.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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is it still really competitive after katrina? i guess it may be hard to get a good job down there, so everyone may be flocking to the city ones, but i would have thought there still may be a shortage of firefighters/emts and whatnot. am a wrong on that?
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Have you checked these out?
Emergency Medical Service : EMS Home (http://www.cityofno.com/pg-126-1-ems.aspx - broken link)
New Orleans Emergency 911
New Orleans Fire Department : NOFD Home (http://www.cityofno.com/pg-51-1-nofd.aspx - broken link)
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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How about the police department? Are they just as difficult? or a little easier?
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: dfw, tx
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The police is easier but one thing you got to know about new orleans, the city government works at a snails pace. Just put in a app for nofd and nopd and get a normal job until they call.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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Wow, that bad huh? I figured with the crime being so bad, and the lack of police, they would be hiring recruits like crazy!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Roller, you could start out with one of the metro LE agencies and later on move into NOPD. You may not have to wait as long. Actually, from a local stand point, it would be better career wise to start out with one of the other parishes. While I know many of the NOPD guys are pretty decent people, the NOPD does not exactly have a stellar reputation.

Hubby, (LE), suggests you start out with a metro parish in corrections, then ride with patrol and then after that go ahead and sign up for patrol if it's still something you want to do after gaining some experience. He believes that starting in corrections would get you familiar with and prepare you for dealing with some of the people you are going to encounter while on patrol. Of course this is just his opinion, definitely get the opinions of other LEOs before going with just one guy's opinion. Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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Thank you "Drouzin", I appreciate the input. I am actually a police officer already. I was considering relocation to La. I work for a very large metro agency, and understand what you are trying to say about NOPD. Please give me more info as you get it. Thanks.
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