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Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 04-03-2018, 18:56
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Class 150 graduated 3/30. I have not heard of any more classes coming out of the 2014 test.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 11-10-2017, 15:51
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LACo FSA

FSA is a good stepping stone if you are looking to get a career FF job with LACo. I know that close to 20% of class 143 were experienced FSA people.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 08-18-2017, 15:03
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Once #150 graduates we will have an over-staffing FF problem. Backing off to 3 academies next year will help diffuse the problem (too many FF's and limited OT opportunities for experienced FF's).
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 08-16-2017, 14:52
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Typical promotion/retirement rate for LACoFD is about 200-250/yr. The financial crises a few years back put the brakes on hiring (but retirements/promotions) continued. The recent flood of...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 07-13-2017, 16:39
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

If you have cleared both BI & medical you will likely be placed in 149 or 150. Keep your chin up along with your fitness (combat is not something to be ignored).
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 07-12-2017, 14:28
Replies: 186
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LACo FSA

Putting in some time with LACoFd as a FSA will help you big time in eventually getting a FF position with the department. If you can land the FSA position...go for it!
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 06-23-2017, 18:14
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Considering that the current process is 3 years old since the brutal testing process (at least the very unorganized first day) over at Pomona Fairplex in 2014 I'm guessing that RC150 will be the last...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 06-22-2017, 18:37
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Things are a little backed up right now...you should expect to probably get the "go" for RC150 in early 2018.

See post 3009, above, in this thread.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 06-21-2017, 18:15
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LAFD 2016

The LAFD selection process seems to be a true "puzzle palace", but on the inside they seem to know what they want from new hires.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 06-15-2017, 14:33
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

You got that right...149 is now scheduled (once again subject to revision) to start in October. It's all driven by the fact that promotions/retirements are recently at rates lower than previously...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 06-10-2017, 13:11
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

There are many things that can result in blood readings falling outside the "norms". For the most part, its just a CYA thing for the lab contractor to bounce anything that falls even slightly...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 06-01-2017, 15:41
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Things are a little backed up right now (retirements running a little slower than forecast). Class 148 will hatch from the academy soon and it will be tight to find locations for all of the grads...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 05-24-2017, 15:12
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: OCFA Recruitment 2017

Hope the best for you. Is your brother also in the mix?
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 05-12-2017, 18:14
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

True that...its is just things have slowed a bit...149 will start probably in late Aug and 150 probably at the least in Dec or perhaps at the beginning early 2018.

No reason for anyone deep in the...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 05-12-2017, 15:50
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Back when LACoFD decided to put only EMT/Medics (I believe 147 was the first) thru the academy protocol and shortened the academy from 18 to14 weeks and this has caused a backup. The dept does not...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 05-01-2017, 16:02
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

It's just a matter of timing. Everyone going forward will need to have at least an emt ticket (EMT/P much preferred). Things have changed since 2014 when this process started.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 04-11-2017, 16:36
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LAFD 2016

Try Eaves in San Dimas (when my buddy went thru 143 they {10 guys} stayed in a big house (5 bedroom) ) in Diamond Bar that was really close.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 04-10-2017, 06:00
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Class 146 had 19 paramedics graduate.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 04-08-2017, 18:26
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Highly likely all 4 will be called up for 149 or 150. Being a medic is a big deal right now.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 04-08-2017, 14:28
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

I'm pretty sure that many of those called up for class 149 & 150 will be active EMT/P people.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 04-07-2017, 18:31
Replies: 3,320
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Lisa Maldinado is the truth for recruiting stuff.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 03-26-2017, 16:15
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Combat is at Pomona. Latest I have heard is 5 classes in 2017.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 03-12-2017, 17:58
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Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Currently, its all about medics.
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 03-09-2017, 18:13
Replies: 3,320
Views: 236,123
Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

Really surprised about how long they are miking this list. I expect they are just going deep into band 2 in order to pick out active medics (a real priority these days).

Stand by for an entirely...
Forum: CAREER PREP- Entry Level hiring and testing 02-09-2017, 18:31
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Views: 236,123
Posted By socalffwb
Re: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE 2014

If your weight is higher than the LACoFD chart (for your height) you can still qualify based upon your BF percentage (the tank test is the most accurate measurement).
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