What is the starting pay for Chicago fire department ambulance?
Candidates start at $45000 per year. One out of the academy, there will be around an 8 percent jump. As of today's pay grade, three year into the job, a CFD paramedic fire fighter's basic base should be just under $60000. Don't forget there are holiday pay, uniform pay, on duty pay, etc; which can add up to around $67000. After deductions, each pay period (two weeks) should be around $2000.
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A Feminist Newspaper called "The Revolution" written shortly after the Chicago Fire of 1871, read as follows: "Mrs. Leary denies that her cow kicked over the lamp that set fire to the straw that burned the stable that caused the destruction of half of Chicago. Which is rendered exceedingly probable …by the well-known fact that Chicago cows never kick, and Chicago kerosene is a non-combustible fluid, and Chicago hay is gathered from marshes and is so saturated with salt that it will not burn, and that Mrs. Leary's shed was built of fire-proof materials, and that the destruction of Chicago was in punishment of its sins, and, moreover, is a great blessing for which those who were not burned out are exceedingly grateful. The cow must be exonerated.". Answer . In regard to the newspaper "The Revolution", for those who may be interested, see Women in American History" http://search.eb.com/women/articles/Revolution_The.html. Also, reliable historians say there is no doubt that the Great Fire did begin in the cowshed behind the home of Patrick O'Leary.. Answer . Nope, that's just a urban legend. It is said that Daniel Peg Leg Sullivan started the fire accidentally, though it may have been intentional. One theory is that he was smoking and one of his ashes fell in to the hay and started a small fire that eventually became the Chicago Fire. One reason is it is said that he was the first to see the fire and try to put it out. However, he said that he saw it from his porch even though there was a whole bulding blocking his view and making it impossbale for him to see the fire from where he was sitting.. Answer . Another theory is that a group of neighborhood toughs were playing cards, drinking and smoking by lantern light in the O'Leary's shed. They knocked the lantern over, and blamed it on the cow later. The question you have to answer is. . . why was a lantern there in the first place? Cows were milked before dark, so what was the cow doing? Reading the newspaper all alone by lantern light?. Answer . The cow maybe got scared by something and then they when wild?. Why would a lit lantern be in a shed with a cow? If a cow kicked over a lantern that was lit, someone would have been there, and it would have been an easy matter of putting out a small fire, if a fire started at all. Lanterns typically have a glass shroud/cylinder protecting the flame. Even if the flame did not go out, the shroud would have given whoever was there enought time to prevent a fire or stomp out a very small one. The whole thing with the cow kicking a lantern is absurd, as are most other hypotheses. It was probably arson, or some type of more significant fire in a area that was prone to quick spreading. Maybe it did start around the barn area; maybe the buildings in the area were made of old, dry wood that would easily burn; maybe it did not take much for a fire to spread if ruptured gas lines were involved. ( Full Answer )
Where can you find information about Charles Phelps Noble an engineer in the fire department in Chicago who died from injuries received from a horse August 23 1866?
Answer . \nContact Father John McNalis of St. Gabriel Church. 773/268-9595. He is a Chicago Fire Department historian and can help you.
No one really knows what started the fire. There are lots oflegends about how it got started. The most popular one is Mrs.O'Leary's cow kicked over the lantern and got on the hay. Mrs.O'Leary claims that she had no lantern in the barn that night.
I moved since I took the Chicago Fire Department exam how do I update with the Chicago Fire Department my current address?
Go to City Hall 121 N. LaSalle Human Resource They have a formspecifically for firemen's change of address. I would also submit aletter to The Fire Department Headquarters as well.
How do you look up someone you haven't seen in years who was a firefighter on the Chicago Fire Department Is there a listing for fire personnel?
Answer . The best thing to do would be to call ther administation phone line and speak with someone there and they could maybe put you in the right direction.
Fire departments nowadays are asked to do many more things then they were in the past. Firefighters today are expected to be able to take care or medical calls, Car accidents, Haz-mat, Decon, Rescues such as high angle and low angle rope rescue water rescue ice rescue confined space rescue, they are… also expected to put out not only house fires but car fire, plane fires, brush fire and forest fires. Also when a person goes missing fire departments come to assist with tools such as thermal imaging cameras. not to mention they are expected to do so many community service hours on fire prevention. ( Full Answer )
Near the O'Leary barn in the alley behind 137 DeKoven Street, but it was not started by a cow kicking over a lantern.
No one really knows who started the fire,but i heard that mrs.ol'eary started it by lighting a lantern & a cow knocked it over.
The origin of the fire remains unknown, but the story about theO'Leary cow kicking over a lantern has been discounted.
Benjamin Franklin is credited with starting the first lendinglibrary and first fire department in the US. He also inventedbifocal glasses and an effective heating stove.
A human resource lady told me they went through the first 1000 in '07 and are working on the next 1000 in '08 That lady is the one pulling the numners that were supposed to be a call nunber a number to identify you not your call number. Its really sad that even if through a mircale your called by …that number you probally wont be the right age to enter the fire training because unless your in the academy before your 37 birthday you will not be allowed in according to human resources. Its a big joke and the biggest waste of time waiting for nothing to happen. I wonder how many chiefs kids and other personal kids are in and out of the training and this lottery for numbers never was ever goinig to happen. I'm like 7000 something so that means with an avg of 1000 pulls a year i wouldn't get called for atleast 7 years what a joke. I will be over the age to get in and off in to something else. This like all jobs of this nature are a political and clout based hiring no matter what is ever done or what the unions try to do or what ever any of them say its all just one big scam after another. I payed for my application remember that scam. Thousand of dollars collected and thousands of guys who want the job and can do it will never be even callled un less your on the other list. I tried to be positive and was a beliver in the lies of city hall about the number lottery and how all people who did apply would be called, a shortage they said and a high turn over in the process will move things along was all lies and bull even the high powered union cant do anything. There are two lists one for the in's and one for the minorties so if your not on either then either your young enough to keep trying. I suggest to work somewhere else in another field sure keep trying and if your not on one of the lists i mentioned above your wasting your time and money. The city fire department hiring is about money for a app and for the in;s and minorities. Call the HR dept there they have all the answers to your questions and you get off the phone and be sick. I saw in the suntimes about the retest for vets what a joke how are they gonna be called? this a number i thought how can there number be any lower? It all bull politics and a worthless thankless job that normal guys and gals with any education would never even want anyways. Its a pipe dream if your not on the 2 lists remember in this city is not what you know but who you know or what your race is. Go to any fire house and look at the ****heads there they don't want the job and most arent even there most times they have clout or are the right race to get in its bull. Gone are the days of trying to get in and getting your dream the citys broke and with a number of firehouses closing and guys off hurt lawsuits and alike im sure in our life time it will be privatised by the city bugget master and chief to save money. Get a degree move on or clout or change your race and you might have a shot. The governor had it right to sell to the highest bidder why not is good ole fashion Chicago way style hiring never will change or ever will. It makes me sick for my kids and the city to know that the rules don't apply to all just a few. Look who's in charge in the top spots its not about what they know but who they know. Go to a fire house and look at the new guys they have a smirk and a gait when they walk or the old timers who cant wait to get out and retire. Forget the fire dept as a career unless you in with the ins or have a race card to play. 2.>Easy for you to say, you must not be a minority because if you were you would know that the only reason the scoring system for the 2005 test was designed the way it was, is to keep minorities out. Not giving you an official score you have no way of disputing how someone else got in before you, or how you got weeded out. Pay attention because I aced the exam, I do not believe that their was one question on their I didn't know the answer to, and I fully completed it. So, where would that put me on the list? Number one, that's right or in the top 100 of the others who aced the exam. However my number just so happens to be not far from yours the mid 6,000's and nobody has contacted me. Further more my dad is a Chief! To get a few other numbers and facts straight my cousin's so called random number is about 1600 and they just contacted him in December of 2009. According to they did the next 1000 in 2008 and 1000 per year, that means when they contacted my cousin they should have been well past 3000, which would mean he had been skipped for a while, and he is a minority. So, since my number is lower than yours lets keep it fair you let me know right here when they contact you and I will let you know if I am still waiting! Their is only one list its just a matter of who is called on that list 1st and based on what you said, buddy it ain't the minorities, it may the sons of chiefs but not the sons of minority chiefs. The same race of people are still being called first nothing has changed so good luck, cause you have a better chance than I have. I mean it outside of all that was said here. We know what the scam was, the scoring system 3. my father is a chief and yet mine and my 2 other brothers names have yet to get called. maybe its cause were hispanic lol 4. "In the test given in 1995, we grouped applicants for further testing based on their written exam score. The new written exam will be pass/fail. All applicants who pass the written exam will be processed for further testing on a random basis. Those who pass all phases of testing will have an opportunity to attend the Fire Academy. An even more important change comes in the frequency of testing. Let me assure you....the Chicago Fire Department is committed to never allowing a decade to go by between tests to join this department. Never again. That is why our goal is to test for the position of Firefighter/EMT every three years. This examination and future examinations will secure the future of this department. In order to move forward we need to constantly bring in fresh faces...diverse people...and new ideas." pass or fail?? wow that's so racist......... ( Full Answer )
Because the fire engines have trained Emergency Medical providers, emergency medical equipment and other equipment that could keep you alive until the ambulance gets there. Pretty much the only thing the ambulance has that we don't is the stretcher.
Benjamin Franklin started the first fire department, the Union Fire Company, in Philadelphia in 1736. The volunteer company used bucket brigades at first, then they started using a horse drawn buggy with a fire pump and hoses on it.
4 star = Supt of Police 3 star = Asst Supt 2 star = Dept Supt 1 star = Chief Silver Bird = Asst Dept Supt Gold Bird = Asst Dept Supt to the Superintendent Silver Leaf = Dept Chief Gold Leaf = Commander 2 Bars = Captin 1 Bar = Lt / Inspector 3 Stripes = sgt Police Off…icer Assigend Detective Field Training Officer Police Officer ( Full Answer )
The Great Chicago Fire: . It is said by some that Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a kerosene lantern. . Arson investigators today doubt that source of ignition. . The cause of the fire remains undetermined.
The Urban Legend blames it on a lantern being kicked over by Mrs. O'Leary's cow. That remains a mystery, but Catherine O'Leary's cow was not guilty. That was a bit of creative writing which the reporter added as good copy.
mrs. Oleary s cow kicked over a lantern. Theres anold movie from the 30s I think called Chicago I think. But the following pasteproves me wrongOrigin. Map of Chicago from 1871. The darker area was destroyed by the fire.. The fire started at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, in or around a small… shed that bordered the alley behind 137 DeKoven Street .  The traditional account of the origin of the fire is that it was started by a cow kicking over a lantern in the barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary . Michael Ahern, the Chicago Republican reporter who created the cow story, admitted in 1893 that he had made it up because he thought it would make colorful copy.  . The fire's spread was aided by the city's overuse of wood for building, a drought prior to the fire, and strong winds from the southwest that carried flying embers toward the heart of the city. The city also made fatal errors by not reacting soon enough and citizens were apparently unconcerned when it began. The firefighters were also exhausted from fighting a fire that happened the day before.  . [ edit ] Spread of the blaze ( Full Answer )
They say that a cow kicked a lantern in a barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary on 138 DeKoven Street on October 8, 1871 around 9:00 p.m.
You were fired then offered a lower paying position in the same department and then you were forced take an even lower paying position or be terminated?
Tough question. By principal I wouldn't want to take the lower paying position but in these times it might be better to have some income than none at all. Maybe take the position but start looking for something else.
Starting an ambulance service requires licensing, equipment and trained personnel. Many communities work on a multi year contract basis meaning it is not possible to open a new company there.
when human resources finishes going through the 2006 test. Probably going to be a couple years
Nobody knows for sure if he DID start the fire, and he has not admitted to it either. He was originally on record as the first person to sound the alarm when the fire started. But later, in court, they decided he couldn't have seen the fire from where he was at the time the fire started. In October… 1997, the Chicago City Council recommended that Sullivan be recorded as the person who started the fire, by accident. ( Full Answer )
The air ambulance in North Wales is part of the charity Wales Air Ambulance, which has three helicopters - based in Caernarfon, Swansea and Welshpool. The charity was established on St David's Day 2001 in Swansea and covered the whole of Wales. The charity introduced a paramedic on a police helic…opter to assist with medical emergencies in the north. With public support Wales Air Ambulance was able to launch a helicopter in Caernarfon in July 2003, enabling the service to respond to emergency calls more rapidly across the north of Wales. Its three helicopters can reach anywhere in Wales within 20 minutes, and has carried out approx. 11,000 missions. . Wales was the last country and region in Europe to have an air ambulance service, but has since grown to become one of the busiest air ambulance operations in the UK.. Info from - www.walesairambulance.com ( Full Answer )
So Chicago never forgets the "Great" fire, the Fire Department Academy was built on the site.
well, in New Zealand, it started in 1885. 126 yrs ago. it began in New Zealand in Christchurch
A fire department can help a police department in several ways... here are a few Investigating Arsons Closing Roads during state of emergencies Closing roads during car acciedents...
As legend insists, a cow in a barn kicked over a lantern, but whenyou do further research you will find that to this very day, no oneknows exactly what started it.
Do you have to pay for someones ambulance if you hit their car even if the ambulance was unnecessary?
It's depends on situation. Most of the time Ambulance was in hurryto get the patient in the hospital.I think it's good to pay.
Sometime around 9:00 PM on October 8, 1871 in or near a barn at 137 DeKoven Street.
That remains a mystery, but Catherine O'Leary's cow was not guilty. That was a bit of creative writing which the reporter added as good copy.
The cause of the fire remains unknown, but the story about Catherine O'Leary's cow was creative writing by a reporter.
St John Ambulance started in 1099, Back then they were known as the hospitallers, They were based in Jerusalem. The Pope wrote to the leader of the Hospitallers (a person they called Brother) saying that the Pope wanted the Leader of the Hospitallers to create a Organisation called the Order of S…t John. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- History ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1922 St John Ambulance Brigade Created the first Cadet Division in the UK. In the 1950s St John Ambulance Brigade and St John Ambulance Association Became one to form St John Ambulance . In 1987 St John Ambulance created the First Badger Division in the UK . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cadets 10 - 18 years Badgers 5 - 10 years ( Full Answer )
Right around 2,000... not sure the exact number.. but they are also on a hiring freeze and lost a court case in which they have to hire 100 guys from the 1996 test..
The Chicago Fire had nothing to do with a meteor. It was very dryconditions. Wisconsin had the Peshtigo Fire on the same day.
The Ambulance Service is Government Funded. You obviously pay tax to the government which is how they pay for the ambulance service and other resources. US-Centric Answer: Yes, ambulance service will be billed to your insurance, or to you directly if you have no insurance coverage.
The exact origin of the Great Chicago Fire is unknown, but it was not Catherine O'Leary and it was not her cow.
St John Ambulance, aka, SJA, started about 1000 years ago, and back then it was known as the Knights Of St John, Order Of St John, they started in Jerusalem, and went to Malta, in Malta SJA got it's cross, the Maltese cross, aka SJA Logo
Fire trucks are often dispatched when there is a complication at the emergency scene - for example: An M.V.A., (Motor Vehicle Accident), where multiple vehicles may be involved and need to be moved or a patient is trapped inside of their vehicle and can't open the doors, the 'Jaws of Life' will be u…sed to free the victim and they work on pneumatics. ( Full Answer )
i think there will be an investigation and trial for the cause of the fire Added: If by "accident" you mean an automobile collision - even if you were not charged with the incident, if you used any Fire Dept. services (e.g.: you were transported by ambulance) you DID use their services. Some muni…cipalities have begun to charge for this formerly 'free' service. I would turn the bill over to your insurance company (you DO have insurance don't you?) and let them handle it. ( Full Answer )
No, unless if it was called for no reason, then you would have to pay
You have to because the dog is under your responsibility its the same as saying your son shoots someone in front of you
I do not know exactly when but my dad, Thaddeus M. Dickens, was responsible for it. He was the EMS borough chief in NY at the time.
No. We do not know for sure who and how someone started the great fire of Chicago in 1871 and we probably never will since there are no eye-witnesses.
It is possible to start a private ambulance service, and work on contract often with the local or national government. Depending on the country where the ambulance service will be located, laws may vary.
Police departments usually assist with traffic control at vehicleaccidents and fires. Police are also usually called to assist withunruly patients. Some agencies also have police officers respond to medicalemergencies to assist medical responders. Departments that do thisusually require their police… officers to take additional FirstResponder or Emergency Medical Technician classes. ( Full Answer )
The Zapata County Fire Department begins with the letter Z. It is located in Zapata, Texas.
It depends upon the situation. A small, isolated community may indeed start its own fire department in some jurisdictions. In others... Almost certainly not. Organizations created to fight fire have vast amounts of expertise, money, resources, links to other emergency services and personnel to …deliver a service to communities. Unless you are being asked by a town, city or other government to build a fire department, you will have no chance of creating a fire department. If you have been asked by a government or council to start a fire department, it is unlikely that you will be asking this question here. ( Full Answer )
Mrs. O'Leary owned the cow near where the fire started. There wasno proof that the cow started the fire.
The Chicago Fire Department is located within the Department of Emergency Services in Chicago, Illinois. Many brave firefighters work for this department.
In order to star a career in air ambulance job, one should complete some studies. The majority of air ambulance personnel are medics, nurses and paramedics.