City of Conway to hold entry level firefighter exam

The City of Conway will be testing for entry level Firefighters on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The testing will take place at the Conway Expo Center located at 2505 East Oak (Hwy 64) Conway, AR 72032. Entry Test scores are good for one year or until the current list is exhausted.

Pre-registration is required to take the written test. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on April 23rd and close at 11:59 p.m. on June 17th. If you do not have access to a computer you may register in person at the Central Fire Station, 1401 Caldwell Street in Conway; Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.).

Test starts at 9:00 a.m. and no one will be admitted late. You must bring a photo ID.

Candidates must:

Be a U.S. Citizen Have a high school diploma or GED NOThave any felony convictions Possess a valid driver’s license

Candidates who receive a passing score on the initial exam must also pass the following to be considered for employment:

Physical agility test will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018. The physical agility test is "PASS" or "FAIL" and must be completed within 6 minutes and 30 seconds. In addition to the physical agility test all candidates must complete an aerial ladder climb, the climb is "PASS" or "FAIL" and must be completed within 5 minutes. The agility test is held at the CFD training facility (1525 Sturgis Rd). Candidates must arrive by 7:00 a.m. to check in. Gates will lock at 7:00a.m. Physical exam Complete background investigation along with a completed Background Packet with required documentation including recent photograph, certified copy of birth certificate, high school transcripts, and if applicable GED certificate and grades, copy of college transcripts, and DD 214 Military Discharge

Candidates must arrive before 9:00 a.m. to check in. Doors will lock at 9:00 a.m. You must bring a photo I.D. in order to take the test.
Starting pay for an entry-level firefighter is $38,582.00 annually.
Educational/Vocational Qualification points will be awarded for the following:
Three (3) points shall be award for Firefighter I and II certifications through or approved by Arkansas Fire Academy
Five (5) points shall be awared for Arkansas Paramedic License or Nationally Registered Paramedic
Two (2) points shall be awarded for Arkansas EMT License

Candidates must provide copies of Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Paramedic / EMT license on Saturday, June 30th after passing the physical agility test in order to receive the Educational/Vocational Qualification points. It is your responsibility to make sure that the Firefighter I and Firefighter II is Arkansas certified, if you have any questions please contact the Arkansas Fire Academy. All Paramedic / EMT license must be current (not expired), if you have any questions regarding your license please contact the Arkansas Department of Health.

Petit Jean Meats 90th anniversary celebration

Petit Jean Meats, whose parent company is Morrilton Packing Company, is celebrating 90 years in the meat packing industry. On June 28th, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, along with State and Local Officials and members of the Morrilton Business Community will join in the 90th Anniversary Celebration with a ceremony at Morrilton Packing Company. Morrilton Packing Company will also be celebrating all their employees, past and present, with special entertainment during the day as a thank you for helping to make Petit Jean Meats one of the best-known brands in Arkansas.

Morrilton Packing Company started July 7th, 1928 with Felix Schlosser with the support of his cousin Mary Ruff. Mary’s sons, Edward and Lonnie, delivered meat by bicycle in the beginning. But since then, the Petit Jean Meats brand has grown to be delivered nationwide, including Alaska and Hawaii. As one of the oldest manufacturing companies in Arkansas, we are excited to see our brand expand with new products under Ed Ruff’s leadership.

David Ruff, former Petit Jean Meats President who passed away earlier this year, would always say “We still do things the old fashion way, which gives our meats the old-fashioned flavor. We don’t use anything but the best quality meats and the best quality ingredients. So, if you’re looking for a great hot dog, ham, or smoked sausage, we’ve got it!”