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Hamilton County (Indy) Hiring Process 2019

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  • xMuDdBoUnDx
    started a topic Hamilton County (Indy) Hiring Process 2019

    Hamilton County (Indy) Hiring Process 2019

    Starting a discussion about the current joint hiring process for Hamilton County. 900+ applicants. Written test January 26th. If you applied, subscribe.

  • xMuDdBoUnDx
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    [QUOTE=xh00sierx;n2103215]

    No, I don?t have a CPAT card. I did pass CPAT for IFD in November, not sure if that counts toward anything besides their process or not. I?m thinking I probably scored too low to receive the second email.

    The IFD cpat was specifically for their process. You would have to pay $150 to take the cpat at Wayne and you will receive a card after completion. It?s $75 to recert every year after.

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  • apojacks
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    Originally posted by xh00sierx View Post

    No, I don?t have a CPAT card. I did pass CPAT for IFD in November, not sure if that counts toward anything besides their process or not. I?m thinking I probably scored too low to receive the second email.


    What about certifications like EMT-B, EMT-P, or FF 1/2? I have my NREMT and my state EMT-B and I got both emails today.

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  • xh00sierx
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    Originally posted by apojacks View Post

    Do you have a current CPAT card? I'm wondering two things here.... 1) was this email sent out to anyone who didn't have a CPAT card? (I don't have mine yet, figured it was a waste of $150 if I wasn't moving on) 2) if you did apply with a CPAT card was issued before or after June 1st of 2018? The email said it has to be issued after June 1st of 2018. This process is playing out a lot different than any other job I've ever applied for.
    No, I don?t have a CPAT card. I did pass CPAT for IFD in November, not sure if that counts toward anything besides their process or not. I?m thinking I probably scored too low to receive the second email.



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  • C2019
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    What was everyone's scores? Mine was an 87. something, Have the NREMT and FF1/2 and current CPAT with various other certs, hoping someone picks me up.
    Last edited by C2019; 04-19-2019, 10:05 PM.

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  • xMuDdBoUnDx
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    Originally posted by SquadDawg14 View Post
    The email says that if you have a current card, it has to have been issued after June 2018. Not expired.

    also, they really didn't give us a date to have a current one by either. Do you guys read it as they're saying get one now? Because the first email said you will have time. I find it kind of confusing between the two. Especially if everyone got the 2nd email.
    I read it as a informational email to those that scored within a certain percentage. What I got out of it was don?t wait to start the cpat process as your score was in the top percent.

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  • xMuDdBoUnDx
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    Originally posted by apojacks View Post

    Do you have a current CPAT card? I'm wondering two things here.... 1) was this email sent out to anyone who didn't have a CPAT card? (I don't have mine yet, figured it was a waste of $150 if I wasn't moving on) 2) if you did apply with a CPAT card was issued before or after June 1st of 2018? The email said it has to be issued after June 1st of 2018. This process is playing out a lot different than any other job I've ever applied for.
    I got the second email and have a current cpat card. In the email it states ?If you should already possess this certification, it must have been issued after the date of June 1, 2018?. I believe they only sent the second email to those that scored within a certain percentage.

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  • Firedog89
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    Originally posted by Urb23 View Post
    Lowest score I?ve seen is 78, highest being 93
    My score was 68 so my odds of getting picked up by anyone are probably slim.

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  • Firedog89
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    Originally posted by apojacks View Post

    Do you have a current CPAT card? I'm wondering two things here.... 1) was this email sent out to anyone who didn't have a CPAT card? (I don't have mine yet, figured it was a waste of $150 if I wasn't moving on) 2) if you did apply with a CPAT card was issued before or after June 1st of 2018? The email said it has to be issued after June 1st of 2018. This process is playing out a lot different than any other job I've ever applied for.
    I didn't get a second email either and I don't have my CPAT card.

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  • apojacks
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    Originally posted by xh00sierx View Post
    Somewhat worried since I didn?t seem to get the second email. Just have to wait and see now. Anything is possible
    Do you have a current CPAT card? I'm wondering two things here.... 1) was this email sent out to anyone who didn't have a CPAT card? (I don't have mine yet, figured it was a waste of $150 if I wasn't moving on) 2) if you did apply with a CPAT card was issued before or after June 1st of 2018? The email said it has to be issued after June 1st of 2018. This process is playing out a lot different than any other job I've ever applied for.

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  • apojacks
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    Originally posted by SquadDawg14 View Post

    This is true, but if they want you to have it by June 15th, I feel like they should have said "you have until June to get it" or something along those lines. No dates were mentioned which why is seems odd to me.

    nonetheless, I hope we are all in the first class together! Out of 300 and some, I wonder what is considered a good combined score? A friend from Noblesville has told me that he heard the lowest written score taken to the interview was an 86, but if that's true, I would guess our interview scores were probably lower than our written just because it would be more difficult to make close to a 100.
    I'm just speculating based off of what the guys that run the CPAT training program at Wayne Township have said that it takes 8 weeks to prepare. You're required to get 2 practice sessions and a real session. The recommended time frame is within 8 weeks. There's a test on 4/27, 5/18 and 6/15, sooo in my head I'm thinking that the summer dates that some people have been saying that they'll start hiring off of this list seems to be lining up. I wonder if the people who got this second email have valid NREMT certifications? Wife and I did the Christmas gift delivery at CFD and they were all saying that having the EMT certification is a huge boost. On Christmas Day we dropped off breakfast to our nearest first due in Fishers and they all said the same thing that NREMT is the biggest boost you can have.

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  • Urb23
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    Lowest score I?ve seen is 78, highest being 93

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  • SquadDawg14
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    Originally posted by apojacks View Post

    So, the way I've read the email (and my wife who is a paralegal for the State has also read it) is that they would contact you for next steps and that if there will be next steps you'll be given ample notice to get a CPAT card. Typical prep time is 8 weeks, and that would be taking a practice run next Saturday, then another run on 5/18 with the real test on June 15th.
    This is true, but if they want you to have it by June 15th, I feel like they should have said "you have until June to get it" or something along those lines. No dates were mentioned which why is seems odd to me.

    nonetheless, I hope we are all in the first class together! Out of 300 and some, I wonder what is considered a good combined score? A friend from Noblesville has told me that he heard the lowest written score taken to the interview was an 86, but if that's true, I would guess our interview scores were probably lower than our written just because it would be more difficult to make close to a 100.

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  • xh00sierx
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    Somewhat worried since I didn?t seem to get the second email. Just have to wait and see now. Anything is possible

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  • apojacks
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    Originally posted by Urb23 View Post
    I think anything is possible. Each department has or will create their own list. I?d be surprised if that email wasn?t informative since each is independent of one another is all. Definitely not ruling out any speculation or theory. Don?t know until you know at this point
    My understanding is that there is a joint list that they will pull from. Scores also don't mean anything either (hence why they don't tell you your ranking.) I was talking to a guy at Noblesville a few years ago and he said that he scored pretty low on his combined when he did the process in 2011, but because he was a licensed EMT-B he was in the first class that they did. That National Registry test is no joke, and you have to pass it in order to work in Indiana and at these departments everyone is a Firefighter/EMT or a Firefighter/Paramedic. Literally the hardest test I have ever taken and I'm working on my master's in Fire-Rescue Executive Leadership. There was a guy in my EMT class who was retaking the class because he failed the national test three times, did the remedial training and failed another 3 times. He finally passed it on the 7th attempt.

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