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  • I am actually taking a an Amtrak train into Alexandria from Penn Station. I really don't want to deal with rush hour traffic friday. I am actually staying at the Comfort Inn University Center in Fairfax (703) - 591 - 5900. If you tell them that you are there to take the test they will give you a discount. This hotel is only like 10 minutes from the testing site (approx 4.5 miles). Let me know if you book your stay here.

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    • Yes, I will be staying at the Comfort Inn Univeristy Center. I should be there by about 9pm tonight.

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      • I spotted a Kobersteen today!
        Local 2068

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        • HenryChan...one of my brothers in Recruit class 121!! Good to see you on board!

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          • Originally posted by HenryChan View Post
            I spotted a Kobersteen today!
            Luckily you didn't make me take you to my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

            Welcome aboard. Sorry I didn't have time to talk more, we have A LOT to do in the one hour allotted!
            Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

            "It's okay to to scared, just don't be chicken." - Clark

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            • Passed my writted today with a score of 83. I cannot seem to break the a score of 90 on the I/O test. I just dont know what it is. CPAT is scheduled for 3/17/07. Will keep everyone informed.

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              • i will also be there for the CPAT. The one thing I don't understand is how they go about hiring. Do they take your test score into consideration or is it you just have to pass and hope that you will be hired in the future?

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                • Originally posted by Kobersteen View Post
                  Luckily you didn't make me take you to my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

                  Welcome aboard. Sorry I didn't have time to talk more, we have A LOT to do in the one hour allotted!
                  Kobersteen,

                  It was good meeting the other day. I'll try to make it up to the meeting at the grill in January...see you then.

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                  • test111111111

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                    • Originally posted by futureFF22030 View Post
                      test111111111
                      Good test. Has the academy already melted your mind?

                      Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

                      "It's okay to to scared, just don't be chicken." - Clark

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                      • experience question

                        Hey guys..
                        I know this thread hasn't really been active lately, but hopefully if any of you guys are still on here you may be able to help me out a little. Basically, my question is about experience (or lack of). I'm very interested in becoming a career firefighter, and Fairfax County looks like a great department to work for, however I'm pretty much starting from scratch. I've wanted to be a FF for a while, and have been working out alot over the last year, but I dont have any experience or certs. I would like to apply to a few places, Fairfax being high on my list of preferred depts., but REALISTICALLY speaking, do I have a good chance (or as good a chance as the next guy at least) of getting hired here? Should I just apply and start the process, or would you guys suggest taking classes, getting certified as a medic first, or anything else? I would certainly be willing to do whatever it takes to get on, and I know being a medic helps to speed up the process once you start, but basically what I'm asking is, do you think it's possible to get hired with no fire/medic background at all or am I just crazy to entertain that idea? Thanks for any help in advance, everyone on here has had great info and support, so thank you...

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                        • Originally posted by bennet View Post
                          Hey guys..
                          I know this thread hasn't really been active lately, but hopefully if any of you guys are still on here you may be able to help me out a little. Basically, my question is about experience (or lack of). I'm very interested in becoming a career firefighter, and Fairfax County looks like a great department to work for, however I'm pretty much starting from scratch. I've wanted to be a FF for a while, and have been working out alot over the last year, but I dont have any experience or certs. I would like to apply to a few places, Fairfax being high on my list of preferred depts., but REALISTICALLY speaking, do I have a good chance (or as good a chance as the next guy at least) of getting hired here? Should I just apply and start the process, or would you guys suggest taking classes, getting certified as a medic first, or anything else? I would certainly be willing to do whatever it takes to get on, and I know being a medic helps to speed up the process once you start, but basically what I'm asking is, do you think it's possible to get hired with no fire/medic background at all or am I just crazy to entertain that idea? Thanks for any help in advance, everyone on here has had great info and support, so thank you...
                          YES! Start the application process!!!! If you had your medic you would be in better shape than those that don't, but you are also going against mostly guys in the same situation you are in. Get the ball rolling. If you don't get on the job the first time, start work on your Medic and still keep applying! And apply to Montgomery County, apply to DC, apply to Arlington, apply to Alexandria, just get the process going, because the sooner you get on the job, the sooner you will be happy with life!
                          Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
                          -Big Russ

                          Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

                          Originally posted by nyckftbl
                          LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

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                          • Dennisthemenace-

                            Thanks for the quick response! I appreciate it.. I thought that was the case, but sometimes I feel like I'm behind or starting at a disadvantage compared to alot of other guys with experience. But I guess the only way to ever get that experience is to start applying ! So Thanks for the response and for the encouragement, I definitely want to get the ball rolling as you said, and hopefully one day soon I'll reach that goal of FF.

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                            • Kobersteen or Dennis,

                              I see that both of you have been very helpful throughout this thread. Hopefully one of you sees this and can answer. My question is will having cancer in my medical history disqualify me? I'll have my I-99 in March, I have volunteer experience, as well as working as an ER tech/phlebotomist. Despite all of this I have that big grey elephant sitting on my medical records. My Dr. said he will provide any documentation saying that my type of cancer is now cured and there is no limitations on what I can and cant do. I just am worried that going through cancer treatment is what will ultimately prevent me from working the job I've been bustin my hump to get.

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                              • Call recruitment at (703) 246-3939

                                Email: [email protected]

                                I would recommend that you continue to participate in the hiring process, it may not be until AFTER the pre-employment physical that a decision will be made.

                                Have your physician write that letter BEFORE you show up for the physical.

                                Good luck!

                                Mike
                                Last edited by MikeWard; 07-19-2007, 03:37 PM.

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