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  • Can anyone tell me a rough time frame from when you apply for the firefighter/paramedic position to when you get a test date.Thanks

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      • Originally posted by SFD514 View Post
        Can anyone tell me a rough time frame from when you apply for the firefighter/paramedic position to when you get a test date.Thanks
        If you are already certified ALS, it should be pretty quick (within a month). Call recruitment and ask them.

        Good luck!
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        • Fairfax FD

          My husband started him app. back in Aug. 2006. He has been down to VA about 4 x's and will be going back for a 5th trip in another week. The process to me is a bit grueling but from what we hear is very well worth it. This should be his last trip for testing and than we should have an answer by sometime in August. Hope this helped.
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            I take my test for fairfax county on August the 18th. Im really excited about testing. Should I buy a study guide or not? They can't really expect you to know anything about procedure as of yet, right? Im guessing its going to be like a police exam, and there is no studying for those. Ive spoken to a few firefighters here, and most of them tell me not to worry about the study guide, but some of them tell me to buy one. Its only 15 bucks, so I probably will. Wish me luck everyone!

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            • Originally posted by rob1984 View Post
              I take my test for fairfax county on August the 18th. Im really excited about testing. Should I buy a study guide or not? They can't really expect you to know anything about procedure as of yet, right? Im guessing its going to be like a police exam, and there is no studying for those. Ive spoken to a few firefighters here, and most of them tell me not to worry about the study guide, but some of them tell me to buy one. Its only 15 bucks, so I probably will. Wish me luck everyone!
              If you graduated H.S. with a 2.1 gpa or better you will do fine. A good nights sleep will do you almost as much good as studying.
              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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              • Hello everyone,

                My test is coming up this saturday, and im really excited. I have a question that doesn't really relate to testing though. On fairfax county's website, there are two different starting posistions, both starting out with different salarys. The first is Firefighter, and the other is Firefighter/paramedic. I though that all firefighters were also trained paramedics? Any info on this would be much appriciated, thanks.

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                  • Originally posted by rob1984 View Post
                    Hello everyone,

                    My test is coming up this saturday, and im really excited. I have a question that doesn't really relate to testing though. On fairfax county's website, there are two different starting posistions, both starting out with different salarys. The first is Firefighter, and the other is Firefighter/paramedic. I though that all firefighters were also trained paramedics? Any info on this would be much appriciated, thanks.
                    The two different postions are just that. The one pay for Firefighter is just someone at the Basic level and the Firefighter/Medic is just people that are ALS providers. Not all the Firefighters in Fairfax are trained to the ALS level, but all I do believe are at the Basic Level.

                    Hey and good luck on your test man, and dont get discouraged as to how long the process takes. I know it may seem like a lot but its worth it in the end. I am just finishing up my process I had my poly last week and just waiting form the results for that.

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                    • Originally posted by Pugsley6485 View Post
                      The two different postions are just that. The one pay for Firefighter is just someone at the Basic level and the Firefighter/Medic is just people that are ALS providers. Not all the Firefighters in Fairfax are trained to the ALS level, but all I do believe are at the Basic Level.

                      Hey and good luck on your test man, and dont get discouraged as to how long the process takes. I know it may seem like a lot but its worth it in the end. I am just finishing up my process I had my poly last week and just waiting form the results for that.
                      Thanks for the info, bro. I hope all went well with the poly, ive had 3 polys, and waiting for the results SUCKS! Congrats on progressing in the hiring process, good luck the rest of the way!

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                      • Took the written on the 18th and passed! Good luck to everyone else!

                        I hear the process is pretty long, but what are the odds like if you get through the written and CPAT. (without an ALS certification, I hear there is a lot of weight going to medics lately..)

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                        • Originally posted by EKURescueFF View Post
                          Took the written on the 18th and passed! Good luck to everyone else!

                          I hear the process is pretty long, but what are the odds like if you get through the written and CPAT. (without an ALS certification, I hear there is a lot of weight going to medics lately..)
                          yea in my written i remember one of the female captains saying they are extremely interested in "females, minorities, and ALS providers be it EMT-P or I/99" So i decided to take the medic course, fortunately jersey is national registry.

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                          • Yeah I rember when I took my written last year they said the same thing. I also live in Jersey but taking my Medic Classes from Phillie, and thank god they are national registry because that just makes everything easy for transfering you over to another state.

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                            • Originally posted by EKURescueFF View Post
                              Took the written on the 18th and passed! Good luck to everyone else!

                              I hear the process is pretty long, but what are the odds like if you get through the written and CPAT. (without an ALS certification, I hear there is a lot of weight going to medics lately..)

                              I was there with you, I passed as well!

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                              • What Is The Fairfax Va. Fire Academy Is Like?

                                What The Faifax Va., Fire Academy Is Like?

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