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  • Originally posted by localva View Post
    The number one item that fails people on the CPAT are the stairs. If you don't hit the gym and use the stair climber you are just about 95% screwed. It is MUCH HARDER than people think. Hit the gym and use the stair climber for a good 5:00 minutes. If you can do it without stopping then you're good to go for the CPAT. I prepared for my CPAT by getting a 45lb vest and doing the stair climber for 3 minutes, then moving to two leg workout machines, then back to the stair climber for 3 minutes. The reason is you need to train your legs to move well enough after the stairs. You will get jello legs if you're not prepared.
    If you can get through the stairs, it just takes Heart, and I don't mean cardio.
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    Originally posted by nyckftbl
    LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

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    • I just recently finished the hiring process with fairfax a little before christmas, and boy was it tough. The psychological test and the medical evaluation weren't hard, just very tedious and long. The more stressful test was the polygraph test, and like many others who have taken it or asked advice all I can tell you is that its an experience. Now for those who have finished their process, how long before you hear from recruitment?

      Thanks all for the great help, and hope to see you in the academy.

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      • Originally posted by jklm128 View Post
        Now for those who have finished their process, how long before you hear from recruitment?
        Depends. Are you a Paramedic?
        Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

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

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        • not until october 2008

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          • March academy invites are out

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            • Just finished Testing Myself

              I was also wondering about the time line for hiring with FFX Fire like a lot of you guys. I have been told that the class they are putting together now will likely be for an Aug. Academy.

              I am a Paramedic for 6 years now and teach ACLS, PALS, BLS, and EMT all level refreshers. I also have other Certs. (Haz-Mat,Rescue Dive, FF-I etc.)

              So here are a couple of questions I am looking for help with and would appreciate any info on. If I can help anyone else out with what I know about the testing process or anything please let me know in return.

              Now that I have passed all of the testing how long does it take to hear anything from the Capt.? (Finished 3rd week of Jan.)

              Has anyone ever signed a 2year lease on the affordable housing they have? and as a Paramedic am I going to qualify for it?

              Is there a board panel interview at all and if so should I mention my Union experience (Grievance man, VP, Civil Rights Chair) or will that work against me? I am pro brotherhood.

              Okay, thanks again, I appreciate it.

              I just want to add one more thing. I have tested with several departments and have a few offers but am hoping for FF Fire.(3 Florida, 1Calif.) I can say that the recruitment section went above and beyond to help make the process work. It was run professionally and was better organized than any I have been through.Also A.D. in recruitment is awesome and I hope they realize what a person they have in her. She was very helpful. When praise is earned give it, and it's deserved.
              My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.

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              • Just Done with Testing

                I just finished my testing process on Jan. 20th and have been told I cleared all of it and very well. I was told I had the highest score of the day on testing as well (upper 90's). So the same question everyone else has, how long does it take to find out? I was told it will be an Aug. Academy if I make the cut.

                I am a Paramedic 6 yrs now, ACLS, PALS, and BLS instructor. FF-I, rescue diver, haz mat etc.

                Also is there a board interview at all?
                Is the assisted housing nice, where is it, and what are the qualifcations?
                Should I tell them about my Union past (V.P., Grievance Man, Civil Rights Chair)?
                I also would like to know about the retirement as I have a few offers pending (Drop,457K,etc.)

                I was afraid (not chicken) to stop by the stations and ask but am curious. If I can help anyone with info I have about the process I just finished, please let me know. Thanks
                My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.

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                • Hey was anyone else scheduled for the March 15th CPAT?

                  I emailed recruitment asking for a new personal history packet and they sent it to me, but they also sent me new CPAT information with my scheduled date now being May 17th. Was everyone else rescheduled, or just me for some reason?

                  I plan on calling on Monday to ask.

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                  • I will be taking the CPAT on March 15th, believe around 11 or so.
                    Last edited by mpullen32; 02-10-2008, 10:23 PM.
                    Matthew Pullen
                    Firefighter
                    Levittown Fire Company No.1
                    www.levittownfire.com

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                    • im sched for Mar. 15 I think around 8 am or so

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                      • Patiently waiting

                        I am a paramedic who just finished up all my testing for fairfax county fire department last week. I have passed all the steps thank god!!! How long can I expect to wait until I hear something from recruiting. I know that they are planning on starting another class in August. How soon ahead of time do they call to offer the invites?

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                        • RE: Anyone in the April 28th ALS Pilot Program for Fairfax?

                          I've been accepted to the ALS pilot program for Fairfax County beginning Apr. 28.I'm told we are to be trained and recertified for ems, after which we will complete the supression portion.Other than that, I'm not exactly sure how the program works.Is anyone else beginning at this date?Also,I'm curious to hear how people are preparing physically for either the cpat or recruit school.Can anyone describe what to expect in regards to physical training for recruit school?
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                          • Originally posted by edpmedic View Post
                            I've been accepted to the ALS pilot program for Fairfax County beginning Apr. 28.I'm told we are to be trained and recertified for ems, after which we will complete the supression portion.Other than that, I'm not exactly sure how the program works.Is anyone else beginning at this date?Also,I'm curious to hear how people are preparing physically for either the cpat or recruit school.Can anyone describe what to expect in regards to physical training for recruit school?
                            I just got accepted into the recruit school for march 3rd. Physical fitness wise I am currently training like I did for the CPAT; weighted vest, lots of compound leg exercises: squats, lunges, high jumps, stairs, and the usual upper body. My friend who is in the mclean station said to do as much cardio as possible to get prepped to run Mt. "Trashmore" and Hellweek portion of recruit school. To my understanding, you start off with the EMS portion(even if you are NREMT) to get familiar with their protocols/standing orders. Then end with fire suppression, so they build up on the daily exercises. Kobersteen can give a more definite answer.

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                            • Originally posted by edpmedic View Post
                              I've been accepted to the ALS pilot program for Fairfax County beginning Apr. 28.I'm told we are to be trained and recertified for ems, after which we will complete the supression portion.Other than that, I'm not exactly sure how the program works.Is anyone else beginning at this date?Also,I'm curious to hear how people are preparing physically for either the cpat or recruit school.Can anyone describe what to expect in regards to physical training for recruit school?
                              Hey Edpmedic, I was just curious as to what the pilot program was.

                              Also I'm looking for some advice. I'll have my medic certification in May. I've been told by a few of the medics that come into the ER I work at to just apply when I'm nationally registered, and the ALS certification would help speed things up. How true is this if anyone knows?

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                              • Originally posted by Kobersteen View Post
                                Depends. Are you a Paramedic?
                                Kobersteen,

                                Some of the medics down on Richmond Highway have said that things are going to slow down dramatically in the very near future as far as hiring. Will there still be a demand for paramedics over the next year? The reason I ask is because I dont want to accept a position somewhere else and pass up the chance to work for FC.

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