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  • Call recruitment and ask Annie Dawkins whats next.

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    • Hey everyone, you need to realize that it's common for a person or two to drop out of the academy in the first week. In my class, we had one medic leave because the mile and a half run at an 11 min. pace on the first two days was apparently too much for him. Another left because his girlfriend moved back to PA, and he didn't want to do the long distance thing. One basic FF was late to orientation by maybe an hour or so, late to the academy the first day, and then was a no-show. Bizarre stuff. That was three just in my class alone. Also, some people do defer the job offer. There are offer letters going out as we speak, but you should still keep up the pressure with recruitment, so that you can get in one of these spots.
      "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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      • Originally posted by scottodogie View Post
        I took the CPAT in October and passed. I am still waiting to here when to go for the next step they told be waiting to get the rest of candates through. Has any one else heard about when the next step will be?
        I was hired at the very tail end of the hiring frenzy. They would schedule several events for out-of-towners in the same week, to save them trips. Locals would do a day here, a day there, whatever. For example, I did my medical, psych, and poly in three consecutive days. I don't know how it goes now that hiring has slowed, though. They do need more FF's; the 12 they're hiring isn't going to cut it. I suspect the budget is preventing us from hiring more. It does seem that the medic only hiring trend is over, though.
        Last edited by edpmedic; 01-14-2011, 08:51 PM. Reason: grammar
        "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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        • How do they let you know that you are accepted into the academy? Phone or Letter with details?

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          • For me, I was contacted by phone, asking if I wanted the position. When I accepted, the Capt then said that she would send me the official offer letter. I was instructed to sign it and bring it to the Massey building during my trip to the county to do my gear/uniform fitting. I was out of state, living in South Carolina at the time. It may be different if you're local, I don't know.
            "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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            • [QUOTE=edpmedic;1240740]For me, I was contacted by phone, asking if I wanted the position. When I accepted, the Capt then said that she would send me the official offer letter. I was instructed to sign it and bring it to the Massey building during my trip to the county to do my gear/uniform fitting. I was out of state, living in South Carolina at the time. It may be different if you're local, I don't know.[/QUOTE

              Ok sounds good! Thank you sir.

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              • Took poly yesterday and failed 1 question. FML. Should I start lookin elsewhere? I wasn't confident in my answer.....Wasn't trying to lie either.......

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                • I take mine in a few weeks. How did you fail and what type of questions do they ask? I am confident going into mine .... but stories like these scare me.

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                  • Just be confident and leave NOTHING (that you consciously know) out. I failed on the drug history question. I couldn't remember EXACTLY what I've done because it was 8 to 16 years ago. What I told him SEEMED right, but didn't FEEL right. THAT was my problem. I sat down at home afterwards and wrote down on paper stuff, it was more than I thought. I felt better afterwards, it FELT right after that. Its wierd. Everyone's head works differently though. 2 friends of mine in different fields failed for the same questions, pretty common it seems. Need to be honest with yourself, and you'll be fine.

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                    • Originally posted by Slikrthnu View Post
                      Took poly yesterday and failed 1 question. FML. Should I start lookin elsewhere? I wasn't confident in my answer.....Wasn't trying to lie either.......
                      You can appeal the results of the Poly. I know several people on the Dept that took it a second time and passed. My advise would to be completely honest during the interview phase where you are given the chance to explain yourself.

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                      • Anyone have their CPAT on 1/29? I've only had about a 60 days to really train for it since I took the written on 12/3. I can continuously walk stairs with a 50lb vest on for 10 minutes straight and than perform a fast-paced walk w/ it on for about 2 miles.

                        Strength wise I can bench 225 lbs about 8 times, do about 12-15 good pull-ups each set, and can do 40-50 push-ups in a row. My respiratory rate during a 3 mile run is pretty good and I normally finish in about 18-20 minutes.

                        I think they give you 10+minutes to perform all the skills, so I think the only thing I need to practice now is my technique. I'm from Jersey so taking the practice course was a little out of the question. No reason to drive 4 1/2 hours to practice a course.

                        Let me know if I'm qualified or over-qualified for the course.

                        Thanks.

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                        • How do you appeal the results???

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                          • Originally posted by bigandy View Post
                            Anyone have their CPAT on 1/29? I've only had about a 60 days to really train for it since I took the written on 12/3. I can continuously walk stairs with a 50lb vest on for 10 minutes straight and than perform a fast-paced walk w/ it on for about 2 miles.

                            Strength wise I can bench 225 lbs about 8 times, do about 12-15 good pull-ups each set, and can do 40-50 push-ups in a row. My respiratory rate during a 3 mile run is pretty good and I normally finish in about 18-20 minutes.

                            I think they give you 10+minutes to perform all the skills, so I think the only thing I need to practice now is my technique. I'm from Jersey so taking the practice course was a little out of the question. No reason to drive 4 1/2 hours to practice a course.

                            Let me know if I'm qualified or over-qualified for the course.

                            Thanks.
                            As long as you have the balance to not fall or grab the handrail on the stair climber you will be fine. It is not that tough for someone who is moderately fit.

                            Call around to you rlocal departments, there is a ggod chance that they have the CPAT course set up and might let you train on it.
                            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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                            • Originally posted by bigandy View Post
                              Anyone have their CPAT on 1/29? I've only had about a 60 days to really train for it since I took the written on 12/3. I can continuously walk stairs with a 50lb vest on for 10 minutes straight and than perform a fast-paced walk w/ it on for about 2 miles.

                              Strength wise I can bench 225 lbs about 8 times, do about 12-15 good pull-ups each set, and can do 40-50 push-ups in a row. My respiratory rate during a 3 mile run is pretty good and I normally finish in about 18-20 minutes.

                              I think they give you 10+minutes to perform all the skills, so I think the only thing I need to practice now is my technique. I'm from Jersey so taking the practice course was a little out of the question. No reason to drive 4 1/2 hours to practice a course.

                              Let me know if I'm qualified or over-qualified for the course.

                              Thanks.
                              you should be good to go. Just familiarize yourself with the things that will instantly disqualify you. like the not touching the handrail and also not letting the rope slide in your hands while letting the ladder down.

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                              • Originally posted by Slikrthnu View Post
                                How do you appeal the results???
                                I do not have an exact answer for that. My first step would be to contact recruitment and state your case.

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