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  • Congratulations and a tip of the old helmet to the 23 new firefighters graduating tonight after a long arduous 5 months of training.


    http://www.nbc29.com/story/15424270/...l-firefighters




    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    • Im sitting for the Fairfax written exam this Thursday, does anyone have any tips or advice for the test?

      Ive taken the written for Prince William and it was pretty straight forward. A few math questions, some basic english and grammar, and a ton of situational questions.

      Is the Fairfax exam similar? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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      • Originally posted by OuchThatHurts View Post
        Im sitting for the Fairfax written exam this Thursday, does anyone have any tips or advice for the test?

        Ive taken the written for Prince William and it was pretty straight forward. A few math questions, some basic english and grammar, and a ton of situational questions.

        Is the Fairfax exam similar? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
        If I remember correctly, it is the exact same test as PWC. It is the CWH exam I believe. Good luck to you.
        Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over

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        • Originally posted by johnsonizzle View Post
          If I remember correctly, it is the exact same test as PWC. It is the CWH exam I believe. Good luck to you.
          Fantastic, thanks for the help!

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          • Took the written, and passed, this morning. Its definitely a different test than the PWC written. There were quite a few more math questions, nothing extremely difficult though.

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            • did they say when the next class would be?

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              • I am waiting to hear as well. Finished up my process about 2 months ago. Any new info would be great.

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                • I heard around December to February.. but just wondering if they said anything when you were down in hq

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                  • Originally posted by LightandFight View Post
                    did they say when the next class would be?
                    I didnt really get much additional information about the next class. Ive heard conflicting rumors about whether or not the next class would be all ALS or not as well. Your guess is as good as mine.

                    I CAN say that just about everyone (~15 of us) who took the written yesterday were medics.
                    Last edited by OuchThatHurts; 09-23-2011, 09:09 PM.

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                    • the 132nd is due to have their class around october or november. If you add 6 months and change the 133rd will be at that date. The county used to do concurrent classes up to the 124th. After that period only 2 academy classes were scheduled a year. The 132nd will have FF slots, but I don't know how many.

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                      • Has any one been notified about being selected for the Oct/Nov class?

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                        • Originally posted by jklm128 View Post
                          the 132nd is due to have their class around october or november. If you add 6 months and change the 133rd will be at that date. The county used to do concurrent classes up to the 124th. After that period only 2 academy classes were scheduled a year. The 132nd will have FF slots, but I don't know how many.
                          The 132nd starts at the end of October.
                          It is split with 15 Medics/15 Non-Medic

                          The class is full I believe.

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                          • Anyone know the process in between you get the call and the academy?

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                            • ahh good, won't need to ask that during the fire chief's visit.

                              and the process from when you get the offer of employment to day 1 of the academy?

                              1) PT. get your cardio up. You don't want to puke on the first PT run, because the distance only gets longer.
                              2) Make sure your living situation is squared away, if you're out of state and haven't gotten info on the new employment housing from the county get in touch with your recruiter. With that, make sure you know how the commute is during the week so you can arrive at the academy at the latest by 0600
                              3) As soon as you get your shoes, start polishing them. I personally use the heat gun/match method.
                              4) Find a good cadence song, instructors and field folks who join in on the run enjoy it. nothing offensive.

                              other than that see you guys on day 1, good luck

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                              • Originally posted by jklm128 View Post
                                3) As soon as you get your shoes, start polishing them. I personally use the heat gun/match method.
                                I used to literally spit shine before I got tired of it and went to the heat method.

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