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  • Originally posted by blachatch View Post
    Not sure how many are on the waiting list throughout the process.

    Are you a medic?
    Yes I am a medic.

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    • It will be much quicker for you if your medic. As long as you make it through all of the steps things will move quick.

      Feel free to ask any questions

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      • Bump for the new Firefighter/EMT process. A lot of great information in this thread.

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        • Will Fairfax accept the cpat that is being taken for Arlington county or do you have to do it with Fairfax as well?

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          • Considering we did the CPAT at Fairfax's facility, I certainly hope they accept it. lol

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            • Does anyone know when the next round of medical exams are?

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              • I recently did my Poly for the written I took back around August I want to say and my medical was back in March to give you a timeframe

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                • How aggressive were they on the poly? That's what I'm most nervous about.

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                  • Originally posted by beastmode View Post
                    How aggressive were they on the poly? That's what I'm most nervous about.
                    My guy wasn't too aggressive at all, but it was my first Poly. Like I'm sure others have said, be upfront about anything you think he (Fairfax County FD) should know. The detective will also put the questions into context first. They will ask you if you have ever stolen something that the police would care about (probs wouldn't care if you took a pen from a bank but would care if you stole a computer from the office). They will ask about any previous drug use, alcohol-based arrests (to me it seems they don't care if you drink a beer everyday, they want to know do you get black out every night or have you ever been arrested or done stupid ****). There is a long questionnaire he will go through with you first without you hooked up and that is you opportunity to be honest and up front (drugs, arrests, felonies, any sexual acts with not of age persons when you were of age, finances). Then after you will get hooked up to the machine. Just be natural, if you are nervous, then be nervous, if you are relaxed then be relaxed, don't try if you are nervous to relax or feel that you are too relaxed, you start to tense up bc that will show. Just be up front and honest and the detective will stop you if its something he (again FFX FD) doesn't need nor really care about. The other huge thing, GET A GOOD NIGHT'S REST AND IF YOU DIDN'T TELL THEM UP FRONT. The setting, once you start to relax is prime to doze off, go to bed early before and make sure you are well rested for the Poly.

                    Good luck

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                    • Thanks for all the feedback. That's good stuff to know!

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                      • Thank you. I received a email today. I go in june. Thanks for all the info.

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                        • They will accept the CPAT from other departments but be aware of the expiration date. Also make sure the time from FFX will accept it, meaning the cert is officially good for a year but they may only accept it if it's within the first 6 months. Contact recruitment for accurate info.

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                          • How is the process going for people? Any updates?

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                            • I took my test in December. Going for the medical exam next week.

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                              • Originally posted by tiller1 View Post
                                I took my test in December. Going for the medical exam next week.
                                Wow they are either really backed up or processing a giant pool of people. I took the written over the summer, but good to know people are in various stages.

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