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  • ogomez
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    Trying

    Nozzleman, I'll be on Monday. I can't email or PM thru your account.

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  • Nozzleman25
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    Like Jwarne did I would recomend going over and practicing the agility if you can. If you are in decent shape you should do fine but since we changed our agility a few years ago it is tougher and since your moving on in the process depends on it practice is a good thing. Good luck all of ya.

    Ogomez, send me a PM or an Email and I will let you know who I am , Lt. on B Shift in the North end.

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  • Jwarne2001
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    Anyone had a chance to head over for the PAT practice sessions?

    I went over this week. Great opportunity here for everyone if you take advantage. Ran through all the stations a couple times just to get a feel for everything. Then I did the whole course start to finish....didn't time it, just wanted to run through everything to gauge what I needed to focus on.

    Upper body/core strength - good.
    Cardio - good.
    Squats/leg strength - opportunity.

    Anyways, training crew was great...very helpful, giving us pointers, walking us through every step, giving encouragement, etc. Even got a chance to climb the aerial. A group of probies were over on the other side of the training facilty going through drills.....was watching them with envy during my 'pitstops.'

    Plan to head over at least once a week although I imagine it will start to get a little crowded in '07.

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  • GoCougs
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    I got that letter in the mail last week. I got to start getting in shape for the interview and for the PAT

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  • ogomez
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    Pat

    Those who passed will be getting a letter with the dates and address of the practice sessions for the physical agility

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  • ogomez
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    Getting ready

    The interviews are less about your experience and more about saying the right thing. We do mock interviews out in the stations individually. Usually word of mouth gets the word out. THere may also be a class on interview skill put on by one of our guys, I'll update later if that is going to happen.

    Look on the website for the PAT stations, the time is 8:02. It;s basically a test in anaerobic endurance. THere will be alot of practice days coming up in Dec. I will get the dates in a day or 2.

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  • fightfiresmt
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    I also got my letter for the written, and made it passed that hurdle. Interview is set for Feb 22nd. For those PFD firefighters out there, what can we expect from interview on down the line for the hiring process? How is your PAT different from the others? What makes it harder? Can you give some insight into the academy on what to expect? Thanks for your time and help!

    Stay safe everybody.....

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  • Jwarne2001
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    Recevied another letter from PFR today providing info around practice sessions for the physical agility test (if you've passed the written.) The available dates are extensive....times available nearly every Friday and Saturday between Dec. 14th and Mar. 2nd....the time of day depending on your last name.

    This, to me, puts a lot of emphasis on the oral boards. Seems that if candidates take advantage of this great opportunity to practice/train for each individual station (and are in top shape, of course) they should be able to pass the physical portion of this process.

    That leaves the oral boards to set yourself apart.

    Hope to see some of you at the practice sessions.

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  • Jwarne2001
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    Great info here. Thanks for keeping us informed. I had been prepping for the oral's for awhile, in case they wanted to start the boards immediately after the written test. However, mine isn't until the end of Feb....so if I'm not fully dialed in for it, it's my own fault.

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  • firerunner7
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    Thanks

    To Nozzleman and Gomez, thanks for all the info. You say1800 people took the tests and its evenly split so about 600 took the FF/EMT and 600 took the trainee? I could have swore it looked like more than that. Not that any of this matters right now (the interview is what matters). I have a friend who is in the Portland academy right now and he says its alot of tests, bookwork, and pretty physical. BEING IN SHAPE BOTH MID AND BODY IS KEY.

    Thanks again for all the info you giuys have given

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  • Nozzleman25
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    Like ogomez said, I heard aprox 1800 took the tests with them fairly evenly split between the two tests.

    Also like he said start working out and getting ready for the PAT, they finally made ours a little tougher and we weed out a fair amount with it now. Unlike the old one that could be done without breaking a sweat. Good luck to all of ya.

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  • ogomez
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    test

    I haven't heard a passing number yet, I hope to by next week

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  • ogomez
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    test

    I have heard 1600-1800 with over 2000 initially signing up

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  • Jason6368
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    ogomez, first off thanks for providing some light for us. Second, i was wondering if you knew the tally of how many people took the test and how many they passed? If you do not, that is fine, but i just wanted to know if at all possible.

    Thanks,
    Jason Norton

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  • GoCougs
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    Gomez, trust me the only step that I am thinking about right now is the Interview that I have on the 18th. I graduate college in a week and then begin school for EMT. So I was just wondering

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