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  • DD
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    Troy;

    It may take a while, but I'll ask Shane for a signed picture for you. Send your postal address to my e-mail at [email protected]

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  • wsfiremn
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    Congrats. on the board man.Now here is where you need to practice becaues we all know that none of us are quite all there in the head.


    good luck in the next step
    wsfiremn
    FTM PTB FSU RFB 9-11

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  • FutureFWFD
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    DD-
    Thanks for asking about the interview. Dude, your cousin is awesome!!!! Shane Doan is a really good hockey player. I am a huge fan and try to watch as many games and travel to chicago and detroit as much as I can. Sometimes my wife gets upset because I have a tendency to tune her out whenever a game is on, but she is getting better. If you don't mind me asking, do you talk to your cousin much? I would be interested in hearing any of his stories, do you have anything that is signed by him? I probably sound like a stalker, but I am really just a big fan of the game. I try to play myself but being on the shorter side I am not that great. Anyways, those canadies are skating before they can even walk. Thanks. Troy

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  • DD
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    Hello Troy;

    Congratulations on having a good interview.

    My NHL cousin is from the Canadian branch of the family. He is Shane Doan, # 19, Right Wing, Phoenix Coyotes. I really don't follow hockey, but he must be pretty good. Last August he signed a 3 year contract for $7.2 million base pay. He could get up to $12.6 million if he makes all the bonus clauses.

    FDIC is located too close to you to miss it. At least go to the exhibits if you can't make it to the training.

    Dick Doan

    [ 01-09-2002: Message edited by: DD ]

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  • FutureFWFD
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    Everyone:
    I am pleased to say that the interview went very well. I gave the panel my responses to their questions and I feel that they were the right answers. All I can do now is wait for the next step. Psychological profile.......
    Thanks to all for the advice and tips. T

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  • GPM
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    Troy.
    How did it go?

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  • FutureFWFD
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    DD:
    Who is your cousin? I am a HUGE hockey fan. Blackhawks all the way!!!! They are having an unbelievable and much overdue year this season. I hope the make it all long way in the playoffs. Thanks for the info on the FDIC, I will look it up after I post this message. I want to thank you and everybody else who responded to my message. I go tomorrow for the interview. This would definitely be a dream come true to make the fire dept. Thanks. Troy

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  • DD
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    Hello Fellow Hoosier;

    The FDIC is the Fire Department Instructors Conference. It is an annual event that was held in Cincy for a long time. A few years ago it moved to Indy. There are now two conferences. The Indy Conference is April 8-13 and FDIC West on the left coast is April 28-May 2. This link should take you to the FDIC web site. http://fe.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm? It may say article not found. Look down on the left side for FDIC & FDIC West. It offers lots of instruction, fellowship, and massive displays of emergency equipment. Try to get there. It is well worth the cost and time.

    Good luck with the interview.

    I have a cousin who plays in the NHL if you need a ringer.

    [ 01-08-2002: Message edited by: DD ]

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  • gfdtrk4
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    Troy,
    The "G" is for Gary, IN (murder capitol of the U.S......But getting better every day...also home to the Miss U.S.A. pagent!)

    Engineman,
    Thanks for the kind words!
    I kinda miss the "Fort" sometimes, but wouldn't trade for where I'm at!
    And.... Capt. Nunly says "You're Fired"

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  • Engineman
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    gfdtrk4,
    I know you and you are the man. I have much respect for you. You are a man of much knowledge and respect in the fire service. Wish you where still home in Allen County. I will admit the the county is just as bad in areas, but everyone likes to think they are the best. Guess I'm stuck in that mentality. By the way, bald is a good look for you. Oh and say hi to Nunnly for me.

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  • FutureFWFD
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    gfdtrk4:
    Thanks for the suggestions. Tomorrow is the big day. I feel confident with the material I am going to present for myself. I hope that my third time is the charm. I know of the former ihl hockey player you are talking about. I have meet him a couple of times, he is really good. So, what part of the "ghetto" are you from? The "G" in your names gives me a couple of clues but I don't like making assumptions. Thanks for the advice. Troy

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  • gfdtrk4
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    Troy, Good Luck Bro'

    I don't have any tips (I was in your position...3 times) other than try to remember the questions they asked.

    Engineman,
    I'm with you on the Truck work thing.....It just leaves room for improvement.
    I too worked in the county.

    However, "people in glass houses should not throw stones"
    Which Dept. do you work for? I have been to fires ALL over the Allen County area..... working or taking pictures....And have seen many things
    that I didn't need to see! (and I still have a LOT of those pictures!)

    If you can figure out which Dept. I worked for, you could find something to talk about....Remember, I have ammo too!

    FHandz17,
    The FWFD hockey team just got a new "ringer" (former IHL or UHL player)

    Troy, one more thing:
    If you go to the stations....Skip Coney Island (yuk!), Take some pies....everyone likes pie!
    Again, Good luck Brother and keep us posted!

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  • FutureFWFD
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    Rory:
    Thanks for understanding on where I am coming from. Enginemean can and will have his own opinions and we cant blame him for that. I appreciate the advice on the iinterview techniques. I know some of the panel that will be giving the interview but nothing real personal. I have ironed my outfit that I will be wearing, dockers, white shirt and tie with a sport coat. That is what some firefighters told me to wear. I will concentrate on the run-ons and the "uhh" approach that hurts a lot of people. Thank you for the possible questions, I will practice those tonight. Thanks. Troy

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  • rory
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    Hey engineman, cool your jets bro, Troy Egts wanted to know something bout boards, not how you detest his prospective employer.
    Each interview board has a unique personality. Some are straight forward and others aren't. Review your background info you provided before going - I hope you kept a copy - because the board will have access. Be prepared to answer the usual questions such as why do you want this job, what do you bring to the table, why should we hire you, etc, along with answers to any trouble spots/blights in your background. Keep your cool if confronted, and just answer the question. Be sure you understand any questions before answering, and don't get verbarrhea - running your mouth. Answer the questions and then shut up.
    The interview board can kill you, but remember over half have to vote against you. If you can, find out the background of the differnt board members before hand so you'll know where their coming from. We had citizens, cops, FD admin and shift personnel on our boards, as well as protect class person for obvios reasons. The ones that usually fail do so due to a bad attitude, inappropriate attire, e'g, shorts, tee shirts, etc. Wear professional dress like dress pants, nice shirt and shoes. A suit is over dress.
    Good luck

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  • FutureFWFD
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    FDandz17:
    Sorry about the big guy puching you, but that is hockey, right? Where are you at, and do you have any suggestions for my interview, I am really interested in making the best impression I can make. I would like to start a career in the fire service. I already took the written exam and agility test, scored very high in both. There are only 61 of us going for the academy. Troy

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