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How is it going with the Hartford testing?

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  • How is it going with the Hartford testing?

    Just wondering what was going on with everyone that took the Hartford test? Did they have the written yet, are they looking to hire alot of firefighters? Good luck to anyone that did take the test.

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    Rumor has it that they are going to put 70 on.
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

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    • #3
      uhh hartford had a test? i guess i missed that one.

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      • #4
        Written test was last week of October, results should be out soon, we are currently down 60-70 with more retirements expected over the next year, this will all result in a lot of people being hired off this list. This should be one of the best lists to be on in recent years, probably 100 or more should be hired from this list

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        • #5
          how big of a department is hartford?

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          • #6
            http://www.hartford.gov/fire/

            They have a decent amount of equipment. I believe their rescue truck (tac 1) was listed as one of the busiest rescue companies in the country a few years back not sure about now.

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            • #7
              thanks for the link, just curious on how big they are since they planned to hire so many, i had an idea but the website made it much more clear

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              • #8
                Steeda83:
                Hartford is not that big. It's smaller than Providence but it's a depressed city outside of the central "business" district. It's one of those citys that everyone works there but no one lives there. It's sometimes called the new Detroit. I'm not sure how many square miles it is but it's not much. The city gets a boat load of fire for being so small. Nationally they are one of the busiest depts if you look at runs per company. They have the busiest rescue in the country beating out FDNY. The joke in my dept is that once you cross Prospect Avenue the oxygen level drops and that's why we don't get the fires Hartford does. I don't have the numbers but their run survey is impressive. We also joke that their first alarm assignment is more than we have on duty. We only run five companies plus a battalion chief.
                IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

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                • #9
                  Hartford

                  It is 18 sq miles w/10 engines, 5 ladders, 1 tac unit. I think they run 4 on all maybe 5 on the tac

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                  • #10
                    I just recieved my letter today stating I passed the written and have the oral on the 11th. Any words of advice? What's the deal with the agility? Are they using the CPAT or do they even have an agillity? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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                    • #11
                      The rumor I heard is that they ditched the CPAT to get more types of people to pass. Now I Geuss it's just a 2 mile run. I know in past years the accademy was the agility.
                      IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

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                      • #12
                        MyCareer, there are 11 engines not 10, minimum staffing 4 per company (17 companies) plus 2 district (deputy) chiefs each with an aide, minimum shift strength 72. We run about 22,000 incidents per year with engine company responses ranging from 1200 (slowest) to 3600+ for the busiest, trucks range in the 2000 range with the tac doing 5000+. Sometimes the tac runs with 5 as well as some trucks. The only fact regarding CPAT is there is nothing official as to what the agility will be only that the CPAT was used on the last test.

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                        • #13
                          I heard the rumor that Hartford will be testing again?? Not enough applicants the first round? Or somthing, anyone hear the same?

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                          • #14
                            Hey anyone know when and why Hartford is making their guys leave their volunteer departments? Or is this just a rumor.

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                            • #15
                              jfav81,
                              Are you kidding? Do a search on these forums and you will see.
                              IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

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