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    Smile First time tester, a little help?

    Hello all, I'm new on these boards but I do see a lot of good advice from ya'll throughout. I was just curious what you guys could suggest for a first time tester. I will be doing my first ever test May 19 for the Richardson FD. I am not EMT yet, but I'm nearly done getting TCFP state certification. Any AND all suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    JP - What I found really helped me was getting a written exam study book and actually DOING it! It seriously improved my scores 10-15 points. Brush up on math by paper and pencil. If you get done with your written early, take it again! I always find a couple mistakes when I check them. I don't think anyone should leave the written before time is called. Physical - be in shape if you aren't. Stairclimbing is huge for practice. Interviews- get a book and go through all the scenarios and general questions writing out your responses and practicing them. Best of luck!

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    I have heard two things as far as testing dress code goes, wear a suit or wear just casual clothes. What should I do? I have a great nearly brand new suit and I would absolutely wear it if it improved my chances but, I dont want to over do it either...

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    you only need regular clothes for testing, there are usually two many people there for you to impress anyone, but when you get interviews having a nice suit that fits well and looks sharp is a huge bonus, they start to make decisions about you right when you walk through the door, and if you walk in looking sharp and confident it will make for a much better interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPLeverett View Post
    I am not EMT yet, but I'm nearly done getting TCFP state certification.
    What fire school did not require you to be an EMT already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanTX View Post
    What fire school did not require you to be an EMT already?
    North Texas Fire Academy in Rockwall.

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    They also do EMT training. They offer online FF1 and FF2. I hear the online classes are pretty good from the guys there who are in it. Just throwing that out there, not the fanciest academy but the instructors are very experienced and have a lot of useful info.

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