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    okay so here is the new thread. USMCFFIGHTER last i heard is that they fully intend on a second class, and maybe one per test for the next few years so they can fill retirement spots.

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    Sounds Great! Thanx for the info!
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    hey trev, i have a random question.... the academy for your FW class started before the semester was over, how did you end up graduating? I have been wondering for awhile because that was a problem I was facing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGuy View Post
    hey trev, i have a random question.... the academy for your FW class started before the semester was over, how did you end up graduating? I have been wondering for awhile because that was a problem I was facing.
    my last year i knew i was looking at fire department jobs so i decided to set myself up to where my last semester i was in only two classes, one was an independent study class and i finished it in a few weeks and the other one, well the teacher was willing to work with me since i left for fort worth only 3 weeks before finals. it actually worked out to where my final lab was the thursday before my rookie class started so as soon as it was done i moved that night. my teacher allowed me to email my last lab report and mail the last homework to him and then the fire department proctored my final exam for me. the only reason they did this was because it was the last test standing in the way of my bachelors.

    it really was awesome how it all played out an i wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of the fire department or my OSU instructor. funny thing is that the osu instructor now doesn't teach that class, he was a little bit of a british *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevolp View Post
    okay so here is the new thread. USMCFFIGHTER last i heard is that they fully intend on a second class, and maybe one per test for the next few years so they can fill retirement spots.
    One class!? Wow, I really have my work cut out for me.
    That's crazy talk.

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    just got a call/email a couple of days ago. orientation and practice PAT in 3 weeks

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    Originally Posted by trevolp
    USMCFFIGHTER last i heard is that they fully intend on a second class, and maybe one per test for the next few years so they can fill retirement spots.
    I appreciate the heads up! I received the call/e-mail as well!
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    anyone know up to what number they called? i'm in the 180's. my friend is between 200-210 and he didn't get called or emailed

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    he should have been contacted. has he changed his phone number, does he check his voicemail. i heard one of the "callers" say today that he left voicemails and have yet to hear back from a lot of them.

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    decided to remove this statement. pm me if you really want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser1501 View Post
    anyone know up to what number they called? i'm in the 180's. my friend is between 200-210 and he didn't get called or emailed
    Kaiser I was in the 150's. So I'm not sure. Hopefully your friend contacts someone, or gets contacted, to check his/her eligibility status and not miss out on a chance to move forward in the hiring process. By the way, when are you scheduled for the practice PAT?
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    i'm in for saturday at 1, driving in from austin. what about you?

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    I'm an out-of-towner. So, when I arrive for the test it will be "one shot, one kill."

    I've viewed the PAT on the website and created a makeshift course as a result. Basically, trying to familirize myself with the PAT scheme.
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    i thought this weekend was still mandatory?

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    Unless you stay a certain distance from Fort Worth. After the PAT every step will be mandatory.
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    just curious, but how far away do you live?

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    I'm a couple of states away, roughly 600 miles.
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    well, had the practice session this weekend. if you're in good shape you should have no problems.

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    Thanx for the heads up! I'll be taking the PAT on Sat at 10:30. What about yourself?
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    I'll be there at 4pm. I'm sure you already know this, but stay hydrated. It was freakin' hot this past Saturday and it's probably going to be the same this weekend. Good luck to you, I'm sure you'll do just fine.

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    Definitely, hydrating is a must. Thanks for the heads up. I just looked at the weather channel and there's a 30% chance of T-storms w/ a high of 96. Nothing wrong with a little natural air conditioning. Like they say, "If it ain't rainin', you ain't trainin' ."

    With that being said, I know 30% is a low chance of rain, but does the PAT get postponed/canceled if rain does fall? As usual I'm pretty sure situation dictates. In the mean time I'll be doing my anti-rain dance.

    Good Luck to you as well.
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    I've been watching this thread lately...came in from out of state and passed the physical last weekend and headed back for the background interview / polygraph next week.

    Who else is still in the running for class 69 so far?

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    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....3e694066.html

    "The staff cuts won’t affect sworn police officers or firefighters. The Police Department will get 39 new positions, and firefighter staffing will remain steady."

    So what exactly does that mean....

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    anybody know how many are still in the running for class 69?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGuy View Post
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....3e694066.html

    "The staff cuts won’t affect sworn police officers or firefighters. The Police Department will get 39 new positions, and firefighter staffing will remain steady."

    So what exactly does that mean....
    It means it's good to be a civil service FF with a strong union backing us up.

    What we're told: Class 69 funding has been approved. They will continue processing to hire the class. Expected start date is somewhere around September.

    Rumors say: 69 will be the last class they will hire for some time. They will not hire a 3rd class of that test list.

    They've been on a hiring glut since hiring Class 63 in early 2006. 6 classes in 3 years ain't bad.

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