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    If anyone is from northwest Indiana (or near Fort Wayne, South Bend, Elkhart) and would be interested in car pooling or something to that affect let me know.

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    If I havn't received anything in the mail regarding testing should I call them or wait a bit? Is there anyone else yet who hasn't received a notice yet? I did apply too.

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    Does anyone have any information on the format of the test? I/O, CWH? If not, any ideas on what they test on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanbell View Post
    Does anyone have any information on the format of the test? I/O, CWH? If not, any ideas on what they test on?
    I think it is the I/O Solutions.

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    Any new news regarding MFD budget for 2009?

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    I am Leaving Detroit tonight at midnight and driving to Milwaukee anyone on the way that wants to car pool Call me ASAP 313 7327377 JERRY

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalinmedic View Post
    i know some guys that are testing on the 11th. but mine is also on the 12th.

    by the looks of the building its not that big. So i would imagine that there will be multiple days of testing
    I called the recruit information hotline and it says there are 6 different testing sessions. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:45am and 1:00pm.

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    Wow...I've never heard of that many.
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    How's everyone think they did on the test so far? From my count I don't see how there is any way more than 5000 people are testing. Unless there was more than one room testing at a time.

    There were 10 tables per row, 18 people per table=180 people per row, 3 rows=540 per test (MAX, the 8:45am test was only 2/3s full). There's two tests per day 1080 people test per day and there's only three test dates. Even if they crammed more people into the tests on some times that doesn't even equal 4000...
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    Quote Originally Posted by evanbell View Post
    How's everyone think they did on the test so far?
    some of the math threw me for a loop (it's been a long time since i've done math, other than adding up prices at a store), but i think i did pretty well on the rest. the psych questions at the the end were a bit confusing. maybe i missed it, but did it define stress? what one person considers stress might not be what the next person thinks is stressful. either way, i just answered honestly. oh well, i did the best i could. at least i get the extra resident points, but i'm not holding my breath. there's always next time (if i'm not too old).

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    It wasn't that bad, I've taken harder ones.
    Had about 45 mins left so I spent 10 more mins going over the math questions.
    Iíll be at the CPAT. Good luck to you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsin925 View Post
    some of the math threw me for a loop (it's been a long time since i've done math, other than adding up prices at a store), but i think i did pretty well on the rest. the psych questions at the the end were a bit confusing. maybe i missed it, but did it define stress? what one person considers stress might not be what the next person thinks is stressful. either way, i just answered honestly. oh well, i did the best i could. at least i get the extra resident points, but i'm not holding my breath. there's always next time (if i'm not too old).
    I think I did pretty well. The sample exam I took online for $10 had identical questions (with different numbers and slightly different situations), so it was easy seeing the same types of questions. I also messed up a couple math questions, I'm sure. Who does actual math when you have a calculator handy?

    The personality test was kind of tricky. You obviously had to answer similar questions similarly. I think they're trying to weed out people who are already stressed out or feel they don't handle stress well...and those who have high anxiety over dangerous situations and the general outlook of the world. I was really stumped on the "the world is a dangerous place" questions. Yes, in fact, I do believe that the world is basically a dangerous place, and you should always "be careful," but if I answer "Agree/Strongly Agree", does that somehow not make me a good candidate for EMS/FF career?

    I heard some say this was a "Pass/Fail" exam. I heard some say this is not a Pass/Fail and you are placed on the eligibility list according to your numerical score on the written exam. So, say a guy with residency preference points scored an 86 on the written exam...and they give 10 pref points for residency...does that mean his score is increased to 96? How does that work?

    Any ideas?

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    I was told that out of over 10,000 people that applied, they only invited 6,000. And out of those 6,000, only 4,000 people even showed up. I guess odds keep getting better.

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    5800 tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalinmedic View Post
    5800 tested.
    Where'd u get that number (just out of curiosity)?

    Did any one else find this test to be almost exactly the same as the practice test in the enhanced study guide? I even had a few questions that were exactly the same just with different numbers or different names. I feel pretty good about it. We'll see though! They say that the personality section can really make or break your total score, BIGTIME! I don't know how true that is. But, Good Luck guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japhro84 View Post
    Where'd u get that number (just out of curiosity)?

    Did any one else find this test to be almost exactly the same as the practice test in the enhanced study guide? I even had a few questions that were exactly the same just with different numbers or different names. I feel pretty good about it. We'll see though! They say that the personality section can really make or break your total score, BIGTIME! I don't know how true that is. But, Good Luck guys!
    i knew i should have taken the practice test. instead, i got a book from the library and studied a bunch of stuff that wasn't even on the test.

    how do they score the personality section? are they looking for deception? it all seems subjective to me, and hard to really get a sense of someone's personality. some of the questions i would either agree or disagree with given the exact circumstances. like, do i usually pretend to be friendly with people when i don't want to be? what do they mean by usually? in a professional scenario or personal. i've worked retail and i was usually friendly when i didn't want to be, but on the street i'm usually going to tell you how i feel. the questions seemed vague to me.

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    The practice test was only about 15 questions long...not extremely helpful quite honestly. I bought a study guide...about 300 pages long and there were more questions directly from that book than I had expected. At least 15 questions from this written were pulled directly out of my study guide.
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    I got that number (5800) from two different MFD employees. One was the Lt. with the bullhorn on day 2 of testing and another was a Lt. at 13 Engine.
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    5800 people took the test....Ive also heard that only 300-500 people will be moving on to take the CPAT!!!...Remember guys...extra points dont mean anything until the very END of the process with everything combined, so as long as you do your best on everything else you could very well beat out the people who do have extra points!!!

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    I've also heard that they will only be moving 300 people past the written exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanbell View Post
    The practice test was only about 15 questions long...not extremely helpful quite honestly. I bought a study guide...about 300 pages long and there were more questions directly from that book than I had expected. At least 15 questions from this written were pulled directly out of my study guide.
    The one that came with the Enhanced study guide had 100 very similar questions on it. VERY HELPFUL!

    Quote Originally Posted by jsin925 View Post
    i knew i should have taken the practice test. instead, i got a book from the library and studied a bunch of stuff that wasn't even on the test.

    how do they score the personality section? are they looking for deception? it all seems subjective to me, and hard to really get a sense of someone's personality. some of the questions i would either agree or disagree with given the exact circumstances. like, do i usually pretend to be friendly with people when i don't want to be? what do they mean by usually? in a professional scenario or personal. i've worked retail and i was usually friendly when i didn't want to be, but on the street i'm usually going to tell you how i feel. the questions seemed vague to me.
    I am not too sure about how they exactly score it. I have heard that each department can "tweak" that section to there own liking. I just made sure that I was honest and that my answers to certain questions were the same as the ones that were "worded" differently.

    I know what you mean. The wording on a lot of those is how they try and trick you! I have never taken this test for a department. I bought the Don McNea package with the psychological prep guide and I believe it helped to open my eyes a little more.

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    When the CPAT is?

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    Japhro84:
    this is off topic, but what's up with that pic?

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    Do any of you who sat for the Milwaukee exam have an Associates or Bachelor's degree in Fire Science/Tech?

    I have a Bachelors degree, but not in Fire.

    PS-Expect a letter in the mail with your result by 9/5.

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