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    Quote Originally Posted by jsin925 View Post
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    this is off topic, but what's up with that pic?
    It's a pic someone sent me a while ago as a joke.. I don't think I would be passing a CPAT at that size if that was me... HAHA!

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    Tango, I was wondering the same thing. I have a four year degree from a State University but not in Fire Science. I was wondering if they still give bonus points for that too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by evanbell View Post
    Tango, I was wondering the same thing. I have a four year degree from a State University but not in Fire Science. I was wondering if they still give bonus points for that too...
    i believe the bonus points are only for a degree in fire science. i hope i'm wrong, because i have a degree too in something else, but i believe it only counts towards an associate or bachelors in fire science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsin925 View Post
    i believe the bonus points are only for a degree in fire science. i hope i'm wrong, because i have a degree too in something else, but i believe it only counts towards an associate or bachelors in fire science.
    The education pref points are given only to those with an AA or BS in Fire Science. I was just wondering if most of you guys had Fire degrees...doesn't sound like it! Glad I'm not the only one.

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    anybody have any idea when the letters will be sent out?

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    Letters will be sent on 9/5/08
    Waiting game...

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoTango View Post
    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?

    No. The preference points, be they residency, veterans, or education are added on to the final score at the end of the process, following the physical agility, written and interview. So in the end, if your cumulative score is 94, and have residency points, your final score would be 99.
    Three points are added for an AAS, five points for a BS, five points for residency, and ten points for veterans. The most points you may accumulate are ten.

    The written is not pass/fail. What a person scores on the written will be the sole decider on whether they advance in the process. The word is that the top 300 written scores will be moved on in the process.
    The CPAT will be pass/fail, however.

    Hope that made some sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper45 View Post
    No. The preference points, be they residency, veterans, or education are added on to the final score at the end of the process, following the physical agility, written and interview. So in the end, if your cumulative score is 94, and have residency points, your final score would be 99.
    Three points are added for an AAS, five points for a BS, five points for residency, and ten points for veterans. The most points you may accumulate are ten.

    The written is not pass/fail. What a person scores on the written will be the sole decider on whether they advance in the process. The word is that the top 300 written scores will be moved on in the process.
    The CPAT will be pass/fail, however.

    Hope that made some sense.
    It did make sense. Thanks for sharing the info re the pref points. They're only taking 5% of the people who tested. What a cut that is! I wish I would've MASTERED the written; I don't qualify for any preference points if I make it that far. Then again, I may have scored way better than someone with 10 pref points up their sleeve going in. Knowing I missed at least a few of the cognitive questions bothers me now. Oh well...we'll wait and see I suppose.

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    Here's just a thought on the Milwaukee process; The last list was good for almost 5 years. Im not sure how many classes they took on in those five years but if they did one a year with about 30 or 35 people,that would be in the area of 150 new hires. If you get past the written and past the cpat and make it on the list, even if your not in the first class you'll probably be hired on a year or two later. With that said good luck everyone.

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    Just out of curiosity I was wondering if anyone knew in regards to the preference points what constitutes be able to earn veterans preference point? Is there a certain amount of time that is needed to have been served on a paid department in order to earn them?

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    Veterans points are for military vets...not paid department vets
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    Results are out, they started emailing folks! Good luck everyone!

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    Results are out! They emailed them to me. I'm moving on to the CPAT. Gives practice dates, but no actual test time or date. Says it will be in early November. Also if you have a CPAT after 2/4/08, you can use that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clark918 View Post
    Results are out! They emailed them to me. I'm moving on to the CPAT. Gives practice dates, but no actual test time or date. Says it will be in early November. Also if you have a CPAT after 2/4/08, you can use that.
    Congrats.
    I guess I've already been 'weeded out'. Didn't get an email from them. I assume they'll be notifying those not moving on via snail mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoTango View Post
    Congrats.
    I guess I've already been 'weeded out'. Didn't get an email from them. I assume they'll be notifying those not moving on via snail mail.
    Did you even include an email though? I don't think it was required. I'm sure everyone is going to get a letter via snail mail. Then those that gave an email just get to find out quicker. Remember there's also 5700 people that they need to get a hold of. My last name starts with "C" which could also be why I got mine earlier.

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    Congrats.
    I didn't get an e-mail yet either (As I'm sure there are, obviously, many of us who didn't). I can't remember if I included my e-mail or not, so I'll be watching the mail very carefully for my letter. Hopefully it's the good one.

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    Same here...can't remember if I put an email down or not. Has anyone else gotten an email yet? There has to be someone else on here that's gotten one I'd think. I've never heard of sending email results...that's a different way to do it. Not sure why more departments wouldn't use it.

    When and where did you write your email address?
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    I think we may have put it down during the written? Or maybe it was on the app? Not sure. I've gotten results from Orange County, CA like this before, but they ONLY sent things out by email so it was different. I haven't talked to anyone yet that has gotten an email besides myself. Don't get discouraged though. They should be sending letters to everyone anyway regardless. So it may just take awhile.

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    I just got my hard copy by US mail today. Same thing as my email though.

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    Has anyone else gotten a letter yet?
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    I got my "You didn't make it" letter.

    Good luck guys.

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    Did that letter come just today or the day before? When I got mine last week I only found two others that got one and they both passed as well. Sorry to hear that your not moving on though.

    Anyone else move on? I'm mailing in my CPAT tomorrow. So if that goes fine then I've got awhile before anything happens. I'm guessing interviews will be Dec/Jan.

    jasper... do you know when the deadline would be to get extra points? I'll have my AS in Fire Protection Technician after this semester ends in December. Not sure if I would be able to use that. Also, do you know how long you have to be a resident of Milwaukee for? I'll probably just give them a call, btu figured that I would ask here first.

    Also, I was talking to a teacher of mine who is an retired Battalion Chief for MFD. He stated that MFD might move to oral interviews instead of the BPAD. Any word on this lately? Thanks.
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    [QUOTE=clark918;984792]Did that letter come just today or the day before? When I got mine last week I only found two others that got one and they both passed as well. Sorry to hear that your not moving on though.

    Anyone else move on? I'm mailing in my CPAT tomorrow. So if that goes fine then I've got awhile before anything happens. I'm guessing interviews will be Dec/Jan.

    QUOTE]

    Of the other 2 ppl that passed with you, did they also get an email stating that? I haven't gotten an email yet. I'm sure I would've listed it. I'm expecting the 'not moving on' letter in my mailbox today. Damn.

    The job announcement stated that education/resident preference points only counted if you had the degree or were a bona fide resident as of the application deadline, which was 8/1, I believe.

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    [QUOTE=TangoTango;984802]
    Quote Originally Posted by clark918 View Post
    Did that letter come just today or the day before? When I got mine last week I only found two others that got one and they both passed as well. Sorry to hear that your not moving on though.

    Anyone else move on? I'm mailing in my CPAT tomorrow. So if that goes fine then I've got awhile before anything happens. I'm guessing interviews will be Dec/Jan.

    QUOTE]

    Of the other 2 ppl that passed with you, did they also get an email stating that? I haven't gotten an email yet. I'm sure I would've listed it. I'm expecting the 'not moving on' letter in my mailbox today. Damn.

    The job announcement stated that education/resident preference points only counted if you had the degree or were a bona fide resident as of the application deadline, which was 8/1, I believe.
    Same here...expecting the not moving on letter sometime today or tomorrow...I wish they'd at least list your ranking position so I'd have an idea how I did with DCFD
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