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    Can anyone confirm that the PAT is scheduled for Sept 15th? I know someone who works in a support position for PF&R who said they were preparing for this date.

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    More news:

    There will not be an initial oral interview for the Trainee list. The physical agility test is next. Recruit applicants go straight to the ranked list.

    (Time to update the web site!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trotsky View Post
    Can anyone confirm that the PAT is scheduled for Sept 15th? I know someone who works in a support position for PF&R who said they were preparing for this date.
    All I've got on that one is: It's part of the August 27 mailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdFloor View Post
    All I've got on that one is: It's part of the August 27 mailing.
    Ok thanks. I'm starting a new job and want to make sure I get the time off for the PAT.

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    3rdFloor, thanks a bunch for the updates.

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    OK, im getting a little confused.

    Are they calling the FF/EMT/Paramedic applicants "Recruits" and the others "trainees"?

    So no oral board for both?

    Just a ranked list from the test for FF/EMT/Paramedics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcheeetham View Post
    OK, im getting a little confused.

    Are they calling the FF/EMT/Paramedic applicants "Recruits" and the others "trainees"?

    So no oral board for both?

    Just a ranked list from the test for FF/EMT/Paramedics?
    That's what I understand from it all. Here is what the PF&R site says:

    Recruits

    Trainees

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    OK, so final word is a ranked list from the test for FF/Paramedics?

    Ouch...

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    Sounds like a bunch of good info. 3rdfloor do you know if they are hiring anymore off of the 2006 Trainee list? Im still hoping that they are but would be ok if they didnt.



    TVFR, do you know if they plan on having another academy or CPAT for that matter for the 2006 list? I have a friend who works at Aloha headquaters but he hasn't been able to get a concrete answer on that for me.

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    TAC is 16 weeks long. you work 4 10 hour days and have fri sat and sun to recover from the weeks activities and study for the upcoming tests. if i remember right E2 and T2 were around 28-29 shifts, so just under 3 month each.

    i would imagine that they will still hire off the current lists until the new lists are established, which will still take some time as they will need to run everybody through the physical agility before creating the new list.

    i agree with nozzleman25 that things are never on time. but the letters will come eventually.

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    I just got the results from the test. My score was not high enough to move on in the trainee program. Good luck to all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatbrown View Post
    I just got the results from the test. My score was not high enough to move on in the trainee program. Good luck to all of you.
    Sorry to hear that whatbrown.

    *calls wife to have her check the mail*


    Edit: I made it to the PAT.
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    Where are you guys from that you got your results already? Are you both in the Portland area or out of state?

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    chawk12, I tested for the trainee program. I'm in Beaverton. I assume the ranked list is still planning on going out on the 27th as 3rdFloor advised.

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    I just ran out to the mail box to see if I got it. But sadly no letter. I just hope I get it before next Friday. I'm heading out of town that day. I thought the website said they were not being mailed till the 27th?

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    GaiusPaul

    What date, time and place are you sheduled to take the PAT? I am from out of state and trying to get all my ducks in a row. Congrats!!

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    I'm in West Linn which is a suburb of Portland. I wish they would have told me how I did on the test and in what percentile I finished. All I know is that however I did, it wasn't good enough.

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    Congrats GaiusPaul! I got the same news. So now it's the PAT and a Chief's selection interview.

    Sorry to hear your results Whatbrown. Stick with it!

    By the way, I'm in Portland.
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    To those that have received letters:

    Is it just the trainees, or the recruits as well?

    This is confirming there is no first round oral interviews?

    What are the dates you are seeing for the CPAT?

    I'm sure I have bit more painful waiting to do way down here in phoenix...

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    It seems the letters received are all trainees. I am on the recruit list and got nothing in the mail today. I am patiently waiting for the 27th to get here

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    Quote Originally Posted by megakarl99 View Post
    To those that have received letters:

    Is it just the trainees, or the recruits as well?

    This is confirming there is no first round oral interviews?

    What are the dates you are seeing for the CPAT?

    I'm sure I have bit more painful waiting to do way down here in phoenix...

    No dates for CPAT other than Sept/Oct for practice CPAT.

    I applied for trainee program.

    Regarding first round oral interviews, the letter says after the CPAT is a Chief's selection Interview. I don't know if that will be the same for recruits.

    Hang in there. They're coming.
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    Well I got mine today!!! So far so good. I'm moving on to the PAT. From what I can tell the PAT wont be till late September or October. But I would not bet my life on that information. Good luck to every one else.

    By the way I live up in Seattle and I believe I am a trainee if I remember correctly.

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    Here's some good news of you that are testing. A lot of retirements are a possability in January. They have changed how our pension is calculated and a couple other things and it is beneficial to anyone who was thinking of retiring in the next year and a half to go in Jan. I don't remember the entire reasoning behind it but that is the ultra condensed version. Not that it will increase the amount we can hire at a time but it may create spots earlier.

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    Well thats good to know, hopefully that will make PF&R have bigger classes in the academy.



    You get anyone good in the draft?

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    The number per class really can't be increased much more than what it has been, about 12-16 due to staffing, equipment and grounds space. Like the mysterious Nozzleman said (no reply to my emails dude) more slots later on from this list if the retiremens happen like we think.

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