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    Yeah, I applied. I am taking the test on the 18th I believe. I have not taken a video based test before so I am a little nervous. You?

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    I have taken one before for Tualatin Valley F&R. It will probably be the same test. You can't really study for it, I ended up getting an 84.4 when I took TVFR's. You need atleast a 90 to get to the CPAT so i've been told. Your best bet would to just answer truthfully and remember these things: Don't lie, cheat, steal, sell out your buddies or be on the fence.

    Good luck!

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    do they notify you through a letter for cal fire interviews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanmallory22 View Post
    do they notify you through a letter for cal fire interviews?

    Yes. I have letters for San Diego, Santa Cruz, Redding, and El Dorado, so far. Just started reciecing them a couple of days ago.

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    I am curious. If you score high on your interview, but dont politic or visit stations, are you for sure out of the running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arff42 View Post
    I am curious. If you score high on your interview, but dont politic or visit stations, are you for sure out of the running?

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    No... but if you stick a snowball in the microwave, what do you think the odds are that you won't get a puddle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCalElias View Post
    No... but if you stick a snowball in the microwave, what do you think the odds are that you won't get a puddle?
    I guess it depends on whether or not I turn the microwave on. lol

    It is time to set up the station visits.

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    So I have an interviews for Tulare Unit and Amador El Dorado Unit on the same day a few hours apart. I cannot be two places at once. Does anyone have any idea on which unit I have a better chance of getting a spot with.

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    I'm in the same pickle. I have an interview with Calaveras and Nevada Yuba Placer on the same day, about 30 min apart. Does anybody know which unit has more openings?

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    Maybe the decision is which one would you prefer?
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    Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!
    http://www.wy.blm.gov/fireuse/fums.htm

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    umm when you called to confirm your interview why didn't you ask them to change the day, You can do that you know.

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    anyone hear from the mendocino unit regarding interviews?

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    I heard back from Mendocino a little while ago, my interview is on the 2nd I believe. If your waiting on an interview from them, don't give up hope, it could still be in the mail.

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    has anybody recieved anything from San Bernardino, Riverside, or San Diego units yet? it sounds like the letters are making their rounds and i have yet to recieve anything.

    does anyone know if calfire will honor qualifications / certs. earned through the u.s. forest service?

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    I hope so. I got an interview with a unit up north, the only one so far...
    Last edited by theheights202; 04-25-2010 at 10:01 PM.

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    I just received my letter from the SLO unit two days ago and I have yet to receive anything from units South of there. In the past I had not seen letters until the middle of April and this year the letters came early, is anyone else experiencing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpforfire View Post
    I just received my letter from the SLO unit two days ago and I have yet to receive anything from units South of there. In the past I had not seen letters until the middle of April and this year the letters came early, is anyone else experiencing this?
    I recieved my letter for San Diego about 2 weeks ago. I called the hotline and the message said they anticipate zero opening for the 2010 fire season. They said canidates should consider twice before making the drive.

    I have not heard from San Bernardino or Riverside.

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    what number did you call to get that info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftrightlayO View Post
    what number did you call to get that info?
    It was in the interview letter. I will see if I still have it when I get off shift tomorrow morning.

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    Hi everyone,

    I came into work this morning and saw a message for interview with Cal Fire. It is from a 909 aera code, so I assume its with Riverside. The message does not state what job its for, but I assume its either for seasonal or the ff2 tau. I just thought it was odd they called my station to set it up instead of sending out a letter. Did anyone else recieve a phone call?

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    sounds like san bernadino unit.. good luck man!

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    ya i got a call...interview on the 25th for bdu..i wonder how many people they plan to interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakelong View Post
    ya i got a call...interview on the 25th for bdu..i wonder how many people they plan to interview?

    Mine is the 25th as well. I know I am on panel 2. Are the interviews at the BDU Headquarters?

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    ya its at the headquarters... how did you find out witch panel your on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakelong View Post
    ya its at the headquarters... how did you find out witch panel your on?
    The captain that took the message wrote it down. I got the date, time and panel. No mention of what job it was for, unit or what to bring to the interview. I actually thought it was Riverside cuz of the 909 area code give.

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