Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 148
  1. #21
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    PG Co. Md
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Usually 2 or 3 hours for the orientation, then 8 weeks of mentoring 3 times a week and the test in August.


  2. #22
    Forum Member cellarnozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasselber1 View Post
    I took mine the 10th (passed) and after our 1hr30min wait we got the results. Then we came out and it was pouring buckets. That walk sucked! Maybe we can get a 50 or 60 page thread like DC has!! LOL.
    ROFLMAO!!!

  3. #23
    Forum Member ncoliva1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    134

    Default

    For those of you who didn't get their results yet;

    I spoke with HR today and they still haven't been graded. They hope to have them complete by the middle of this week and PLAN on emailing the results out since that'll be the fastest method of getting them.
    “The garbage man doesn’t get excited when he turns the corner and sees trash. You shouldn’t get excited either; you should be expecting fire on every run.” - FDNY Lt. Andrew Fredericks

  4. #24
    Forum Member cellarnozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    22

    Default

    yea I heard just about the same at the cpat orientation this evening.

  5. #25
    Forum Member ncoliva1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cellarnozzle View Post
    yea I heard just about the same at the cpat orientation this evening.
    Lemme know when you get your results! I'll do the same!
    “The garbage man doesn’t get excited when he turns the corner and sees trash. You shouldn’t get excited either; you should be expecting fire on every run.” - FDNY Lt. Andrew Fredericks

  6. #26
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    PG County, MD
    Posts
    428

    Default

    rumor is there was about a 60% fail rate for the written.

  7. #27
    Forum Member ncoliva1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by somebody509 View Post
    rumor is there was about a 60% fail rate for the written.

    Yep. One of the Captains who instructed us during our CPAT Orientation said the fail rate is 50% for the written... so pretty close to what you said.

  8. #28
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    PG Co. Md
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Thats good, knock a buncha people out now, knock a buncha people out later at the CPAT! It's lookin good for those that are in shape, not loads and actually want a career and not just a pay check.

  9. #29
    Forum Member cellarnozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ncoliva1200 View Post
    Lemme know when you get your results! I'll do the same!
    I will do so.

  10. #30
    Forum Member ncoliva1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    134

    Default

    Got my results via email a little bit ago... and passed! Good luck to everyone else!

  11. #31
    Forum Member cellarnozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ncoliva1200 View Post
    Got my results via email a little bit ago... and passed! Good luck to everyone else!
    Same here, I passed as well. Good luck everybody.

  12. #32
    Forum Member MANOFSTEEL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    230

    Default

    Why is the fail rate so high on the written?

  13. #33
    Forum Member ncoliva1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MANOFSTEEL View Post
    Why is the fail rate so high on the written?


    A lot of people say that the I/O Solutions test is flawed... which is the test that Howard County uses. Go to the Testing section of the forum and you'll see threads/rants on I/O Solutions.


    Cellarnozzle... do you know if we're suppose to receive an application too? I heard we were but didn't get on in the email... maybe being mailed???

  14. #34
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    22

    Default

    I believe we will get the applications after CPAT. I took CPAT down in Charlotte the week before the Howard County written test so I won't see you guys at CPAT, but good luck to everyone. Get your legs ready.

  15. #35
    Forum Member cellarnozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    22

    Default

    I went through Howard countys last hiring process in 07, I made it to the interview. We received the applications after the written last time so I would guess they will mail us the application but im not sure.

  16. #36
    firemanmatt08
    Firehouse.com Guest

    Default

    hey cellarnozzle did u fail the interview last time?

  17. #37
    Forum Member cellarnozzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    22

    Default

    If you wanna put it that way. I had my interview and was not chosen for that class.

  18. #38
    firemanmatt08
    Firehouse.com Guest

    Default

    anyone else going to take the cpat pretest this saturday besides myself?

  19. #39
    Forum Member ncoliva1200's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by firemanmatt08 View Post
    anyone else going to take the cpat pretest this saturday besides myself?
    I'll be going down as well. I was told that it was filled but received a second email today stating that I've been confirmed, soooo... I assume somebody cancelled.

  20. #40
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    pen argyl pa
    Posts
    86

    Default

    Ill be down there on saturday for 12: 15

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Howard County, MD
    By CMCM49 in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-05-2008, 02:19 PM
  2. Howard County, MD
    By SceneIsSafeBSI in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-06-2007, 08:13 PM
  3. Howard County, Md
    By lifeiscars in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-18-2007, 11:46 AM
  4. Planning for "Invacuation." Howard County
    By NJFFSA16 in forum Maryland
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-09-2003, 01:01 AM
  5. Fairfax County Fire Dept.
    By LMfire in forum Career/Paid Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-28-2002, 12:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts