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    Default Howard County, MD Fire Dept

    For those of you that may be interested!! Please do not ask me any questions, I know NOTHING about Howard County and I am not applying there. I filled out the recruitment request about 18 months ago, prior to getting hired on where I am now.

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    Howard County Fire and Rescue is NOW HIRING!

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    - Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) video
    - Physician release form. Bring this completed and signed form with you to CPAT orientation.
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    anyone know how many they are hiring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanmatt08 View Post
    anyone know how many they are hiring?
    12 funded by a SAFER grant.
    “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

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    im going down to take the written i want to know what exactally is on the written like... reading comp.? english? math? all the info will help thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncoliva1200 View Post
    12 funded by a SAFER grant.
    they're going to have 30-40 in their first class per the chief who administered the test....

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanmatt08 View Post
    reading comp.? english? math? all the info will help thank you very much
    all 3.

    i didn't think it was that hard, but it looked like a lot of people were failing.

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    anything else on it? like visual memory or just those 3 i mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanmatt08 View Post
    anything else on it? like visual memory or just those 3 i mentioned?
    it was pretty much those 3, with some personality questions at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somebody509 View Post
    it was pretty much those 3, with some personality questions at the end.
    o ok thank you very much

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    well i passed, ill see you all at the cpat

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanmatt08 View Post
    well i passed, ill see you all at the cpat
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    So how was the written from your point of view? What did it consist of? And how was the math section?
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    well it wasnt really hard if you really pay attention, take your time. the math isnt hard if i were you i would brush up on it before u take the test just to get u more prepared. anything else let me know

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    does anyone know the total number of people that passed the written? i just wanna see how many dropped out of the 2000 some expected to take them.

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    i failed! lol. i guess i dont have the personality. its funny though cuz i passed the prince william county test which seemed to me to have more personality questions on it, but oh well! keep on testing right? ive heard/read that the IO test will knock out a good bit of people from the personality questions alone, not to mention the people that fail the first section. anyways, good luck. howard is a good county.

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    Well I attended that testing last night... waited an hour to the results... and then HR walked into the room only to tell us that the test scanner broke and our results are gonna get mailed. Just my luck!
    “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

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    haha oh man that sucks it broke, well u should get ur results back soon, i know how u feel too i hate waiting, keep ur hopes up and if u didnt..o well pass some fail some. i have taken about 15 tests and only passed 3 so dont feel bad if you failed. if you really want this job one day u will try harder and harder next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncoliva1200 View Post
    Well I attended that testing last night... waited an hour to the results... and then HR walked into the room only to tell us that the test scanner broke and our results are gonna get mailed. Just my luck!
    Yea, same happened to me. Just have to wait and see now. Good Luck

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    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.

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    the CPAT will eliminate alot of people.

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    does anyone know how long the CPAT orrientaion is? im going to the saturday morning one.

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

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    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!!!

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    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

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

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    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

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