Thanks, hoping you can help.
Thanks, hoping you can help.
The city lists sessions on there site: http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=1845
Received my testing packet and it looks like they chose to go with E.B Jacobs FSBA. Good luck all....
Saint Paul Fire is having an informational forum on January 9th, 2010 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Arlington High School
1495 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55117
There is also a second St. Paul Fire Department forum on January 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Central High School
275 N. Lexington Pkwy
Saint Paul, MN 55104
The info forum I attended on the 9th of Jan. was also attended by Chief Butler, and the volunteering question was asked. Chief Butler responded that is was allowed to volunteer and still be a FT FF with St. Paul. From talking to people I know, the IAFF voted the "no volunteering" (if you will) clause out of their contracts. You are right about the EMT, I took the test last year, and MN won't issue a card until you pass the NREMT, so upon passing the NR, I got an NREMT and a Minnesota EMSRB card.
Here is a link to the Memorandum of Understanding from Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21s contract about Volunteering.
So there is or is not 5 points given to residents? The pdf online says there is but this forum says that it is in the process of a city council vote?
Residency Points: Applicants who live in Saint Paul on the application deadline, AND have lived in the City for one year prior to the application deadline, will receive 5 additional points on their final passing score. Documentation will be requested at the time of the physical performance exam.
I just submited my application to SPFD and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if all goes well with the written test and I was invited back for the physical agility if the SPFD would except a CPAT certification that is less than 6 months old instead of taking their PA?
The reason I ask is Im being confident I will make it through the steps, but I live in Virginia and if I could provide a copy of a current CPAT cert and they except it, it would save me at least one round trip plane ticket.
If not I will do what I have to do to make it up there of course.
As far as I understand, they will not accept any previous CPAT certifications. You must be present for the Physical Abilities.
After getting the assessment prep guide can anyone suggest any further reading or sample test questions that follow the same testing outlines as the EB Jacobs test? Ive looked on Amazon etc but the books on there could be a complete waste of time as they may follow a completley different line in assessment. Anyone out there found anything similar?!?!?
Deadline to submit an application for Firefighter is Friday, January 29, 2010, @ 4:30 p.m.
Applications can be submitted online by clicking on the link below.
I'm out of state and am not a vet. Any guys already on-line have an idea if it is worth it to make the trip. Let's say i score a 95 on the test, will i still be so far back that I wouldn't have a shot?
I know there are several variables that go into play but I would appreciate it if someone could talk me through what they know about the process.
I have read the thread and saw how many people applied last go in 2005. Seems like a long lasting list if they test every five years. I read on the brochure that the list will last up to 3 years.
How many did they hire from the last list? What are projections for the next list. Is the department young, old?
I have submitted my app but am going to wait to see if i can get some responses before i pay my fee. The reason I am asking so many questions is because travel to MN is expensive from my current location.
As for your rank on the list, it's not only your written score but also your physical test score that determines your rank. They take your written score (with whatever Veterans or Residency points you may or may not have had) and average that with your physical test score. That average score determines your placement on the hiring list.
Example: Last time around I scored an 85 on my written and a 90 on my physical for a final score of 87.5. That put me pretty far down the list (in the 500's). But at least the experience is helping me to feel much better prepared this time around!
Out of curiosity, where exactly are you from?
AdamWest also out of curiosity, how much did you study for the written and "work" for the physical to get those scores? I've been working incredibly hard for the physical every day, but haven't done a thing for the written yet besides attending a Written Info. Forum coming up! And based on your previous experience testing for St. Paul, what range would you say to score within to get a "guaranteed shot" or "pretty good shot" of getting on... (top 100, top 50, etc.)??
I wouldn't say I was very well prepared. It was the first test I had ever taken and I really didn't know what to expect. As for what scores would get you a "guaranteed-shot", I couldn't say. Just take advantage of the prep opportunities and do your best. Good luck!
Im making the trip up from Virginia to take the test and going ahead and getting my NREMT out of the way ASAP just incase Im lucky enough to get a job offer.
Like I said if you want the job bad enough you will do what you have to do to make it happen.