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    Quote Originally Posted by tonsoffun1101 View Post
    just got my letter yesterday about the written test July 10, 12, 13. it also says if you have taken a CWH test they will accept it?? anyone done this before? is it better to take it again and try and get a better score?? thanks for any info!!
    They're asking if you've taken it before because you can't take the CWH test more than once in a 12-month period...If you've taken it somewhere else they'll call the place you've taken it and find out your score. Its just a rule that the CHW people do to prevent cheating I guess. I think passing for PWC is 75%...
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    anyone here anything yet? test scores maybe? i forgot how long they said it would be before we got our scores.

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    I had already taken a CWH test at Chesapeake so i called down they told me they accepted my Chesapeake score and all I had to do was complete the packet and send it in on time. So I completed the packet sent it in and got a call Monday telling me they made a mistake and they do not accept Chesapeake test? So I'm out of the process. kinda sucks.
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    Patience, that is what you all need. It took me 1 year to get hired with PWC,

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    Quote Originally Posted by quayleman View Post
    anyone here anything yet? test scores maybe? i forgot how long they said it would be before we got our scores.
    I got my postcard stating that I had passed, I would imagine that everyone should hear more by like mid august? That gives everyone about a months notice for the CPAT, just like it was about a months notice for the written. Anybody know how many positions they're looking to fill?

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    Scheduled my physical for Sept 18th, 9am

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    I was checking out the apparatus list on the wikipedia page and I was wondering what an 'Attack' was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJtoDC View Post
    I was checking out the apparatus list on the wikipedia page and I was wondering what an 'Attack' was.
    Here is a picture of the attack unit. It is "staffed" by volunteers.
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    Anybody heard back from the county yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73Firefighter View Post
    Anybody heard back from the county yet?
    Any word on the polys? Anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJtoDC View Post
    Any word on the polys? Anybody?
    I would imagine they'll be getting back to us any day now, i mean the academy starts in january and they still have alot of polys and interviews to do

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    Anything? I'm starting to go nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJtoDC View Post
    Anything? I'm starting to go nuts.
    I tried calling but didnt get to anyone who could give info on the process. The woman I spoke to did say that they were starting an application process and written exams so they're most likely tied up with that at the moment

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    has anyone heard anything else from PWC?

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    I'm going on the 11th for my written.

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    Has anyone heard anything about the January Academy class?

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    I am going down for my cpat in late March and I'm wondering if the mentoring sessions are helpful . I can only make it to one session before my practice runs. Should I just do the practice runs or is it worth it to drive from PA for one session of mentoring? Will they walk me through the course?

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    going saturday for my first practice cpat ... any helpful tip or advice?

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    They will offer advice, Listen, they will give you a chance to try some of the equipment out, or do a practice run of "some" of the events. - Do them when you have the chance.

    Then make sure you customize your training to what you do on the course.
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    do i actually get to attempt the course?

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    What's the rank structure and how Long do you have to wait between promotions?

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    does anybody know if you get a timed run during the practice sessions ...

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    Did the CPAT, interview, and polygraph this weekend. It seemed to really go well, and they said they would like to schedule me for physical and psych. After the interview, they said the area is really short medics, and they are a hot commodity. Is this true? I know it's been talked about before, but in the midwest everyone has a medic license.

    Anyway, I was suprised to see how big the department is, as well. Seems like a great group of guys I met. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but it's been tough out here lately.

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    had the same experience this weekend ... no med cert tho ... hoping i still have a chance

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