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    Default Beverly Hills Fire 2010 Hiring Process (Official Thread)

    Beverly Hills FD (First 800 app's)

    Agency: Beverly Hills FD (First 800 app's)
    Location: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA
    Position: FIREFIGHTER
    Final Filing Date: 03/01/2010
    Salary: $72,408 - $89,964 per year
    Requirements: AT TIME OF APPLICATION:

    Minimum age of 21 years old at time of appointment
    Minimum of 18 college units
    Valid driver's license (valid California license required upon appointment)
    Current EMT card (valid EMT card must be presented at time of written test)
    Weight - proportionate to height
    Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility Test Certificate required at time of oral interview.

    PRIOR TO THE END OF THE PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

    California Class B firefighter restrictive driver's license (minimium)

    BY THE END OF THE PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

    State Fire Marshal Firefighter I and II Certifications

    PREFERRED:

    Fire Academy graduate

    IF ASSIGNED AS A PARAMEDIC:

    Certified Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Program

    Written: 04/10/2010

    Dept. Type: Paid
    Population: 33,000

    To Apply: SEE WEBSITE BELOW. PLEASE DO NOT CALL UNLESS YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES UTILIZING THE ON-LINE APPLICATION. THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE OPENED FROM FEB 22 TO MARCH 1, 2010 OR UPON RECEIPT OF 800 QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. Contact Beverly Hills Human Resources Dept., 455 North Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310)285-1071, Jobline (310)285-1068, or see website below.


    F.D. / City Web Site: www.beverlyhills.org

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    Default Re: Beverly Hills Test

    Is there any word as to how many positions Beverly Hills F.D. will be filling from this test?

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    I heard the application process was not open for more than one day, wow. Years back during one of their hirings, the hires were all El Camino Fire Academy graduates.

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    Damn, I wish departments had that kind of starting pay in the Northwest.

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    I've heard anywhere from 1-10 new hires..I believe last academy was 5. So slim pickings..Believe it will be the CWH test. A lot of good information on www.californiafirefighter.com
    "The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action."

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    Spokane's pay did not seem that bad, keeping in mind the HUGE cost of living difference. I had a great cost of living calculator website derived from a Universities study that pretty much put a Spokane beginning firefighter at an LAFD's captain pay level (sub $90,000 if not pulling heaps of overtime). Wish I could find that site again.

    IMO SoCal fire departments have not really kept up with SoCal inflation. All of the retired Chiefs and BCs in my school program talk of the "good old days" of having more than one home, fun cars, toys etc and tons to spare. Getting to know current firefighters via networking, work and acquaintances reveals a very different story for current times.

    A previous TA over me that recently finished his LAFD probationary period is already looking at engineer. I asked why and he said "firefighter really doesn't pay that much".

    IMO it will take a long time for the rumors of old to be brought down to current reality, one has to be "rich" to buy even a moderate house in SoCal, even with the economic bubble busted and inevitably going to recover.
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    Default written exam

    Anyone know what type of written they give. I heard they test on:

    Teamwork, Public Relations and Community Living. But how do they test on those items. Thank you in advance

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    See above it is probably the CWH test.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=CWH+testing
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    Default Beverly Hills FD Written?

    Can anyone confirm who has taken this written that it is the CWH? Thank you!!

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    What I've heard...

    CPS test.
    Hiring six.
    Top 50 only will move to interviews.

    Again, only what I've heard.

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    Nevermind....
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    Thank you, do you know where there is info on the CPS test? Yeah, they only took 200 apps.

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    Basic test.

    Math, reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, etc...

    I've heard you can get some practice tests for a lot of money.
    I would just go buy a firefighter exam study guide or book. That should do you just fine.

    Good luck to everyone.
    See you there.

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    My book, Smoke Your Written Exam covers all of the information asked in the CPS test. I am sure you will find it to be very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulLepore View Post
    My book, Smoke Your Written Exam covers all of the information asked in the CPS test. I am sure you will find it to be very helpful.

    Own this book already.
    Read it front to back and still reference it on a very frequent basis.

    Thanks!

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