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    I haven't seen any posts for Hillsborough, and was wondering if anyone had any info on what to expect with the agility test as well as their panel interview. Thanks in advance.

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    The PAT is pretty easy. The interview is the same as every other FD panel interview.
    ...at this time.

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    Are the times ranked, or is it just to see pass/fail?
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    Pass fail. Its not like a ranked CPAT.
    ...at this time.

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    Cow, you on with them?

    PM me if ya are.

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    yes the pat is frighteningly easy and so is the written test. imho anyone who fails the written test should never be hired in the future. the panel interview is ok...actually I thought it was one of the more difficult ones, but probably because I was out of practice for a couple years while I worked for another dept.

    actually I didn't even know we were hiring. when was the application process?

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    I believe they are working off the list that they used for the last hiring. They brought 55 to the panel/PAT and hired 15. Now they are taking the remaining 40 people and I believe taking another 20 or so people that didn't get inteviewed before and throwing them all in the mix. Not sure how many they are hiring though. Ive heard anywhere from 10 to 20.

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    The panel interview was TOUGH!
    From what I was told today, 10-15, being notified who is moving on to the Chief Interview the 19th-23rd, start time somewhere in June.
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    haha, glad I'm not the only one who thought so. good luck, hope to see you on soon.

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    Thanks bro. Hopefully I did a lot better in the interview then I think I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reebokHCFR View Post
    yes the pat is frighteningly easy and so is the written test. imho anyone who fails the written test should never be hired in the future.
    I'm sorry but I've tested with numerous FL depts before being hired, and HCFR is by far the hardest test I've taken. I passed, but my score was horrible, while my score with Lee County was above and beyond the majority of my peers, with 1500+ applicants. It's all about what your min. standards class teaches you. If you have HCFR instructors you will probably do better. If not, better luck at the next dept. Just saying don't generalize, especially if you had any info on what to expect, because the majority did not. If you didn't know what to expect, then good job, super trooper!

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    For future reference what components does HCFR physical agility consist of?

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    if I remember correctly, you lift a ladder that's bolted to the ground at the butt, raise a ladder that's bolted to the building, pull some hose across the ground around a barrel, carry some old school hydraulic tools around a cone and back, and there's an easy maze. Actually the maze has been rebuilt since I've done it so it may be different now. That's all I can remember of it.

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    I really thought Hillsborough's written test was very easy. I'm not sure what material you covered in the fire academy, but the test was right out of the IFSTA Essentials 4th edition. In many cases verbatim. Not trying to knock you. Just kind of curious what material you were taught in fire school.

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    The maze is actually easier than it was before they changed it. It is shorter now. They don't make you go through the collapse part when you are testing.

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    Any dummy drag or tire pull?

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    Any news if Hillsborough will be hiring again this year?

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    They are processing for Paramedics now.
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    I have my test on May 4

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    Does anyone know when hillsbrough county will be opeining up again for Fire/Medic? I sign up for the Paramedic part, but they sent me a letter stating that if I am hired, I can not be a FF/Medic for 4 years.

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