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    I just finished taking the cpat and I saw a couple of posts above about chesapeake wanting to hire a majority of minorties and women. Is there anywhere to check to see how many spots they are hiring for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banditz28 View Post
    I just finished taking the cpat and I saw a couple of posts above about chesapeake wanting to hire a majority of minorties and women. Is there anywhere to check to see how many spots they are hiring for?
    They wouldn't put that out on their web site.

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    I got a 90.21 on the written and recieved a packet in the mail. Monday I took the CPAT and failed. The only hard part about Chesapeake's CPAT is the stair climber. By the time my 3 minutes and 20 seconds were up I couldn't hardly walk. When it came time to run for the hose drag I felt like my "run" was in slow motion. I am taking Norfolk's physical agility test today at 10am; I have taken that before and passed. No stair machines there lol. I am still waiting for my written results from Suffolk to see if I get to go take there Physical agility test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eB View Post
    I got a 90.21 on the written and recieved a packet in the mail. Monday I took the CPAT and failed. The only hard part about Chesapeake's CPAT is the stair climber. By the time my 3 minutes and 20 seconds were up I couldn't hardly walk. When it came time to run for the hose drag I felt like my "run" was in slow motion. I am taking Norfolk's physical agility test today at 10am; I have taken that before and passed. No stair machines there lol. I am still waiting for my written results from Suffolk to see if I get to go take there Physical agility test.


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    I take my CPAT Friday. I'm a little nervous about the stairs, but I exceed the recommended workouts by atleast a factor of 2, so hopefully that will pull me through. I have not done a lot of stair work though, so we shall see. I hope me being a white male will not hurt me in the hiring process...

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    this is going to sound retarted but how important are the aptitude test results when it comes down to the final decision. I got just over 9 mins on the cpat but the aptitude test results were in th 80's, or do they judge you based only on your interviews, references, ect?

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    passed the CPAT today. Not saying it was easy, but it was the first one of it's kind I have done (the stair machine, ladder extension, maze, dummy drag, pike pole, etc.) and it was not as bad as I was expecting. Good luck to all. The hard part will be getting all of that paperwork together haha, it sure is a bunch!

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    Man, I am not sure what my problem was. But I knew the CPAT was going to be difficult. And not doing it before, I was pretty intimidated. I didn't even make it past the Stair Climb. It was pretty embarrassing. So having second thoughts about the whole process now...

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    how many of you who failed the cpat are going to go to the training sessions and re take it in 12 weeks

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    took my CPAT and passed last week, I've been busy so I haven't been on here. It was hard but you were given the material before we took it. It shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone. Not trying to be an jerk but if you failed the CPAT your going to have a hell of a time in the academy and I've talked to a couple CFD members, they confirm its no joke. So there giving you the 12 weeks (which is a crock) but if your serious about this job id take this as a blessing and get your *** in the gym.
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    anyone hear anything thing else on how many there hiring or if there putting a class together??
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    Has anyone heard back yet i know there not supposed to start calling back until early august but just wondering if anyone had any new information.

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    nothing here... any of you who failed the cpat take it over again or just say heck with it

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    anyone hear any news yet??
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    Any of you other than JeepMike take the Norfolk test as well?
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    shawshank, check your PM's

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    copy that Mike
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    any new info??... any one have any stats on the number of fire and ems runs they had last year and how many were actual working fires?

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    Any updates on this? It's driving me crazy.

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    I have not heard anything since CPAT back in May. I don't think anyone else has either?

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    thats good to know. I know All the other people who failed the cpat the first time are still training for the "second" chance they get which is bull crap by the way. I thought the cpat test was supposed to weed out alot of people. Well, they have had 12 weeks of training to try again. Guess when the last re-test is done they will start sending out letters for interviews. Hope it's soon.
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    I called Chesapeake fire's number and asked a few questions anonymously of course. They finished up with the make up cpat course about 2 weeks ago and they said that all interview letters would be sent out by the 1st of Sept. They have apparently moved up the academy start date to early/mid December. I also heard some buzz from a few FF's in the area that there are something like 11 people retiring in the next few months and they could possibly move the start date of the academy up. I don't know for sure that's just what they were rumoring.

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    Probably an academy in january with about 20-24 spots, but we'll see

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    Anyone heard anything yet?

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    i haven't heard anything hate the waiting the game
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