We may hire as many as 30 off of this next list. The first class will probably be 10 though. The BPAD is a video scenario assessment in which you watch 3-5 different scenarios and have to respond with how you would handle each situation. The BPAD determines where you are ranked on the list so do well!!
Our last class was mostly EMTs. We put you through medic school and you do everything on shift, labs, classroom, ride times, everything. If you have one semester left you will probably be able to finish but unfortunately you will not get that extra point for your BPAD score.
I previously stated that we will probably hire 10 in this next class. Well, now I hear it will be more like 20 so take what I say with a grain of salt. Things change on a daily basis and I am just trying to give you guys a heads up because I know how anxious you can get while this hiring process is going on.
P.S.- the background and psych tests eliminated ALOT of guys last time around. If you have DUIs, felonies, alot of moving violations... I wouldnt get too attached to the idea of getting hired with us.
The City also gave the guys on this last list the option of keeping their current score or going through the process again. I dont know why the city gave them this option. I hope that they all opted to go through the process again because they dug down to the low 90s and high 80s this last hiring and that doesnt give them much of a shot. Good luck to all of you. The Beach is a dream job.
that should get you going in the right direction. The internet is an amazing resource.
Has anyone taken the PAT for the Beach yet? I know its the same as the Broward PAT which I've taken but with a vest slightly heavier. There's a few upcoming sessions but I'm trying to see what time in the day for those that already took it that you all finished, and were able to leave the academy.
I am asking because my testing is Wednesday the 29th and I also have an afternoon shift at my job that there is no way I can get out of or change. The secretary at BFA was unhelpful and said she didn't know and the info sheet says everyone must remain until the end. I just want to make sure I have enough time to leave and make it to work. Shift starts at 3:30pm.
Usually starts like 7am? and lets out by 12, or 1 at the latest. and thats with 100+ people testing
Ok thanks for the info guys.
The outline states tests start at 8am, is that when they start signing people in or when the combat challenge actually starts? I plan to get there at 7am.
The Broward PAT has the swim portion but the Beach PAT also has the swim test?