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    mine went alright....didn't make it out of the search fast enough so I didn't get the point there....but didn't DQ so I'm happy about that...I don't think they'll be calling though with 6 out of 7 points....I'm pretty sure that you need all 7 points to get an interview, don't ya?

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    From what I have read is that they will form an aggregate of your score from both the written and physical to determine who goes onto the orals. If you only got 6/7 on the PAT but did well enough on the written you still may move on... I think.

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    Not sure if you need all 7 to move on to the next step. Talked a little bit with the lady checking us in and it sounds like they're testing quite a few more people than they have in years past. I think it is a combination of written and PAT scores.

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    Hopefully.. Did she happen to say how many they were actually hiring? yea i know it is a combo of the written and pat scores to make it to next step. How did you do?

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    that would be sweet...I was so disappointed when I found out that I missed the point in the search. It was like someone hit me in the gut....I hope you're right.

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    I got 6 out 7 as well. It was soaking wet inside the dummy drag tunnel since it was pouring rain outside and kept losing my footing then made a poor strategic decision to try and drag the dummy through the curved portion with one hand from my knees. Afterwards found out I was 2.5 seconds over to get the point. Oh well, everything was no sweat so I guess I shall just wait the 2 weeks to see if my aggregate score is enough to continue on. Good luck all!

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    Mine went well 7/7. The next letter should be sent out the week of 6/8. Hopefully everyone recieves some good news.

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    7/7 here as well. Good luck everyone.

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    Well I flew through the course no problem getting the alotted 1 point for each station, other than the last set of the pike pole event my hands kept slipping and I only did 19. So its a 6/7 day for me.

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    Default pat and written test

    I know for a fact that you dont have to have all 7 points to move on. They use a combo of your written and your pat points to determine who goes on. Does anybody know how they grade the written?? seems like a mystery because they dont ever tell you your score and where you actually stand on the list. i was fortunate enough to get 7/7 good luck everybody.

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    how do you know for a fact? Do you have access to inside info? Do share....that would be awesome if there was still a chance with 6/7....I sure as hell hope so.

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    The invite to the physical agility test said it right on there "they combine the written and PAT scores to determine who moves on to the oral." C'mon people pay more attention to the instructions and detail!

    Also last hiring period there was people who only scored 4/10 on the physical that moved on to the Chief's interview, so I'm sure if you scored well on the written a 6/7 will get ya to the oral.

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    4/10....wow

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    Egressone i dont think you understand my question. I said HOW do they grade the written. That was my only question. I think everyone understands that they combine the scores to get an overall score...attention to detail. And yes a friend of mine got a 6/7 on the physical and made it to the chiefs interview. He didn't get the job but none the less made it pretty far.

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    Firechicken....I wasn't directly replying to your post, no need to jump guns . Also there are many other threads in regards to how they score this type of written. From what I understand it is primarily scored from a template of the department and how your personality will "fit best."

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    When do they start tiering you for interviews? Before the oral board, or before the Chief's interview? 6/7 with 36 on search, 28 on rescue, 27 pike reps and 21 on the hose drag...all ruined by 5 extra seconds on the sledge because they wern't registering. I'd hate to lose out on my dream because of a handful of seconds when I killed the rest of the test. I think the written part was good for me so fingers crossed...

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    If I remember correctly it was after the oral boards.

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    That's what I thought, thanks.

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    Best of luck to everyone in the next couple of days. Hope the postman brings good news to all...

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    Don't tear up your small envelopes people, they may contain good news.

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    Now that they are out I'm curious if anyone who got less than 7/7 made it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WDFF18 View Post
    Don't tear up your small envelopes people, they may contain good news.
    Would hope not, after the written results, the rest are all small envelopes. The only reason there is a big envelope after the written is because it contains info about the PAT.
    The thoughts and opinions posted here are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the thoughts and or views of city or dept affiliation.

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    I was one of the candidates with a 6/7 on the physical agility, whom has a scheduled panel interview later this month.

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    How many will probably make it through to the oral board?

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    I was told they try to cut out half of the pool at each step.

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