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    That was challenging! Didn't realize how much cardio was involved.

    After browsing the forum, last test they had scores out in 6 days. So hopefully we'll hear something by Monday.
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    Anyone have a clue as to how many people they're taking first?

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    I've heard all sorts of rumors, from 10 to 40!

    I'd say that it's most likely to be around 10 initially, followed by steady movement after that. I feel like you'll be in good shape if you are in the top 20, to get called up pretty quickly. Of course, where you're ranked doesn't always mean everything. They always reserve the right to pull from anywhere on the list that they like. And I'm sure they do. Politics get involved at some level

    All this is merely speculation! Perhaps Layinonair can give some more specific info...
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_carlos59 View Post
    I've heard all sorts of rumors, from 10 to 40!

    I'd say that it's most likely to be around 10 initially, followed by steady movement after that. I feel like you'll be in good shape if you are in the top 20, to get called up pretty quickly. Of course, where you're ranked doesn't always mean everything. They always reserve the right to pull from anywhere on the list that they like. And I'm sure they do. Politics get involved at some level

    All this is merely speculation! Perhaps Layinonair can give some more specific info...
    I'm not sure who said 10 to 40. But there won't be any large group coming on anytime soon. It'll be 1 for 1 and usually within 30 days of each person leaving the dept.

    I would say those first 30 or so would get a call for the poly/interview so they have a group that are already good to go if need be.

    I'll let you know if I hear anything, but just hang tight for scores and whatnot I'm sure they are coming soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_carlos59 View Post
    I've heard all sorts of rumors, from 10 to 40!

    I'd say that it's most likely to be around 10 initially, followed by steady movement after that. I feel like you'll be in good shape if you are in the top 20, to get called up pretty quickly. Of course, where you're ranked doesn't always mean everything. They always reserve the right to pull from anywhere on the list that they like. And I'm sure they do. Politics get involved at some level

    All this is merely speculation! Perhaps Layinonair can give some more specific info...

    Where you finish doesn't mean they are going to hire in that order. I know first hand. I finished extremely high last time around and I believe 42 hires later I'm taking the test again. Last time they interviewed almost everyone on the list. I had good buddies get hired and both placed lower then I did, BUT politics play a lot. I've even heard they pulled some from the 100's in the second group hired.

    I wish everyone luck and try not to get to excited until your wearing the uniform, there is still a lot to go through. I'm in the same spot everyone else is in again....waiting, trying not to get exicted.lol
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    You've got a lot of will power brother. Hopefully this time it pays off! I wonder what they were looking for in the 42 that they picked up.

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    lol thanks DJC. Not sure if it's will power or love being stressed for another year and a half. But I have learned and now realize when your done with the interview, your done. There is nothing else you can do. And if you really want to work for OFD, stay ready for the next test. There is no two year guarantee like people say, the last practical was in July/August of 2012. There is nothing worse then getting the email saying there is a new test and the list your on will end when the new one is made.

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    FF1029, where was your position on the list? Ya, you gotta think, there are a lot of applicants that have ties to the department already, and that's the kind of thing that helps you get picked up early. It's all about who you know! Well, maybe not ALL about, but at this point it doesn't hurt to be someone's cousin or brother in law or something...haha. Or go to church with the chief, or whatever tie in you could have. Brotherhood's the name of the game right? Plus I'm sure they have cultural and gender ratios to fill as well.

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    11th, I hear you with it matters who you know lol.. Most of the hires from what I was told was vets, gender/cultural, and legacy hires. Two guys I worked with got picked up. One from the first hire and one from the next to last group. One is a vet and the other plays on OFD's hockey team(the guy that got thrown out of the guns and hoses game a couple weeks ago if you went) lol

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    Check your emails folks!

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    Congrats to everyone who passed. Hopefully we find out our scores.

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    FirefightDJC, I called HR to get my rank and was VERY HAPPY I did They were very kind and accommodating. Give it a go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_carlos59 View Post
    FirefightDJC, I called HR to get my rank and was VERY HAPPY I did They were very kind and accommodating. Give it a go!
    Do share...

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    PASSED!! movin on! thank you jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by traeday3 View Post
    Do share...
    Top 10, bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_carlos59 View Post
    Top 10, bro!
    Nice! congrats, I've been wondering what was the top score on the written, any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traeday3 View Post
    Nice! congrats, I've been wondering what was the top score on the written, any ideas?
    I know two guys who got an 88. That's the highest I've heard personally. I got an 80, so I must've killed it at the FFST to get my high rank (I felt really good about it). I feel like the highest written must be in the 90s though, for the curve to make passing a 72. I would put the highest score somewhere in the 88-92 range.

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    I've read all of the Orlando threads and still can't understand how the eligibility list works exactly. Do they pick sporadically off of the list for the poly/interview/BI, or do they go in order for that part. Reason I ask is because I'm waaaay down at 67th on the list of 87 or so. Must've really messed some things up on the ffst, thought I killed it. Got an 80 on the written. Thanks for any info!

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    Brother, from what I've heard, at this point rank doesn't really mean a whole lot. For further processing at this point, I believe they pick and choose who they want to move on to poly/interview etc. Now is the time when recommendations, who you know, gender, ethnicity, and word of mouth can help you.

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    Any idea as to when phone calls will be going out for the next phase in the hiring process? Congrats to everyone who moved on! So blessed that i did!
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