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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozzleman25 View Post
    We have been hiring very steady for a long time, appears things are going to slow down a bit late this year. Not a given but a possibility, have gone through this before a couple years ago and we continued to hire. Canít say for sure one way or another what is going to happen with the new lists. Portland is a great department and worth the effort to get hired.
    Thank you for the quick reply!


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    Default Portland Written

    Any idea on how soon word will get out on approvals to take the written?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrf215 View Post
    Any idea on how soon word will get out on approvals to take the written?
    My status changed on governmentjobs.com yesterday from "Application Received" to "Written Test", but no date yet. Looks like they're in the system!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktcan View Post
    My status changed on governmentjobs.com yesterday from "Application Received" to "Written Test", but no date yet. Looks like they're in the system!
    Same for me, and when you click on "Written Exam" it gives you details about the different steps. It say "MQ's - Pass, Written Exam - Current Step", but no date or time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philk2511 View Post
    Same for me, and when you click on "Written Exam" it gives you details about the different steps. It say "MQ's - Pass, Written Exam - Current Step", but no date or time.
    That's exactly what mine says. I'm very excited, and honestly, a little relieved that I apparently (at least so far) picked the "right" application to fill out. lol!

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    Just checked mine, same status as everyone else. Got scared for a second there....

    How's everyone doing with studying the book? Any ideas what the questions will look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim View Post
    Just checked mine, same status as everyone else. Got scared for a second there....

    How's everyone doing with studying the book? Any ideas what the questions will look like?
    Someone else on here mentioned that every single word is fair game.

    I'm going through, reading and highlighting, making flashcards and reviewing the snot out of those.

    I wonder if its at all similar to the FPSI test, like Tacoma gave or Burbank...? Anybody know?

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    Just checked my account and it is the same as everyone else that posted on here. I am super excited to fly up and take the written exam. As far as the date and time that everyone is wondering about, that was listed on the job description. Copied Below

    "The written test will only be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at the OREGON CONVENTION CENTER located at 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, OR 97212. The examination times will be scheduled based on the first letter of your last name. The test will start promptly as scheduled. Please review the schedule carefully. Only applicants who have submitted their application on time will be permitted to take the written examination. YOU MUST BRING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION SUCH AS A DRIVER’S LICENSE, PASSPORT, OR DMV ID IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

    Check-in time for A-L 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Exam Begins 9:00 a.m.

    Check-in time for M-Z 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exam Begins 2:00 p.m.


    The check-in times for each exam will begin one hour before the scheduled exam times. YOU MUST BE IN THE CHECK-IN LINE BEFORE THE DOORS ARE CLOSED, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXAMINATION PROCESS (THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS SO PLEASE PLAN YOUR ARRIVAL ACCORDINGLY).

    PLEASE NOTE: PURSES, BACKPACKS, BAGS, CELLULAR PHONES, PAGERS, CALCULATORS, OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE TESTING AREA. IF YOU BRING ANY OF THESE ITEMS, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED AND YOU MUST SECURE THEM ELSEWHERE. DUE TO TESTING REQUIREMENTS AND CONFIEDNTIALITY, ANYONE FOUND WITH ONE OF THESE DEVICES IN THE TESTING ROOM WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED. ADDITIONALLY, THIS IS A TIMED, TWO-HOUR, WRITTEN EXAMINATION, THEREFORE THERE ARE NO SCHEDULED RESTROOM BREAKS DURING THE TESTING PERIOD, AND FOOD AND DRINKS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE TESTING AREA."
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    Anyone happen to know how many total questions will be on the written exam?

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    Heard from a source within Portland Fire today that after this year's recruitment Portland won't be hiring for a while, up to 5 years. Can anyone confirm or deny this information?

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    Don't know your source but that's completely opposite to what I've heard from other PFR sources. Also a rumor, but I've heard that there is a potential for over 100 retirements over the next couple years. But again, all heresay.

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    I thought it was a little weird too, being the rather large department they are.

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    Just got my email for the written. Remember to write down your #. See ya'll on the 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawaii44 View Post
    Just got my email for the written. Remember to write down your #. See ya'll on the 1st.
    I haven't gotten anything yet, hopefully will get the email soon..

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    Default Paramedics?

    Does anyone know if there is any preference given to individuals with medic certs? I understand we all take the same written test but do they separate the candidates down the road to fulfill medic slots? How does it work? Any info is appreciated.

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    Just got my invitation for the written exam also. Here's to 3 more weeks of studying.

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    I also received my invitation. Hey Vadim, which position did you put in for? I put in for Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic.

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    I was wondering if anyone knows of somewhere that I can secure stuff around the convention center. I am flying in the day before the test and will have a backpack with cell phone and other items but it says nothing is allowed in the testing area. Is there somewhere that I can secure my things while testing since I won't have a car to lock them in?
    Last edited by Qinkai; 07-12-2011 at 12:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnfra200302 View Post
    I also received my invitation. Hey Vadim, which position did you put in for? I put in for Firefighter EMT-B/Paramedic.
    I put in for the trainee position. I actually got 2 identical emails yesterday with an invitation to the written.

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    Anyone know how soon after the written the interviews could be?

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