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    Quote Originally Posted by piphill View Post
    I think today is the last day for PAT invites next week.
    Yea I think so too. Seams so far like there inviting the same people as last time. Not sure what there selection process is. There still taking people from bands like 22 and from 8. I don't think your rank, experience, or background matters. I know of someone who got into the last academy ranked 24. Not sure why I studied to test well if that doesn't matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KTF View Post
    Yea I think so too. Seams so far like there inviting the same people as last time. Not sure what there selection process is. There still taking people from bands like 22 and from 8. I don't think your rank, experience, or background matters. I know of someone who got into the last academy ranked 24. Not sure why I studied to test well if that doesn't matter.
    Yeah this is really frustrating. And I really don't understand why they've had so many people fill out the pre-hire packet twice now if they had no intention of inviting them forward. I took the test with a group of about a dozen (my friends and friends of my friends) and of the 12 of us, the lowest band was 17 and the highest was 4 and not one of us have been invited to a physical on either occasion.

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    Last round I know a person who was called the day before the PAT and invited, so there is still a chance. Plus there is going to be another round/academy from this list, so I have heard. Got to stay positive.

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    I just got a call today. Scheduled for Thursday. Group 15. FF experience... Didn't get through on first PAT.

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    Took the physical yesterday. Passed it with total time of 6:09. Was definately a harder physical than most others out there. Now the waiting game begins... I was told they were going to take 55-60 people to the next round depending on the number they were going to hire

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    Quote Originally Posted by landwek View Post
    Took the physical yesterday. Passed it with total time of 6:09. Was definately a harder physical than most others out there. Now the waiting game begins... I was told they were going to take 55-60 people to the next round depending on the number they were going to hire
    Good job! Did they give you any idea of the time frame? Before Thanksgiving? After Christmas...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktcan View Post
    Good job! Did they give you any idea of the time frame? Before Thanksgiving? After Christmas...?
    No timeframe given. I didn't think to ask. I'll post if I hear anything.

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    Word was interviews in November and December

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    Anyone hear word of interviews yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckOps84 View Post
    Anyone hear word of interviews yet?
    I haven't heard anything, not a peep, yet. I was sort of estimating it would be within the next week or two if the interviews are scheduled for November.

    Anybody else heard anything??

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    Good luck to everyone, Tacoma is a good Dept

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckOps84 View Post
    Anyone hear word of interviews yet?
    Shocking this thread back to life...

    Anybody heard any murmurs about whether or not they're hiring a class in the early new year / still planning on doing oral boards?

    I heard some rumors that they were thinking about suspending the next class due to (of course) budgets, but they were unsubstantiated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktcan View Post
    Shocking this thread back to life...

    Anybody heard any murmurs about whether or not they're hiring a class in the early new year / still planning on doing oral boards?

    I heard some rumors that they were thinking about suspending the next class due to (of course) budgets, but they were unsubstantiated.
    Not to be a debbi downer, but I heard they were suspending the next class as well, and possible layoffs. But just rumors.

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    The city has disputed reports that TFD will be laying off 48 firefighters:

    http://blog.thenewstribune.com/polit...d-for-layoffs/

    The city does have to cut 126 positions though.

    I have a friend who is going through academy right now. I'll see what I can find out.

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    WOW! I was in the same position when I worked for Tucson Fire, I feel for the new hires and new recruits, keep a positive attitude, there is very little you can do to change the situation, you can only control how you respond to it. Stay strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTF View Post
    Not to be a debbi downer, but I heard they were suspending the next class as well, and possible layoffs. But just rumors.
    Seems to be all rumors and hearsay right now...but I would be interested to hear what you come up with, powerhourcoug!

    Thanks, everyone, for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktcan View Post
    Seems to be all rumors and hearsay right now...but I would be interested to hear what you come up with, powerhourcoug!

    Thanks, everyone, for the input.
    I'm sure Flipper123 will be hearing from a bunny and will chime in at some point.

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    I just got a email from tacoma, the 2012 class is delayed or cancelled. Tough break

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTF View Post
    I just got a email from tacoma, the 2012 class is delayed or cancelled. Tough break
    Wow, I got that same email.

    Makes me really wish I had passed that physical agility the first time around (failed it by one second).

    Well, just gotta keep plugging, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktcan View Post
    Wow, I got that same email.

    Makes me really wish I had passed that physical agility the first time around (failed it by one second).

    Well, just gotta keep plugging, right?
    Why did you fail the PAT?

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