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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent8404 View Post
    You said it right, what's meants to be will be. Keep your heads up guys it makes it that much sweeter when you have to struggle to get it.
    I agree with this.
    I took the MESH with no intentions of getting a job off of it. In fact, the day I went to take it, I almost stayed home until my buddy called, said he would drive and buy lunch, because he didn't want to drive up to broward by himself. I ended up getting a job off of it and he did not (although he works somewhere else).

    Being that I never thought I would get hired off the MESH (I didn't score at the top neither), I applied to over 30 departments all around the state.

    If you really want this job, the hard work doesn't stop once you get out of medic school. In fact, the work just begins. Applications and driving around Florida were like a second job to me and that is a big reason why I am where I am today.

    Good luck!

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    I'm still waiting for the results from Miami Beach, but about 2 weeks ago I was contacted by BSO based on the results of my MESH. I went in for an interview this week and as soon as I left they took me to H.R. and presented me with a conditional job offer (based on background, medical review, etc.)

    Today I got a letter in the mail from Hollywood Fire Dept, as well.

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    I also received a conditional offer of employment from BSO, but I am wondering if they are giving that letter to everyone that interviewed, because I know other people who interviewed who also received the letter. Does anyone know about others who interviewd, that did not receive the letter?

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    May I ask what your scores were and how old you are? Any past experience? Just trying to paint a picture of what there looking for. I feel to a certain extent that being a firefighter/paramedic at 21 is almost too young. I know of young guys in departments it's just not as common. I almost feel as if I have to do my time and get experience before I will even be looked at because my age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachpolo View Post
    Today I got a letter in the mail from Hollywood Fire Dept, as well.
    My suggestion is to not look too much into Hollywood. I know its a job and a foot in the door, but those guys are going through so much BS right now

    Take BSO, Hollywood is already in talks to go over to BSO.
    Its a shame what that city is doing to one of the best departments in South Florida
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    Default I'd take it :)

    I'd take it

    $31k is a little low though isn't it? S FL depts seem to usually pay pretty well.

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    Just curious if those of you that got contacted/offers from BSO feel comfortable about telling us your scores including PAT time, for the reason that people in this forum and 2 buddies of mine scored very high, have FF experience, clean records, etc. and got turned down by BSO.

    Is it possible that they do a lottery selection like Miami-Dade because there are so many applications? Or is it one of those "shady hirings" that people talk about?

    Any guesses or insight? Just trying to figure out what the department is looking for so I can take the MESH and apply next year.

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    BSO has to be doing a lottery. A friend of mine just became a medic, and has only a couple months exp in a hospital setting and he was called for an interview. His mesh was low 90s and a 79 on fire. Around a 4 minute something on his PAT. He has no connections and had no clue why he got called for interview, but good for him.

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    Did your friend get a job offer?

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    I got a 100 on my practical, 88 on fire,82 on my medic. I volunteer for a fire department in the keys,work in the ER and have been working as a medic for 2 years for a ambulance company.

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    I don't know anybody, I had no connections and I thought it was based on scores, I scored fairly high. I got 97 on my fire, 98 on my paramedic scenario, and my lowest score was an 88 on my paramedic. My p.a.t. time was 3:37. I have no current firefighter or paramedic experience, I also have no record, no driving tickets, etc.

    I too know that all the individuals whom have been invited to interview so far and passed the interview were extended a conditional job offer, I don't know if that will go for all 100 interviewed candidates or only until they reach their quota which I do believe to be 40, they mentioned two classes of 20 to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG084 View Post
    Did your friend get a job offer?
    yeah he got the conditional offer. i think next step is poly/psych for them? and background/medical/etc

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    I don't think bso uses the poly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0828 View Post
    BSO has to be doing a lottery. A friend of mine just became a medic, and has only a couple months exp in a hospital setting and he was called for an interview. His mesh was low 90s and a 79 on fire. Around a 4 minute something on his PAT. He has no connections and had no clue why he got called for interview, but good for him.
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    BSO must be lottery. I knoq quite a few people who scored better than the scores listed and didn't hear anything back. I know someone in particular who scored better but was denied and told they didn't have enough experience. Kind of crappy cause they got hired somewhere else after they applied to BSO but didn't let them update their stuff. So they turned down someone with awesome scores and experience. Congrats to all who got hired. Cool feeling huh?

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    I'll be excited when and if they size me for uniforms.

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    I also cant wait for that day to come and get my uniform fitted to. Beachpolo have you heard anything else, with regard of a possible start date for the first class.

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    The first time I went and got my department shirts I swear I was smiling like a little kid. What a feeling after the long pursuit. Congrats.

    Quote Originally Posted by JAG084 View Post
    I also cant wait for that day to come and get my uniform fitted to. Beachpolo have you heard anything else, with regard of a possible start date for the first class.

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    You can add Hollywood and Tamarac to places off the list that are hiring.

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    Does anybody know if they finished interviewing?

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    I got a letter to. In the interview I asked when they said they were looking to start people, and I thought the guy said October 1st, but that seemed way soon for a big county and so I checked a calendar and saw it was a saturday. Maybe I heard him wrong.

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    Did everyone receive the new email from BSO today?

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    By email do you mean on your employment profile? Or did you actually get an email to your personal account from them? I checked my employment profile and it it changed from scheduled for oral to active and eligible. If that's not what you were talking about whats your email say?

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    The letter was dated Aug 25, and it only states that I have been put on a eligibility list for a year and that they will be contacting the qualified canadites immediately. I also heard rumors that people have gotten cheif interviews, but don't no if that's true, just trying to confirm with others if that's correct.

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    I didn't recieve an email however like stated above my status changed. I hope we hear something soon if thats the case that their doing cheif interviews I dont wan't to be passed up. If thats true it kinda makes you wonder about the letters we got?

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    Anyone heard anything from BSO? I got a letter and am trying to figure out what on earth is going on now.... I heard October for the start of their first class so something should happen soon if it hasn't already

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