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    Hey guys- I have had no response from Columbus but yesterday I got a exam prep letter in the mail from Don McLain Fire school for the exam but no date time etc. Has anyone got any notice?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbell1977 View Post
    Hey guys- I have had no response from Columbus but yesterday I got a exam prep letter in the mail from Don McLain Fire school for the exam but no date time etc. Has anyone got any notice?

    Thanks.
    You're going to want to log onto the Columbus.gov website and login. There you can check your application status that will probably say you are scheduled for this or that. From the looks of what the other guys/gals and myself saw, we have not been contacted yet...there has just been an update in our accounts on the website.

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    Looked today, and its been changed from FOAM/PCT to Written on 5/21 at 1P.

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    They're not gonna schedule you for the pct or foam until you pass the multiple choice exam.........

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    stupid question... what's the FOAM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHFirestopper View Post
    They're not gonna schedule you for the pct or foam until you pass the multiple choice exam.........
    I think that's what threw a bunch of us - when we logged in, it had us scheduled for FOAM/PCT and not written. It looks like they corrected that this morning though (or at least on my account).


    FOAM - Firefighter Oral Assessment Mechanism. From the study guide
    "The oral exam is a video-based test that examines a candidate’s problem sensing and resolution skills and interpersonal relations skills. This exam is not intended to test fire policies or procedures. A series of scenarios or situations will be presented in which you will be expected to respond as a firefighter."

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    Question for you guys and I may have missed it in a previous thread but does Columbus give points/preference for veterans and Columbus residents? I am neither of these and wondering about this before I make travel arrangements.

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    Your scheduled date and time for multiple-choice portion of the exam is:

    05/12/2011 8:00:00 AM

    Nice!!! If I didn't read this forum, I probably wouldn't have checked the status in time

    Pretty damn excited!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbell1977 View Post
    Question for you guys and I may have missed it in a previous thread but does Columbus give points/preference for veterans and Columbus residents? I am neither of these and wondering about this before I make travel arrangements.
    columbus.gov:
    Passing scores from Phase III will determine the candidate's banded placement on the eligible list along with any approved Veteran's Preference Credit.(5 and 10)

    https://csc.columbus.gov/pages/unifo..._FactSheet.pdf
    Last edited by zack_kcaz; 04-19-2011 at 02:46 PM.

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    The first two exams are pass/fail. Just pass them.
    The FOAM is where the beans and bacon are. You have to do well on that to score high enough to get the PHQ. I was in the 80 band (I think specifically 86). I just got my appointment letter yesterday; I am in the June academy. (I got 0 bonus points for anything).

    Good luck to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zack_kcaz View Post
    Nice!!! If I didn't read this forum, I probably wouldn't have checked the status in time
    I thought the same thing, but they actually just sent out the Admission Notice emails confirming your testing time/date/location.

    Good luck!

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    Is anyone from New Jersey heading out there?

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    Question for you guys and I may have missed it in a previous thread but does Columbus give points/preference for veterans and Columbus residents? I am neither of these and wondering about this before I make travel arrangements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phiman252 View Post
    Is anyone from New Jersey heading out there?
    I'm renting a car and heading out from Brooklyn.

    I just looked online and they have me scheduled for 5/14 at 1PM.

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    Heading out from Boston.

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    My test is 5/14 at 800am... Heading down from MI.


    Is Columbus the place where they do all 3 tests in one day? Written, FOAM and agility? I thought it was here, or maybe it was another place....

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    Nope, not all 3 tests in one day. Once you pass the written you get dates on Physical agility and FOAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled8206 View Post
    Nope, not all 3 tests in one day. Once you pass the written you get dates on Physical agility and FOAM
    Cool thanks.

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    Crap!!! I am scheduled for 5/21 and already have a test that day in Evanston IL. Need to see if I can reschedule Columbus for another date or just not go to Evanston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbell1977 View Post
    Crap!!! I am scheduled for 5/21 and already have a test that day in Evanston IL. Need to see if I can reschedule Columbus for another date or just not go to Evanston.
    I have to reschedule mine as well, let me know if they let you reschedule it please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desire4theJob View Post
    I'm renting a car and heading out from Brooklyn.

    I just looked online and they have me scheduled for 5/14 at 1PM.
    I'm in Jersey City. I scheduled to take the test on the 21st, but I would like to change it to an earlier date.

    I don't have a car so I'm looking for some other guys who are heading down there.

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    Good luck on getting it reschdule, but remember this is a large city with a lot of people to talk too. It's civil service and we all know what thats like. Columbus has been hiring as the past year and should continue in the years to come. You are just one over how many thousand that signed up, good luck changing the date. If they don't ,you should do what ever it takes to be here for the test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by columbusfire10 View Post
    Good luck on getting it reschdule, but remember this is a large city with a lot of people to talk too. It's civil service and we all know what thats like. Columbus has been hiring as the past year and should continue in the years to come. You are just one over how many thousand that signed up, good luck changing the date. If they don't ,you should do what ever it takes to be here for the test.
    That's definitely true. I'm from New Jersey though , where we have perhaps the worse civil service system in the country, I'm sure dealing with Ohio will be a pleasure.

    I'm going to make it out there regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHFirestopper View Post
    I have to reschedule mine as well, let me know if they let you reschedule it please.
    On the email they sent it said you can go to another date May 10-21 I think but you will only be aloud in based on available space. You can't call and change dates. I will be there as I think Evanston is only establishing a list, not sure on their hiring or how many. I know Columbus is hiring 100-150.

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    what is meant when i se people talking about i wasin the 80 band or 100 band whats this mean?

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