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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKiefer View Post
    2 questions:

    1. what time is the test?

    2. I can run 4.5 miles in roughly 40 mins usually a little less, how does that sound as of right now? I am not done, I would like to be at 7 or 8 miles in an hr but as a benchmark for now how is 4.5 in 40 mins?
    I would say keep it up because no matter what the fire academy is going to be a challenge on stamina and strength just because you can run along time or lift a lot, doesn't account for much when you have all your bunker gear on. We will run 5 miles and that day you will be outside in bunker gear all day in 100+ degree heat and no matter what it will be a whooping.

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    What are we supposed to study? Math? Reading? US History?
    I've done what I could, but I'm doing this blindfolded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendo3 View Post
    What are we supposed to study? Math? Reading? US History?
    I've done what I could, but I'm doing this blindfolded...
    If you bought the study guide and have been studying that, then that's all. Just try to relax when you take the test and just focus on it and not all the people taking it with you... good luck on tuesday everybody

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    Good luck to today's test takers.

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    Good Luck Everybody!

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    Eh That wasn't so hard
    a BUUUUUNCH of applicants
    2000+ I daresay
    lol a few observances from the test


    What's with this question about Domestic Violence?

    [EDITTED OUT cause I don't want to get in trouble for that whole confidentiality thing]


    Also

    Why are there so many Hypothetical female firefighters?
    A roomfull of ~2000 applicants and maybe three of them were female
    Hypothetical Joan, the Firefighter, doesn't seem to exist
    Was this test put together by feminists??
    Last edited by Gendo3; 08-31-2011 at 04:57 PM.

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    that test wasn't bad at all. I would say well over 2,000...mabye 3,000+

    I disagree with your answer analysis, but I wont speculate anymore than that on the test, b/c at the beginning of the test is a confidential statement that declares you wont cheat or take any questions out of the exam. It is not a good idea to take questioms from the exam, might want to think about your post.

    females: I am guessing you showed up late. The females show up early as they want to be prepared b/c the odds are already stacked up against them. There were at least a dozen in my near vacinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendo3 View Post
    Eh That wasn't so hard
    a BUUUUUNCH of applicants
    2000+ I daresay
    lol a few observances from the test


    What's with this question about Domestic Violence?
    There was one about a house fire that had a woman with bruises
    She said that the bruises came from an accident Rollerblading
    Firefighter Joan was unconvinced
    "What is the most likely cause of her bruise?"

    a) something stupid
    b) something equally stupid
    c) !OMG DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!
    d) Accident from rollerblading

    The way it was worded, and the way it was set up leads you to believe that it WANTS you to answer "c"

    But statistically speaking, "D" is a much more likely the cause of her bruising than DV, and not only that but because mom explicitly said it was from Rollerblading.

    hmm...tricky question...

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    Why are there so many Hypothetical female firefighters?
    A roomfull of ~2000 applicants and maybe three of them were female
    Hypothetical Joan, the Firefighter, doesn't seem to exist
    Was this test put together by feminists??
    You have some issues with females man, did you have a controlling mother or can you not get a girlfriend?

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    Last edited by Brockrocks; 08-31-2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendo3 View Post
    Eh That wasn't so hard
    a BUUUUUNCH of applicants
    2000+ I daresay
    lol a few observances from the test


    What's with this question about Domestic Violence?
    There was one about a house fire that had a woman with bruises
    She said that the bruises came from an accident Rollerblading
    Firefighter Joan was unconvinced
    "What is the most likely cause of her bruise?"

    a) something stupid
    b) something equally stupid
    c) !OMG DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!
    d) Accident from rollerblading

    The way it was worded, and the way it was set up leads you to believe that it WANTS you to answer "c"

    But statistically speaking, "D" is a much more likely the cause of her bruising than DV, and not only that but because mom explicitly said it was from Rollerblading.

    hmm...tricky question...

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    Why are there so many Hypothetical female firefighters?
    A roomfull of ~2000 applicants and maybe three of them were female
    Hypothetical Joan, the Firefighter, doesn't seem to exist
    Was this test put together by feminists??
    The domestic violence question came straight out of the Ft Worth study guide, the answer was most definitely C. In fact, every single question in their study guide appeared in the exam at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorDFW View Post
    The domestic violence question came straight out of the Ft Worth study guide, the answer was most definitely C. In fact, every single question in their study guide appeared in the exam at least once.
    Thank you!!! I was wondering why I had seen almost all of the questions that were in there. I couldn't remember if it had been from a study guide or tests in other cities. I expect to see a lot of 100s and higher on this test for sure

    Here it is from the study guide:
    6. Based on the information given in the
    paragraph, if the woman were having a
    problem, it would most likely be
    ________.
    a) drugs
    b) problems with bike riding
    c) problems with her children
    d) job stress
    e) domestic violence

    6. e
    In sample question 6, the
    woman does not give a credible explanation
    of her injuries and also appears nervous,
    potentially suggesting domestic violence.
    Last edited by Brockrocks; 08-31-2011 at 04:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockrocks View Post
    I expect to see a lot of 100s and higher on this test for sure
    Yeah, I think the personality portion will be the ultimate deciding factor for this test

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    LOL damn...I might be screwed then
    I didn't sign that confidentiality page
    didn't even read it
    I skipped it and went straight to the test
    Figured I'd come back to it at the end
    and forgot about it
    And I did so well on the test too...

    Oh well...maybe next time...

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    I have a feeling a lot of people didn't sign it, as they did not say anything about it in the oral directions

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    I really doubt they even look at the test booklet, and instead just scan the scantrons and match them with the applicant names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xochimilcho View Post
    Yeah, I think the personality portion will be the ultimate deciding factor for this test
    There wasn't a single objective question that I didn't know the answer to, no guesses, nada. The psychological/personality section seemed pretty straight forward as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockrocks View Post
    The females show up early as they want to be prepared b/c the odds are already stacked up against them.
    How is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorDFW View Post
    There wasn't a single objective question that I didn't know the answer to, no guesses, nada. The psychological/personality section seemed pretty straight forward as well...
    It's just that according to the Fire School packet I ordered, testing companies are using a new test trend where you should use agree/disagree mostly and only rarely use strongly agree/strongly disagree. I think that could possibly get some people

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    Xoch- which study prep are you referring too?

    According to Don McNea's Fire School prep it states to always use "strongly" agree/disagree.

    Curious to hear more feedback on this subject.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjohnson3 View Post
    Xoch- which study prep are you referring too?

    According to Don McNea's Fire School prep it states to always use "strongly" agree/disagree.

    Curious to hear more feedback on this subject.

    Thanks
    I used Don McNea's prep book as well as an Arco book that mentioned personality questions. Both did say use "strongly." That was in 2006-2007. I'd go with the more recent information though.

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    Has Don McNea's Fire Prep been revised throughout the years?

    I've ordered the prep within the last year.

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    I was strongly agree/disagree on all but two, fwiw.

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    Good Luck everybody!
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    GAH
    The wait is killing me
    Just one more week
    I need to find a way to forget about this
    and be surprised when I get an email
    and be like "Woah~ I forgot all about that! The time just FLEW"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendo3 View Post
    GAH
    The wait is killing me
    Just one more week
    I need to find a way to forget about this
    and be surprised when I get an email
    and be like "Woah~ I forgot all about that! The time just FLEW"
    Just one more week? I thought results were going to be posted on the website on the 26th.

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