Rent a car for $30 and be done with it. There are no hotels in the areas where the tests are usually given, and if there were, you probably wouldn't want to stay there anyway. Do not let your career depend on public transportation either. Just get a car, and get there early. Take the extra time to review that booklet one more time.
I suggest that if you are flying in, you should rent a car or hook up with someone who will have a car.
If you are flying in, book a room at the Ramada in Essington by the airport. It is right outside of the City, which is where you want to be (read: cheaper.) There is also a Red Roof right there and one or two others. Easy access to Interstate 95, 76 and 476, which will get you where you need to go. You can also book a room at any of a number of hotels in Bensalem, Pa. with easy access to Pa Route 1 (Roosevelt Blvd.) and also I-95. DO NOT BOOK AT THE KNIGHTS INN ON ROUTE 1.
Be sure you park the car where it is legal so the PPA will not tow it. You really don't want to have to get a cab out to the PPA and deal with that.
This is going to be a fun test ... Study guide is very different from the processes I have been in ...
i just looked over the study guide and prep test there is not very much material,like in the past, the derectly pertains to the city it's more of a national test booklet honestly i belive that the copy of the booklet i have from previouse test wasn't has hard but made more sense
It's a real shame we are already planning for bad news with this test. I don't understand why one would feel the need to sue over failing a test. If I fail, I will be disappointed with myself, not the city, or whoever put the test together.
is this a good time to get ready for the cpact
This test will be a piece of cake..I mean who is going to have a problem memorizing the salaries/hourly rates of 25 different positions :rolleyes:
The Office of Human Resources will also offer a “mini-academy” two weeks prior to the examination date for those candidates who are interested in attending a training session on preparing for the TPM Test. During this orientation, candidates will be provided with effective study skills and will have an opportunity to ask questions about the TPM content."
Although it doesn't state exactly where, I recall something about it being held at the fire academy on State road (but I may be mistaken)
Additionally here's a site I came across while I was getting ready for this test before the study guide was posted. It the site for the test generators (for those of you who are curious) http://www.fpsi.com/fsiwsi.html
I have gotten that the “mini academy” is nothing more than a study group but does anyone know if this is mandatory? I am coming from Charleston SC, and I am trying to limit my trips (they don’t pay us too much in Charleston Fire Department lol). It is not that big of a deal seeing that I am talking about my future here.
Does Pa accept IFSAC certification? I am IFSAC firefighter II and if Pa does accept these certifications I can get my old Volly department in Pittsburgh to get my Certs in Pa. I am not trying to take advantage but I could use all the help I can get.
Are you on the job in Philly? If so I have a question I wanted to PM you about.
Anyone else read the article on Philly EMS?
Anyone else catch this quote by the commissioner?
"...Ayers said a new class of recruits is being scheduled, which should fill 19 staffing shortages."
Here's the story: