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    Quote Originally Posted by USAF-Duke View Post
    Anybody been watching the news, could the teachers strike cause the classes to be canceled or are they def safe and will start?
    Not to worry. One has nothing to do with the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upsidedown View Post
    So, what are the odds of them putting in another class off this list?
    My guess is pretty much 0. These classes will graduate about the third week in February. The new list will be out by then or soon after.

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    Default congrats

    To all who are coming aboard--congrats - you truly will see why this is the best damn job ever.!!! Have fun.

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    So the test date is November 16. After doing a bit of research in this thread, I found that the WSI counts more then the Fire knowledge portion of the test? Is this true, and if it is how can I exactly study for a personality test like that? And if not, any tips for doing well? I've also got 3 extra points for my EMT, where will this be applied exactly on the civil service exam? Obviously, I can get a max of 103, but if this is applied only toward the Fire test and for whatever reason I don't do well on the personality section, can my score really drop me to a 100? I saw how if you got a 100 on the last test you were parked with about 2000 other people.

    I'm excited to get started, right now I'm patiently waiting for my study guide to come in the mail or in an email to be downloaded. I also found this "psychological" exam guide for firefighters. Apparantly it's helped a number of people who failed the personality portions, but were stellar on the actual knowledge.

    Don McNea Fire School is the number one firefighter preparatory school in the country. Since 1950, our seminars and entry-level products have successfully prepared over 40,000 applicants for firefighter examinations across the country.
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    To all of the people procrastinating on the FEMA certs ,do them now! They take more time than you think. The site says three hours for one. It is probably closer to 4. Do not wait until the 12th or 16th!

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    Quick question do we take showers after pt ?
    A few days to go !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE215 View Post
    Quick question do we take showers after pt ?
    A few days to go !!!!
    I was wondering this myself. To expand, can anyone give a preview of the first day/first tour? I understand we are to report in pants and a collared shirt but are also to bring gym clothes, is that standard for every day? Should we bring lunches on the first day? Or is the first day just a PT marathon to see who really wants to be there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pazz01921 View Post
    i was wondering this myself. To expand, can anyone give a preview of the first day/first tour? I understand we are to report in pants and a collared shirt but are also to bring gym clothes, is that standard for every day? Should we bring lunches on the first day? Or is the first day just a pt marathon to see who really wants to be there?
    i'am going to bring lunch the 1st day.. I think we have to bring our own gym clothes for 1st tour... Seem soooo unreal that's starting in a few days...

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    I do not have any inside info, but I would imagine that the first day is like the first day at any job. W4, personal info, paperwork. Then we run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pazz01921 View Post
    Should we bring lunches on the first day?
    You will be there from 7am until 6pm. I would say that you might get hungry.

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    Soooo, I believe the drop count is at 3 already. A-holes taking spots away from people who want it!!

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    Unbelievable.

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    5 and counting

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    Hi Fixxer,

    I start Tueaday and won't quit. Any last second tips. Ready to prove myself! Also, what is the reason for people dropping out so early?

    Thanks.
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    Common sense goes a long way. Be early, mouth shut, follow directions, bring whatever is required.

    Most people who drop early have a sudden onset of reality and determine this isn't for them. Good.
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    I'll do that and know I want this. I can't wait to take orders.

    It doesn't call for it with the info we got in the mail, but do we need blue t-shirts or will they be provided?

    Thanks so much for all the info. I know you firefighters care about who works in the PFD for the right reasons, I'll show that I want this for the right reasons and have prepared for it.
    Last edited by Maplephilly; 09-15-2013 at 11:22 PM.

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    You will be provided specific t-shirts. PT gear you have to purchase from the academy. Just follow every printed instruction to the letter until told otherwise. Good Luck!

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    Still at 5.
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    Thanks Fixxer! I'll follow the letter fully.

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    Mr. Fixxer can you clean out your mailbox so I can PM you?

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    Cleaned out

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    Any of you guys know how to apply these 3 points for your emt on the test. Human resources is not answering and everyone else just redirects me there. I didn't obtain reciprocity until after I turned in my app. I've got the cert and everything now though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrick View Post
    So the test date is November 16. After doing a bit of research in this thread, I found that the WSI counts more then the Fire knowledge portion of the test? Is this true, and if it is how can I exactly study for a personality test like that? And if not, any tips for doing well? I've also got 3 extra points for my EMT, where will this be applied exactly on the civil service exam? Obviously, I can get a max of 103, but if this is applied only toward the Fire test and for whatever reason I don't do well on the personality section, can my score really drop me to a 100? I saw how if you got a 100 on the last test you were parked with about 2000 other people.
    The Fire knowledge portion of the test is pass/fail. If you pass, the WSI is scored. That is your test score. Any extra added points (veterans preference, EMT, FF1) are added to your test score.

    The current list had approximately 1,100 people score 100 on the WSI. Those that had added points were all either hired or had the opportunity to be hired. Everyone else with 100 was ranked according to a computer generated random number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrick View Post
    Any of you guys know how to apply these 3 points for your emt on the test. Human resources is not answering and everyone else just redirects me there. I didn't obtain reciprocity until after I turned in my app. I've got the cert and everything now though
    If you live in or near Philly, I would make the trip to the Municipal Services Building and hand deliver your cert to Human Resources.

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    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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