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    Quote Originally Posted by jdderr12 View Post
    Also, I was told that there are always 2 walk ins admitted, they always have two open computers.
    That's a good point. I think they have 2 spare stations in case they have problems with the primary stations so they don't have to turn anyone that scheduled a slot away. I'm guessing that most days they can free those up for walkins if they don't have any probs.

    Does anyone else think that an average of 10 (12 minus the 2 backup testing stations) walkins is high for people going through all the trouble to schedule but then not test?
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    It is for sure high...I would agree. I think alot of people forget by chance or show up late. Not like it one single big test day...Kind of a long process for the written.
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    Scheduling for the test is the easy part. I'd guess that a lot of people sign up from out of town, then change their minds. Also, in this economy, I imagine there's a good amount of people that just apply to apply since the requirements are relativey low (no degree, etc). In those instances, they may change their minds about firefighting, get another lead, etc.

    Also, I was signed up for a test date. I got in before the slots were taken, counted down for when they opened it up so I'd be ready, etc. Then, I looked into my status elsewhere, and read that I was ineligable to apply. I already had a confirmed test date and acceptance letter to test, but when I called they said I lost my spot because of a technicality. Evidentally, during the last hiring period, I applied and didn't show, so I owed $25. I still don't understand how that happed....but whatever. I paid the money, but was kicked out of my spot, hence the walk in situation. I was told that there are a lot of guys that experienced that same thing, so, my original test spot, along with theirs, are all open now.

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    Good point Tipys. If you show up one minute late, you are out. Another reason why spots may be open each day.

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    For those of you flying out, how many days are you giving yourself? I'm thinking 3 days to play it safe.

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    Went in on Monday as a walk-in, got in luckily. There were about 17 walk-ins in all, and one person got turned away for being late. So my advice to those who have an appointment, show up early, don't know why you would chance it anyway. As for what time to show up, I arrived at the building around 4:45 and I was the seventh guy in line (we got to be inside thankfully, it was freezing). The first guy showed up at 2:30, a little ridiculous if you ask me, but hey, he was guaranteed a spot for the test. The first two spots are going to get spots, then you have to wait and see if there are any cancels, then you hope for people not to show up. In our case, three did not. Good luck to those testing, dress warm if you are a walk-in, but they might let you wait inside.

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    And before I forget, for the 17 walk-ins, 10 got in.

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    How long was the test itself?

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    they say to give it at least 3-4 hours, but I say its more like 2 if that. Depends how you test, they give you more time than needed so I wouldn't worry about it. If you are worried about the time because of a flight, i would just go off thinking it might take you 3 hours just to be safe, you never know, but I doubt it will take that long.

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    hey guys -

    thanks for the advice on the logistics of getting up there. ended up staying at a hotel nearby and taking the shuttle to the testing site.

    i agree with the test time thoughts somebody previously posted. i planned my flight thinking it would be a 4 hour test but i was done in less than 2 hours. ended up spending some quality time at DIA. Also, I noticed about 7 empty computers when I was there...but there was also a lot of snow that day and traffic was supposedly miserable. I just dont get how somebody can be on top of the application time and then just NOT show up for the test and owe 25 bucks. Oh well, more for me and you right?

    Good luck to everybody in the process. Hopefully I'll see Denver again in the summertime.

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    Showing up at 2:30 isn't ridiculous, if you ask me. As competitive as this field is, it shows determination and dedication. Better to be sure than lucky....

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    whatever floats your boat man, just saying, I had two and a half more hours sleep and probably did better on the test because of rest. You are not going to test well if you have been up since two and take a test at 7:30. Dedication or not, its just not that smart, but go ahead, camp out for a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOReserve View Post
    whatever floats your boat man, just saying, I had two and a half more hours sleep and probably did better on the test because of rest. You are not going to test well if you have been up since two and take a test at 7:30. Dedication or not, its just not that smart, but go ahead, camp out for a week

    You say that yet you have zero idea when he went to bed.

    I was awake for over 24 hours when I took the DRCOG. Still scored at 91. I am certain I scored higher then many that had full nights of sleep.
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    Alright, didn't mean to offend anyone. Let's just get back to giving advice, that's all I was originally wanted to do. Like I said before, getting early as a walk in is key, since people are showing up early, especially if you have one day the best thing to do is be as early as possible. Good luck to those still trying to test!

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    I will be going in February. I live in MA, but I figured if I fly out for 5 days, I'm bound to get a walk-in on one day, hopefully, if I wait outside at like 0400. I still have yet to figure out what hotel to stay at for all 5 days. Any suggestions? Btw, for those of you who took the test, is it general knowledge, fire academy knowledge, or is it based on memorization skills, etc.?

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    I'm flying out for a few extra days (test on the 2nd) to snowboard til the 6th. Anybody gonna be out there around that time and interested in hitting the mountain? I'm planning on heading out to the cheapest place possible, probably even heading back to Denver each night to sleep. Let me know, PM or post, whatever....

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    http://www.denver.org/denver-meeting...otels/downtown

    If you are close to the convention center, you can just walk to the test. Here is a link with some hotels. Just google map the Webb building to see the exact distance from the hotels. There was a study guide for the test on the website. There is a confidentiality agreement so I can't give specifics other than that. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkilleen42 View Post
    Btw, for those of you who took the test, is it general knowledge, fire academy knowledge, or is it based on memorization skills, etc.?
    Standard civil service exam, but there is a study guide on DFD's site. It's 6 years old but still would give you an idea of the types of questions and some tips.

    Good luck

    Edit: Whoops, persevere already answered your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkilleen42 View Post
    I will be going in February. I live in MA, but I figured if I fly out for 5 days, I'm bound to get a walk-in on one day, hopefully, if I wait outside at like 0400. I still have yet to figure out what hotel to stay at for all 5 days. Any suggestions? Btw, for those of you who took the test, is it general knowledge, fire academy knowledge, or is it based on memorization skills, etc.?
    No matter how early you show up, they will let you in to an office they have just inside the front doors. I got there early, they let me in, and I snoozed until everyone else started showing up. I would say 0400 is a good shot at getting one of the two open spots they have available everyday. Don't worry too much about the test. Just plain common knowledge is all you will need.

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    Hey guys, quick question. I'm in the same boat as some of you, I applied, got my test date and then told I didn't get my no-show fee in on time. I'll be walking in now, making sure I get there early. My question is this. Since I've already applied and was initially accepted, is there anything I need to do or fill out prior to walking in? Do I need to bring anything with me?

    Also, I was looking at the Candidate Information Booklet and it says that the building does not open to the public prior to 7:00 AM, do you just line up outside? It says in the booklet for "applicants who arrive prior to 7:00 AM must line up at the Court Street side entrance of the Webb building." Is this where all of you who have walked in went to? Thanks.

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