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    Default Bates Test 2012 - Results, Interviews, etc.

    Do we know when the application period opens, when the test is or which departments are participating this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFWC View Post
    Do we know when the application period opens, when the test is or which departments are participating this year?
    Answering my own question: March 3 is the test date.

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    I am sure that it is the same departments that always are on there but be careful about getting your hopes up. Take it to master the fireteam test and don't plan on getting picked up. I know South King, South Kitsap and Bremerton are all having problems and probably won't hire. Good luck and stick with it.

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    Yes, I was near the top of the list last year before V points were added. The only interview I had was with Bellingham.

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    All the Bates info is here: http://www.bates.ctc.edu/page.asp?view=5676

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    So for the unfortunate lack of fire departments actually hiring...(only 1 out of 6 depts interviewed last year) what does Bates do with the six plus figures they make from us????

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    I sent in my application for this test a few days ago. It will be my first testing process.

    Anyone heard any updates about if any departments will be hiring from this list?

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    Rumor has it and its only speculation, that Bellingham an Olympia may be hiring.

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    Just talked to Olympia and the lady said they were planning on hiring 1 and to call back when it gets closer. So i will be calling again either after the test or just before.

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    Makes sense. I noticed that the Olympia FD website links to Bates testing, but most the other departments listed on the test don't say anything about it.

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    The best way to find out is to make a quick call and inquire.

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    Will do, thanks for the suggestion. I'm new to this process, so I haven't learned what the proper etiquette as a test candidate is yet.

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    I called Bellingham HR today and was told 1 or more. Not great odds but I guess they will hire 1 or more haha

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    Bremerton, if a current civil service issue is resolved, will also be hiring 1 person.

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    Has anybody heard anything from Bates yet. Its 2 weeks until test time and everybody i know hasn't recieved a letter yet or any kind of confirmation.

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    Got my letter today for test time and CPAT orientation

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    I got mine on Friday.

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    The math is a JOKE.

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    Math and Reading are pass/fail! Your scores are going to be based on the 70%HR and 30%Mechanical. So it doesn't really matter what your score on math is. Last year I had an 87% HR and a 94% Mech and didn't land an interview from this test! I just took my National the weekend before and scored 86.37% HR and a 94.44% Mech! Last time i took the National test I got an 82%HR and a 94% Mech and got 4 interviews off of it! So basically what I am saying is you never know what will get you an interview and that the way to land a job is to start practicing interviews and not only focus on the written!

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    Do we know when we will get our test scores?

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    For the past 3 years it has taken 2-4 weeks.

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    Hoping for a letter by tomorrow! The 'wait' feels like an eternity.

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    2-4 weeks. The past 3 years it has been within that time frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbar84 View Post
    2-4 weeks. The past 3 years it has been within that time frame.
    I've taken the last 3 tests they have offered and its only taken 2 weeks. Very impressive considering how many people take this test Good luck!
    Last edited by FFWC; 03-16-2012 at 03:35 PM.

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    I heard some people started getting scores. I have yet to recieve mine. Wondering if people are getting calls from departments....

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