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    Default Boise fire department

    Does anyone know about boise's hiring process for paramedic/firefighters. I know lots of departments are hurting for paramedics was just wondering if boise was in the same boat.

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    I applied too Im studying everyday as we speak lol I have never tested there but there protocals are good and liberal, and they get good fires too... see ya there

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    What kind of written test do they use? Boise is a great place

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    When I took it 2 years ago they used a version of the FPSI Test, the one without a take home study guide. Basic math, reading, mechanical, and HR stuff. They didn't hire off that list not sure if they are planning on it this time around. Had fun testing there.

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    I got my app in. See everyone there!

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    so is doing those fire prep study books help out???

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    Does anyone know what Edition of the FPSI they will be using this time?

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    It wasn't the version that requires a study guide. It was just a general knowledge exam like I said before. I missed the cut off by .07% I wanna say the cut off was around a 92%.

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    Any idea how many people usually show up for the test?

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    Anyone recieve anything in the mail yet? I'm set to deploy soon and REALLY need to find out something about the hiring schedule. I read Boise is suppose to have their list complete 01OCT12. I can't find any dates about anything in between though.

    To the guys that have gone through Boise before, what were the dates of the years before?

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    Email out, test April 7th. Good luck.

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    Anyone receive their exact time and date yet? I'm on the East Coast and didn't receive my fee paperwork by mail until the 22nd. I'm worried I won't get the info until mid late march and I need to buy plane tickets/schedule leave ASAP.

    Good luck to everyone, see you there!

    Thanks for the info.

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    Did you turn your paperwork in the same day? The email said all test fees had to be postmarked Feb 22nd at the latest in order to be accepted.

    If so, you should be good. I haven't received my dates yet. That email should be going out within a couple days, the email says the first week of March.

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    I heard a rumor that Boise Fire is actually facing layoffs right now. I'm super bummed because I'm on the last list and plan on testing again so hopefully the rumor is false. Anyone else heard anything?

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    I've been doing as much research as possible about Boise Fire and I haven't heard the layoff rumor. I really hope it isn't true.

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    For what it's worth, BFD HR squashed the layoff rumor. For now anyway

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    Anyone know how many tested? Also, I heard someone say at the test today that they're looking to fill eight spots? Anyone know if that's true?

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    The lady taking our names told me around 1000 for the fire and around 100 for the medic. And one guy testing said they're going to hire 7-12, but honestly, who knows for sure. Just focus on getting on the list.

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    Skitahoe. Nice name, you will go far in the fire service :/.

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    PNW-206. Thanks, I think.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW-206 View Post
    Skitahoe. Nice name, you will go far in the fire service :/.
    HAHA! What's wrong with SKI TAHOE?

    "A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees." William Blake

    Or in this case username. HA.
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    Did anyone hear how many they are going to move through to the next phase?? Seems like I heard somebody say something about the top 100 test scores...? Not sure if there is any truth to that.

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    I've heard 100 as well, for what its worth.

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    Anyone receive their test results yet?

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    Nothing yet Barron. They said by May 1, so I'm guessing we have another week before results come out.

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