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    Thumbs up Dallas Fire-Rescue 2012!

    Dallas Fire-Rescue announced today that they are opening up the hiring process for Trainee Fire Rescue Officer on February 5th.
    "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

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    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    im going for sure this is my dream department any word on how many they picking up/test date/ what to study for test???

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    I heard 85 spots

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtcaptain2 View Post
    I heard 85 spots
    That is amazing. They hire 200 last go around, and now 85? Wow.

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    yep maybe alot of retirements coming up

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    If i am a paramedic already do i still have to take the accuplacer test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markus1990 View Post
    If i am a paramedic already do i still have to take the accuplacer test?
    Nope, your waived

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    awesome bubby! anyone have any advice on testing? i tested there in 09 and never heard anything after the written. Im sure i passed tho. I hear you have to call and bug them to get past the written.

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    [QUOTE=markus1990;1315577]awesome bubby! anyone have any advice on testing? i tested there in 09 and never heard anything after the written. Im sure i passed tho. I hear you have to call and bug them to get past the written


    I received an email saying that I moved on to the next step, you probably didn't pass the written.. It's done by the civil service crew so DFR wouldn't know anything about it, they don't know your scores, they just know if you passed or not.. If you get to the point of physical, polygraph, and interview then you want to call and stay up to date with where your at, files can easily be lost with the amount of people that test/move on.. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by markus1990 View Post
    If i am a paramedic already do i still have to take the accuplacer test?

    Are you testing for other Texas depts????

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    Yea, I work at a small dept now but I want somewhere bigger and busier. I'm only testing at certain places. Denton, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Lewisville.

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    I've also got a question about the Accuplacer. If I have taken the Accuplacer before as a requirement for certain college classes, would I still have to take the Accuplacer for Dallas? Is there an 'expiration' date for the scores? Also, does anybody have any information on what the minimum scores that is required on the Accuplacer sections?

    My scores are on an official college transcript, so I'm hoping they could accept them.

    Thanks!
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    They accept them if they are current within a year of the date they want them in by which will be sometime in April.. For the cut off scores, check the UT Southwestern website and find the paramedic page, it will be on there, the accuplacer is just to see if your able to get into UTSW for EMT/medic school

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    "Official college transcript must reflect a minimum of 45 semester credit hours (no developmental courses) with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher from a college or university accredited by a Regional Institutional Accrediting Organization (Originals only). "

    What are developmental classes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsheenx View Post
    What are developmental classes?
    Developmental classes are classes that are below college level... kind of like if you don't get into College Algebra 1, sometimes you have to take some classes that are below it. You get a GPA for them but can't use them as credit. Same way for English classes.

    In the college I went to they were labeled like this:
    DMAT 98, DMAT 99, etc.

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    Thanks . I appreciate the help.

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    1) Are all new recruits going through medic school still?

    2) How long does one spend on an EMS unit, and is there any rotation btw EMS units and an apparatus?

    3) Is there any sort of fast track system for certified guys ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegas12121212 View Post
    1) Are all new recruits going through medic school still?

    2) How long does one spend on an EMS unit, and is there any rotation btw EMS units and an apparatus?

    3) Is there any sort of fast track system for certified guys ?
    1) Yes.

    2) Yes. Half

    3) Yes, with prior experience.

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    Anyone know their tattoo policy? I can't find any info on their website or other threads. I'll call HR if need be but hoping someone here is familiar. Thanks in advance!

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    Anyone here testing this time around?
    Will they have the CPAT mentor program again this year?

    Sent in my paperwork this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baseline1979 View Post
    Anyone know their tattoo policy? I can't find any info on their website or other threads. I'll call HR if need be but hoping someone here is familiar. Thanks in advance!
    Covered completely. Wristband, sleeve, whatever.

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    As long as they let you cover up I have no issue. Some depts are getting pretty stringent and won't even let you wear long sleeves or cover it. Thank you!

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    Scooter88, I am planning on flying down for the test. As long as my transcripts make it to HR OK.

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