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Thread: Austin Fire Exam, May 23rd 2012

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    18.02 here. Like it was mentioned before, AFD does not add vet points to your exam, they are added to your comp (overall) score. This is a HUGE difference. I don’t want to come off as an elitist, but I am disappointed there is no cut off. I was hoping for a smaller pool than last year to interview. I don’t see how these interviews can be thorough when the department is interview 2500+ individuals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by longhorn2008 View Post
    18.02 here. Like it was mentioned before, AFD does not add vet points to your exam, they are added to your comp (overall) score. This is a HUGE difference. I don’t want to come off as an elitist, but I am disappointed there is no cut off. I was hoping for a smaller pool than last year to interview. I don’t see how these interviews can be thorough when the department is interview 2500+ individuals.
    I believe it's potentially more like 4,000 interviews, no? And I went through the process that was thrown out and had to re-interview back in 2011. I believe they interviewed 1500 people over the course of 5 days, and it was pretty hectic and fast paced. This time they're interviewing at least twice as many people and doing it in 2 days! Good luck to all, if you were confident before, no reason not to be confident now.

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    In case anyone else was wanting to review their results to see what they missed, etc., here's the dept's response to my request for that.

    "No, the vendor keeps all test materials. This protects the integrity of the questions from testing process to testing process. I agree that it would be helpful to review one's performance but that is not possible with our process."

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    17.1, meh its what I expected. Glad the wait is over, Good Luck to everyone on the interviews

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    I made the first page! Too bad in Austin everyone gets an interview, and the guy who only got 4 points, is still ONLY 15 points behind me out of a 100.

    So in theory, he could pass me pretty easily.
    Example: Me = 19.121 + 60 SOI =79.121
    Last place guy: 4.615+75=79.615


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockrocks View Post
    I made the first page! Too bad in Austin everyone gets an interview, and the guy who only got 4 points, is still ONLY 15 points behind me out of a 100.

    So in theory, he could pass me pretty easily.
    Example: Me = 19.121 + 60 SOI =79.121
    Last place guy: 4.615+75=79.615

    Yea you may be setting next to him in the academy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockrocks View Post
    I made the first page! Too bad in Austin everyone gets an interview, and the guy who only got 4 points, is still ONLY 15 points behind me out of a 100.

    So in theory, he could pass me pretty easily.
    Example: Me = 19.121 + 60 SOI =79.121
    Last place guy: 4.615+75=79.615

    I made the first page too!!!
    19.341 here. But I'm still disappointed there was no cutoff!
    And i still don't see how they can possibly interview 4800 people over a two day span!!!
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    Anybody have a clue why there is no cut off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSplinter View Post
    I made the first page too!!!
    19.341 here. But I'm still disappointed there was no cutoff!
    And i still don't see how they can possibly interview 4800 people over a two day span!!!
    Group interviews????

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    Since its at the high school I am guessing they are going to have multiple interview panels which also could give an advantage depending on which panel you get. One could grade different than the other.

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    Are any out of towners not coming back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Are any out of towners not coming back?
    I'm definitely coming back!! I studied too hard, came too close last year and have worked too hard to not go back. I'm hoping the interviews are balanced and fair this year though. I'm glad that I got an 8am time slot though. Get the rest of the day off to enjoy austin before heading home.

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    Where are you coming from?

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    My interview is at 0800 on the 17th! Anyone else here have that date and time?

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    I would have been coming back but I got a conditional offer from a department earlier this week. Seems crazy to interview that many people. Fractions of points will make the difference if you're continued in the process or not. Good luck everyone!


    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Are any out of towners not coming back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame803 View Post
    My interview is at 0800 on the 17th! Anyone else here have that date and time?
    Same here. Kinda sucks seeing as I live 2 hours away. Will probably have to get a hotel in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestcoast858 View Post
    I would have been coming back but I got a conditional offer from a department earlier this week. Seems crazy to interview that many people. Fractions of points will make the difference if you're continued in the process or not. Good luck everyone!
    Same here. End of the road to the AFD for me. Was it Houston by any chance?

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    No sir. Southern California. But if Houston is where you got picked up, congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen31 View Post
    Same here. End of the road to the AFD for me. Was it Houston by any chance?

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    Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers, soon to be fathers, and wanna be fathers.

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    Based on what I have read about the vendor, Morris & McDaniel, the interviews will all be video based. That is probably how they are able to do so many, they just record you and grade it later...

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