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    You have a maximum of 35 minutes...I'm not sure how much I'm allowed to say about it, but I'll say the questions are fairly standard for an interview--personal questions--you don't need to memorize how many apparatus the county has or anything like that.
    You also get to ask questions at the end...some places I've been to wouldn't let you do that.

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    Does anyone know who chooses the candidates to get hired ? HR,Fire dept, or both ?

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    I work for HCDFRS and just wanted to offer to any out of state candidates that I have a one bedroom apartment for rent during the academy. Contact me for any details. It's about 15 minutes from the academy.
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    jsc3936 I tried to send you a PM about the apt

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    My email is jsc4702 at hotmail dot com shoot me an email

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    jsc3936 sent you an email @ your live.com address

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    If anyone is interested I have a one bedroom apartment about 15 minutes from the fire academy. I work for HCDFRS, feel free to contact me about the apartment.

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    Woke up to this:

    Thank you for participating in our process to select candidates for Fire Class #27 of the Department of Fire and Rescue Services for Howard County.

    As you know, we interviewed a number of candidates for the position of Firefighter/EMT Trainee. We were fortunate to have many well-qualified candidates apply for the position. Selecting final candidates was difficult. However, we have selected other candidates to move forward in the process who we believe best meet our current needs. Our choice in no way reflects negatively upon your skills and abilities.

    We sincerely wish the best in your job search and appreciate your interest in employment with Howard County Government and the Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

    Regards,

    Wanda S. Hutchinson, SPHR
    Deputy Administrator
    Office of Human Resources
    Howard County Government
    Second one of these in as many weeks. Best of luck to you guys.

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    I got it too. It happens to the best of us I suppose haha.

    Good luck to everyone else continuing on.

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    Seems to me they wanted Vets and people with FF experience based on the questions they asked during the interview

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    Congrats to anyone that received a conditional offer. If you are interested in an apartment for rent I have a one bedroom apartment available. About 15 minute travel to the academy. Contact me for details either on here or at jsc4702 at live dot com.

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    yep got the same letter

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    Same here
    “The garbage man doesn’t get excited when he turns the corner and sees trash. You shouldn’t get excited either; you should be expecting fire on every run.” - FDNY Lt. Andrew Fredericks

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    Wow did anyone receive good news ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighter_28 View Post
    Wow did anyone receive good news ??
    I know 2 people who got offers. One is a medic, the other a veteran. Both have volunteer experience.
    Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonizzle View Post
    I know 2 people who got offers. One is a medic, the other a veteran. Both have volunteer experience.
    It frustrates me that some departments prefer you to have experience and others don't. I have 8+ years of volley experience but said nothing of it during the interview because to me, what I have or have not done volunteering is entirely irrelevant in a department I have never operated for or with. The two guys interviewing me have forgotten more about the fire service than I know, why should pulling my hose with the vollies have any determination or merit with what I would do for their department?

    /Rant. Sorry fellas, just frustrated. Was very excited about this opportunity especially since I had passed the CPAT in another jurisdiction right before the Howard CPAT was going to kick off. Scheduled the interview right away. Thought things might work out.

    I don't have ill wishes towards those hired, especially any vets. Hopefully those guys have long successful, safe careers.

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    Anyone get their final offer yet?
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    Final offers are going out.
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    Did anyone in here take the last test for 2013? I cant seem to find any info on it. I just scheduled by CPAT Practice, Final etc.

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    I took it, and also signed up for the CPAT Practice/mentorship

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    will continue this in the new thread.

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