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    Default Aurora (Colorado) Fire Department Hiring - June 2012

    Just starting a Discussion Thread for Aurora. The department began accepting applications today. Good luck to all of the applicants / candidates.


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    Signed up and got an email that told me to go onto the website and schedule a time to take my exam.

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    Signed up for my test. does anyone have any pointers for passing the fireteam test?

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    Sizzle,

    Fireteam is strict about not talking about the test. Because of that, you probably won't get much help. They do have a practice test on their site however. Just Google Fireteam and you'll find it. Good Luck!

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    If you have not taken the Fireteam test before I highly suggest paying for the practice test online, it really helps you get a feel for what the test will be like.

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    Be yourself and answer that way. Dont answer the questions based on what you think they want you to hear. The practice test will only help on the Mechanical portion in my opinion. I have taken the test approx. 15 times and the more i try to mess with it and figure out what they are looking for the worse i do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbar84 View Post
    Signed up and got an email that told me to go onto the website and schedule a time to take my exam.
    What are the date ranges for the written tests?

    Thanks!

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    Fly out tomorrow from Seattle and have my test on Friday. Should be a fun and exciting time.

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    Dors anyone have info or update what's going on with hiring process? I am thinking process might take longer cause of what happened

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    During my test on 7/20/12 they mentioned the scores would be certified by the second week in September.

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    Yes, I heard the same at my test. The Civil Service Commission meeting in August was cancelled due to a hearing, so the next they convene regarding AFD testing is the September meeting. However, you should have received an e-mail saying whether you passed or not (it does not include bands/rankings yet because they have not met to establish thresholds or included preference points as of yet). Best of luck to all

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    Check your e-mails, ladies and gents. Updates are in for AFD Banding. Background process may begin late October or early November. Sounds like a March/April Academy is targeted. Best wishes to all.

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    C Band here. That test is so frustrating. How did everyone else do? Anyone know how deep they have gone in the past over the course of a 2 year list??

    Good luck to those in A and B!

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    A Band baby! Finally. Anybody have any info about how many they are hiring? The official email said that they don't know how many yet, but wondering if anyone heard any rumors.

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    In talking to AFD employees they are expecting numerous retirements. In turn we can expect several academies from this new list. Congrats on A bud.

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    I have no idea on the numbers they are expecting to hire but its not just off the fire team test. They also hire laterals which if I have heard make up 50% of an academy. I would expect only A and B band to get a look. Maybe C if alot of people fail out on the background stuff.

    Good luck to everyone.
    Last edited by BoulderJ; 09-12-2012 at 07:04 PM.

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    Band B here! anybody knows how many ppl in each band?

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    My e-mail said 71 people in Band A

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    I made band B, it was my first time taking the FireTeam test. I actually liked the test, my email doesn't say how many people are in my band. I also submitted a DD214 but wasn't given any preference points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arharris83 View Post
    I made band B, it was my first time taking the FireTeam test. I actually liked the test, my email doesn't say how many people are in my band. I also submitted a DD214 but wasn't given any preference points.
    I would follow up on that. You should get 5 pts for your 214. An additional 5 pts if you submit your V.A. Disability letter. Ten pts makes a huge difference.

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