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    Does any one have a basic general knowledge test suitable for entry level testing? Very basic ,50 questions or so. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Does any one have a basic general knowledge test suitable for entry level testing? Very basic ,50 questions or so. Thanks
    I could send you copies of the tech colleges entry level parts 1 and 2 test if you were interested.
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    We based ours on a mix of questions from recruit prep books. Pick up a copy of Barrons or the many other books like it . They have great sample tests that you can use to put together something of your own.

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    Why would you test for membership in a Volunteer FD? You're going train them anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitguy51 View Post
    Why would you test for membership in a Volunteer FD? You're going train them anyway.
    Cull out the window lickers
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    I guess they do things differently in your area. My FD got taken to court for failing to except a probationary member and giving her the chance to fail. Cost us a lot of money and her nothing. Now new people coming in are proposed with just a 1st initial and last name.
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    We don"t "vote" members into our department. Our process is much like a career FD. We advertise, accept applications, conduct a basic written and physical test, then interviews... Candidates are selected based on their overall performance, and some variables such as daytime availibility.

    Probie period lasts a year, and they can be dismissed at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    I could send you copies of the tech colleges entry level parts 1 and 2 test if you were interested.
    I would be interested in those tests. PM me for my E-mail address.
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    Still looking -tried the adult education - they want the guys to attend a 10 hour class -"protecting their turf"
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNEFD23 View Post
    We don"t "vote" members into our department. Our process is much like a career FD. We advertise, accept applications, conduct a basic written and physical test, then interviews... Candidates are selected based on their overall performance, and some variables such as daytime availibility.

    Probie period lasts a year, and they can be dismissed at any time.
    how does that work w vollys? ppl still apply??

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Cull out the window lickers
    I see you also were "encouraged" to attend sensitivity training also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    I see you also were "encouraged" to attend sensitivity training also.
    And I tried to politely decline their invation , but that got me "encouraged" to attend even more. They have me scheduled for electro shock next.
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