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    Default DRCOG (Denver Regional Council of Gov't)

    I was wondering if anyone took the CWH for DRCOG last week and how everyone did. Also wondering if anyone has heard grumblings from any departments who are members of DRCOG.

    Has anyone went through this process before? How does it work?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.


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    The cog is kind of backwards.... Instead of applying to a department, you take the test for a bunch of them first, and then you do the application if they want you.

    If you score well enough and have the experience/certs they want, you will get emails or calls from the departments that would like you to continue on with them through the hiring process.

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    I was able to take this test in Illinois. I scored a 90 my first time. What were the numbers ;as far as people testing in Colorado?

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    MQuinones has it right. Just keep your contact info up-to-date (especially email) with DRCOG so that depts can contact you. Also check your junk every once in a while to make sure any communications didn't end up in there.

    I'm not positive, but I think depts look at more than just your score too (certs, vol time, etc.), but depts will reach out to you. It's a waiting game now. I think in years past several of the depts that participate do so late winter/early spring, but that's not always the case. Just trying to remember what my experience was with the process in the past.

    Good luck!
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    Fasteddie, strong work on the 90. I took the test in CO, I ended up with a 92. I have only heard one other score which was an 80. I am kind of interested if there is a ballpark where you would think contact would be made, does it have to be 100 or 90? I guess we just wait and see.

    Yjbrody, I take it you have been through this process plenty of times. I have seen you sharing your experiences on here often. Are you currently a career ff somewhere in CO? Did you get hired from the DRCOG?

    Good luck to everyone who tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazey View Post
    Yjbrody, I take it you have been through this process plenty of times. I have seen you sharing your experiences on here often. Are you currently a career ff somewhere in CO? Did you get hired from the DRCOG?
    Here's hoping someday, but not currently. I'm a volunteer right now, but still cracking away at becoming full time.

    I have had a several hits from depts that pull off the DRCOG list in the past, but no luck getting on anywhere. It's a great concept and from my experience, and what I have heard from others, most people that score well get a few departments to follow up with them. I don't remember hearing any specific cut offs score-wise though. I think depts get to dictate that and just request a list of testers that score between 100 and XX from DRCOG. I think your sitting in a good spot with 90 and above though.

    Good luck to you and everyone else though.
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    So did you take the DRCOG this go round yjbrody?

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    Not this time, but planning on the June 3rd test.
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    If you aren't a Paramedic, I wouldn't even test.

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    Well I am a Basic so I guess I wasted $50 then. Guess you can always just make more money. Thanks for the heads up peterbound.

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