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    Either way...400 or 1000 testing. Still better odds than I expected. Especially considering it's to my understanding the written cuts out approximately 1/3 or more..

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    I tested at 5 and the official head count was 311. It was also stated they were looking to hire 20.

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    I was at 8am session also, like always va beach does a really good job huge props to their HR dept. I've been to so many test and it's usually a Cluster, VAbeach has there stuff together. I thought it was really awesome that the Capt took time to answer questions after the test I was in the group who was talking with him. Just really overall a great dept and super happy I made it down for the test.
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    Does anybody know how long we're waiting on for test results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegajuarez View Post
    Does anybody know how long we're waiting on for test results?
    The HR lady said hopefully about a week and a half.

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    Do you listen? At the test they said a week and a half. Man, if you can't understand that basic info imagine what you would do on an emergency scene. LISTEN
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    Quote Originally Posted by IFD5522 View Post
    Do you listen? At the test they said a week and a half. Man, if you can't understand that basic info imagine what you would do on an emergency scene. LISTEN
    Understanding=Listening...mmhm

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFD5522 View Post
    Do you listen? At the test they said a week and a half. Man, if you can't understand that basic info imagine what you would do on an emergency scene. LISTEN
    Really man? Look everyone on this thread either is trying to get a job with VBFD or is someone who can help answer questions regarding...no one is here to get argumentative. His question proves nothing of his value on the fireground. You don't know, he may have very well been in the restroom when she said it, or filling out the survey, or maybe he just didn't hear. Better yet, he may be just attempting to make conversation with his prospective future coworkers. So unless you have any valid input regarding the process or a legitimate answer for our fellow brothers questions, take yourself somewhere else. No one wants to hear that crap. And the only "dumb" question is the one you leave in your head...

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    Received the congratulatory email, I passed the test! On standby for the CPAT appointment. Let me know how ya'll did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegajuarez View Post
    Received the congratulatory email, I passed the test! On standby for the CPAT appointment. Let me know how ya'll did.
    I received the passing email as well. I already have my CPAT card as well so I will be waiting till interviews I believe. Congrats to everyone as well!

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    Congratulations to everyone moving on! I got my email as well!

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    Received my email also! Just finishing up PHQ and waiting to hear about CPAT. Looks like there using the standard CPAT opposed to there PAT test they have done in the past correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonsoffun1101 View Post
    Received my email also! Just finishing up PHQ and waiting to hear about CPAT. Looks like there using the standard CPAT opposed to there PAT test they have done in the past correct?
    That's correct! Are you driving down here again for the physical from PA?

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    I will be making the drive... again lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by IFD5522 View Post
    Do you listen? At the test they said a week and a half. Man, if you can't understand that basic info imagine what you would do on an emergency scene. LISTEN

    Wow what a great first post in here.

    Easy up Francis. Most of these guys applying have more time in the chow line than you do on a computer.

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    Just received my email for the CPAT. I am scheduled for Friday 3/8 in the afternoon. I'm hoping that isn't an indication of my written test score, i.e. lower scores go later in the week. Anyone know if that is the case or how they handle scheduling?

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    just received my email also I'm scheduled for 3/7 late morning. good luck to everyone proceeding in the process!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmciii View Post
    Just received my email for the CPAT. I am scheduled for Friday 3/8 in the afternoon. I'm hoping that isn't an indication of my written test score, i.e. lower scores go later in the week. Anyone know if that is the case or how they handle scheduling?
    I am scheduled for 3/7 at 1245...also not sure if it's in regards to test scores. It's my understanding that they are both pass/fail and considering you get more than one chance to test over the next few months, I wouldn't imagine that the test scores affect anything like that.

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    Everyone get the emails about bringing paperwork to CPAT? I dot wanna see anyone get jammed up
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonsoffun1101 View Post
    Everyone get the emails about bringing paperwork to CPAT? I dot wanna see anyone get jammed up
    I did get mine. Thank you sir...

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    Passed the CPAT today. Expedient process and the staff were very helpful.

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    good job vegajuarez!
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    Ahhhh man. I'm sorry for my earlier comments. I feel like a bad person now. I took the test yesterday and did not move on. I did not " listen". The test proctor started the stair climber and caught me off guard. I fell straight down on my face , suffering multiple cuts to my face a chest. My foot bent awkwardly. I suffered a torn rotator cuff in my left leg. Worst of all my pants fell off exposing my self to everyone. Hopefully my injury heals in time and my embarassment goes away as well. Do you guys have any advice for me. I really want to be in this next academy with you guys. My rehab is going well, dr said I am healing up very well and should make full recovery for the next test. For now I will be choking down on my chicken to keep my arm strength up. No I will "chow" and support you my brothers with all my strength.

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    Passed my Cpat today...glad to get it behind me. Congrats to anyone else who passed. And good luck to those who are going soon. Alot of people were failing on the stairs and alot were failing due to time. If you haven't taken it before, even though they say walk between obstacles, Don't stroll, walk as quick as you can. They guy In front of me was walking how they do in the video and needless to say he didn't leave with a card in hand...

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    good job jonboy..... I took mine today and also passed. Very surprised at how many people didn't pass. While I was waiting in the parking lot there was a group of 3 guys who all failed the step mill and were almost laughing about how they didn't make it. why even come out if your not going to take the process seriously?
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