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    Default Getting to the end of the list...thoughts, comments, opinions

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    As you say some people are bad test takers but would make great fireman

    Hopefully the process will find the good ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    As you say some people are bad test takers but would make great fireman

    Hopefully the process will find the good ones
    Could not agree more with fire49!!!!!

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    For most departments the written is pass/fail. Learning how to take a firefighter interview, which is like no other, is the real secret in gaining your badge. Don't waste any opportunities by not being ready. I've seen so called bad test takers quickly turn it around by gaining the right skills to take their oral boards.
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    I agree with you all. CaptBob...the written places you depending on your score and adding bound points (military, residency, degrees, etc) however I do agree that the interview can move you up or down.

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    Very few departments I have taken a written test for have just been pass/fail. That is out dated information. I usually score 85% or better and have not gotten an interview because I didn't score high enough. Also I have taken tests in multiple states so it is not only like that here in California.

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    Agreed... I have tested in Nevada, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington and have never had a pass/fail written test. Those scores have been important until the very end of the hiring process.

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    If you didn't make the cut off you didn't pass. You failed.

    Agencies have raised the bar to cull heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBob View Post
    If you didn't make the cut off you didn't pass. You failed.

    Agencies have raised the bar to cull heard.
    The whole pass/fail score you are talking about is misleading. Someone would take it as if a department who set a passing score of 75% would guarantee them an interview. A lot of departments will go a step further and also throw in they will only accept the top X amount of scores even though the passing score was below that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwantafirecareer View Post
    The whole pass/fail score you are talking about is misleading. Someone would take it as if a department who set a passing score of 75% would guarantee them an interview. A lot of departments will go a step further and also throw in they will only accept the top X amount of scores even though the passing score was below that.
    True. But you would not be considered to be part of the group going forward unless you first pass the writtten. The simple fact is you're not in charge of the process. The agency runs the show. It's an expense hiring process and the agency will decide how they want to run it. This is not a democracy.
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