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    I was able to get mine to work on the phone but every device and cell phone company is different.


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    I noticed the study guides don't have any mechanical aptitude, or maps. Does anyone know if the test has it on there?

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    Anyone take the recent test

    How many showed up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Anyone take the recent test

    How many showed up?
    I took the test and from what I heard there was around 2000 people who applied to take the test. I am not sure what the final number that tested was but the place was pretty packed. The good news is that they said they were planning on hiring 110 off of this list.

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    Have a friend going through

    Do that is a 1 in 20 chance
    Not good with math

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Have a friend going through

    Do that is a 1 in 20 chance
    Not good with math
    Based off of 2000 people testing and 110 people getting hired would mean that 5.5% of those that tested will get a spot. That is not a huge percentage but i have tested for other departments that had the same amount of people in the testing pool and were planning on only hiring 12 to 24. So overall it isn't too bad when you look at the big picture.

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    Plus the percentage gets alot better if you make it past the physical portion of thethe testing process as alot of people will not pass either the run or the PAT.

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    I was at the test on Tuesday, and I counted tables each direction and came to a total of about 1400 people. That's not super scientific, but I think it should be within 150 either way. And yes, hiring 110 people was a huge (pleasant!) surprise to me as well. I felt like I did well on the test, so I'm focusing on staying in shape and getting ready for the next stage. I'm ordering a weighted vest and have been running and lifting for a while.

    Going into this process, it was hard to feel like I had a real chance if they were only hiring 24 people and 2,000 showed up. It's still a longshot, but it at least seems like a somewhat realistic possibility now.

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    What does everyone think the cut off score will be for stanine 1? Also, do you think they will go through stanine 2 being they are hiring 110?

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    The last time there were about 200 in stanine 1, which included scores down to a 98. I saw something that said they want to do a 4:1 ratio, which would mean 440 people, but that sounds like a lot.

    Those military points are HUGE. I only have the single point for being a Ft Worth resident, so I hope I got a 100 or close to it in order to have a chance.

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    I would think that number would be about right since they are planning on hiring around 110. Hope everyone did well.

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    I bet they go down to the 3rd or 4th at least. When I got hired, I am pretty sure they went through about 450 to get 50... I just hope we get some good guys and y'all are more concerned about being a good hand and being an asset to the department and not just having a "stable" job. Good Luck to y'all

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    Congrats to you on making it on. That would be awesome if they take that many. ! I've been trying to be a firefighter for a while. I'm just not a very good test taker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattk1027 View Post
    Congrats to you on making it on. That would be awesome if they take that many. ! I've been trying to be a firefighter for a while. I'm just not a very good test taker.
    Have you looked into getting certified



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    Only advice I can say from here on out is if your not running or working out start! Leg strength and stamina are a big part of being a good hand on the job, and definitely for getting through the running and the physical agility portion of the hiring process. For the lucky few that make it on, be prepared to run upward to 6-7 miles in rookie school, and that is just the morning workout, you can be in bunker gear the rest of the day in 100+ degree heat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrofyter07 View Post
    I bet they go down to the 3rd or 4th at least. When I got hired, I am pretty sure they went through about 450 to get 50... I just hope we get some good guys and y'all are more concerned about being a good hand and being an asset to the department and not just having a "stable" job. Good Luck to y'all
    What phase knocks out most people who make it through the test? Interviews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrofyter07 View Post
    Only advice I can say from here on out is if your not running or working out start! Leg strength and stamina are a big part of being a good hand on the job, and definitely for getting through the running and the physical agility portion of the hiring process. For the lucky few that make it on, be prepared to run upward to 6-7 miles in rookie school, and that is just the morning workout, you can be in bunker gear the rest of the day in 100+ degree heat!
    Thanks for the insight into the academy. Do you have any more advice or insight about what one should expect if he or she makes it on? I'm running and lifting every day in preparation for the academy (if it happens), and I'd love to know more so I can tailor my routine.

    It's not that I think I'm extraordinarily likely to make it, but I want to be prepared if I get the chance. I'm fine with going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tarter sauce with me.

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    I've thought about. Just never have moved forward with it. Prayerfully I score high enough to have a chance with Ft. Worth. I would love to be part of the department.

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    Just from scoping out the room, I think we can eliminate 1/5 of the competition. Some people just didn't look like they were taking themselves seriously at all.

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    I did the same thing. counted rows and columns and multplied by number of applicants at each table. got the same number as you. After taking the Austin test i feel pretty good about those odds. Also forgive my ignorance but what does the stanine have to do with anything? If your ranked 1 to 1500 or so based on your test score why do they break it down into stanines? thanks and good luck to you all.

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