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    KMC5 ...From where in Idaho do you reside and two as for timing to take your Biddle I don't have a clue but the info will be in your packet when you receive it. Good Luck and if I hear anything else about the test I'll post it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDudley View Post
    KMC5 ...From where in Idaho do you reside and two as for timing to take your Biddle I don't have a clue but the info will be in your packet when you receive it. Good Luck and if I hear anything else about the test I'll post it here.
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    I am currently in Band A, what does the packet contain? Will the PAT be before or after the initial interview? I appreciate all the information you have posted on this thread.

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    I was told the sequence was this....1. written 2.Physical agility (Biddle) 3. Oral Interview 4. Chiefs Interview and then physical. The last two could be switched that I don't know. The packet will have info about biddle and other items you'll need to know. I'll check and get the specifics to further nail it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDudley View Post
    I was told the sequence was this....1. written 2.Physical agility (Biddle) 3. Oral Interview 4. Chiefs Interview and then physical. The last two could be switched that I don't know. The packet will have info about biddle and other items you'll need to know. I'll check and get the specifics to further nail it down.
    I just want to reiterate a big thanks to all the help and info you've given us. As you've mentioned, the wait is long but all the little info you provide helps with the waiting(at least it does for me).

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    I'm here to try and help those who are interested in Long Beach Fire. I still have connections with the higher-ups but being gone for soooooo long that list is getting shorter by the year.
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    Jay, in your experience, is it a long shot for someone with very little experience in Fire to get hired as compared to those with degrees or coursework in fire?

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    I've seen it where it is easier to hire someone with little experience and teach them the correct way to do things in the fire service...then to take an experienced person in the fire service and retrain him/her to do it a different way then they were taught. Case in point was myself...I was taught a certain way to catch a hydrant as they say and Long Beach did it totally different then the way I was taught. So in short it is easier to learn if you have little experience. Overall though if you have experience those things that are the same you were taught are easier to remember.....double edge sword. I wish you luck.
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    Thanks for the reply Jay. I reside in Meridian Idaho which is a city/suburb that borders Boise. In one of yours posts you mentioned the steps of the Long Beach hiring process. With the interviews, how many are in the panel in the first interview? And are these interviews scored out 100 points with a cut off score to determine who continues on in the hiring process?

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    KMC5 I'm up in the North part of Idaho....Sandpoint to be exact. I have a phone call into someone who will know and will get back with the particulars.
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    JayDudley-

    Any word on how many LBFD plans to hire?

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    They've said a class in July for sure and usually the list is good for two years. I have a phone call in to someone who knows but hasn't returned my call. As soon as I get word I'll pass it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDudley View Post
    They've said a class in July for sure and usually the list is good for two years. I have a phone call in to someone who knows but hasn't returned my call. As soon as I get word I'll pass it on.
    Thanks Jay! I appreciate all the info you have posted on this forum! I know others feel the same

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    FYI....emails sent out regarding next step!
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    Yup got the email on the next step. Looks like I will have to make a trip down there to take the Biddle.

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    OK here's the steps....
    1. written
    2. resume
    3. biddle
    4. orals
    5. chief interviews
    6. backgrounds
    7. job offer and physical exam

    one class of 24 next summer 2014
    one class of 24 next spring 2015
    one more class maybe.....
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    Thanks Jay!

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    It says if we don't have the Biddle we can take it in January and then we have to mail it in by the 21st. After that we mail in our other paper work by the 23rd. I wonder why we don't just mail everything in at once?

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    I would mail everything including your biddle asap....with the 21st as your deadline. I'm guessing now but those who already have a biddle have till the 23rd to mail their package in. Regardless of the dates...keep the 21st on your mind...sooner the better.
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    Ok that makes sense I will do that. Thanks for all the info!

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    Thanks again for all the info Jay. So since Rio Hondo Community College is working with LBFD by putting on the Biddle for candidates that need to take it, do you know if they will just submit all candidate scores who pass? Or is it on us to mail in our scores to LBFD or drop them off to LBFD while we are in Long Beach?? Again, thanks Jay for the help I know a lot of us on here are grilling you with questions.

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