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    Took the Biddle at Rio Hondo and passed. There were about 40 of us there and I think about 9 or 10 did not pass... I guess its just a waiting game now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by KMC5 View Post
    Took the Biddle at Rio Hondo and passed. There were about 40 of us there and I think about 9 or 10 did not pass... I guess its just a waiting game now...
    Congrats!! What was your time?

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    I got in the mid to high 8's.... not very good. I know there is quite a bit of talk about a possible cut off time to be determined. So that has got me nervous. Has anyone heard anything more about a cut off time? I have heard they like 7:30 but also that the times are secondary to interview scores...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMC5 View Post
    I got in the mid to high 8's.... not very good. I know there is quite a bit of talk about a possible cut off time to be determined. So that has got me nervous. Has anyone heard anything more about a cut off time? I have heard they like 7:30 but also that the times are secondary to interview scores...
    The only thing I have heard was 7:30, but we won't know until January 28. Congrats on passing !

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    Did anyone else receive an email today saying that future Biddle are closed and full, and that that don't have any additional scheduled??? Tracy from rio honda said contact on January 10th even though today was the date we were told to contact him in January
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    I was told I could come down tomorrow for noon, from Seattle.... Kind of wish I took what I had earlier because I doubt it's going to happen now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebo View Post
    I was told I could come down tomorrow for noon, from Seattle.... Kind of wish I took what I had earlier because I doubt it's going to happen now.
    Seriously?? When did you schedule that date? I was in Seattle today and tried to schedule one and I got a email response saying there were no available spots

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2013 View Post
    Seriously?? When did you schedule that date? I was in Seattle today and tried to schedule one and I got a email response saying there were no available spots
    I meant it as I live in Seattle and he said I could come down, I didn't schedule anything because last minute tickets around $500+ without transport or room (that's why I didn't take my last date, it would've run me ~650 for just airfare). That was sent to me at 13:28, I inquired around 9:30.

    Were you in Seattle for an oral board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebo View Post
    I meant it as I live in Seattle and he said I could come down, I didn't schedule anything because last minute tickets around $500+ without transport or room (that's why I didn't take my last date, it would've run me ~650 for just airfare). That was sent to me at 13:28, I inquired around 9:30.

    Were you in Seattle for an oral board?
    Yes, I was at 10am. This is frustrating because I emailed him at 8am and got an email at 1330 saying there were no available times/dates! And maybe there will be an available date after Jan 10. Are you still planning on taking the biddle before the 17th?? Did he give you additional dates??

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    That's all I got. Literally just, "Tomorrow at 12 noon work?". I doubt I'll get it before the 17th unless I was told tomorrow to come on the 16th. Otherwise it's just not worth the cost of last second flights which could be the first of a few.

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    Just signed up for Mt SAC, $25. You can register as a household, not a student. It was very easy, took me 5min. Best part, it is on a Sunday!!

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    I take my test Sunday at Rio Hondo! I'm excited, but also nervous

    And yes, airfare expensive! Scheduling was very last-minute for me, and I've been trying to get through since a month ago.

    Anybody know if they're a transporting agency? I've had the hardest time finding info on them. I seem to remember seeing something that said their main medic unit got around 5000 calls per year (ridiculously busy), but I can't find that now and maybe I've been hallucinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taco View Post
    I take my test Sunday at Rio Hondo! I'm excited, but also nervous

    And yes, airfare expensive! Scheduling was very last-minute for me, and I've been trying to get through since a month ago.

    Anybody know if they're a transporting agency? I've had the hardest time finding info on them. I seem to remember seeing something that said their main medic unit got around 5000 calls per year (ridiculously busy), but I can't find that now and maybe I've been hallucinating.
    Where are you flying from, I am doing mine on Sunday the 19th at Mt Sac, Airfare+ Rental Car= $196. Check out MT SAC, its is 8 dayso ut, so you can still find great deals on flights. For me, SFO-LAX=$116. Yes LBFD is a transporting agency
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    Great to know re: transport.

    I am coming in from Portland, OR.

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    Has anyone heard any updates on cut off times or if its truly pass/fail and time is a decision maker after interviews? Seems to me there were a lot of mid-high 7:xx and low-mid 8:xx times with a few 6:xx when I was there.

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    some people on CAfirefighter.com have said the same. What was your time??
    Last edited by brian2013; 01-13-2014 at 09:31 PM. Reason: correction

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    Brian.....I said don't hold it to me of a time of 7:30. I has been done on pass tests and not certain it will be used again. I've told all to give the Biddle 110% of your effort and DO NOT DO ENOUGH TO JUST PASS. I have not heard that 7:30 is the cut off. If I do I'll post it.....good luck to all.
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    I was in low-mid 8s category......not bad for a first time I guess. There were a few guys that didnt pass when I tested.....atleast 3 that I know of.
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    Hey all, I'm sure if you are in the process still you got the email already. Long Beach is going to hold first round interviews February 10-21. If you get to participate we will know by January 28th.

    Good Luck!

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