01-21-2003, 05:02 PM #1
Experience: what are they looking for?
I just got a letter back from one of the cities that I applied to that gives the testing date and location. They also mention if you have any experience, vet status or city residency to bring the supporting paperwork.
I'm not a vet or resident but I have 6 years of experience as a paid-on-call FF, state and national FFI/II certification, many State Fire Academy courses, First Responder, CPR And SAED certification.
Should I bring all these certificates? Also should I have my Chief write a letter stating that I've been employed for 6 years?
01-22-2003, 03:41 PM #2
It sure wouldn't hurt.IACOJ Military Division
"There are three kinds of men: The ones who learn by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them who have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
01-22-2003, 08:36 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2003
- Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
Iwould also suggest that you use the time between now and when you go to test to review your F/F 11 academic skills, when we test i my dept, the candidates have to take the basic entrance exam, and if they are applying for F/F 1 or 11 and they successfully pas the basic test, they then sit a F/F 1 or two test, so far the majority of those who test fail to get a pass on this aspect, a sad reflection of so called f/f 1 and 11s. Also the state of NM requires a 70% pass on F/F 1. We in the Los Alamos require a 80% pass, we have found that by doing this, when we take the cadets to the state fire academy to test, they all pass with flying colors
02-04-2003, 02:28 PM #4
Well, it seems the only "experience they were looking for was an Associates or Bachelor in Fire Science.
They gave extra credit for:
City residents (2years minimum)
Fire science degree
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