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    Lightbulb Attention all who want to be Professional FF in Mass.

    The civil service test for entry level firefighter will be held April 24th. The absoulte LASTdate you can sign up is this friday Febuary 20th. The cost of the exam is $60.
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    I will keep bumping till friday.
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    Does a civil service test make you professional? Damn, I always thought it was an attitude.
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    Bones I usually agree with your posts but damn...do we have to get into this AGAIN??? I think we knew what Jesse was getting at.

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    SAFD46Truck - Nope. Just had a few posts out there that I got ****ed about. Although, it would be easier if they did have such a test!
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    It does not make you a professional firefighter it only puts you on a list with other candidates to become a Professional.

    pro·fes·sion·al

    Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people.
    Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior.
    Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer.
    Performed by persons receiving pay: professional football.
    Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job.

    n.
    A person following a profession, especially a learned profession.
    One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation: hired a professional to decorate the house.
    A skilled practitioner; an expert.

    Volunteer

    adj : without payment; "the soup kitchen was prmarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department" [syn: unpaid, volunteer
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    Conforming to the standards of a profession
    Having or showing great skill
    A person following a profession, especially a learned profession
    A skilled practitioner
    Yup.

    It does not make you a professional firefighter it only puts you on a list with other candidates to become a Professional
    Actually, it puts you on a list to become a Paid FF.


    But then again, you knew that didn't you?
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    Thanks Bones I'm glad someone said it. Being paid doesn't make you a professional. You being get paid and know nothing.
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    Huh?????????

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    Originally posted by firemedic53
    Huh?????????
    I'll add a What? Duh? to firemedic's question.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Here is the study guide .pdf and .doc .
    See ya april 24 th!
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    Thanks Bones I'm glad someone said it
    Relax, I'm just busting chops here.

    Not starting a useless vol/paid argument.
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    The choo choo kid should have posted..

    "anyone interested in becoming a career firefighter in the communities under the auspices of civil service should file their application with the Human Rescources Department on or before Feb. 2oth, 2004"
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
    The choo choo kid should have posted..

    "anyone interested in becoming a career firefighter in the communities under the auspices of civil service should file their application with the Human Rescources Department on or before Feb. 2oth, 2004"
    Yes I should have,but I only get some much room for a title to grab your attention.

    I just posted this info for this reason.....
    Working together to make the job better.....
    Ehh Ron, remember that ehh?
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    Yes I should have,but I only get some much room for a title to grab your attention.
    And besides, we could all argue about the color of corn flakes.

    I knew you were bustin' bones, thats why I gave you the rolleyes....

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    Also for those who are thinking about coming to Mass to take the test a few more points.

    For those who are Coming to Mass to take the " Boston Test", your not! It is a state test, Boston does not have there own test.

    Also unless you live in the city, you have No chance at all of getting a job with Boston....save your money, stay home.

    Also, I do not know of any city or town that does not give resident preference, save your money...stay home.

    Every two years I get e-mails asking me if they can stay at a firehouse, people even have attempted to stop in uninvited and ask to spend the night....would you let a complete stranger in your home? Do not do it...again, save your money..stay home.

    Now, if you live in the town you want to work, good luck to you. Times are tough in Mass. Also to you, save your money, do not buy them guides. Waste of money and a scam.

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    Took the test today. It wasnt as hard as I thought but it wasnt easy either. When the proctor gives you a answer sheet with 220 questions you freeze up a bit. But once you get the booklet it aint so bad cause you only got a 100 questions.
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    Originally posted by Bostonjake1240
    It is a state test, Boston does not have there own test.
    Not trying to be jerk here, but it is "their", not "there."

    Also, Professional. When you make a living doing it, the
    job or task is your "profession" making you "professional."

    There is and always will be the difference. I can say this
    since I started out as an Explorer (non-paid), moved up to
    Paid-Call (part-time paid) and then Professional. (paid)

    If you've followed a career ladder like this, your can
    stand up and be proud as well.

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    Originally posted by CALFFBOU


    If you've followed a career ladder like this, your can
    stand up and be proud as well.
    AHEMM!!

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    what was the name of the fish store? al or bob's

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    Al's Fish store
    Flag was on the library
    One firefigher on the roof
    Elm st. was closed
    Fire was at "Ace Shirts"
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    4 motor vehicles
    Ambulance was closest to hydrant
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    damn, i pit bob.

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    Originally posted by Bones42
    Does a civil service test make you professional? Damn, I always thought it was an attitude.


    Just noticed that one...

    LOL...

    Strangly enough, the first thing you can do to ROLYALY ****** off our VFD guys to to call them professional...

    Reverse Pahycology.

    -Brotherhood: I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
    -Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of you life is to serve as a warning to others.

    -Adversity: That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

    -Despair: Its always darkest before it goes Pitch Black.

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    It was also 3 pm and there was no activity on oak st. The adderess of the fire was # 7 vine st.

    Whats sad though is 5 firefighters at a fire is not just a picture anymore, it is becomeing a first alarm assignment more and more everyday on the northshore .
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