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    I also have not received anything in the mail. Does anyone have a date for the written yet?

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    Applications are not being taken any longer for this application process. Chances are that if you fill out the form, your name will be put aside until the next application process, which will be at least a year or more away. They are not going to hire anymore from the last process. They have already taken two classes from that list, so it is finished. If you have not received anything, call personnel by Friday,because official sign ups are starting next week.

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    Default whats the process consist of

    can you give some insight on what to expect in the process? do they not use the cpat? i didnt see ifd listed on the website for ESEC as using the CPAT.

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    IFD has adopted the CPAT for the physical agility portion of the testing. As far as the written, it is basic high school math and reading comprehension. There are some memory questions too. If it is the same as in the past, there will be a study session given in the morning, and the test in the afternoon. Everyone gets the same booklet to study and some of that information will be on the test. If you have not taken this test before, or even if you have, go to one of the tutoring sessions offered prior to the test date. Don't be late for any of the mandatory steps in the process, and make sure your driver's license is up to date.

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    dangit, I guess personell down there had one digit off in my address. no wonder I havn'et had any good mail lately.

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    Well, I received my confirmation in the mail Friday. I'm scheduled to take the written on May 13th. There is a mandatory study session that morning, then a test in the afternoon. Does anyone have an idea of the number of applicants? Also, it said nothing about stopping by HQ to fill out paper work in March as bastiennd mentioned above.

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    Please double check the information you received and then call HQ first thing in the morning on Monday. (317-327-6041) There is a signup for anyone who filled out the pre ap since the last testing process up until Feb. 28, 2006. If you do not have a pre ap in from the that time period, do not come to sign up. You will need to wait for the next process. This sign up is to verify information and to get a better estimate of how many will be taking the written test in May. I think about 2500 have filled out pre aps, but that number will drop to about 1500-2000 by test time. Sign up is taking place this week (3/13).

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    Thanks IFDFFENG20. I will definitely double check that confirmation.

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    Well, I double checked the confirmation and gave HQ a call. Out of town applicants are not required to sign up this week. Just show up for the written on May 13th. I got the impression that a few people had already called and asked the same question.lol

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    I hate to say it, but this process was hastily thrown together and I don't think some of the information got out to all of the people and vice versa. I do know there are signups begining today and they run into next week. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call HQ.

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    So was the age limit incorrect?
    I am a highly trained professional and can find my :: expletive deleted:: with either hand in various light conditions.

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    The age limit for all paid fire departments in the state is mandated by our pension board, not the individual fire departments. You must be 21 to apply and you can not have reached your 36th B-day by the time you swear in. The law was recinded a few years ago and some guys made it in who were older, but it is now in place again.

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    Out of state applicants received a different package than in state candidates. Those not in the state of Indiana do not have to report for this sign in period prior to the written test. It will be taken care of the day of the written. As I said before though, call HQ if you have any doubts or questions about this process.

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    For anyone out of state...
    If you were interested in one of the study sessions you may want to call HQ to sign up for a time because that's when I did. I believe the sessions are next week.

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    Thanks bastiennd. I think the out-of-state applicants are doing the study session the morning of the written test.

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    Firemedic515,
    The study session that takes place the morning of the test is for EVERYBODY. This is MANDATORY to be able to take the written test that afternoon. You study a booklet that has information pertaining to the written test. (Memory Retention)
    The study sessions being given prior to test day are voluntary and go over general test material. It just gives people an idea of what to expect on test day and the material involved. Arrive early on test day because once the doors are closed, no one will be allowed in for any reason.

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    what can i expect from the oral interview? do i have to pay to take the CPAT? when an offer is made do they tell you if its for washington or ifd? thanks.

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    The oral(s) are questions that have "anchors" for answers. I will get into that more when the time comes. You do not have to pay to take the CPAT, but I would start preparing now. I don't care how good of shape you are in, or how many times you have done it, people will fail due to lack of preparation. Work your legs like crazy, and shoulders and arms too. If you have a step mill or a weighted vest, use them while training. More to come as the process progresses.

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    Default How does IFD feel about LE officers applying?

    I'm going through the process and was curious on how other FF's feel about police officers? I'm currently a deputy sheriff and was wondering how that will go over.

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    You are not the only Police Officer to apply or to be hired. We have some who are reserve police officers around the county. We realize you just got in the wrong line the last time you applied for a Public Safety position. Good luck.

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    Default IUPUI Test Location

    Does anyone else on here know exactly where the test is at IUPUI? My little 1/4 sheet has part of the wording cut off, so all it gives is the site IUPUI. I know that the 13th is also graduation, so anything information would help. Thanks.
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    Call HQ for exam location. Previously it has been held at one of the large lecture halls near University Blvd. and Michigan St. Good Luck.

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    I called HQ the other day and the response I received was 'just show up and look for signs'. I mentioned the fact that I wanted to be there early and that it might be graduation weekend so parking and other factors would affect things. Same response, 'look for signs'. Frustrating ...
    I called IUPUI and someone from their scheduling department is supposed to get back to me about the location.

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    Written test is the lecture hall on University Blvd. between Michigan and New York Sts.

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    Do you recommend preparing for the oral interview w/ stuff like Lepores smoke your firefighter interview, or is this kind of stuff only for someone who has never been in the fire service? what can one expect from IFD's oral interview? thanks.

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