Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

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Re: Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

Post by JIM » Fri May 30, 2014 4:17 pm

zXzGrifterzXz wrote:
JIM wrote:Reason is I will need a tactical diaper bag in about 6 months :wink:
Congrats, same here. My wife's due date is October 1st, which will be even more fun since that is roughly when I will be starting the Fire Academy. Do you have a link to the bag you decided on? Images don't load for me on my work computer.
You too! Here's the link: http://www.511tactical.com/4-banger-bag.html
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Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Sat May 31, 2014 9:06 am

JIM wrote:You too! Here's the link: http://www.511tactical.com/4-banger-bag.html
Cool, thank you.
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Post by weatherdude » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:07 am

JIM wrote:
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JIM wrote:
You'll do just fine!
Jim it's been a while since I've seen you around here. How's life been?
OP: Congrats on passing the NR exam!!

I'm fine, still a CRNA. I just bought a new bag:

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Reason is I will need a tactical diaper bag in about 6 months :wink:
Congrats dude! Nice tactical diaper bag too. 511 makes some nice stuff
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Re: Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:40 pm

Two days till my first Oral Board interview, prepping by doing some mock interviews and going over websites like firerecruit.com

Nervous but excited.........
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Re: Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

Post by DannusMaximus » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:33 am

zXzGrifterzXz wrote:Two days till my first Oral Board interview, prepping by doing some mock interviews and going over websites like firerecruit.com

Nervous but excited.........
Good luck on the interview, Grifter. They are very strange affairs. If you remember them, I would be interested to see what questions were asked.
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Re: Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:03 pm

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zXzGrifterzXz wrote:Two days till my first Oral Board interview, prepping by doing some mock interviews and going over websites like firerecruit.com

Nervous but excited.........
Good luck on the interview, Grifter. They are very strange affairs. If you remember them, I would be interested to see what questions were asked.
Took it this morning, I felt well prepared and prepped going into it but it still turned out to be one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever sat through. hahah.

We will know tonight by 6pm who is getting put on the "waiting list" and who is moving on to the next round of interviews. Can't share questions till after 6pm tonight when everything for this round is officially closed. I will say I did feel prepared for the process itself but the questions themselves caught me a little off guard from what I was preparing for. Plus I have thought about a ton of things I "should/could" have said, especially once I walked out of the interview room.
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Re: Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

Post by nathat » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:07 pm

Looking forward to your update and some of the questions. good luck!

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Re: Advice for Future FireFighter/Paramedic

Post by DannusMaximus » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:02 pm

zXzGrifterzXz wrote:
DannusMaximus wrote:
zXzGrifterzXz wrote:Two days till my first Oral Board interview, prepping by doing some mock interviews and going over websites like firerecruit.com

Nervous but excited.........
Good luck on the interview, Grifter. They are very strange affairs. If you remember them, I would be interested to see what questions were asked.
Took it this morning, I felt well prepared and prepped going into it but it still turned out to be one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever sat through. hahah.

We will know tonight by 6pm who is getting put on the "waiting list" and who is moving on to the next round of interviews. Can't share questions till after 6pm tonight when everything for this round is officially closed. I will say I did feel prepared for the process itself but the questions themselves caught me a little off guard from what I was preparing for. Plus I have thought about a ton of things I "should/could" have said, especially once I walked out of the interview room.
Well, FWIW they are strange and uncomfortable for everybody, including, from what I understand, the interviewers. It's unnatural in the extreme to just stare at a person and not be allowed to interact with them while they answer questions during an interview. You can't even ask for clarification or say something like "Tell us a little bit more about that..." Ridiculous.

Anyway, that's one of the reasons I tell people to apply to every public safety agency they can. The more you get used to the weird-ass interviews, the better you'll do.
Holmes: "You have arms, I suppose?
Watson: "Yes, I thought it as well to take them."
Holmes: "Most certainly! Keep your revolver near you night and day, and never relax your precautions..."

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