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Lieutenants exams.

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by squad314, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Sep 25, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    squad314

    squad314 [OP] Thinks he's Steve McQueen

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    Last week I went through our Departments Lieutenants promotional exams. How it works on our job is that as needed, through strict seniority, applications are posted to go through the process. This year they called for eight and I was one of them. Step one is to complete the IFSTA Company Officer Training Program which we did in July. Next is a 6 week preparation period for the three day examination process. Tuesday we did a 3 hour written exam and on that I scored a 91%. Wednesday we did our practical evaluations in front of a 5 person board made up of two Union representatives, two Management members and a facilitator. I felt good during this process but to say that it was stressful is an understatement. With the aid of a computer simulator we were given two different scenarios where you role-played as a Company Officer. Points were awarded for proper procedure and decision making as the scenarios changed dynamically. Unfortunately one of the group was not successful in this stage and as a result was eliminated from the process. ( He will have the opportunity to reapply when they call again) The final step on Friday was a 12 minute speech/ presentation that was done in front of the Board.

    With the sucessful completion of this process we would be promoted to "Senior Firefighter". The role of a Senior Man is that you no longer drive and when the Officer is out you are the Acting Lt. in your Company. With it comes a 5% raise and as retirements occur you are promoted to a permenant Lt. as per seniority.

    Final marks are announced on Monday the 27th. I'm in my 22nd year on the job and if successful I would be the youngest SM on our Department.........Wish me luck, keep you posted.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    Good luck brother!
     
  3. Sep 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    good luck Marc! :cool:
     
  4. Sep 26, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    I'm pulling for you Marc!!! I wish you the best and I hope you get the position you want. Every since my 11 year old son could talk he has wanted to be a fireman. I believe he is being called to it. He still stands in awe to this day when he sees a firetruck. I have several fireman buddies and your brotherhood is something I'm proud for my son to look up to. Thanks for your service Marc!:)
     
  5. Sep 26, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Good luck man!!! I passed our EO test last November and promoted to driver. As a driver we also fill in if the captain is off. I must say that's one hell of a promotional exam. All we have is a written test. But sounds like you ur gunna have this thing licked! Again good luck.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    rme

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  7. Sep 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Best of luck , Marc :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sep 27, 2010 at 4:17 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Well, today is the day brother............*fingers crossed*
     
  9. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Marc, wishing you the best today :pray:
    Congratulations on your achievement :thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 27, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Kick some ASS
     
  11. Sep 28, 2010 at 4:21 AM
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    How'd it go Marc????? *biting finger nails*...........you better show up today or we're gonna hunt you down for the verdict.....:D
     
  12. Sep 28, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    I now have no fingernails left Marc.:eek: Please stop by with an update...........:playball:
     
  14. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Sorry Gang, I was out of town Mountain biking until last night and came home to find out that the official results have not been posted due to the Chief being unexpectedly out of town. I'm fairly confident that things went well but have been declining hand shakes from well wishing co-workers until I see it in print. :eek:

    The word is that we should know something soon and I want you all to know how much your support and positive vibes mean to me.

    Believe me when I say.....As soon as I know something it'll be posted here. :D
     
  15. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    okay, we'll let you slide......for now.......:D....looking forward to the news brother!!!:)
     
  16. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    Thanks Ben, :D. I'm on duty now and have opened my emails looking for the notice about a dozen times already this morning......What torture!
     
  17. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    :rofl:..............yeah I bet..........I'm excited for you....but not much.....really.....just waiting......:goingcrazy:
     
  18. Oct 2, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    Good luck! That's a hell of a promotion procedure. Here in Jax. you take a written test and high score gets the open spots. The list is good for 2 years and as a spot comes open it is filled with the next guy on the list.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    That's the same way ours is. His is extreme. lol
     
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    What's the word brother?
     
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