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Offline FF GAZZ

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #275 on: September 21, 2018, 02:25:20 PM »
No. I wrote in once I received the test date and was given another date for catch up. There would have been maybe 20 of us...

How did it go Jason? Did you receive a “keep fit” letter original the other week?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #276 on: September 21, 2018, 03:49:20 PM »
I passed the ppa on Monday and the PAT 1 today. Interview Tuesday week.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #277 on: September 21, 2018, 04:25:19 PM »
How many ran the PAT 1 with you Jason ?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #278 on: September 21, 2018, 06:59:04 PM »
Very fortunate, chief. Such a quick turn around too!
Good luck with the interview!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #279 on: September 21, 2018, 07:53:14 PM »
Are you aware if everyone who passes the first PAT Test is invited to an interview? Or do they stagger the interviews until the appropriate number of positions is filled for the second PAT test?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #280 on: September 21, 2018, 09:10:14 PM »
In the past they have only interviewed enough for 1 or 2 squads at a time.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #281 on: September 22, 2018, 11:10:35 AM »
Chief? Do I sense some bitterness there?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #282 on: September 22, 2018, 12:08:52 PM »
Sounds like he thinks ya full of it....

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #283 on: September 22, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »
Chief? Do I sense some bitterness there?

Absolutely zero.

Unfortunate you read into it so much to assume the bitterness.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #284 on: September 23, 2018, 05:54:32 PM »
Fact 1: last recruitment campaign, a potential recruit failed the Pat 2 by way of dropping the dummy in the casualty rescue task.

Fact 2: That same recruit was given another chance to contest the Pat 2 after their Station Officer father got involved.

Fact 3: That individual passed the second attempt and is now a serving firefighter!!!

But “We don’t assist anyone during their Pat 2” Bull...t

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #285 on: September 23, 2018, 07:29:38 PM »
Fact 1: last recruitment campaign, a potential recruit failed the Pat 2 by way of dropping the dummy in the casualty rescue task.

Fact 2: That same recruit was given another chance to contest the Pat 2 after their Station Officer father got involved.

Fact 3: That individual passed the second attempt and is now a serving firefighter!!!

But “We don’t assist anyone during their Pat 2” Bull...t

Ask your source all the facts....

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #286 on: September 24, 2018, 10:41:28 AM »
Good luck everyone who has interviews this week! I'm sill waiting to hear after the PAT1. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #287 on: September 24, 2018, 11:58:36 AM »
Fact 1: last recruitment campaign, a potential recruit failed the Pat 2 by way of dropping the dummy in the casualty rescue task.

Fact 2: That same recruit was given another chance to contest the Pat 2 after their Station Officer father got involved.

Fact 3: That individual passed the second attempt and is now a serving firefighter!!!

But “We don’t assist anyone during their Pat 2” Bull...t

You’ve taken a second hand information and skewed it to make you feel better about being deemed unsuitable to the role of a firefighter.

Check your facts. You are way off on this one. There was an issue with the equipment provided for the PAT2 which put the applicant at a significant disadvantage and they were offered an opportunity to re contest under the same conditions as everyone else. And they passed with flying colours. The father wasn’t involved. Stop making things up.

If you want to know why you haven’t progressed look at your attitude and posts on this forum and focus on what you need to do no progress in the future, not other people.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #288 on: September 24, 2018, 12:58:40 PM »
Is it true if u didn’t pass the first stage ie abilities testing, that u can’t apply again in 12 months time when recruitment opens again? Just curious as it wasn’t mentioned in my unsuccessful email.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #289 on: September 24, 2018, 01:25:06 PM »
Is it true if u didn’t pass the first stage ie abilities testing, that u can’t apply again in 12 months time when recruitment opens again? Just curious as it wasn’t mentioned in my unsuccessful email.

I was wondering the same thing if you don't pass the interview can you apply again when they recruit next year. A bit confusing

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #290 on: September 24, 2018, 03:09:34 PM »
I echo Pac's earlier comment. Good luck to everyone at interviews this week.

Regarding the re-applying if unsuccessful. I believe, from what I can remember of the information session is that they keep your file on record for 2 years.
So you are able to re-apply. However, they may reject your application if you failed one of the steps.

This is what I took away from the information night. I may be well off the mark though so please don't hold this as fact.
If I am unsuccessful at my interview on Thursday I will still be re-applying next intake to try and put myself back in the mix.
All you can do is try and try again! Good luck!

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #291 on: September 24, 2018, 03:24:24 PM »
Yes good luck to all who scored an interview!

Did they mention at these information sessions if they would be opening applications each year? Or do you think it will be like the last intake where they just keep taking people who have currently received an interview and who are in the ‘keep fit’ pool?

All we can do is speculate I guess

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #292 on: September 24, 2018, 03:53:21 PM »
I'm one of the group whose run the PAT1 testing but hasn't heard an news about an interview, waiting to hear either way. Having multiple intakes from one big recruitment does make it a bit confusing ill be honest.

Good luck to everyone whose having an interview. Look sharp.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #293 on: September 24, 2018, 04:09:14 PM »
I'm one of the group whose run the PAT1 testing but hasn't heard an news about an interview, waiting to hear either way. Having multiple intakes from one big recruitment does make it a bit confusing ill be honest.

Good luck to everyone whose having an interview. Look sharp.

In the past they have interviewed in batches for each squad so it may be similar this time. Eg interview 50 and take top 24 for squad 1 then interview 50 for next squad and mix them in with the remaining from first batch based on interview scores.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #294 on: September 25, 2018, 02:18:10 PM »
Just received an email saying, congratulations on passing PAT1 but you won’t be getting an interview at this time, keep fit...

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #295 on: September 25, 2018, 02:23:38 PM »
Just received an email saying, congratulations on passing PAT1 but you won’t be getting an interview at this time, keep fit...

Same, hopefully we get an interview in a few months time.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #296 on: September 25, 2018, 03:59:58 PM »
Got the same email too. Next round might not be until the new year, but Ill take it when ever it comes.

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #297 on: October 01, 2018, 03:49:13 PM »
How did everyone that had an interview last week find it? Was it how you expected?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #298 on: October 08, 2018, 04:47:30 PM »
Anyone who had interview hear back yet?

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Re: SAMFS Recruitment 2018
« Reply #299 on: October 08, 2018, 08:56:47 PM »
A few lads I train with told me their mate has his Pat2 this Friday.