Monday, May 26, 2008

We've been waiting a long time!

We've been waiting a long time!

Jason will be getting on a department full-time for sure with in the next few months and we are so very excited!

Provo City Fire. February 2008. Jason turned in his application with resume and everything necessary to get on the testing list. The test was on May 20th. You have to be a Paramedic or Paramedic student in order to test. This is the department he’d really like to work for the most because we live in Utah County and love it here! UPDATE: 5/22/08 - He completed the written test on 5/20 which was a civil service/ fire test with a Paramedic supplemental test total of 130 questions. He passed that and took the CPAT which he finished in 7:53. You have to do it in 10:20, so he did pretty good on that. The 22nd, he had his oral board interview which he felt went ok. There were five guys on the board from Chief to Firefighter. I will hear back in about a week or so!

Orem Fire Department. The written test was May 12th, 2008 and the physical test immediately followed. He also had his oral board interview on May 12th. The written was 50 questions, 1/2 was fire related and 1/2 was paramedic related. He finished in 20 minutes. The physical consisted of having to do 35 sit-ups in one minute, 25 push-ups without a time limit, bench press 75% of my body weight, vertical jump of 16", and a 1 1/2 mile run in under 15 minutes. He passed all that of course. The "combat challenge" skills test was May 13th and was pretty intense, but he did quite well and feels pretty good over all. We will be hearing from them soon about his ranking in comparison to the other candidates as well as the opportunity for an interview with the Chief. Orem would be a great department to work for. The are a "Public Safety" department, so you have the opportunity to cross-train as a Police Officer, as well as being a SWAT medic, which he would love. UPDATE: 5/22/08 - my Chief interview is tomorrow! He got a Conditional offer of employment with Orem that just means if the back ground comes back clean (which it will) then he’ll get the position, He did awesome on his interview! So very proud of him!

1 comment:

  1. Annette, that's great news!!! Congrats to Jason. Love your title pic. You are such a beautiful pregnant woman. Welcome to the blogging world. It's fun.