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Old 05-25-2024, 10:37 AM   #1
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About halfway through the gauntlet process - next is booking my panel interview and was wondering if the CP Braintrust has/had any active members of the CFD who I could pick their brains for some tips for the last half.
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Old 05-25-2024, 11:19 AM   #2
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I was told that CFD give candidates a lie detector test.

Why?
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Old 05-27-2024, 05:22 PM   #4
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I was told that CFD give candidates a lie detector test.

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I don't think it'll be around much longer
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I don't think it'll be around much longer
But why is it around at all.
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Very valid question. HR being HR and really slow to modernize I guess. Really silly that it wasn't ditched a long time ago like everyone else did
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I was told that CFD give candidates a lie detector test.

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Calgary police does as well.
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Very valid question. HR being HR and really slow to modernize I guess. Really silly that it wasn't ditched a long time ago like everyone else did
Hopefully it is ditched soon, it eliminates some great candidates for the stupidest reasons.
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Hopefully it is ditched soon, it eliminates some great candidates for the stupidest reasons.
Agreed! I personally know two very good firefighters who moved to Calgary, already had their 1001's, and ended up at Rocky because they failed either the personal history or polygraph with CFD.

So dumb
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Calgary police does as well.

C911 does, too.
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I was told that CFD give candidates a lie detector test.

Why?
If you believe it...it is not a lie...
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Hopefully it is ditched soon, it eliminates some great candidates for the stupidest reasons.
Curious if possible for examples of stupid reasons?
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C911 does, too.
lol wtf. This makes the least sense out of all of them.

What would they even be looking for.
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lol wtf. This makes the least sense out of all of them.

What would they even be looking for.
"If you had a choice between an Oh Henry bar and a Bounty, would you pick the Bounty?"


There are some real monsters out there we need to keep from these positions.
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"If you had a choice between an Oh Henry bar and a Bounty, would you pick the Bounty?"


There are some real monsters out there we need to keep from these positions.
The people who answer Big Turk go straight to death row.
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Calgary police does as well.
That I can wrap my head around.

But I don't see the need for Fire Service personnel.

Maybe I'm missing something.
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lol wtf. This makes the least sense out of all of them.

What would they even be looking for.
They do have a lot of information that needs to be kept private so maybe trusting them is why...not that I agree with it but that could be why.

We did have a 911 lady helping organized crime gangsters and being charged recently in Calgary.
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I do know somebody who admitted to doing an insurance fraud during a police lie detector test....so maybe it does work.


They insist you have to be honest about everything..and some people believe the machines are like gods so I bet it's those people they wanna get rid of.
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That I can wrap my head around.

But I don't see the need for Fire Service personnel.

Maybe I'm missing something.
The legend is that there was some big prostitution scandal coming out of the fire department.

In actuality it is probably more about hazing than anything.
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They insist you have to be honest about everything..and some people believe the machines are like gods so I bet it's those people they wanna get rid of.
They're trying to weed out the gullible?
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