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Arbitrator hired to resolve firefighter 'cheating' claim

Five Fla. firefighters used past copies of test to prepare for an entrance exam

By Will Hobson
Tampa Bay Times

LARGO, Fla. — An arbitrator will be hired to resolve whether five Largo firefighters were cheating.

The city is searching for an arbitrator to decide if what five firefighters did to prepare for a test was cheating, after an assistant city manager reduced most of their suspensions but did not exonerate them.

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David Lock David Lock Friday, November 09, 2012 12:48:42 PM God Bless the IAFF, take the city to task on this one boys
Chris Sopko Chris Sopko Friday, November 09, 2012 1:19:34 PM old is old.... if the old test is not identical to the new test, then what is the harm? if reviewing and studying old tests in preparation for new tests equates cheating, then everyone has cheated in school! even practice SAT tests reuse old exam questions...
Charles Gluck Charles Gluck Friday, November 09, 2012 5:25:46 PM This is common practice in the fire service. The Chief has to be an idiot. I myself had about 4 old test dating back about 10 years. If that idiot Chief cannot think of new questions, then he is taking money under false pretenses.
Bruce Mackinley Bruce Mackinley Friday, November 09, 2012 8:06:15 PM Management need to shake there heads.It will cost the tax payers big time because of this big feeling chief.
Matt Hornbuckle Matt Hornbuckle Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:41:35 AM cheating would be if you studied the current test, not an old one.
Erin Malinowski Erin Malinowski Saturday, November 10, 2012 8:10:38 AM Usually using old tests and notes would be called studying...

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