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    Default Anyone leavin for Houston the 18th?

    Hey just checkin to see if anyone out there is leavin to Houston on the 18th, what to expect?

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    I am leaving on the 18th from Missouri.

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    cool deal men, I'm leavin from South Carolina, Any idea on what to expect? plane tickets? or any info from anybody at WSI?

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    Not really, I hear most guys don't recieve their plane tickets in the mail untill the very last minute. I'm hearing, a week in Houston for fire classes, but thats about all I know. I heard we will basically changes uniforms to a Sally port uniform when we get there.

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    I received a PSIP form to fill out yesterday but still dont know any date to go to Huston.

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    Hey 50 and JDJ did you all get that same form and if so how long after that did you get the date to go to Huston and was it by email or phone call that you got that date. Thanks

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    Hey guys just curious what wsi is telling the new recruits about Sally port taking over
    Any info on this matter would be great.

    Thanks

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    to Baldwinchief, i got an email from them the same day I sent in the PSIP form, I would call up there and ask to talk to any recruiters and ask about your status, I had to keep bugging them, but i do know that they said they were gettin a bunch of Visa's back this and next week. To irishfirefighting, I have not heard anything from WSI about the transition except it will be filling out some paperwork and changing your shirt to a sallyport logo, I am still trying to fing out more. Good luck guys! keep on calling them and asking about where your at in the process.

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    Default Ya OK

    Quote Originally Posted by 50 View Post
    Not really, I hear most guys don't recieve their plane tickets in the mail untill the very last minute. I'm hearing, a week in Houston for fire classes, but thats about all I know. I heard we will basically changes uniforms to a Sally port uniform when we get there.

    A week in Houston for (Fire Classes) now that is a funny one. It's more like a week of how to get your self fired.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldwinchief451 View Post
    Hey 50 and JDJ did you all get that same form and if so how long after that did you get the date to go to Huston and was it by email or phone call that you got that date. Thanks
    I was told my deployment date in the same e-mail that had my form attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrobichaud View Post
    A week in Houston for (Fire Classes) now that is a funny one. It's more like a week of how to get your self fired.....
    Ok...you obviously know more about it than I do. So could you be a little more clear please? Any heads up advice would be appreciated.

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    I believe what he means is that they really are not classes. You go to a bunch of lectures about what not to do in theatre. It's really a lot of B.S. but you need to be prepared to jump through hoops. We do a lot of that over here. It isn't anything to worry about though. Just stay very flexible because it is very rare that in-processing goes smoothly. If you have any questions in particular let me know and I will answer them the best I can. I have been over here for 2 years and I just transitioned to Sallyport. Good luck

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    I got my notice to leave for Huston on the 18th also from Gerogia.

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    Hey JDJ and Snake thanks for the info.

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    I'm currious about how they acually do the firemans carry durring the PAT test. Is it a dummy on the ground or a live standing person or a dummy drag????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 View Post
    I'm currious about how they acually do the firemans carry durring the PAT test. Is it a dummy on the ground or a live standing person or a dummy drag????
    Heaviest person in the group gets carried for the distance, well if it's still the same atleast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50 View Post
    I'm currious about how they acually do the firemans carry durring the PAT test. Is it a dummy on the ground or a live standing person or a dummy drag????
    Both times I went through, we teamed up with someone our own size and took turns carrying each other. You could carry any way you wantediggy-back, over the shoulder, around the shoulders, etc. The only time I have heard anything different is when they let everyone in the group carry the smallest guy if he was willing. I have never heard of them picking the heaviest. Ask Damien if you can carry him!! LOL Good luck

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    Thats funny... The only reason I ask is because where I am from they no longer teach a true firemans carry, due to possible spinal injuries the victim might have. Thats why the new standard for structural firefighting gear has a rescue drag harness built in between the shoulder blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake_MFD View Post
    Both times I went through, we teamed up with someone our own size and took turns carrying each other. You could carry any way you wantediggy-back, over the shoulder, around the shoulders, etc. The only time I have heard anything different is when they let everyone in the group carry the smallest guy if he was willing. I have never heard of them picking the heaviest. Ask Damien if you can carry him!! LOL Good luck
    Thanks for going along with the heaviest person... Oh well... yes this is true... All of it, as long as the group gets from point a, b, and back to point c they don't really care to much. My group did the lighest/smallest person and someone carried them. Wouldn't stress the 'PT Testing' to much...

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    Ok did anyone else get the call about admin issue with KBR? any other infor from anyone on the issue and when we will be leaving? or if we are gonna get nixed and left jobless? any info would be helpful thank you

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    Default The call I got....

    My call said KBR has suspended all deployments indefinitely....She would not confirm whether this was due to Sallyport taking over the contract. But she did tell me not to quit my current job, and if I already had to try to get it reinstated. That pretty much told me that they didnt have any immediate future plans to send anyone else over.

    I also applied for Sallyport a few weeks ago, never heard anything from them as yet either.

    Sux if this is true your out all the $$$ you spent on paperwork, physicals and passport costs.

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    when was your deployment date? she told me that it was not that i was not going but that it was an administrative issue and we would still be going but they were still playing the waiting game, who did you hear suspended indefinetly from?

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    Ok, who else here just got shafted and are left with no job and no info? does anybody know whats going on? or what to do

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    JDJFIREMAN1.... I just got a phone call from WSI. They only took 10 out of the hundreds of us deploying in the next few weeks. The rest of us are left jobless. I can't believe this... 5 days before I was to leave for Houston. I have to reapply to get my old job back (wasn't in firefighting) but it's still gonna take me 5 months if I want to go back there. This sucks... Now what.....

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    Were you put on standby pay?

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