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    Quote Originally Posted by EKFCASPER View Post
    I have cpat this Saturday. How is the timing scheduled? My paper says 3pm, so will I start at 3pm and hopefully be out within a half Hour? My reason for asking is because I'm getting a ride from SI and the person driving is curious.
    @ DCAS ?

    If so, definitely plan on being there at least 1 - 2 Hrs. Did you attend the orientation sessions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacon View Post
    In my humble opinion, these assessments are to cover the rock's *** to show people who are failing the academy while they are in that this is how you came to us, the baseline assessments tests show what you're at and the next one will show you if you did or did not put in the work. These days people are quick to blame everyone else and not themselves and this is evidence for the acdemy to show any lawsuits or complaints that you are failing because you didn't prepare, don't blame the acdemy that it's too tough. It's great that they are doing this for candidates and these days it seems like people need to be motivated instead of motivating themselves for the best job in the world. They are giving a lot of resources to succeed while classes in the past did not have an ounce of extra help. It's either you want it bad or not. Stay motivated friends and don't just do two days of PT because the instructors say that's all they do a week, do it five days or more for this will be the best feeling we will ever have once we step foot on a rig heading to a job and all the work you put in will pay off.
    Not just the Rock's ***, but the department as a whole. They're spending a lot of time and money trying to better prepare people, and I'm sure a large part of it is a desire weed people out before the academy and have less people dropping out in week 1 when they finally get a taste of the rock. That said… they've learned their lesson with the lawsuit. Every action is documented, everything that can be measured is measured. Part of it is to protect themselves from a future lawsuit, but it's also about improving the programs that they are running. It's hard to make changes if you don't know what works/doesn't work.

    You're somewhat right in your assessment of the situation, but it's not entirely about avoiding future litigation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomer Pyle View Post
    @ DCAS ?

    If so, definitely plan on being there at least 1 - 2 Hrs. Did you attend the orientation sessions ?
    Yes I attended the Dcas sessions. I asked that day and the older gentleman said to me he wasn't sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EKFCASPER View Post
    I have cpat this Saturday. How is the timing scheduled? My paper says 3pm, so will I start at 3pm and hopefully be out within a half Hour? My reason for asking is because I'm getting a ride from SI and the person driving is curious.
    When I did my Cpat I ended up arriving two hours early (only time I could get a ride) and they let me go in right away. They told me the timing was mostly arbitrary and they were letting people go as they showed. With the two videos you have to re watch and the Cpat I finished up an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EKFCASPER View Post
    I have cpat this Saturday. How is the timing scheduled? My paper says 3pm, so will I start at 3pm and hopefully be out within a half Hour? My reason for asking is because I'm getting a ride from SI and the person driving is curious.
    I was scheduled for 3pm & showed up pretty early but they just make you sit there until about 10 mins before 3. Then they bring you in to get your fingerprints & sign a couple forms. Then you watch the CPAT video.. this is probably the only time placement plays a roll. If you sit in the back near the door then you'll be the first up to run the course therefore get out earlier. If you're there for 3pm & theres no one left over from the group before you still running the course, you'll be outta there around 3:30ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 336Brooklyn View Post
    When I did my Cpat I ended up arriving two hours early (only time I could get a ride) and they let me go in right away. They told me the timing was mostly arbitrary and they were letting people go as they showed. With the two videos you have to re watch and the Cpat I finished up an hour.
    I agree with this though, it doesn't look like they care when you're supposed to be there, just that you're on the list for that day.

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    Guys double and triple check the forms when you go to CPat some of the people are very non Chalant about the whole process.

    Any news on this upcoming class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1017 View Post
    Yea man, I usually cycle sets of 10 push-ups consecutively, starting from the farthest out on the bar(mostly chest), moving in on the bar for the next(pretty balanced), then use the two arched handles(upper back/biceps), then the inside(triceps), and back out to the widest to finish up 50. Try staying in position rather than taking a knee to switch. I do a few cycles, mixing in workouts that don't fatigue those muscles too much Abs, legs, lower back, pull ups, curls, and other calisthenics. As you get used to it, start to make the last set to just about muscle failure. The "lightweight" lets you rebound quicker, and high reps keep the heart rate up in the middle of a HIIT workouts. Usually run 2-3miles after a workout, and include that in my "hour".
    If you can't get 10 outve each position at first, just try to find a number that'll spread each set evenly.
    Thanks for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    Guys double and triple check the forms when you go to CPat some of the people are very non Chalant about the whole process.

    Any news on this upcoming class?
    Which forms would you be talking about? According to my admission card all I need to bring is a money order, a combo lock, and that waiver if I have any conditions that would prevent me from participating... I don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSNY2FDNY View Post
    Which forms would you be talking about? According to my admission card all I need to bring is a money order, a combo lock, and that waiver if I have any conditions that would prevent me from participating... I don't
    Once you get there they make you fill out some forms in a few different rooms you get fingerprinted and then you watch the cpat video again then the test

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    for those who hav taken the cpat... Does the medical waiver need to be signed for us to take our cpat exam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    Once you get there they make you fill out some forms in a few different rooms you get fingerprinted and then you watch the cpat video again then the test
    Oh ok, I misunderstood, thought you meant forms to bring. Thanks for clearing that up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prospect View Post
    for those who hav taken the cpat... Does the medical waiver need to be signed for us to take our cpat exam?
    No I brought my form blank and signed it ther

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    What's the course record for cpat?

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    DSNY do you have PMs I wanted to ask you an unrelated question about your current job as my back up plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Those 2 videos were actual workouts from this Academy class or was this one of those PT sessions you guys are referring to?
    What page are the videos on? on a side note, who ever invented the Burpee is such A hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I was noticeably thinner. I think more muscular too but that was not so obvious to myself. Put a decent amount of weight back on after the academy because it's easy to overeat and you aren't doing nearly as much physical activity as you do in the academy.



    I don't know #s. I don't think the total headcount has changed that much because as soon as they started hiring they started increasing promotions. We're still definitely down hundreds, but the lieutenant list is nearly exhausted so they may actually start to catch up. There will likely be some guys with 20+ years though that get out once the overtime starts to drop.
    Sorry for another post in a row but if retirements are going to happen when OT dries up, won't the OT only dry up at the end of this list? and help guys on the next list?

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    CPAT: Passed on to the next step !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    DSNY do you have PMs I wanted to ask you an unrelated question about your current job as my back up plan?
    For some reason they're turned off and I can't seem to turn them on. Feel free to shoot me an email. Michaelmarr1988@yahoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    What page are the videos on? on a side note, who ever invented the Burpee is such A hole.
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/un..._video_1.shtml

    The link for the other video is right below it.....and yes I STRONGLY AGREE with your feelings on the burpee.

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    Burpees don't bother me as much as those "T push-ups" that the instructor does with the dumbbells in the first vid. Power through that video and keep up with him as he does what has got to be 25 on each side for each set. Those things are the bane of my existence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Sorry for another post in a row but if retirements are going to happen when OT dries up, won't the OT only dry up at the end of this list? and help guys on the next list?
    Kindve thought about this myself, and I think you're right. But id rather be getting hired when overtime is high as oppose to "drying up", because you're more valuable to the city to bring payroll down. You have a better shot At getting extra classes because of money issues than guys retiring and staff numbers going down. Good point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Sorry for another post in a row but if retirements are going to happen when OT dries up, won't the OT only dry up at the end of this list? and help guys on the next list?
    That may be. I'd say it's a safe bet that they are going to have to keep hiring at the current pace (or faster if they do ever implement 3 a year) for more than the life of this list.
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    Just received the email from FDNY recruitment with the dates for the midterm physical training assessments. Two dates. One for a redo of the initial mile and a half run, sit-up, pull-up and push-up and the other for another PT session with the fitness unit. Early and late November. Hopefully run-letters will be sent out shortly after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic2312 View Post
    Just received the email from FDNY recruitment with the dates for the midterm physical training assessments. Two dates. One for a redo of the initial mile and a half run, sit-up, pull-up and push-up and the other for another PT session with the fitness unit. Early and late November. Hopefully run-letters will be sent out shortly after.
    Yeah received it as well. We'll essentially be running this damn mile and a half 3 more times before the academy truly starts. I wish I didn't set the bar so damn high for myself on the first one lol. Literally ran harder than I ever could have imagined. I don't want to get chewed out for not improving it. Although, getting chewed out is something any of us trying to get on should learn to get used to I imagine.

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