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    Quote Originally Posted by rpnyc1 View Post
    Hey Fellas,
    As long as we're talking about running and getting fit, I ran track and xc in high school and college, and now am a pretty competitive marathoner (2:30 is my best time) and coach a group of about 15 runners as a part time gig.

    I'd be more than happy to hook people up with some training plans, pro bono, or answer any questions about building up mileage, speed work, shoes, losing weight, whatever. Not trying to show off or make myself the expert or anything, but running's been my thing for a long time and I'm more than happy to share my knowledge with everyone who's interested. PM me or post questions here if you have any.
    Awesome, Thanks for sharing with us, it's good to know we have someone on here with your background.

    I just recently started running again, I'm keeping it short for now (around three miles) until I feel comfortable enough to get back into the longer distances. Do you have a basic plan that you follow for building mileage while minimizing the risk of stress injuries?

    What's your opinion on pose/minimalist running?


    Also, I see we have some crossfit guys on here, check out this guys website http://www.mobilitywod.com/ he posts daily mobility workouts that are designed to prevent injury and improve performance. The dude is a physical therapist and owns a crossfit gym, he really knows his stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdeluca1993 View Post
    Ok thanks, that cleared up a lot.
    On the volunteer thing, I mean your right on some aspects but most of the young guys like me are in shape, and are the ones taking the test. And I mean you get points for living in the city, but no points for already being trained and experienced as a firefighter? Doesn't make sense to me but it is what it is I guess
    That's right. We don't care. That's why you go to the academy.
    There is no other department out there that gives "extra credit" for being a certified firefighter.

    Meanwhile, yes. I believe that's what is done. You advance through the process, but not offered the job until you turn 21.

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    Yea seriously I agree with you 100%. If I don't get on because I don't study more than 8hrs a week for my current job(doorman on the upper east side) some heads are gonna roll. You had to be an epic liar to ace the personality. All that advice about not overselling yourself really bit me in the ***. After acing the actual test part of the exam I'm still even more paranoid than I was before. I keep telling myself just keep training but I can't shake the feeling that this can end up being all for nothing all over again. Like I said before best of luck to us all, Lord knows we need it.
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    What gets to me is that ALOT of the test takers were in a way forced to take this exam, now people like myself and alot others on this forum who are dying to get a chance at "the best job in the world" get screwed when you have many people getting "lucky" by taking a city test just for the hell of it and scoring high then taking the spots of the guys who really want it.

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    Gentlemen (and ladies if there are),

    I am proposing writing a letter of protest in regards to the personality portion of the exam. I'm not trying to drum undue controversy but after thinking of the fact that there is a psychological portion of the interview process, it seems a bit redundant to have a personality survey as part of the graded exam. I mean, a guy that says he exercises 20 hours a week gets a higher grade because I was honest and stated that I work out 10 hours a week. It's ridiculous to apply a grade to an opinion based survey. I'm intending on showing up at the June 5 Merit Matters meeting and bringing this concern to attention, as I would also like to protest the entire personality portion of the exam. I've wanted this for far too long to see my chances slip away because I don't possess the personality trait to lie on a personality survey. Who's with me?

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    I know that you told me not to reply to ANY of your posts, but this is just my opinion. Its extremely redundant to protest the exam as of this moment, especially if the judge didn't approve the outcome of this examination. Make a petition letter if you choose to, hold on to it for safe keeping. We are still in the middle of the protest period and for all you know, all or half of the questions you got wrong/partial credit on, may indeed be extinguished for the entire exam. Let's not panic for now let's wait till the tvb makes a first move. Once again just my opinion, no need to offend anyone.

    Btw, I had a chance to protest for this exam, but I know many people personally and on this forum who didnt get a chance because psi is now closed to book appointments. I for one am not in favor of psi actions on this matter. I believe people have the right to book an appointment to protest their examination.
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    Hey guys first time posting in this thread but ive been lurking since page 4. Just got back from my review and got 2 NC in the first four sections and 13 PC in the last section. Total protested 4. Being that im from florida with no residency credit im not sure if i still have a shot but i will stay positive and hope everyone else does too. If i dont get on with FDNY fire i will give it a shot with FDNY ems since i have my paramedic certificate. Good luck to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY2000 View Post
    Gentlemen (and ladies if there are),

    I am proposing writing a letter of protest in regards to the personality portion of the exam. I'm not trying to drum undue controversy but after thinking of the fact that there is a psychological portion of the interview process, it seems a bit redundant to have a personality survey as part of the graded exam. I mean, a guy that says he exercises 20 hours a week gets a higher grade because I was honest and stated that I work out 10 hours a week. It's ridiculous to apply a grade to an opinion based survey. I'm intending on showing up at the June 5 Merit Matters meeting and bringing this concern to attention, as I would also like to protest the entire personality portion of the exam. I've wanted this for far too long to see my chances slip away because I don't possess the personality trait to lie on a personality survey. Who's with me?
    Oh boy here we go.
    Let's all do a favor and not Petiton any protest letters here. The last thing we need to do is make it seem like this test was unfair. Let's not bring any MORE attention to this circus please.
    You don't know how the personality portion is being graded. Who's to say you didn't do a lot better then you thought. You don't know the grading process. Don't put your foot in your mouth
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY2000 View Post
    Gentlemen (and ladies if there are),

    I am proposing writing a letter of protest in regards to the personality portion of the exam. I'm not trying to drum undue controversy but after thinking of the fact that there is a psychological portion of the interview process, it seems a bit redundant to have a personality survey as part of the graded exam. I mean, a guy that says he exercises 20 hours a week gets a higher grade because I was honest and stated that I work out 10 hours a week. It's ridiculous to apply a grade to an opinion based survey. I'm intending on showing up at the June 5 Merit Matters meeting and bringing this concern to attention, as I would also like to protest the entire personality portion of the exam. I've wanted this for far too long to see my chances slip away because I don't possess the personality trait to lie on a personality survey. Who's with me?
    Im down, not sure what we can do but I will sign up and bitch and make a fuss.
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    And the Vulcans complain when things dont go their way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY2000 View Post
    Gentlemen (and ladies if there are),

    I am proposing writing a letter of protest in regards to the personality portion of the exam. I'm not trying to drum undue controversy but after thinking of the fact that there is a psychological portion of the interview process, it seems a bit redundant to have a personality survey as part of the graded exam. I mean, a guy that says he exercises 20 hours a week gets a higher grade because I was honest and stated that I work out 10 hours a week. It's ridiculous to apply a grade to an opinion based survey. I'm intending on showing up at the June 5 Merit Matters meeting and bringing this concern to attention, as I would also like to protest the entire personality portion of the exam. I've wanted this for far too long to see my chances slip away because I don't possess the personality trait to lie on a personality survey. Who's with me?
    I'm not at all saying I think the process has been perfect, but oh man - the last thing I want to do is throw a monkey wrench in it. My opinion, let's just wait and see how it shakes out. If everyone protests until the perfect process has been found, not only are WE never gonna get hired but neither will anyone else for the next decade. I'd prefer to have a list number a few hundred down the line because of an imperfect exam than to protest it loudly vigorously and risk holding up the ENTIRE line indefinitely.
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    I got 0 wrong on the first part & 7 pc on the last part....how is that stacking up sounds about middle of the pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by matty21 View Post
    I got 0 wrong on the first part & 7 pc on the last part....how is that stacking up sounds about middle of the pack
    No way man - that puts you way at the front of the pack (if you have residency or vets points). Congrats on a great score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matty21 View Post
    I got 0 wrong on the first part & 7 pc on the last part....how is that stacking up sounds about middle of the pack

    Seriously bro that is a really good score IMO, it really all depends on how many questions are going to be throwned out or reversed. I'm almost at the same boat as you with 0 nc and 8 PC basically hoping to get some pcs throwned out or the personality section not be weighted so much. None the less congrats you did good bro.

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    Great job matty 21,

    I had my review yesterday. Well was scheduled for it but I couldnt make it. I tried to contact someone from psi about that and didn't get much of a positive response to get any sort of insight as to how I did just that I will now have to wait till the protest period is over and maybe till the scores are posted.

    Which will suck to have to wait that long. However long that is going to be.

    Dont know if anyone wants to share their experience with me about the Hydro Verter test that would be awesome. I can remember alot of the questions but only a couple had my mind occupied with worry.

    So if anyone would like to help me that would be awesome. I thought I read FDNYPD had the same test and people PM'd him. Maybe you all would/could PM me?..?? That would be awesome.

    Thanks all.

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    Hey guys, I was on a deployment and got back the other day. Been roaming the boards the past couple pages, did you only receive your tentative results if you were present at the review/protest? or did everyone receive their scores via postal service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdeluca1993 View Post
    Does anyone know how the list works if your under 21? Do they just skip over you? or are you just called to the first class available after you turn 21? Also, am I the only one that thinks it's complete BS that volunteers don't get any extra credit?
    You may not be the only one who thinks its bs that volunteers dont get any extra credit, there are a lot of morons out there.
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    I was kinda bummed with my 2nc and 9pc. I thought I would have done a little better. Couldn't really protest my questions because they were blatantly obvious probably just a victim of psyching myself out and watching the clock. Iam hoping my 10 points will be enough to pull me through. Did anyone have exam D? If so pm me I have a question

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongCut View Post
    You may not be the only one who thinks its bs that volunteers dont get any extra credit, there are a lot of morons out there.
    Again? Really?!
    The only ones who deserve any kind of extra credit are the veterans and those with legacy credit, and God bless those, because it's certainly not how anyone would want to qualify.
    Just because you have experience elsewhere doesn't qualify you to any extra credit or allow you to waltz into our job where we have to erase your bad habits.

    (And I came here from elsewhere - 1. I did not expect any extra credit or treatment. 2. I had to be a clean slate and learn to do things "our way".)

    Don't come here expecting preferrential treatment from day one. It reeks of a certain fraternal society.
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    But then why should someone living in the 5 borough's get 5 points extra credit? For what reason? They didn't earn it, they are just living in a certain area. It's giving an unfair advantage for no good reason, i'm not asking for an advantage i'm just asking for a level playing field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Again? Really?!
    The only ones who deserve any kind of extra credit are the veterans and those with legacy credit, and God bless those, because it's certainly not how anyone would want to qualify.
    Just because you have experience elsewhere doesn't qualify you to any extra credit or allow you to waltz into our job where we have to erase your bad habits.

    (And I came here from elsewhere - 1. I did not expect any extra credit or treatment. 2. I had to be a clean slate and learn to do things "our way".)

    Don't come here expecting preferrential treatment from day one. It reeks of a certain fraternal society.
    haha whoops sorry i guess i wrote my post pretty poorly. I was trying to say you'd have to be a moron to expect extra credit for being a volunteer. sorry... Too much sun and beer after a memorial run today and im still checking this forum in the car on my way home.
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    It would be nice for volunteer credit. It would also be nice for out of state credit, college credit, left handed credit, etc. The residency credit can help improve unemployment in that area. Be happy it's just credit they get, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire you have to be a resident to APPLY not just to get the job. It sucks that I can't claim any credit, but I'm cool with vet points, those guys/girls put their asses on the line for all of us here.

    Has anyone heard if its possible to find out what you missed if you can't make the review? Either have them email what you missed or I you can call them?

    Nice job to everyone who did well on the test
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    I went to the review Friday morning. I thought it was well run, just as I thought the test was well run.

    I received 2 NC and 2 PC (the personality portion.) I protested 1 NC and 1 PC. I do have residency.

    Just a thought. None of this really means too much just yet. The final answer key is not even completed. Neither PSI or DCAS has said how the exam will be scored, meaning we have no idea how the sections of the exam will be weighted. And of course, the Judge still has to review of the results of this exam and approve them. Anything can happen.
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    good luck all, and thanks for sharing info.
    I cannot claim any extra points this time (was a resident for 6019, but since moved by the time 2000 came around). Did not attend the question protest sessions, but hope the best for all of us. Mostly lurk on the boards, but as this is really the main place I go for info/updates, just givin a thank-you to the posters here for keeping the information flowing.

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    Hey guys,

    It's my first time applying for the FDNY and just wanted to say thanks to all the guys that have been through the process before that are giving advise and answering questions. I know its a very lengthy process and was just wondering if any of you had the same problem that i did. I took my test on March 22nd at the Boston test site, yet when i call DCAS for any information, their automated system says i havent even taken the exam yet. Did anyone else have this problem? Also, sry to ask again if this question has already been answered, but how long does it usually take to get the results of the written after you take the exam? do you get a list number before the CPAT and then they adjust it afterwards?

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