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    Quote Originally Posted by USA2000 View Post
    Stupid question and im pretty sure someone answered it before. How are the bunker gear knee pads. My left knee gives me problems at times (bursitis) and I just want to make sure I protect it since we will be on our knees most of the time. I have volleyball knee pads and was wondering if can double up on them or whether one set is enough paired with the built in knee pads in the bunker gear pants.
    1st off not a stupid question at all. The knee pads in your bunker gear provide little protection at best especially if you have an existing injury. You should be fine with ONE set of volleyball style kneepads. It will be very tight if you double up with bunker gear and would severely restrict your movement. (Not to mention the fact that you will barely have enough time to get the first pair on with the DI's breathing down your neck) I used Mizumo kneepads during evolutions and they worked great. I wouldn't bother with them for FST. Inside tip: If your are issued a pair of bunker pants with the snap on kneepads you can stuff your volleyball kneepads right in-between the bunker pants and the bunker kneepads. This ended up saving me a lot of time getting dressed since i didn't have to worry about taking my kneepads on and off between classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFwnt2b View Post
    What are you scared? LOL
    You do climb that but not totally vertical. You must climb it with tools, saws, and the mask. To be honest, the portable 35ft is more difficult when they have you climb all the way to the top of that.
    FFwnt2b is right… the 35' climb is a lot scarier than the aerial climbs you do at The Rock. They may make you do a leg lock and lean back on portables (24' and 35') but not the aerial. FYI… FDNY members climb ladders with hands on the rails not rungs and you won't be harnessed in so if you slip you will be taking the express down. Do yourself a favor and stop watching these buff videos. You're going to end up scaring yourself to death for no reason. You will be climbing ladders, sliding off buildings, doing blacked out searches, confined space mask confidence drills and all kinds of other crazy stuff so much that after a while you will do it without batting an eye. Just becomes repetition. No matter what challenge you face in the academy just get it done and don't quit or make excuses... you may regret it for the rest of your life. "Best job in the world!!!"

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    I ordered long cotton black sport socks for the academy, because of everything I've heard about the boots ripping into your legs after a while if they are not covered. But I tried the socks on last night and they go up to my knees and are pretty uncomfortable. I'm used to wearing ankle socks.

    Do they have to go up that far? Or should I just send these back and look for ones that are a tad shorter, maybe up to my mid-calf muscle? Just looking for some suggestions, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoTheWork View Post
    Do yourself a favor and stop watching these buff videos. You're going to end up scaring yourself to death for no reason. !"
    Thank you

    The climbs look needlessly risky. Haven't found one like it for the fdny

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    Thank you

    The climbs look needlessly risky. Haven't found one like it for the fdny
    The firefighter in the Chatanooga video is harnessed and on a belay the entire time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jremNY View Post
    The firefighter in the Chatanooga video is harnessed and on a belay the entire time.
    Then that makes that video even more different than the training at the rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MESAman View Post
    I ordered long cotton black sport socks for the academy, because of everything I've heard about the boots ripping into your legs after a while if they are not covered. But I tried the socks on last night and they go up to my knees and are pretty uncomfortable. I'm used to wearing ankle socks.

    Do they have to go up that far? Or should I just send these back and look for ones that are a tad shorter, maybe up to my mid-calf muscle? Just looking for some suggestions, thanks.
    I heard others talking about getting cut by the boots before I went in but neither me nor anyone in my squad ever had that problem. I wore mid cut socks and was fine. Wear what's comfortable and if you have a problem you can always switch into longer socks. I think a bigger concern than getting cut by the boots is getting MRSA, athletes foot, fungal infection etc… Many of your engine ops evolutions will have you laying in puddles of water operating hose lines. It's going to get disgusting after a while putting your feet into soaking wet smelly boots. Keep several pairs of socks in your locker and a can of lysol in your bunker locker as well. Midway through I bought a pair of "Seal Skin" waterproof socks that helped out a lot. Hope this helps.
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    @DoTheWork Thank you for good information.

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    Just shave your heads and stop worrying about it. I do it every day in the shower because I'm losing hair and it takes 3 minutes. What's the big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderneck30 View Post
    No big deal. Just becuz im not totally amped about leanin back 109ft in the air doesnt mean its a big deal or that i wouldnt do it if i had to. I wasnt totally excited about everything we did in the Army, but i did it.
    They opened action park back up or are about to. The **** they have there is prob more dangerous. Who's down to go?
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    Just got a run letter today for July 9th

    I'm between 1325-1335.


    Anyone know how missing orientation day works? Like will they have another one for guys who got the letter late or something
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    Hey guys, I have a question regarding lunch for both the academy and administration day. First off, will we be able to put stuff into a refrigerator on admin day or should we just back something we could eat warm? Also, are we supposed to brown bag it in the Academy or can we bring a lunch cooler? I don't want to show up with a teenage mutant ninja turtle lunch box and look like an idiot on the first day lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DedicatedAmbition View Post
    Hey guys, I have a question regarding lunch for both the academy and administration day. First off, will we be able to put stuff into a refrigerator on admin day or should we just back something we could eat warm? Also, are we supposed to brown bag it in the Academy or can we bring a lunch cooler? I don't want to show up with a teenage mutant ninja turtle lunch box and look like an idiot on the first day lol.
    I think you'll be fine as long as you're not takig up a ton of room, get one of the soft cooler bags that's my plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by antmdog View Post
    Just got a run letter today for July 9th

    I'm between 1325-1335.


    Anyone know how missing orientation day works? Like will they have another one for guys who got the letter late or something
    Good for you, bro. Just squeaking in lol. Keep us posted on how many people are there.
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    if everyone else got sworn in and you jus got a run letter then, you and small handful of other guys are the backfill. you will go through, the same process like everyone else did, just a little bit faster, because once you pass the run you need to run to fort rotten and get your uniforms and whatnot. if i remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdnybk View Post
    if everyone else got sworn in and you jus got a run letter then, you and small handful of other guys are the backfill. you will go through, the same process like everyone else did, just a little bit faster, because once you pass the run you need to run to fort rotten and get your uniforms and whatnot. if i remember correctly.
    Backfill?
    I'm running July 9th, orientation is July 7th. Does that mean there's a chance they won't put me in for the July academy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmdog View Post
    Backfill?
    I'm running July 9th, orientation is July 7th. Does that mean there's a chance they won't put me in for the July academy?
    no you're in. you will probably have your own mini orientation and then they will get you gear etc when they can in the short few days before the 14th. not sure exactly but its been mentioned on this board before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    no you're in. you will probably have your own mini orientation and then they will get you gear etc when they can in the short few days before the 14th. not sure exactly but its been mentioned on this board before.
    Okay cool, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmdog View Post
    Okay cool, thanks
    You're def gonna be a lot more rushed than the rest of us, but you'll be in. That's what matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antmdog View Post
    Okay cool, thanks
    Only thing that sucks is that its only gonna be you and like 3 other people surrounded by DI's. Such a small group and being the very last ones they'll have no problem remembering/recognizing you on the 14th, something we all tried to avoid lol. But hey, Happy 4th!
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