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    Quote Originally Posted by zachryw2001 View Post
    Only time can tell. Keep training and preparing like they could call you tommorrow. You don't want to be sitting around doing nothing but being lazy and get a call in 3 years and not be prepared.
    That's what I plan on doing... Just a bought a 50lb weight vest as well from craigslist... I wanna ace the physical and hope the academy will be a breeze if in good shape... Thx
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    You don't have to quit the weights, but the focus should be cardio cardio cardio and calesthenics. Ya wanna know what the heaviest weight is that's lifted during PT in the academy? 10# dumbbells (this was advice straight from a CPAT instructor).
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoozer1989 View Post
    Some people better hope it is just a urinalysis test rather than a hair follicle test. I remember one kid came in to take his drug test for the union a couple years back. He was completely shaved from head to toe...the director of the apprenticeship program looked at him and said "Well you're out of the program. See you later."
    Thats ridiculous, what union? I shave my head and my body. I had to take a hair drug test before for PD and they told me to come back in 3 weeks with my chest hair grown out. I did and passed.
    I know for a fact that if you shave your body and You are already a cop, PD will make you urinate on the spot and its not a problem.
    Anyway, some Blacks claim that hair testing is racist because they claim the thickness of their hair holds the drug information longer. PD had an issue with this, but they are too strong and were able to go ahead with hair testing. They supposedly go back 4 months on hair testing for PD

    I would imagine a lot of people are gonna fail for pot, I know 2 people already who failed those tests, One for EMS and one for PD and they are both on this list. I hope the urine test catches them again.
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    They should use any length hair for any length time. So while taking the test an applicant thinks: "Yea, 6 months ago I smoked pot, caught my stove on fire while making mac'n'cheese, put it out and thought 'Dude, I'd make a great fire man.'"

    This guy gets to be a firefighter in the greatest city on earth? I get maybe five years ago but if you were seriously doping 6 months ago, you're not ready for this job.

    Sorry for the rant. I'm probably talking too much for a guy with my list number lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by knicksh2o View Post
    Thx for the answers from everyone. Yeah I guess the biggest hurdle is that last bit of info on 8 min mile. I can prob push 3 miles at that rate but after that, as you have stated, its absurd. I've been lifting all my life and I am starting to think about quitting to lose a good 10 15 pounds of muscle. I think it will ease a lot of pressure off my joints and of course my lungs.
    Good stuff man keep it up!

    In my experience running 2-3 miles everyday was not nearly as helpful for me as running 6 miles twice a week. Something about forcing your body through those extra few miles in one shot really boosted my cardio and leg strength more. I am not at all a personal trainer and each individual's body type will work better with different systems but here's what I'm working with now that seems to be good for me.

    Run 6 miles once a week (obviously I has to work up to this)

    Bike 25-30 miles once a week (replaced my 2nd 6 mile run day with this. Just as good for leg strength and cardio but gives your knees a break)

    Upper body once a week: I quit my gym back in April because being able to bench and skull crunch a ton wont help you much in the academy and I wanted to get lighter and leaner.

    Crunches, bicycle sit ups, leg lifts.

    Push ups (till my arms go numb)

    Pull ups (till I fall off the bar, my grip gives out before my arms and back do)

    Chin ups (see pull ups)

    Dips

    Curls (the only vanity work out I do haha but it might be helpful)

    Everything is super high repetition till exhaustion for one set.

    As you can tell that's only three days a week but I'm happy with my strength levels and mile times.

    Other peeps out there let me know what works for you.
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    Alot of these guys are also ignorant to the fact that you need to bust your *** to get into the FD. I'm sure most of these guys who were recruited have no idea what the physical demand of the academy is.
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    Skyline, I was trying to pm you back but it's full again lol. You're a popular fella...

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    Try it again now. I just made some room
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    Hey, quick question..Would any of you guys be willing to join up or make a facebook group? I figure it could put names to faces and such..maybe we could organize stuff or something, even though we're all competition with each other, we can start the brotherhood early.

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    Oh man, its good to see Skyline on this thread, makes me feel like this class is actually rolling forward. Thanks for the info back on the 6019 thread back in the day too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Hey, quick question..Would any of you guys be willing to join up or make a facebook group? I figure it could put names to faces and such..maybe we could organize stuff or something, even though we're all competition with each other, we can start the brotherhood early.
    I would have to make another facebook, I don't want everyone on Facebook knowing my business.


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    been lurking on this thread for awhile, list number 20**, hopefully in a few years ill be called,
    hope everyone stays positive, patient, and healthy because you never know what will happen so stay strong everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    I would have to make another facebook, I don't want everyone on Facebook knowing my business.


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    To update your signature, look at your "welcome bar" > click "notifications" > on the left column you'll see "Edit Signature."

    From there, enter your information (keep it partial) and save. It should pop up with your next post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Thats ridiculous, what union? I shave my head and my body. I had to take a hair drug test before for PD and they told me to come back in 3 weeks with my chest hair grown out. I did and passed.
    I know for a fact that if you shave your body and You are already a cop, PD will make you urinate on the spot and its not a problem.
    Anyway, some Blacks claim that hair testing is racist because they claim the thickness of their hair holds the drug information longer. PD had an issue with this, but they are too strong and were able to go ahead with hair testing. They supposedly go back 4 months on hair testing for PD

    I would imagine a lot of people are gonna fail for pot, I know 2 people already who failed those tests, One for EMS and one for PD and they are both on this list. I hope the urine test catches them again.
    Lmao !!!! I hope so too !!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for the sig info.

    How the hell did they get away with these personality questions? Why is everyone just accepting it.
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    You wanna pass the physical and wing the academy... One word for ya CROSSFIT... insane workouts...
    Join one of the their boxes aka gyms and you will see for urself... No b.s workout and it's only 20-30 workouts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetz111 View Post
    You wanna pass the physical and wing the academy... One word for ya CROSSFIT... insane workouts...
    Join one of the their boxes aka gyms and you will see for urself... No b.s workout and it's only 20-30 MIN workouts...

    20-30 min workouts
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Thanks for the sig info.

    How the hell did they get away with these personality questions? Why is everyone just accepting it.
    I didn't think anyone would bring it up !!!! I don't even know what to say or do !!! I nearly aced that test only two wrong and got a 95 those questions definitely put a toll in my score I heard of a guy who aced the test no wrong questions at all and got 20,000 list number !!! If I would've known better I would've answered properly ... Eg .. How often you read .. 10 times a week ... Your friends only look for you for help strongly agree !!!! Its ok I won't cry or bitch about it !!! All i know if my name is called I'm going all out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyvale View Post
    I didn't think anyone would bring it up !!!! I don't even know what to say or do !!! I nearly aced that test only two wrong and got a 95 those questions definitely put a toll in my score I heard of a guy who aced the test no wrong questions at all and got 20,000 list number !!! If I would've known better I would've answered properly ... Eg .. How often you read .. 10 times a week ... Your friends only look for you for help strongly agree !!!! Its ok I won't cry or bitch about it !!! All i know if my name is called I'm going all out
    There is nothing wrong with complaining about it. If you scored badly on the merit based part then its no ones fault buy your own, but the psych part was designed to negate some of the weight of the first parts.

    Danny, turn on your PM's
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    There is nothing wrong with complaining about it. If you scored badly on the merit based part then its no ones fault buy your own, but the psych part was designed to negate some of the weight of the first parts.

    Danny, turn on your PM's
    I believe they on but if they not how you turn them on ?

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    Ok got them on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyvale View Post
    Ok got them on
    says there is no such user, PM me and Ill PM you back
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    says there is no such user, PM me and Ill PM you back
    Sent ...!!

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    still cant reply. I give up
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Thanks for the sig info.

    How the hell did they get away with these personality questions? Why is everyone just accepting it.
    Because its becoming an industry standard when it comes to entrance exams for jobs like this.


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