you don't have to pick a major right away.
I hope FD is making it a priority to ensure that they are only sending out equally diverse FDNY companies to help the people from the storm.
On a more serious note.. If any of you guys would be interested in helping the broad channel volleys in queens let me know by PM. They lost 1 fire truck and both ambulances. My current chief is from queens.. And is doing a grass roots effort to help them.
Its funny how I see people from facebook talking about their list numbers, yet they outside NYC and claimed residency. I wonder how many people are gonna get away with faking residency and if they are gonna kick people totally off the list for it. Not saying they should but curious.
[QUOTE=BigGriffC12;1346628]I'm just trying to not let my GI bill go to waste.. I have no interest in anything outside of the firefighting world..and I'm not going to go to school for something I dont want to do of what doesn't intrest me....I know the degree won't help me get hired here.. But the GI bill will pay me very well while I wait..[/QUOTE
You can use your GI bill starting in the academy with out going to school. It's considerd an apprentice program.
i have a feeling a lot of people are going to take CPAT once and never return or do the stair master once and fail and never retake it. a lot of people on this list don't really want the job to the point where they are willing to train everyday for it.
It's hard to imagine what went through their minds as they checked that. I'm sure some thought "well I live in the city now so **** it".
I feel bad, a friend of mine claimed it even though his living situation was.. unique enough that he was going to have a lot of trouble proving he actually lived here (a decommissioned ferry boat moored on Newtown Creek is most certainly in the city... just not really on the map). Unfortunately even with the points he scored far too low.
What sucks is they are going to waste everyone's time because they will only get discovered as they get brought in by candidate investigations and it becomes obvious that they don't have any proof of residency for that time. I kinda hope for the OC the first thing they do with candidates is bring them in for the preliminary get together with an investigator, to start to weed out people who lied about extra points, or age. It's a waste of everyone's time if they go into CPAT training and beyond when in reality they shouldn't be there at all.
I don't remember specifically, but low 90s.
What's your #/score?
"As in the case of any intentional misrepresentation of a material fact on an employment application, candidates who claim New York City Residency Credit and who are determined to have intentionally misrepresented facts concerning New York City residency shall be terminated if they have already been appointed and/or disqualified and their names shall be removed from the eligible list, and they may be subject to criminal sanctions."
So that guy with the 103 that lied about his residency isn't going down to 98 and getting a 2nd chance to get hired later in the life of the list. He's gone for good, at least according to the NOE.
Here's hoping all of our on the job forum members are doing okay after some long days working through the storm.
Oh IMO not worth it. You will be getting paid in the academy, I know its not much, but that GI bill can be used down the road for something more expensive.
I thought you could pass it down to your kids?