I just want to say Thank You to Manhattan Medic for keeping us in the know. I know you're busy with everything man. Im really thankful for yah!!!
Can someone quickly lay out the correct order of the applicant processing? I know the interview is first, but what's next? And at what point in the process is the 2 mile run? And is the 2 mile run on track or is it point A-B? Please tell me its not a track. I hate running in circles. Feels like you're dying while accomplishing nothing. Much easier on my pysch if I have an actual destination to run towards.
In the army,sometimes we ran 2 miles in 8 laps and sometimes we did the two miles from one destination to the next . It was ALWAYS (mentaly) a much easier and faster run when we ran from one place to another. Laps kill motivation. And sometimes I lose count Lol.
Sorry I meant mile and a half. 2 miles is military.
from what was previously posted in this forum the mile and a half run is point A-B then B-A.
(this was posted by MM back on page 284)
August 30 - Received Background Investigation packet, around this time the department also sent out invite for orientation/sign up for the CPAT prep class
September 17ish - orientation sessions at The Rock for CPAT prep class
September 25 - CPAT prep class starts
October 4 - List #s leaked
October 11 & 16 - CPAT Orientation dates at DCAS testing center
October 17 - Background Investigation meeting
Late October - Actually got my score/List # in the mail
November 15 - Medical
December 1 - CPAT practice #1
December 10 - CPAT practice #2
December 13 - CPAT final attempt
Things felt pretty rushed all the way through, so I imagine they'd like to get started sooner and have a bit more time to work with OC people. So hopefully for your sake and theirs, they'll get going with it in January/February as soon as this class goes in.
Anyone have any insight about the heart rate test given during medical(what is it, how is it given etc)?
1. Not to contradict FDsouthbxNY but when I did my 2 runs last month it was on Sunken Meadow Loop, a fairly new looking park area adjacent to the academy. We did like 1.5x around the loop. The out and back course described previously in this and the 6019 thread is a regular route for PT though.
2. If you fail the HR test you have to come back and redo it within 30 days. On the retry one of the department doctors watches as you do it. If at 5m12s you are again too high on the HR they will have you stay on the stairmaster till 8m have passed, and they decide based on how well you handle the exertion. Many failed the first time, but the vast majority passed the second.
3. That video doesn't say anything expect where the smokehouse is. If we're going to post random stuff and call it an answer then let me tell you about the smokehouse: http://youtu.be/ravAOrNTfKQ?
Hey guys, for anyone who is worried about the CPAT, Connecticut offers a CPAT every spring and fall. The cost is $150 and if you are worried about the CPAT it offers you the chance to give it a try and figure out the best technique for you. Also if you are interested in testing in CT you need to have a CPAT card just to take most tests. FYI you must sign up by March 7th for the Spring session. http://www.ct.gov/cfpc/cwp/view.asp?...6722&cfpcNav=|