Yea im pretty sure you'll be fine. Remember that they will soon be hiring felons according to my packet and an article in the nypost. And the fdny has also stated that certain criminal charges will not bar you from employment, even if such charges are still pending.
With that said, i wouldnt worry about anything minor which happened years ago and was in fact dismissed. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is to be completely honest and to leave nothing undisclosed on your part, especially since anything you may try to hide is already documented within the system anyway. If its been documented, they WILL find out.
Interesting...hopefully i will get the opportunity to compare. I went to Fort Knox...in the winter. I love the Army but i dont wish that sort of torture on anyone. Im talking straight torture from 5am-10pm Sun-Sun, running 5-6 miles (sometimes in boots) no weekends or holidays and no going home or saying you quit. Sleeping aint no gettaway either becuz the instructors actually wake you up and no you dont have time to shower and stop for breakfast.
Im sure the rock has its own brand of horror, but ill be happy if i can at least go home every night to cry to my wife while she gives a massage lol
Let me try this again. Members of Both engine and truck companies are involved with salvage and overhaul operations. Members of both engine and truck companies will carry heavy things up lots of stairs.
As for the task of "getting to the fire," I get the feeling you're not aware of who's job it is to find that fire and clear a pathway to it for that nozzle man, but I can assure you it is not the building super. "IJS"
Thank you though for telling me about my line of work.
I held off on replying to the brother's post, and didn't want to jump on him for his current OTJ experience and trying to relate to the folks here. I came here with some experience from a previous department too, but had to be a clean slate for how we do it here.
And that's just one of the things that I love about the job here. We do things different in many aspects. Those of you coming here from another department need to leave all of that behind you.
Our department, fireground, etc; operate on a different level. Your position, the type of building, what due you are, all dictate where you go, what tools you bring and what you do.
Regarding how Probie School compares to the military: You're just going to have to find out and compare if you have that experience. For me; boot camp was worse. But those were the days when the DI's could frak with you at any given hour and they had nothing but time. Here, you get to go home at the end of the day. You definitely get your arses handed to you at The Rock, but there is a schedule to keep and pain is only temporary.
Engine vs Truck: Don't worry about which is better or worse. When you make it all the way through, you're a New York City Firefighter and you get to ride Big Red. And the thing that matters most is protecting your brothers and sisters, and making sure we all go home.
*Remember: The fire doesn't go out without that one guy on the nozzle. The other 100 guys there just helped out.
Has anyone in the top 700/730 or so not received their packet for open competitive yet, I'm also on list 2500 not sure if this is why, either way I'll be calling investigations tomorrow. Thanks for any help.
I'm trying to find a blank copy of the CPD-B online. Cant seem to find one. Anyone knows a link to getting a blank one?
Hey brothers, as far as the "weight" goes for the medical part, does anyone know if its ONLY done based off of the bmi chart, or if they will do Body Fat % as well.
Because i Know people, myself included, who will be deemed overweight on the bmi chart but with a good bodyfat percentage, because the muscle makes you way more. It happened in my army reserves unit all the time and we all have to get taped to pass the weigh in. anyone have any knowledge?