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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    Probably because there was no cpat in 2002 for fdny, there was a graded physical. The cpat was first used for 2007 or 2008 class. So yea pretty impossible to have taken a cpat then
    Okay, but if I am not mistaken this CPAT that we suppose to take has the same obstacles of the grade test that you guys are referencing to. Is it just a name change and a different way of grading it. for example, numeric grading compared to a pass/fail system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FdnyFFHopeful View Post
    Work on your pull ups, that's the biggest pita. I've been working hard at it and still barely make 5.
    Pullups are something that you just have to keep doing over and over. There's a few workouts that work but the one I used was something that they did at Parris Island during boot camp. Very simply, start at 50 pullups. Do as many max as you can then rest a minute. Keep going like that until you get to 50 every other day. After a month, rest for four days. Then try for 75. Go like that adding 25 a month and you'll see improvement in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkylinePCG View Post
    I have to admit that didnt even occur to me. I was even in a similar situation; Backdraft (or however you spell it, with numbers or something...) if thats the case, the best thing you can do is dump everything you know and start chugging the proverbial kool aid.

    Like Bam said: Be a clean slate. Everyone has to know and do the same job here because even though its a 5 borrough city, the members are just interchangeable cogs in the system. Theres no rules preventing a guy from working the big H-types of the north Bronx one night, to PDs in Jamaica the next, to tenements in Chinatown or commercial hi rises in midtown after that. For that reason, everyone needs to be on the same page.

    Fortunately, you get the basics that you need in proby school. To paraphrase from Full Metal Jacket, theyll teach you how to pee. Just dont fight it. And youll hear it eventually: "Resistance is futile."
    Yeah, got it, different town, different way, different job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    What is going on guys? I have a question. If you are called for the intake interview, is it a definite you are going to the ROCK? Of course, if everything goes right with your background check, medical, etc. Also, how long is the physical training at the Rock? Does the intensity lighten up after two months then the main focus is on reading comprehension, etc. Has anyone heard when the CPAT will be held? When I took the test in 2002, we took the CPAT first, then the intake interview second. Are any veterans aware why the order has changed?
    Also, a rumor is going around stating, no matter which way the lawsuit goes, the PH’s are going through the hiring process.
    May I offer some friendly advice? Do yourself a favor and quit mentioning the priority hire thing. You did not meet the standard before and a politically correct judge with an agenda has given you another shot. What's going on with priority hires right now isn't fair to guys who DID meet the standard nor other guys, like yourself, who didn't and are not getting another shot because they are a certain color. You got lucky. Take this second opportunity, train for it and earn the job the right way. Never forget that you are being granted something you didn't earn at the expense of other people who did and understand the job as a whole isn't going to like it. In fact, we WANT the priority hire thing to go away. We don't want guys on the firefloor with us who are there because some snotnosed judge thinks they should be. Don't advertise it. You may be a great guy, but someone who gets an 85 on a test my 10 year old could ace has no business complaining about being passed over or discriminated against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    May I offer some friendly advice? Do yourself a favor and quit mentioning the priority hire thing. You did not meet the standard before and a politically correct judge with an agenda has given you another shot. What's going on with priority hires right now isn't fair to guys who DID meet the standard nor other guys, like yourself, who didn't and are not getting another shot because they are a certain color. You got lucky. Take this second opportunity, train for it and earn the job the right way. Never forget that you are being granted something you didn't earn at the expense of other people who did and understand the job as a whole isn't going to like it. In fact, we WANT the priority hire thing to go away. We don't want guys on the firefloor with us who are there because some snotnosed judge thinks they should be. Don't advertise it. You may be a great guy, but someone who gets an 85 on a test my 10 year old could ace has no business complaining about being passed over or discriminated against.
    This again. Okay, whatever you say buddy. Have a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    I've found doing these two exercises after what ever your pull up routine is helps big time:


    5 sets of jumping up and hanging at the top of a pull up for 5 seconds, then lowering yourself down and hanging at the bottom for an additional 5 seconds

    Inverted Rows. They help out a ton. I try to do 3 sets of 5, when that became too easy I put a 25lbs sandbag on my chest and am working my way up to 3x5. I'll use a smith machine for the bar, as they get easier from there lower the position of the bar closer to the floor. Example of what I mean:

    http://www.body-mind-strength.com/as...s_starting.jpg
    I don't have access to a gym but ill figure out a way to give the rows a shot. Thanks for the input lets see if it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    This again. Okay, whatever you say buddy. Have a good day.
    Once again, friendly advice. Heed it or don't. But don't come on here begging for info from those of us on the job and the guys coming on now as if you've met the same standard we did. If you have a question, ask it. But keep the priority hire crap to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    Once again, friendly advice. Heed it or don't. But don't come on here begging for info from those of us on the job and the guys coming on now as if you've met the same standard we did. If you have a question, ask it. But keep the priority hire crap to yourself.
    Now I am begging for information. Yeah, keep your friendly advice to yourself. Okay, no need to go back and forward with you. Like I said, have a good day buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FdnyFFHopeful View Post
    I don't have access to a gym but ill figure out a way to give the rows a shot. Thanks for the input lets see if it works.
    three chairs and a bar should do it, but I'm pretty sure we at least get a discount at NYSC to train for the CPAT.



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    This again. Okay, whatever you say buddy. Have a good day.
    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    Now I am begging for information. Yeah, keep your friendly advice to yourself. Okay, no need to go back and forward with you. Like I said, have a good day buddy.

    Just some advice, you're going to need some thick skin. He summed up the situation about as civil as you're going to see it if the PH's are approved and you make it on the job. If the PH's are approved, guys on the job will have to accept it. Plenty of us on the OC have to accept that we should be a lock for a July class, but we aren't, because of the PH's. It's unrealistic for you to feel like you're not going to have to accept any potential negatives that come with your situation.

    And anyway we'll all need thick skin, if you let people know their ball busting gets to you, they're just going to do it more. That has nothing to do with the FDNY, that's just how it goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    Now I am begging for information. Yeah, keep your friendly advice to yourself. Okay, no need to go back and forward with you. Like I said, have a good day buddy.
    You are free to withhold response if you like. Since you know it all already, there's really no need for you to even be on here. Perhaps go for a jog and at least attempt to meet our standard, being as how you're being handed the job either way. And yes, a full paragraph of why what and how is indeed begging for information. At least give these guys the courtesy of not throwing your priority hire status in their faces.

    My last word to you is this: be humble. If here in cyberspace where nobody can get to you you want to play the tough guy, go right ahead and enjoy yourself. Take this same crap attitude of yours to any firehouse in the city and you will get your balls crushed. And rightly so.

    You may go now, and have a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    three chairs and a bar should do it, but I'm pretty sure we at least get a discount at NYSC to train for the CPAT.
    You do indeed get a discount at NYSC. Bring some sort of official paperwork from the job to them when you go to register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    Okay, but if I am not mistaken this CPAT that we suppose to take has the same obstacles of the grade test that you guys are referencing to. Is it just a name change and a different way of grading it. for example, numeric grading compared to a pass/fail system.
    Good god. Do you have to talk back to everyone???

    It was a different physical agility back then. Yes, there are many similar events and most were timed. But there were also some that the CPAT (which is a registered trademark, therefore a standardized test) does not include.

    The CPAT was adopted by FDNY in 2007; therefore/ergo, you did not take the CPAT in 03-04. The two are different. You were there. Don't you remember???

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    I found that sitting at home doing absolutely nothing and eating absolutely everything made me do more pulls up than ever.......... You guys should start there.
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    I just do the stuff that worked for me in the Marines. A lot of running, push ups, pullups, crunches, leg lifts, and don't eat junk. Even with a list # in the 79xx's, I train like I'll get my shot someday in the future, even if it is in a few years. Usually at Astoria park if anyone wants to join.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    You do indeed get a discount at NYSC. Bring some sort of official paperwork from the job to them when you go to register.
    I don't know if guys otj get more of a discount but at cpat info session they said the discount is $50 to start processing fee then $29 a month instead of the reg $40, but the kick is you can't go during peak hours4-8pm. This is straight from health and fitness

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    Quote Originally Posted by stang0480 View Post
    I just do the stuff that worked for me in the Marines. A lot of running, push ups, pullups, crunches, leg lifts, and don't eat junk. Even with a list # in the 79xx's, I train like I'll get my shot someday in the future, even if it is in a few years. Usually at Astoria park if anyone wants to join.
    Yeah, I knock out the same stuff at the same park. PM me next time you go if you feel like it. Do you run over the bridge to Randalls ever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    I don't know if guys otj get more of a discount but at cpat info session they said the discount is $50 to start processing fee then $29 a month instead of the reg $40, but the kick is you can't go during peak hours4-8pm. This is straight from health and fitness
    Sounds about right. Also check into retro fitness. I know of one on Richmond Ave in SI that has the step machines you need to train on and I believe they charge $10 monthly. I don't know about registration fees or start up costs. Any gym that has those machines will do, though. I pay $40 a month at NYSC now but I clearly remember getting the discount for 3 months while training for the physical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stang0480 View Post
    I just do the stuff that worked for me in the Marines. A lot of running, push ups, pullups, crunches, leg lifts, and don't eat junk. Even with a list # in the 79xx's, I train like I'll get my shot someday in the future, even if it is in a few years. Usually at Astoria park if anyone wants to join.
    That routine is perfect. When you get to proby school you'll see a lot of similarities between their PT and Marine Corps PT. All that I personally added was a day of heavy squats and deadlifts just to maintain strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    Also, do you need a CDL to drive the Big Red.
    That should be the last thing on your mind right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    Also, do you need a CDL to drive the Big Red.
    What exactly is a "Big Red"? We have rigs, trucks, sticks, tower ladders and engines. Never driven a "Big Red". Was this a question on the rigged to get certain people hired-uh, I mean, discrimination remediation test you just took? Maybe you were looking for a stick of gum or something?

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