When you said "I would plan on this happening a couple times until city hall sees enough diversity to shut the feds up", did you mean that they may try and get the January class fully consisted of PH's as well? How could they do that with the 3:2 hire ratio? Wouldn't them not hiring any off of the OC list be violating the 3:2 hire ratio terms? This is ridiculous.
Took the CPAT this morning. I didn't destory but I didn't stuggle either. Nice and easy, deliberate, and careful not to make a mistake. Seems to me it's much easier to slip up and get DQ'd then it is to run out of time. Wanted to get it done the first time so I didn't have to drive down from base another day. Arrived at 7:30 and was out by 9:00.
Question, the EMT at the end just commented that my heartrate was "just a little high" and checked it twice before telling me I was good to go. Honestly, I was nervous as **** even though I knew I would pass. If my heartrate was too high would they have told me before I left? After that I just checked out and that was it.
BTW. Ran into a cop who was testing that I talked to at my investigation. I don't know if your on here but hope you did well buddy.
In response to the rumor about no OC going through I saw this on another forum.
"Don't think that is true.. i was at annuals on Tuesday and Chief Manahan(i think that's his name) that came and spoke to us said the class should consist of EMS promotions, priority hires and regular list which at this point would be mostly city residents with military credit."
I wouldn't be surprised if the city wanted this next class to only be EMS and PH's for the simple reason of wanting to go through the PH list as soon as possible and just completely move on from it. But they're processing guys off the OC list just in case they can't get a full class. And the city probably has a determined number of how many guys will go in of the OC where it is worth to start the clock on the OC list. So say they have a class of 290-300 guys from the EMS promos and the PH's, it wouldn't be worth it to start the clock on the OC list to fill 20-30 spots. But say they only get 200-250 spots filled it'll be worth it to start the clock on the OC list to fill 70-100 spots.
I thought it could only be like 293 PH's or something?
1. FDNYGUY28: The rule is that at time of appointment, and for the duration of your career, you must live in NYC or 1 of the six commuter counties previously named. You can live anywhere in the world before that, but you won't get hired without a valid address (and proof of it).
Don't forget part of the whole medical process is about evaluating whether it's safe for you to be doing the job. Even if your asthma hasn't appeared in 15 years you still don't know what a good feed of smoke might do to your respiratory tract. Much as everybody wants to do the job would it really be a good idea if you run the risk of getting an asthma attack at a job?
Seriously though do whatever you want, but if you lie and they catch you you're done.
1. Not take the job and apply as a paramedic next time around, then wait for them to call you.
2. (IMO the better option, especially if you have no experience in NYC 911, and will be a new paramedic) Take the EMT job, go through the BLS academy. Once you have your NYS EMT-P and NYC REMAC EMT-P certs you fill out some paperwork to inform the department that you are a paramedic and want to upgrade and at some point within a few months they will put you through a Medic UPgrade class (aka "MUP"). They do MUP classes as needed, or will take anyone that needs to be MUP'd and put them in with a PTOP. It gets you started sooner (which is good if you want to make sure you have the minimum time requirement to promote to FF in the future) and gets you used to how to operate in FDNY EMS before you have to also worry about being a paramedic.
Relatively new paramedics that also have no background in NYC EMS like to apply and then come aboard with no real ALS experience and no NYC experience. Learning the operational quirks to FDNY EMS as well as learning how to be a paramedic is challenging, and they frequently have a tough time with it. If you can do one, then the other, you'll have a much easier time with both.
FINALLY! Some of the fitness award winners numbers.... 111 push ups, 68 sit ups, 1.5 miles in 8:12 and 30+ pull-ups.. I have about a year and a half to crush these numbers.
Very detailed and well explained. Thank you mm and much success to you on your new lifestyle outside of the academy. Most on here will never forget about you, you've been very valuable to this forum as well as all the other ff on here. Unfortunately I won't be able to promote to ff after this test because of my age unless they do some miracle age extension next time around but I don't have my hopes up for that. But once again thank you for the info you provide, it's well appreciated.
Sorry if im getting ahead if myself here but do you know if the sit ups, push ups and pull ups are timed events?(like max under a minute) and do these guys have the choice of picking the house they want to go to?
you mean under you? thanks