Anyone going to CPAT training tonight?
Anyone going to CPAT training tonight?
First post but I've been a long time follower of this thread. Thanks for all the great info!
Just took my CPAT yesterday, another box checked! Anyone from Jersey looking for a training partner? These long runs are getting pretty tedious by myself. I'm in the ocean/monmouth county area.
Oh and a heads up for all us waiting for Medical appointment dates. My investigator told me the cut off for July has passed so don't expect anything for a while. However, my list number is 63X. Just food for thought.
To be hired as a New York City Firefighter, you must:
Pass both the computer-based test and physical ability test;
Be a U.S. citizen at the time of appointment;
Be at least 21 years of age;
Be able to prove your identity and the right to obtain employment in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986;
Meet established medical and psychological guidelines and pass a drug screening;
Demonstrate proof of good character and pass a background investigation;
Be able to understand and be understood in English;
By the date of appointment, have a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least 15 college semester credits earned as a result of satisfactory completion of course work at a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education or; full time military service with an honorable discharge; or 6 months of full time, satisfactory paid work experience;
Hold a valid New York State motor vehicle driver's license;
Be a resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City, or live in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester County;
In addition, you will be required to be a Certified First Responder with Defibrillation (CFR-D) by the end of your probationary period. FDNY provides a CFR-D training program during the probationary Firefighter training course. Upon successful completion of FDNY's CFR-D course and receipt of our CFR-D certificate, payroll deductions will commence at a rate of $30 per pay period until the total cost of the training course is recouped by FDNY. Those who fail to obtain a CFR-D by the end of probation will be terminated.
You have to be a resident by the time of appointment. The only thing is that he wouldn't be able to claim res points on the exam. Unless he has family and mail going to their house this whole time while he's living in jersey. Believe me there's a few people like that out there in this crazy planet :rolleyes:
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.