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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY4Life View Post
    My friend has his medical next week. He is concerned about his medical because he has hardware in his leg (metal). Whats is the fdnys policy as far as that is concerned? What goes on at the medical as far as xrays?

    Has anyone else disclosed having hardware in their body and what happened?
    Its different for every person. There isn't one standard rule for someone with an operation or hardware. I know people who had screws in there knee and all they had to do was come back, see the doctor and perform some exercises to show it wasnt a problem. A metal rod sounds a little serious, but the doctors take it case by case so no one really knows. Also I would definitely tell them about it. They are gonna check all over and if they see a scar of something and you didn't tell them about it then your going to be DQ'ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    Got it, I haven't had access to a computer in a few days and I'm not a fan of writing novels on my phone.
    No problem, whenever you have the time, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NycQ83 View Post
    Its different for every person. There isn't one standard rule for someone with an operation or hardware. I know people who had screws in there knee and all they had to do was come back, see the doctor and perform some exercises to show it wasnt a problem. A metal rod sounds a little serious, but the doctors take it case by case so no one really knows. Also I would definitely tell them about it. They are gonna check all over and if they see a scar of something and you didn't tell them about it then your going to be DQ'ed.
    Thank you for the reply. ANyone else have any experience with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYPDtoFD View Post
    Dear Diary...

    (j/k, lol, I feel ya)
    Why dont ya write a book about it? Oh. You just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY4Life View Post
    Thank you for the reply. ANyone else have any experience with this?
    I'm going to be totally honest with you..... Your friend is not looking good... Problem is that when you get a metal rod in order for you to function properly there's a chance that after a rigorous heavy and physical activity that metal might not hold. Will this happen in the academy? No... Will it happen out in the field? Probably not... But the fire department will not be liable for this.... Doesn't mean he should stop trying, but like NYC said... Every case is different just tell him not to lie cause if they find out he will get dqed automatically

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    Honestly, if you have hardware.....you're in a bad spot and I'm thinking it'll be a DQ. If it were me, I might forget to put that on paper......ya know, don't lie, but maybe have a bad memory that day. They will x-ray your chest, but that's probably it.

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    Thanks for the replies. He has no problem whatsoever physically. He has run half marathons before and works out regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDsouthbxNY View Post
    Honestly, if you have hardware.....you're in a bad spot and I'm thinking it'll be a DQ. If it were me, I might forget to put that on paper......ya know, don't lie, but maybe have a bad memory that day. They will x-ray your chest, but that's probably it.
    I agree with what your saying but what if they see a scar on his body and start asking about it.

    http://eng202lad101.tripod.com/timetoweep.html

    I found the above article with a similar situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    They processed through 300 on the OC list for medicals before the July class so who ever passed everything between 100ish and 300 is just waiting for the run.
    Do we know what number on the OC list they reached for the current academy? Just to put things in perspective for us hoping for January...

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    Got my Medical appointment today! August 28th, list number 63X! Any tips out there to defeat this dreaded Stair Test that I have been reading horror stories about this past year?? My thoughts are just keep the runs up and actually practice on the machine. I have been using increments of 25lb weights and a book bag. I flew through the CPAT with ease but still, my heart rate is right at the limit usually...scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNoVowel View Post
    Got my Medical appointment today! August 28th, list number 63X! Any tips out there to defeat this dreaded Stair Test that I have been reading horror stories about this past year?? My thoughts are just keep the runs up and actually practice on the machine. I have been using increments of 25lb weights and a book bag. I flew through the CPAT with ease but still, my heart rate is right at the limit usually...scary
    Don't dread it; kick its ***. Prepare accordingly, breathe easy and don't think about it. Just walk, and you'll be fine. Drive yourself crazy about it and you'll fail. The only thing I'll tell you besides that is stay away from coffee or tea that morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNoVowel View Post
    Got my Medical appointment today! August 28th, list number 63X! Any tips out there to defeat this dreaded Stair Test that I have been reading horror stories about this past year?? My thoughts are just keep the runs up and actually practice on the machine. I have been using increments of 25lb weights and a book bag. I flew through the CPAT with ease but still, my heart rate is right at the limit usually...scary
    Joe I'm same date as you have you taken or got the psych test yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC33017 View Post
    Joe I'm same date as you have you taken or got the psych test yet
    No news on the psych yet, patiently waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDsouthbxNY View Post
    Honestly, if you have hardware.....you're in a bad spot and I'm thinking it'll be a DQ. If it were me, I might forget to put that on paper......ya know, don't lie, but maybe have a bad memory that day. They will x-ray your chest, but that's probably it.
    Ohh Boy, key words "I'm thinking it'll be a DQ." It wont be. My friend that was the January class that just passed broke his neck and was shot in the arm. He has more nuts and bolts in him then Frankenstein. As long as you get evaluated by a different doctor preferably a Physical Therapist he should be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFKills View Post
    Ohh Boy, key words "I'm thinking it'll be a DQ." It wont be. My friend that was the January class that just passed broke his neck and was shot in the arm. He has more nuts and bolts in him then Frankenstein. As long as you get evaluated by a different doctor preferably a Physical Therapist he should be fine
    It's better to plan for the worst.. Hope for the best..

    I wish they had like an open forum with like FDNY doctors,investigators, and DIs..just feels like there's too many 1 off situations that could easily be corrected before hand that way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFKills View Post
    Ohh Boy, key words "I'm thinking it'll be a DQ." It wont be. My friend that was the January class that just passed broke his neck and was shot in the arm. He has more nuts and bolts in him then Frankenstein. As long as you get evaluated by a different doctor preferably a Physical Therapist he should be fine
    Your friend is nuts. I still don't know how he managed to pass the medical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFKills View Post
    Ohh Boy, key words "I'm thinking it'll be a DQ." It wont be. My friend that was the January class that just passed broke his neck and was shot in the arm. He has more nuts and bolts in him then Frankenstein. As long as you get evaluated by a different doctor preferably a Physical Therapist he should be fine
    thanks for the reply bro. He will be happy to hear this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNoVowel View Post
    No news on the psych yet, patiently waiting.
    My Psych came about a week after getting my medical. Don't sweat it, it'll come! Good luck brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    When I was in the academy I didn't really have a clue how many guys had dropped, or may be out on medical leave at the moment. Your friend should be too busy just trying to make it through the day to be concerned with that stuff.
    Hes a line officer that was teaching a class up there teaching a SOC class (not new recruit academy class, an in-service class) (not gonna get into specifics of who he is and what he was teaching)

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    My roomamTe stole a book from Barnes and noble when he was 20..they let him go and didn't press charges but for some reason he has vandalism show up on his record..is that a dq? I mean I heard of people getting on the job with driving while intoxication on their license

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNoVowel View Post
    Do we know what number on the OC list they reached for the current academy? Just to put things in perspective for us hoping for January...
    some where around 100 +/- 10 spots

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNoVowel View Post
    Do we know what number on the OC list they reached for the current academy? Just to put things in perspective for us hoping for January...
    yea I agree somewhere around 100, but I'm pretty sure someone on here said they knew someone who was above 100 who got in this class. So its probably safe to say anywhere from 100-115.

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    They absolutely didn't break into the 130's I know that for a fact due to my list number and a couple other guys who are around the same range that post on here as well.

    For the stair test, I'd say go in training as hard as you can but if you bomb it the first time because of heart rate don't sweat it. When I went almost all of us there were in shape and former military (mostly Marines) and we all failed it, in fact none of us even got to put the vest on. When I went back I didnt even break a sweat while on the machine for 8 minutes due to my preparation. I don't think their heart rate monitor is accurate at all based on my own counts and other heart rate monitors as well.
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    2 more drops today... 14 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    2 more drops today... 14 total
    I heard Traditionally out of a class of 300 about 35 drop ... Is 14 a normal dropout number or is it to high for week two ?

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