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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with playing video games, but if you get into the academy, 100% of your focus should be on the FDNY, I play too, but I know that if I make it in, I will want to be the best I can be and for me that involves fully submersing myself into the FDNY, 8.5 million people in this city expect that out of you. Like someone else said before, the games will always be there.


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    BigGriff relax on the pullups for about a week. You're probably developing some inflammation. If the pain and discomfort is on the inside of your elbow it could be epicondylitis which is just some inflammation of the epicondyl tendon (golfers elbow) I get this a lot from high rep sets of pullups. Take it easy with the pullups and ice the elbow a couple times a day for 20 mins at a pop. Trust me. I have been overtraining like crazy the past month and I'm hurting. As an athlete the hardest thing to do sometimes is take a couple of days off. We feel like we're being lazy but in actuality we need rest and recovery as much as we need the workouts. How can our bodies rebuild and get stronger if we are constantly breaking them down??
    If you can do 4 pullups and you aren't looking to take home the fitness award, take a few days off from the pullup bar. You'll get back up there even stronger.
    I haven't had much to say on here in a couple weeks but when I read your post it hit close to home lol. Don't trash your elbows or knees you need them! I was doing a 100 pullups a day and then having trouble taking the stair chair off the door at work. No bueno! Couple days off, ice...good to go.

    Happy trianing boys. Stay safe. Hope to see some of you in a few weeks! Yewwww!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerkAlert View Post
    BigGriff relax on the pullups for about a week. You're probably developing some inflammation. If the pain and discomfort is on the inside of your elbow it could be epicondylitis which is just some inflammation of the epicondyl tendon (golfers elbow) I get this a lot from high rep sets of pullups. Take it easy with the pullups and ice the elbow a couple times a day for 20 mins at a pop. Trust me. I have been overtraining like crazy the past month and I'm hurting. As an athlete the hardest thing to do sometimes is take a couple of days off. We feel like we're being lazy but in actuality we need rest and recovery as much as we need the workouts. How can our bodies rebuild and get stronger if we are constantly breaking them down??
    If you can do 4 pullups and you aren't looking to take home the fitness award, take a few days off from the pullup bar. You'll get back up there even stronger.
    I haven't had much to say on here in a couple weeks but when I read your post it hit close to home lol. Don't trash your elbows or knees you need them! I was doing a 100 pullups a day and then having trouble taking the stair chair off the door at work. No bueno! Couple days off, ice...good to go.

    Happy trianing boys. Stay safe. Hope to see some of you in a few weeks! Yewwww!
    Thanks bro.. Gonna take a week off..

    Not looking to be fitness award level, but of all the facets of PT pull ups are my weakest..I don't want to get there and have to worry about doing pull ups.. And they make your back look good lol.

    Enjoy your weekend

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    I love the over reactions. Guy asks a silly question about video games that amounts to "will I have time to blow off steam while in the academy?"

    The answer is yes, however because we're all adults it's up to you to figure out how much time you need to dedicate to reading/studying when at home. Don't short change yourself on the studying, but everybody needs a little time to decompress.


    fftank21: I'd say you have a reasonable chance of ending up as a squad leader with that background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    On May 14th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis' finding that the FDNY engaged in intentional discrimination against blacks and Hispanics. Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP proudly filed a brief in opposition to these outlandish, highly offensive and divisive claims. They offered their services pro-bono for an FDNY advocacy group, Merit Matters, and over 11,000 people who signed the petition maintained on the S&G website.
    Is there any way to donate to MM? I don't see a link on their page.

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    I hate to be negative but the way things are looking getting to list 8500 is not going to happen. I know wait and all that but they aren't firing through the list like we all hoped for. Any thoughts?

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    If you're in the 7xxx, 8xxx, join ems. I was thinking the same thing. If 104s can't even finish the full process before july the list might not go as far as expected.Its extremely early in the game but i would start planning other options if i were in that 75xx and higher area

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    I still think they will pass 8500 on the list

    They are probably going to have 8-10 classes on this list after the July class

    8 classes @320 per class times 1:3 ratio = 7680
    I would also expect the ratio to grow after each class

    Pleas correct me if I am wrong but I believe the first class of 6019 had a higher ratio then 1:3

    That being said I would still be making alternative plans even if I had a list number pencilled I'm for the second class

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    I think you guys are underestimating how deep the list will go..

    We're still dealing with Promos, PH, etc. something like only 1/3 of this class or less was OC. Once the PH goes and the Promos go here in the next 2 classes or so, the list will open up 4 or 5 to 1... People losing intrest, people finding employment elsewhere, other issues, etc. wait until the numbers of the Jan class or better yet the July 14 class for a true gauge of how fast the OC is going....

    But EMS is the route to go.

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    you guys are depressing me with these list projections. I was hoping for them to make it way past my list number. Do we even know yet how far they made it down?
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    Exam# 2000
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    you guys are depressing me with these list projections. I was hoping for them to make it way past my list number. Do we even know yet how far they made it down?
    I'm pretty sure you're safe bro..I think 7000+ are the ones who have to worry.

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    Guys, there is no way to judge how deep the list will grow. You didn't take the test that long ago. This process is a marathon, not a sprint. Relax and watch what happens with the first few classes. They haven't hired one single person from the OC yet and you're getting down about your prospects?! Give yourselves a break!
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    Hey guys I hope all is well. I don't mean to come in and stir the pot but after speaking with a few guys with list numbers under 100 it sounds like the information they're getting is very few or maybe no OC guys will be hired for this upcoming class. A guy I know who's list number is in the top 50 was told January by his investigator. I'm interested to hear what some of you guys who may be "in the know" are hearing. As always, thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

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    It's always good to remember that no one knows ****. Personally I think the latest rumor about no OC guys in this upcoming class is nonsense but I don't know **** either. I just have a whole bunch of numbers plugged into my head like everyone else. Time will tell. Just a few weeks in fact.
    Happy Fathers Day

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    Unfortunately it's my anniversary, that supersedes my Father's Day. LOL
    But happy Father's Day to all, and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arbrnrgr View Post
    Hey guys I hope all is well. I don't mean to come in and stir the pot but after speaking with a few guys with list numbers under 100 it sounds like the information they're getting is very few or maybe no OC guys will be hired for this upcoming class. A guy I know who's list number is in the top 50 was told January by his investigator. I'm interested to hear what some of you guys who may be "in the know" are hearing. As always, thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

    Nobody "in the know" is on this forum. In roughly a month there will be an answer to this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBravest View Post
    Been lurking in this thread for a long time now. Figured I would make an account and say hello...



    This goes for you and anyone else looking to get hired. When you take the oath, you dedicate your life to this job. This statement applies even harder in the academy. The academy is a mental, physical and social challenge. You will have to put it before everything else. Girlfriend, wife, significant other, kids and friends will have all to do their best to work with you and help you get through. Some are more understanding than others but you simply cannot excel in the academy if you don't devote everything into giving it your all and minimizing distractions.

    The homework is whatever you want it to be. Can some people get by without ever opening the book? Sure, but is that the firefighter you want to become? Something in that book may very well save your life or another someday. You need to expect an 11 hour work day plus commute. When you get home, you will have some time to shower up, eat a well deserved meal and an hour or two to do what you have to do if you intend to get at least 5 hours of sleep in.

    The video games will always be there. This job is a once in a life time opportunity.


    FDNY firefighters pride themselves on pushing their limits to get the job done. When you wake up in the morning do you want to look yourself in the mirror and say you're trying your best, or are you going to do whatever it takes?


    Besides, the PS4 and Xbox one are both garbage.
    Everything u just said was cool and correct but unnecessary to the question. And the statement about PS4 and Xbox one being garbage is just nonsense....Mr. "PC" gamer. Didnt think i could tell huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leather_4_Ever View Post
    are you f$&%ing serious right now bro, do all of us a favor who have really want this career and stay home and huddled in your moms basement playing dungeons and dragons and do not continue the testing process
    C'mon man dungeons and dragons....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I love the over reactions. Guy asks a silly question about video games that amounts to "will I have time to blow off steam while in the academy?"

    The answer is yes, however because we're all adults it's up to you to figure out how much time you need to dedicate to reading/studying when at home. Don't short change yourself on the studying, but everybody needs a little time to decompress.


    fftank21: I'd say you have a reasonable chance of ending up as a squad leader with that background.
    LOL seriously. Guys going all off on a simple question. Good to know someone has common sense to understand the question correctly.

    Fyi: The "video game" line can be erased and filled with whatever u like to do on free time that helps u blow off steam. Read a book, spend time with the kids, take ur wife out etc.,. The question does not have to apply to ONLY video games. Take MM's answer and apply it to whatever u think will help u deal with the physical and mental stress of the academy. Video games will help ME. Do what helps YOU.

    Ps: When i was in basic combat training, i didnt have books, a wife or a video game to blow off steam. It was straight torture for 15 HOURS A DAY. INCLUDING WEEKENDS. So i and every other vet have experienced a level of stress that many of u will never know. At least in the academy, we can all go home at the end of the day. I just wanna know if i will have time and energy to play games or make live to my wife when i get there.

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    "make love" is what i meant. Or anything else

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