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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    How many guys went overall?

    Obviously you're going back in soon right?
    There were about 20 or so candidates. I think a little over 20. And yeah I'm going back November first because the next two Fridays I'm booked and the other four weekdays are no good for me. It gives me the extra time to prepare for the 8 minutes even though I know I could do it tomorrow if I had to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DedicatedAmbition View Post
    There were about 20 or so candidates. I think a little over 20. And yeah I'm going back November first because the next two Fridays I'm booked and the other four weekdays are no good for me. It gives me the extra time to prepare for the 8 minutes even though I know I could do it tomorrow if I had to.
    Good stuff - Good luck on the next one. You a 6019 guy or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Good stuff - Good luck on the next one. You a 6019 guy or no?
    Thank you, I can't wait to just get the medical completely over with. And no, I didn't take that exam .

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    almost every single one of the guys that have resigned will be back. they quit for a reason the first time and the di's absolutely do not take kindly to seeing retreads in the ranks. they will be targeted, and they will most likely quit again. believe me when i say that the ones who quit from this class are the bottom shelf liquor types meaning they sucked. some might be nice guys...but they could not hack it the first time and they will not hack it the second time. you guys going through the medicals will see a majority of them working the desk. DO NOT listen to a word they say because they know all of 4 days at the academy. listen to Frank. he knows.

    i am telling you right now, if you have any doubts on your physical conditioning prior to the start of the January class then you are in for a rude wake up call come day 3 and for the rest of the academy. CPAT is an important step in your process but it is nothing compared to fst, motivation alley, daily pt and so on. they will get you into shape..but you will be hurting. you still have time to get ready but do not postpone it!! good luck with your hiring process and do the right thing...even when you arent being watched!
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    I agree, especially the last part, because someone is always watching, ALWAYS!

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    My girlfriends friends boyfriend went for his intake today, he's the mid 900's. He said they were kicking guys out for showing up in jeans. He also said CID said if he wasn't in the January class he would be in the July 2014 class. The last we heard was they wanted to try and get a class in for May most likely June but CID is saying July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    My girlfriends friends boyfriend went for his intake today, he's the mid 900's. He said they were kicking guys out for showing up in jeans. He also said CID said if he wasn't in the January class he would be in the ~July 2014 class. The last we heard was they wanted to try and get a class in for May most likely June but CID is saying July.
    Confirmed. They said they are processing this group (730s to ~1200) for the next three classes and also said that most people that were in today's session would almost definitely not be in a January class (most were 900 and up). They also made it seem like 7xx's were very borderline for a Jan class.

    Many (at least 5) were not allowed in for wearing shorts, sweats, etc. They did, however, let people in late if they were in proper attire, which didn't seem quite right.

    Once again, show up early. Come in early, you leave early.

    It's slightly different than 6019 for the intake, but if you sit up front you still get moved along first and get out of there first. Coming with copies of everything is a good thing, but this time around, they are required to make copies of originals. They will invite you up to the copy machine one at a time to make copies of everything you expect to prove x, y or z.

    Bottom line, just bring everything you think you need.
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    Guys in the academy now or OTJ, what would you say is a good gauge of fitness for a candidate? I've gotten to the point where I can run about 7 miles at a decent pace without stopping, and do a 50lb. vest for 11 minutes. However, I've lost some mass from this, and being a lean guy already, this is troubling. Any advice? I still lift but pretty much just to maintain and build some endurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mocon337 View Post
    Guys in the academy now or OTJ, what would you say is a good gauge of fitness for a candidate? I've gotten to the point where I can run about 7 miles at a decent pace without stopping, and do a 50lb. vest for 11 minutes. However, I've lost some mass from this, and being a lean guy already, this is troubling. Any advice? I still lift but pretty much just to maintain and build some endurance.
    I cannot speak from experience but from family and friends who I've known that went through the last class have said that it's more about endurance then anything else. The January 2013's fitness award winner was one of the shortest guys in the whole class (I believe MM can confirm). You could be the best dead lifter in the world but if your muscular endurance is lacking then you won't do too hot. I would stress less on the lifting and more on the endurance. Look up circuit training (similar to how boxers work out).

    MM also suggested doing HIIT (High intensity interval training) and crossfit like WOD's (workouts of the day).

    But the running and stairs is good definitely keep that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jremNY View Post
    Confirmed. They said they are processing this group (730s to ~1200) for the next three classes and also said that most people that were in today's session would almost definitely not be in a January class (most were 900 and up). They also made it seem like 7xx's were very borderline for a Jan class.

    Many (at least 5) were not allowed in for wearing shorts, sweats, etc. They did, however, let people in late if they were in proper attire, which didn't seem quite right.

    Once again, show up early. Come in early, you leave early.

    It's slightly different than 6019 for the intake, but if you sit up front you still get moved along first and get out of there first. Coming with copies of everything is a good thing, but this time around, they are required to make copies of originals. They will invite you up to the copy machine one at a time to make copies of everything you expect to prove x, y or z.

    Bottom line, just bring everything you think you need.
    The next three classes ???? No way I thought I was the only crazy one on this forum ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannypanigale View Post
    The next three classes ???? No way I thought I was the only crazy one on this forum ....
    You never know, but yes, people from the ~700s to ~1200s (according to CID) will likely be in the next three classes. That's not to say to they wont process additional to fill up the classes.
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    I was there today as well and they did state they're currently processing for the next three classes and that this January '14 class is almost ready. It was mentioned it was highly unlikely us guys in the 900's would make the cut for Jan14.
    As far as paperwork just bring your originals, forget the copies. They have to see the originals in person and than make their own copies.
    In regards to attire please look professional. Suit and tie, at least slacks and button down with a tie. Doesn't have to be fancy or perfectly ironed, just don't come wearing jeans/shorts/sneakers and you should be fine.
    Also, punctualality was stressed! It was mentioned we should be 30mins early to these appointments so if you can't make it 30mins early, than at least don't be late. There's always factors that cause us delays so plan ahead and you won't be mad at yourselves.
    Good luck gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mocon337 View Post
    Guys in the academy now or OTJ, what would you say is a good gauge of fitness for a candidate? I've gotten to the point where I can run about 7 miles at a decent pace without stopping, and do a 50lb. vest for 11 minutes. However, I've lost some mass from this, and being a lean guy already, this is troubling. Any advice? I still lift but pretty much just to maintain and build some endurance.
    Sounds pretty good but another component to cardiovascular endurance is how well conditioned you are for short bursts of high intensity. That's why HIIT and Crossfit WODs are good. If you can run 7 miles at a decent pace then why not work on a 5k at a fast pace? Well rounded is not a bad place to be going into proby school, but I'd focus on balls to the wall stuff, cause that's usually what's hardest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    My girlfriends friends boyfriend went for his intake today, he's the mid 900's. He said they were kicking guys out for showing up in jeans. He also said CID said if he wasn't in the January class he would be in the July 2014 class. The last we heard was they wanted to try and get a class in for May most likely June but CID is saying July.
    Went to intake interview this week, a couple guys showed up in jeans and a sweater, and they were not kicked out.. They were just spoken to about it but allowed to continue. NYPD kicked people out for this, FDNY when I went Didn't Kick them out for it, but spoke with them.

    CID said that everyone screening now, most likely is not going to be In the January class unless we have a high list number which in my guess would be 600-700's.. they told us we will mostly likely be for july 14-jan 15.

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    Wait so at 21xx I may not even have a shot at January '15 haha? They really only expect to go through the guys already being processed (up to 1200) for the next THREE classes?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mocon337 View Post
    Wait so at 21xx I may not even have a shot at January '15 haha? They really only expect to go through the guys already being processed (up to 1200) for the next THREE classes?!
    If I once felt something for PH's Im now starting to feel the same for those that are recycling two and three times ... Someone mentioned here once to don't take CID word to the heart because not even they know with accuracy. And it's true because how they know how many people would show up for the run and how many people would pass the run.. That's something you find out at the very end before the academy ... Let's see what happens on jan ..
    I'm feeling bummed out with these numbers ... But I'm still going to remain positive "/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mocon337 View Post
    Wait so at 21xx I may not even have a shot at January '15 haha? They really only expect to go through the guys already being processed (up to 1200) for the next THREE classes?!
    I highly doubt that. In my opinion if you got a packet your either in the July 13 class or the Jan 14 class. There's no way they don't reach 1200 by the January 14 class, especially if there saying guys up too 700 have a decent shot at the July 13 class-- that would mean they would have less then a 2-1 ratio if guys under 1200 don't make the Jan 14 class.

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    Lets all take a deep breath with these numbers we're hearing. There's no way to know how far they'll get until we know what the recycle/ PH numbers actually are. I remember a lot of talk a few months ago about there being NO WAY the OC list gets touched and they get up to 120. So we'll see, come late December we can all start panicking.
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    How would someone in my shape do if I got called tomorrow ? I can run 3 miles do 40 push ups straight , 8 pull ups . Can do the stairs with the 50 pound vest for about 15mins . I feel like I'm way behind where I should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAMP24 View Post
    How would someone in my shape do if I got called tomorrow ? I can run 3 miles do 40 push ups straight , 8 pull ups . Can do the stairs with the 50 pound vest for about 15mins . I feel like I'm way behind where I should be.
    What's your 1.5m time? How fast can you do 3 miles? a 35min 5k is not very impressive, ya know.
    Speed and muscular endurance are probably the biggest things you could keep working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    What's your 1.5m time? How fast can you do 3 miles? a 35min 5k is not very impressive, ya know.
    Speed and muscular endurance are probably the biggest things you could keep working on.
    My 1.5 is at 11 mins , but I'm still losing weight so I feel like I'm just gunna keep getting faster. My numbers are so close to the bare minimum makes me nervous but I'm just gunna keep busting my *** thanks for the response.

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    I don't feel good already about my investigator. 1st when I gave her my 12 month bank statements, she kept claiming im missing a month when I KNOW Im not missing a month, so I had to point it out to her that it was there.. She still kept saying I was missing a month until I had to show her on the paper look this is the month its all there.

    Then after I had everything I possibly needed plus more just in case, She saw on my paper work that I was in a vehicle accident almost 3 years ago. So she requested I get a letter from my insurance company stating that this accident was resolved and settled.. I didn't bring that because I didn't know i'd need that!

    So im trying to call the insurance guy who handled this claim, and of course, since it was 3 years ago, he is no longer at that number, someone else now is, and that person isn't even answering im getting their voice mail.

    So thankfully I had a saved email from 2 years ago saying this claim was resolved. So I emailed it, and faxed it to the investigator. I then called her to confirm she got it, and she rushes me off the phone saying she is busy and she'll call me back later.. Which by the way it sounded, I don't think she will call me back.

    The investigator said I have 4 weeks to get her this letter.. I wanted to confirm that not only she received it, but also that this is good enough, since the letter was dated 2 years ago.

    Ughh I was so close to having everything and I just want to make sure everything's good, and the investigator is playing the busy game.. Why are these investigators always too busy every single time you call them and they NEVER call you back. Their JOB is to investigate you for this job. Why do they always ignore you and brush you off and have this "don't bother me" attitude when you're trying to get the job.

    Corrections believe it or not I had the best investigator that actually was there when I called, returned phone calls, and saw I wanted the job and thanked me for having everything in a timely fashion and in return she processed me fast and treated me like a guy who was serious about getting the job.

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    I'm not excusing their behavior because I went through it as well. But you should remember that they are handling a huge # of candidates for firefighter as well as doing the same work with people who are trying to get on EMS, and likely people applying for civilian jobs. They likely have way more work than investigators.

    But since they treat you as an annoyance be annoying to them. What's it matter to you? Get it done.

    Stop bringing up corrections. This isn't corrections. If you keep that up in the academy/firehouse you're going to be real popular real quick.
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    What I don't understand about the investigators is how it seems none of them are on the same page as regards to what's acceptable and what's not acceptable paperwork wise. You would think they have people to report to and they would tell them what's acceptable and what' not. You have guys here saying their investigator accepted paperwork while other guys said their investigator wouldn't accept the same. And John246 said his investigator told him he only has 4 weeks to get certain paperwork to them. The person I know that went yesterday was missing some paperwork but his investigator told him not to worry because he has more than enough time, that he has till basically the before the swearing in to get him the paperwork needed. I guess I'll find out for myself in 2 weeks lol.
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    What's up w/ having to call and confirm your spot for the Intake???

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