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    I'm sure it's been covered before but how long after the packet arrives will you be expected to show up with it filled out? I ask because I might be out of the country for work for up to six weeks starting in the first half of September. Also is it possible to reschedule? Thanks in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY29 View Post
    what list number range are you at?
    Low-mid 600's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannypanigale View Post
    ABSOLUTELY !!!!!! You have a better chance making it to 20 years in pd than fighting fires ... Out a whole graduating class someone is not going to make it someone would die
    Another good benefit of FDNY compared to pd and doc is theres less liabilities/things to get in trouble for that are out of your control.

    DOC and PD, everything is second guessed, your trained to do your job but then afraid to do it because of the liabilities.

    DOC 1 night on the overnight, a transsexual inmate was trying to hang him/herself so my partner went in to cut the guy down. I notified my supervisor to cover myself and have the inmate removed to mental observation.. my supervisors response was "F*** that faggot he's faking it don't pay him any mind". Now if by the morning time that inmate would of killed him/herself, I'd take a lot of blame for that along with my partners for the night, and the supervisor would deny I ever told her... and i'd be potentially sued by inmates family/fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannypanigale View Post
    ABSOLUTELY !!!!!! You have a better chance making it to 20 years in pd than fighting fires ... Out a whole graduating class someone is not going to make it someone would die
    Another good benefit of FDNY compared to pd and doc is theres less liabilities/things to get in trouble for that are out of your control.

    DOC and PD, everything is second guessed, your trained to do your job but then afraid to do it because of the liabilities.

    DOC 1 night on the overnight, a transsexual inmate was trying to hang him/herself so my partner went in to cut the guy down. I notified my supervisor to cover myself and have the inmate removed to mental observation.. my supervisors response was "F*** that faggot he's faking it don't pay him any mind". Now if by the morning time that inmate would of killed him/herself, I'd take a lot of blame for that along with my partners for the night, and the supervisor would deny I ever told her... and i'd be potentially sued by inmates family/fired.

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    Mothers want their children to be lawyers or doctors. Fathers want em to be cops or firemen, at least in my experience. The second option seems much more exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NycQ83 View Post
    Any updates or rumors coming from medicals about the number of PHs and EMS guys for the January class?
    I'm pretty sure late August or mid September is my guess since EMS did everything but the medicals

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    I keep reading people posting that they got their medicals.. If you got your medical, does that pretty much mean your going to be in the January class or no? im late 900's.. is july '14 a possibility for my list number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John246 View Post
    I keep reading people posting that they got their medicals.. If you got your medical, does that pretty much mean your going to be in the January class or no? im late 900's.. is july '14 a possibility for my list number?
    Hey John246. No, getting your medical now does not mean that you will be in the January class. If you get your medical now, it means there is at least a decent chance you could be in the January class, but it definitely does not guarantee that you will be in. With your list number, I would have to say that July '14 should be a definite...but who knows for sure with this process. Im sitting at very low 300's and still nervous about January, lol! Good luck with everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC2024 View Post
    Hey John246. No, getting your medical now does not mean that you will be in the January class. If you get your medical now, it means there is at least a decent chance you could be in the January class, but it definitely does not guarantee that you will be in. With your list number, I would have to say that July '14 should be a definite...but who knows for sure with this process. Im sitting at very low 300's and still nervous about January, lol! Good luck with everything!
    if you don't get in January with low 300's, I don't see how late 900s would be a definite for july '14.. im worried about not getting in july '14 and having to wait until 2015 to get in.

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    ya, getting your medical is usually a really good sign they think you're in, or at least have a shot at the next class. If they give medicals out to 300+ list #'s after yours you're pretty much in. I think it depends on where your list # falls in the scheme of how many meds they processed. They def dont want to process a lot of guys on their medical and then not have them get to the academy for 8+ months.

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    Hey guys, just a quick update;

    The stairs got me today too fellas. SUCKS! So I'm going back Tuesday to knock out my 8 minutes. I didn't even get the vest on today. Fell short on my warm up by 10 beats. I overheard two of the LT's talking about a prior candidate who was on the stairs the other day. They said he was the shape of a pear (like the fruit), meaning I guess he had some thunder thighs, and he passed the stair master. And yet an ex-marine in my group today didn't even come close. Not too sure how that works out....

    But a gentleman by the name Frank (massive dark skinned man) gave us a good chat. He told us as of Tuesday there have been 47 drop outs from the class. (New number?) He also stressed the importance of shaving and proper attire.

    Lastly, I'm not sure anyone mentioned this about the medical before but my appointment was at 6:45am, I didn't get out until 1pm. So don't make plans the day of your medical. You have to wait until everyone is done with everything before you can leave. (not complaining, just giving guys the heads up)

    Good luck guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtk123 View Post
    Hey guys, just a quick update;

    The stairs got me today too fellas. SUCKS! So I'm going back Tuesday to knock out my 8 minutes. I didn't even get the vest on today. Fell short on my warm up by 10 beats. I overheard two of the LT's talking about a prior candidate who was on the stairs the other day. They said he was the shape of a pear (like the fruit), meaning I guess he had some thunder thighs, and he passed the stair master. And yet an ex-marine in my group today didn't even come close. Not too sure how that works out....

    But a gentleman by the name Frank (massive dark skinned man) gave us a good chat. He told us as of Tuesday there have been 47 drop outs from the class. (New number?) He also stressed the importance of shaving and proper attire.

    Lastly, I'm not sure anyone mentioned this about the medical before but my appointment was at 6:45am, I didn't get out until 1pm. So don't make plans the day of your medical. You have to wait until everyone is done with everything before you can leave. (not complaining, just giving guys the heads up)

    Good luck guys!
    If you dont mind and this goes for anyone who took the stairs and failed....

    How fast are doing 1.5 miles and are you training on a stair mill with a weight vest

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    sitting in the 650-670 range and still have not received my medical date. should I be nervous? I am going to give my investigator a call first thing monday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldblood92 View Post
    If you dont mind and this goes for anyone who took the stairs and failed....

    How fast are doing 1.5 miles and are you training on a stair mill with a weight vest
    Yeah Np

    I haven't actually tried the exact 1.5 mile run, but I have a 2 mile path I do and I usually finish around 13 mins. So I guess my 1.5 will be around a 10 and change? (considering my second mile is probably slower than my first)

    As for the weighted vest, I've been hitting the stairs ever since I got my investigation packet and was training for CPAT. I usually rock a 40lb vest and hold a 25lb plate and do 12-15 mins at a time, straight into push ups, pull ups and sit ups.

    I'm tellin you man, I was more prepared then ever for that stair master, still didn't help. They way it works is, they take your vitals in a nice quiet small room. Also while lying down. Quite the relaxed environment. That's where they extracted my "normal heart rate" which was most likely lower than normal. Which evidently makes the warm up round harder because you cannot exceed double your normal heart rate. So take that into account when they're doing your vitals. It didn't occur to me until I was walking out. But again, most guys fail it the first time. We had 23 candidates today and only 3 passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrod16 View Post
    my mother as well as many other mothers of guys on here are probably not happy in our decision to become firemen....but do you guys think this job is more dangerous in general compared to NYPD?
    I don't know if you saw my original post but please disregard it. That clearly is not the words to best suit a response to your question. Your choice is your choice alone and you really shouldn't rely on any outside parties, including this forum and your parents, to make the choice for you.

    To tackle the danger portion of your question: The danger is very much real! I apologize for trying to sugar-coat it on the actual post but it is beyond real and everyone who has been employed and hopefully those who are signing up do know that. If you want valid statistics, they're online.

    Clearly I misspoke when talking about this. Both NYPD and FDNY are honorable professions. Each one offer many rewards and benefits from performing certain duties. My opinion remains the same on which one is better but I apologize for any offensive commentary.
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    it feels to good to be true the idea of being a fire fighter.. im just too hopeful and excited for this opportunity that I want it to come sooner than later to actually believe it.

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    have you gotten your psych?

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    I got my medical last week, but no word yet on psych im low 600's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtk123 View Post
    Yeah Np

    I haven't actually tried the exact 1.5 mile run, but I have a 2 mile path I do and I usually finish around 13 mins. So I guess my 1.5 will be around a 10 and change? (considering my second mile is probably slower than my first)

    As for the weighted vest, I've been hitting the stairs ever since I got my investigation packet and was training for CPAT. I usually rock a 40lb vest and hold a 25lb plate and do 12-15 mins at a time, straight into push ups, pull ups and sit ups.

    I'm tellin you man, I was more prepared then ever for that stair master, still didn't help. They way it works is, they take your vitals in a nice quiet small room. Also while lying down. Quite the relaxed environment. That's where they extracted my "normal heart rate" which was most likely lower than normal. Which evidently makes the warm up round harder because you cannot exceed double your normal heart rate. So take that into account when they're doing your vitals. It didn't occur to me until I was walking out. But again, most guys fail it the first time. We had 23 candidates today and only 3 passed.
    Our very own forum member was one of the 3 to pass lol "johnsmith" great job man will be joining you soon. I was also there that day and that guy frank is the man, very funny guy also helpful. He did mention 47 have gone out to date. Also small tip for anyone that has at least a week before your medical you can get a tb shot from your own doctor to knock out a step and save an extra trip to Metrotech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bay_ridge_FF View Post
    Honestly, I feel that being a firefighter is more rewarding than being a cop but both are equally dangerous. Every now and then, you hear of a firefighter losing his life or getting hurt on the job but not as much as you hear a cop being shot by a person on the street. The sad reality is: as a firefighter, people know you died doing the right thing and it resonates out into the community. If you die as a cop, (and this is my personal opinion by the way and should not be taken the wrong way) then are those wonder why such senseless violence would occur and behold grudges and animosity towards the wrong things like ethnicity and poor neighborhoods.
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