Yea I'm 100% positive they said we can skip the building chapters but I totally agree with everything you said.
I'm one of the Squad Leaders and when everyone was running out to fill the squads I just stood there thinking to myself, "please don't let Mohawk wind up in my squad!"
Now don't get me wrong, I hope nothing but the best for him, but why in the world would you bring negative attention to yourself intentionally?!? Now wherever he goes he's under the spotlight and he puts those around him under the same light. That's not a good thing at an academy.
Is there a pace runner for the 1.5?
Gentlemen! Whose the better mentor Lieut. Paul Olsen or James Kelly?
Did they go threw the OC list from 1-600 to get this jan class or is it from say 200 to 600ish
For anyone that was curious, I finally got that under armour bag. I like it a lot. I think it will be perfect to carry a few books, food, clothes, shoes, etc in. Seems really durable and high quality. Anyways..
A side not for those just starting the process now.. Don't let anyone tell you that anything being offered is a waste of time! DCAS is offering a walk through in the actual course you will take the real test. Go to one. Go see the place. See what the ride is gonna be like. See parking, etc. I went to private CPAT training bc there was a place with a course set up by my house. Everyone told me it was a waste of money, but you know what? I learned more techniques there one on one with the retired firefighter that ran the course than I did at the Rock bc those poor instructors that have to deal with 40+ plus guys with mixed priorities and don't know who is serious and who isn't. Not much time for one on one. FDNY is offering 6 weeks of CPAT training for free. GO TO EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! ITS FREE!!! I remember the first week I went, there was 6 full rows of guys. By the end, there was maybe a row and a half of guys coming. When you see the same faces every week, that's how you find out who is serious and who isn't. Make friends with the serious people. Get phone numbers. They are the people you want to surround yourself with as you go through the process together and keep each other informed. This isn't high school. If you want it, stop effing around and take initiative bc in no way, shape, or form are they forcing you to go. You have to want to go. That's my rant for the day.
as per this conversation whether or not you should go to the DCAS orientation. In my opinion you should. If for no other reason then to get familiar with the area and the exact layout. It cant hurt. Do I think it was necessary for me? NO i dont. But if you care about this process and this job as much as I hope we all do; you wont be skipping anything without a really good reason.
And is the CPAT easy? Yes, if you train for it. But the guy that went before me was strapped to a wheel char getting O2. And i was told that at least a few people everyday need to either be seen by EMTs or pass the **** out. lol.
Hey guys I just received my DCAS CPAT letter. It only mentions two orientation dates, do we get a second letter with the actual test dates or is it if you pass one of the orientations you pass?
OK, PM is really on now!
Hey guys just a quick question. Do we need to have any documents notarized for the initial interview? I know for the 6019 packet we had to notarize the personal form but I didn't see anything for the 2000 paper workout. I want to make sure I didn't miss anything.
Thanks again to everyone who posts here and keeps the forum very useful.