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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    Does anyone know if the sledge hammer cpat test is similar to the practice tests we having using the tire?

    My Cpat traning instructor told us to hold one hand very close to the head of the slege hammer, basically having a very wide distance between the two hands. Is this how you want to hold the slege hammer during the actual CPAT when not hitting a tire?
    Everything you guys are doing at Randall's island for the cpat prep is more challenging then the actual cpat. The machine that's measuring your force for the cpat took me roughly 6 hits for the buzzer to go off, meanwhile at cpat prep it would take anywhere between 20-30 swings to get the tire across (depended on the weather and how much air was actually in the tire).

    The way the firefighters show you have to do everything during the cpat prep are the techniques that will help save you time on the cpat. Do as they say, they will not lead you wrong.

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    Believe me everyone, CPAT is easy.. Medical is easy being that you get to fail 3 times and still have a chance.. intake interview is nothing but handing papers in.. The whole process is easy, it's the waiting that's the hard part. Unless you're horrible out of shape, you'll be more then fine. Although I did see out of shape ppl pass everything as well
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    Avtually like that they have cPat training before our packets. That way guys can start to see if it's for them and not waste time with the long packet application if it's not. Wish they'd come already tho lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    Avtually like that they have cPat training before our packets. That way guys can start to see if it's for them and not waste time with the long packet application if it's not. Wish they'd come already tho lol
    the packet is not that big honestly . I filled mine out the day before my intake . And the entire process like mentioned before is not as bad as people make it out to be . It's pretty smooth . The wait sucks but other than that . Things are being blown out of proportion a bit much .

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    Did you guys speak with David Lin to attend the cpat sessions? I'm trying to sign up for the Saturday sessions but he's not answering my emails.

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    I need a little help. I was away during orientation week (Sep 2-6). I was able to sign up via phone to tomorrows 8am CPAT Training session. What do i need to bring? I also received a separate CPAT orientation notice with 2 dates to chose from (Oct 1st or 7th). They are asking for a $25 money order payable to DCAS Exams. Are they basically the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkster View Post
    I need a little help. I was away during orientation week (Sep 2-6). I was able to sign up via phone to tomorrows 8am CPAT Training session. What do i need to bring? I also received a separate CPAT orientation notice with 2 dates to chose from (Oct 1st or 7th). They are asking for a $25 money order payable to DCAS Exams. Are they basically the same thing?
    You need to bring, ID, medical clearance, and that CPAT practice card they gave you with the date on it. That is all, leave everything else in the car because you will have to leave it on your seat when you go practice for the CPAT.

    The two CPAT orientation dates are the same, you choose and go to only one. I guess you can go to both but its not recommended.

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    Guys, when I did my first stair master climb with 75lbs at CPAT training, I forced myself to do the 3:20 minutes (didn't want to look like a wuss you know in front of everyone) and felt like I was going to throw up afterwards. Boy, did I want to quit before that 3 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    Guys, when I did my first stair master climb with 75lbs at CPAT training, I forced myself to do the 3:20 minutes (didn't want to look like a wuss you know in front of everyone) and felt like I was going to throw up afterwards. Boy, did I want to quit before that 3 minutes.

    Well tell us. Are you really 5'10" and 130 lbs? Or was that a typo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    Guys, when I did my first stair master climb with 75lbs at CPAT training, I forced myself to do the 3:20 minutes (didn't want to look like a wuss you know in front of everyone) and felt like I was going to throw up afterwards. Boy, did I want to quit before that 3 minutes.
    3 min go's by so fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner09 View Post
    Well tell us. Are you really 5'10" and 130 lbs? Or was that a typo...
    I'm exactly 5 feet and 9.5 inches, and when wearing underwear I weigh 130lbs. This is correct.

    I noticed that I'm disadvantaged with the sledge hammer, seems like the bigger guys have an easier time knocking the tire around.

    I practiced the stairs today with up to 82lbs, so I'm making progress.

    What worries me right now is that, Yes, I can do 3:20 with 75lbs, but I need like a minute to recover before I regain my full energy again. I'm not sure how easy it is going to be to get off those stairs and go full power. I'm not sure if you guys who are better trained get off those stairs and have full energy right after.

    But I think being skinny isn't that much of a disadvantage to be honest. It's all about coordination and how you move your weight efficiently that will make a big difference.
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    Just need to train more. The CPAT is a joke especially compared to the academy and fst.

    If you are having a hard time now the academy is going to feel like death to you.

    It should not take 20-30 swings for that tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRodPizza View Post
    Believe me everyone, CPAT is easy.. Medical is easy being that you get to fail 3 times and still have a chance.. intake interview is nothing but handing papers in.. The whole process is easy, it's the waiting that's the hard part. Unless you're horrible out of shape, you'll be more then fine. Although I did see out of shape ppl pass everything as well
    I've been saying this but then everyone gets on my case. The process to get in is easy. Worry about and train for the academy.

    Everyday I see more and more extreme fat bodies coming in for the CPAT training. In other words the list should move along as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    I'm exactly 5 feet and 9.5 inches, and when wearing underwear I weigh 130lbs. This is correct.

    I noticed that I'm disadvantaged with the sledge hammer, seems like the bigger guys have an easier time knocking the tire around.

    I practiced the stairs today with up to 82lbs, so I'm making progress.

    What worries me right now is that, Yes, I can do 3:20 with 75lbs, but I need like a minute to recover before I regain my full energy again. I'm not sure how easy it is going to be to get off those stairs and go full power. I'm not sure if you guys who are better trained get off those stairs and have full energy right after.

    But I think being skinny isn't that much of a disadvantage to be honest. It's all about coordination and how you move your weight efficiently that will make a big difference.
    I think you should work on putting on more weight for your own benefit.. gotta think about what happens if you're in full gear & have to lift & drag a 220lb person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    I'm exactly 5 feet and 9.5 inches, and when wearing underwear I weigh 130lbs. This is correct.

    I noticed that I'm disadvantaged with the sledge hammer, seems like the bigger guys have an easier time knocking the tire around.

    I practiced the stairs today with up to 82lbs, so I'm making progress.

    What worries me right now is that, Yes, I can do 3:20 with 75lbs, but I need like a minute to recover before I regain my full energy again. I'm not sure how easy it is going to be to get off those stairs and go full power. I'm not sure if you guys who are better trained get off those stairs and have full energy right after.

    But I think being skinny isn't that much of a disadvantage to be honest. It's all about coordination and how you move your weight efficiently that will make a big difference.
    I am not too far off regarding size. I am about 5'10" and only 140 or so pounds. Throughout the academy my size has given me some advantages and disadvantages. It seems like for the most part, bigger guys crush FST. However, smaller guys get a little bit of an advantage at a few stages of the course. I won't go into details, but you will see when you go through the course that being smaller has its perks as well. Height and weight are not something to worry about though. There are plenty of guys and girls of varying sizes who have all had the heart, dedication, motivation, and endurance to push through the pain for these first 10 weeks, and who will continue to push for the next 8. Do not get caught up in worrying about size, just train properly and you will be able to get through it. A key is to work on your cardio and endurance. Those two things will help you through cpat, and throughout the entire academy. As it was mentioned on this board before, the academy would rather you lift 10 pounds 100 times instead of 1000 pounds one time.

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