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    Looks as if two more recruits bit the dust.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuyPhilly View Post
    Looks as if two more recruits bit the dust.
    3 months in? Must not have been for them!

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    How many were dropped or quit during the EMT training? How many more have dropped out during hard arz fire fighting classes??

    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    How many were dropped or quit during the EMT training? How many more have dropped out during hard arz fire fighting classes??

    Two didn't pass the EMT cert in one class...haven't heard of anyone dropping out since getting to the fire side.

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    Just a thought, but if the timeline is anything like the last process from when our status was "in hiring process" to when we had orientation, then we may be spending New Year's on Pennypack. That would be pretty cool

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    A lot of rumors out here but -this is from a reliable source-the 188-is looking like it will happen around may-June... Sit tight fellas.. It's going to happen the question is when..

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    Talked to personnel today, they didnt give me a definite but they said that they are hoping to have orientation in January.
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    Any word on 189 getting approved or going to be with 188?

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    How's the PT @ the fire academy ???

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    I don't know about 187 but PT for 186 is rough... But it prepares you for the daily grind of being out in the field...

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    Thankz. I'm just a lil concern about the two mins straight of push ups.

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    You will do a lot of push-ups - pull-ups - burpees. Man listen the PT is intense. But you will learn to love it.

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    Can anyone chime in on whether or not Wednesday's Committee hearing will put a hold on anything?

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    I can't wait !! I been doing push ups / training for the academy PT. how was the jogging ??

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    Forced transfers going through......

    A lot of my friends are getting transferred all over the city, but it's because there are 320 newbies coming into the field (160 minus those that dropped out so actually like 150+ next month) Which means another 160 to come in 2013

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...ction-request/

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFuss View Post
    No one is getting transferred because of the new guys going into the field. ALL firefighters are now FORCED to rotate station assignments every 5 years. It is an attack on the members to (further) demoralize and divide the connections we had to one another. The "senior man" is no more. Soon the guy with the most time at the station will have 4-5 years there. Barely enough time to know the local and the rest of the gyuys as good as he could. And about the time you're getting comfortable with everything, BANG your 5 years is up and you get to "experience" a new part of the city.

    You all had better hope the union pulls off a miracle and gets this policy stopped. It's just another piece of the assault on the members for not supporting mayor nutsack.

    Oh I know, I was posting to show what "their" excuse is.....and to give hope to those still waiting for future classes that vacancies will eventually be filled. My buddy is getting shanghighed to another part of the city that he's never been in, and they are receiving a guy with 15 years in. Seniority and experience is one thing, but breaking up crew integrity and moving guys with incredible amounts of local knowledge is another....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorfPhilly View Post
    Oh I know, I was posting to show what "their" excuse is.....and to give hope to those still waiting for future classes that vacancies will eventually be filled. My buddy is getting shanghighed to another part of the city that he's never been in, and they are receiving a guy with 15 years in. Seniority and experience is one thing, but breaking up crew integrity and moving guys with incredible amounts of local knowledge is another....
    He has a job, enough said. Change happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorfPhilly View Post
    My buddy is getting shanghighed to another part of the city that he's never been in, and they are receiving a guy with 15 years in....
    How exactly does he know where he is going and who's replacing him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean99900 View Post
    Thankz. I'm just a lil concern about the two mins straight of push ups.
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Now THAT is hilarious!! If you're "concerned" about 2 mins of pushups, you're going to be in serious shock... PT is a solid hour+ It's hardcore and nonstop. We push you till you either quit or find that little thing in your mind that won't let you quit. Those are the only two options. Being big and muscular isn't what we want. Having heart and giving everything you've got plus more is what we're looking for....of course, being big and muscular will help...
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    I'll be able to do 2 mins straight of push ups soon, been doing push ups daily I'll be ok by next class.

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