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    I'm taking the FDNY test tomorrow and it states that it is a 3 hour & 15 minute session. My question is, do you have to stay that long? I'd imagine you would be able to leave once you are done.

    Hopefully someone who has taken the test can help me out. Thanks.


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    If it is like the test in 99, you will leave when you are finished.

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    Originally posted by FFFRED
    If it is like the test in 99, you will leave when you are finished.

    Best of Luck,
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    Thanks for the reply, so most likely I won't be taking the full 3 hours. Thanks again.

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    Just because you finish short of the three hours and fifteen minutes, doesn't mean you have to leave. A word of advice is.....use the time to double check your answers, some are so easy, you breeze through them only to find your answer incorrect.
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    With all due respect to the Firefighter on Rest and Rehab. Take your time with each question, when you get to 100, fill in the stupid oval with your #2 pencil, raise your hand and run like the wind.

    In most cases, your first instinct is your best answer, going back and making changes can be dangerous. JMHO

    Now if FDNYRR's buddy, who has passed at least two more tests than I have, has another opinion, I'd say lend an ear to the Capt/BC

    BTW, if you're reading this you've stayed up to late to pass...but at least you're home and not out drinking.

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    Yep! That's what makes the World go-around........friendly differances in opinion.

    AFA the Capt/BC, I have no idea what she does......obviously it works for her though, I only made (luckily) FF 1st, far from Capt/BC (LOL).

    So maybe the best advise is, whatever works for you!
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    How many questions was the test this year?
    I heard 85??

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    Fort FF, yeah your right it was only 85 questions.

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    85? These budget cuts are getting crazy.

    Best of luck to all who took the test for the Greatest Job in the World!

    See ya at the Rock!

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    Well, I took the test yesterday, and yes it only was 85 questions. I was absolutely amazed at how simple most of the questions were. As a matter of fact, the sample tests in the Barron's book were harder.

    It took me close to 2 hours to complete the test, and I certainly didn't rush. As a few of you said, I did not look back, because in my past experiences in taking any test, I'll second guess myself and probably end up getting it wrong.

    Well, thanks to everybody for your kind words, I'll be sure to let you know how I did. Next up, get ready for the CPAT.

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    Default FDNY Test

    The test was easy but not as easy as the NJ state test (a trained monkey could have passed that test. I was surpised because i studdied out of the ARCO book and i was expecting a 175 question test. But good luck to anyone that took it.

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    Does FDNY give points to already trained FFs? Do they accept the I.F.S.A.C. Accreditation? And do you happen to know how many points, if any, they give for it? I thought about going up there, but I'm not sure. I couldn't stand the 6 week academy that I went to here, let alone a 17 week(i think it's 17 weeks) one that you have to go through up there. But I guess if I got the chance.....I'D BE THERE IN A HEART BEAT!!!!!!!!! Well, hope you can help me out!
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    Originally posted by fireman_1
    Does FDNY give points to already trained FFs? Do they accept the I.F.S.A.C. Accreditation? And do you happen to know how many points, if any, they give for it? I thought about going up there, but I'm not sure. I couldn't stand the 6 week academy that I went to here, let alone a 17 week(i think it's 17 weeks) one that you have to go through up there. But I guess if I got the chance.....I'D BE THERE IN A HEART BEAT!!!!!!!!! Well, hope you can help me out!
    Does FDNY give points to already trained FFs? No.
    Do they accept the I.F.S.A.C. Accreditation? No.
    I thought about going up there, but I'm not sure. I couldn't stand the 6 week academy that I went to here, let alone a 17 week (I think it's 17 weeks) one that you have to go through up there.

    If your not sure, we don't need you. You have to want this job 100%. Don't waste your time or ours. The ROCK is a good learning experience . 1 week or 17 weeks you will learn something. Even if you are a firefighter with I.F.S.A.C. Accreditation.
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    fireman_1 from OHIO:

    It doesn't matter if you have firefighter 100, PARAMEDIC, plus every certification possible. You can even be a chief somewhere else and have every medal your town gives. You still do your time at THE ROCK, which is 12 weeks long right now. If you don't want to go back to probie training, you probably should stay at your job you have now, especially since you have all those fancy certifications anyway, why would you want to leave?

    To the other brothers from this post:

    The test in 1999 also had 85 questions. They take how many you get right divided by 85 and that is your percentage. This counts for 50% of your grade. The other 50% is your physical agility test (CPAT).
    if you get 2 questions wrong, your score is calculated like this: 83/85 is 97.6%.

    then you take the CPAT and average the written score with that:

    97.6% on writen
    100% on CPAT

    Final score of 98.7%

    Then add military, city resident, and legacy credit after this. As you can see, if you get any of these extra points, your score is well over a 100. in this example if you live in NYC and you were in the milatary, you get a 108.7. Not bad.

    Good luck everyone

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    Question Question

    While we're asking questions... Regarding the college credits pre-req: What happens if you're done with the testing process and you receive your appointment letter but don't have the 30 hours college credits yet? Do you just get dropped from the list or do they give you a certain amount of time to get them before they drop you. I didn't take the test or anything, just curious to know.

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    IF you don't have CFR-D or 30 College Credits (or military time), then you are skipped over in the process. IF you present FDNY with the documentation, they are still putting classes in, and you have passed everything else, then you will be good to go. However, don't wait to long, b/c they have to renew the list every year.

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    You don't need me? How harsh is that? You don't even know me! Better watch what you say! I don't care if you are from FDNY! You're not better than anyone else. I thought it was a brotherhood. Guess not! You guys must just be too much of snobs up there to be part of it! I guess I'll think twice about visiting you let alone becoming one of you!
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    Originally posted by fireman_1
    I thought about going up there, but I'm not sure. I couldn't stand the 6 week academy that I went to here, let alone a 17 week(i think it's 17 weeks) one that you have to go through up there.

    fireman_1 your right I don't know you.
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    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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    fireman_1, I'm not from New York, I happen to live close to Philadelphia, but I agree with what E40FDNYL35 said. If you don't have the attitude to put out the effort and give it your all. Don't waste your time and everyone else's involved. So don't be getting all ****ed off about him saying that. I was ready to write something similar until I read his post.
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    fireman_1,

    Shhhhh, don't think twice. You're already out.

    To all the rest out there reading this; It's 100% or zero. No second guesses! You want it or you don't...He don't!

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