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    haha one more quick question for everyone who has gotten the letter or is already on the job....
    Is it normal to throw up when you read the damn thing???? lol i mean its the best thing i have ever gotten in the mail (besides that free issue of playboy my friends sent me) but then after the initial shock passed i got more nervous than i ever have before. Im not worried about the 1.5 mile run or the pullups or any of that first day stuff, ive been training a long long time for this. But its different when you are down there and not running around your neighborhood or working out at the gym. Did anyone else go through this? Because my stomach is in KNOTS lol.


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    Congrats nyckftbl!!! Does anyone know anybody else who's number is above 262 that has gotten a letter yet. I am just trying to figure out how high they are because my investigator said that i will be right on the line for Dec.

    Thanks

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    dude i am right there with you....i was so happy and i was like floating the whole day on wedsnday, but now that its start to hit me that im actually GOING in, im getting more and more nervous....these next 2 weeks are going to be the longest i think since i started this whole thing...anyways, good luck bro...ill see you there and you are def NOT alone!

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    Default last test given.

    I TOOK THE LAST TEST THAT FDNY HAD ADMINISTERED I'M GONNA SAY BOUT 2 YRS AGO. WHAT R THE CHANCES OF GETTING A LETTER.

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    Default OUT OF TOWNERS JOINING THE FDNY

    ALSO I'M FROM PHILLY. WHAT R THE CHANCES GETTING A LETTER FOR THE JOB. I HAD A FRIEND OF MINE FROM DOWN HERE MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE INTERVIEW STAGES BUT TURNED IT DOWN FOR A MUCH HIGHER FF POSITION CLOSER 2 HOME.

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    Guys,
    I plan on moving up to my siblings apartment by the start of the next written 2006. In my head (right or wrong) I think I will be litgit. However, I will be in college in another state. I was going to pick up 2 utilities, change my license, voter registration, mailing address for the FDNY. Does this sound about right, I am going to be a resident but I am just concerned about the paper work to back it up. I know a lot of you guys were in this similar set back, and any help to make sure I dont get hung up on a technicality I would really appreciate. Thanks in advance good luck to all.

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    GUYS AFTER U GET YOUR FINAL SCORE FROM DCAS THAT TELLS U WHAT U SCORED ON THE WRITTEN AND PHYSICAL AGILITY. HOW DO U KNOW WHAT YOUR PLACE IS ON THE LIST

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    Hey Guys -- wow, lots of posts in two days...

    FFthomas9 - If you got your scores from physical/written test, you got your list number. It should be on that card they sent you with the scores on it. It's on the bottom left corner with "list number" - mine is 2363...

    fdnyrules71 - I would think that if you change your residency to reflect NY you should be okay, but make sure everything is legit. For example, if your college grades or tuition bills go to some other location, you can get screwed, forfeit the points, and possibly get bumped down the list (see ffbam24's post down below -- Sorry bam, now we might be in the same class!) or worse, bumped off the list entirely.

    As for you guys getting ready for your first day, you've been waiting long enough - you'll kick *** on the first day. Fortunately, I have time to master these damn pull-ups, the one thing that will kill me!
    good luck guys...

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    Cool

    Jim, wouldn't that be a kick in the pants? That'd be pretty wild to start with someone I "know" through all these posts. In the meantime, keep working on those pullups. I know I am.

    fdnyrules71-I agree with Jim there. My understanding is that as long as your PERMANENT address is in NYS or better yet NYC for an extra 5 points, you should have no problem. Although your best source is the FAQ page and on top of that an investigator down at MetroTech. Some numbers are listed in previous posts.

    But call and ask. Don't hassle. They will be up front with you.

    Good luck,

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    martinez24-

    "For example, if your college grades or tuition bills go to some other location, you can get screwed, forfeit the points, and possibly get bumped down the list (see ffbam24's post down below -- Sorry bam, now we might be in the same class!) or worse, bumped off the list entirely."

    Not sure about this statement. In my case I live in queens and commute outside of NY to go to college and the bills go to my parents house because they pay for my schooling. So that statement is not all that true.

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    Scsufootball84 -- Like I said, I wasn't sure. I just think that if you have too many different addresses (college, your residence and then stuff going to your parents) it might cause them to look more closely at things. I'm not saying your doing anything wrong, I'm just suggesting to everyone who's taking the test in the future to make sure you check everything out ahead of time. The worst thing is to work at this for two friggin years between the written, the physical test, finally get called and get screwed over a technicality or something.

    bam -- any idea how many pull ups you need to do on the first day. I know someone said it somewhere, but I can't remember.

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    Thanks for the information. This is a real pain in the *** moving from another state. I checked out the faq's page but that was rather ambigious I will try calling up DCAS and getting more info.
    Martinez-I heard it was 4 pullups for the first day.

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    Hey guys, dont worry too much about the pull-ups. The 1st day 9of actually training) they'll give you a "PT" test/. If you cant do the sit-ups - 30 in a min, push ups 30 in a min, or the pull ups (4) dont freak, they'll have you go to remedial for a few weeks. Plus by the time the final PT test comes around you'll be in shape. I couldnt do more then 2 pull-ups the 1st day, when I left I did 6... So don't worry! Just worry about the RUN, YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE MILE AND A HALF IN UNDER 13 MINUTES THE 1ST DAY!!! ON THE LAST DAY YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN UNDER 12!!!! But dont worry cause with all the running, you'll be in shape by the end...


    P.S. Jim I just got your e-mail tonight, I just got it in from work, hang in there bro! I'll e-mail you back as soon as I get some sleep, Talk to ya soon bro! Keep the faith!

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    Lightbulb Holy Smokes Bro'!!!

    Muttly,

    I only just caught on that you did get picked up. Congratulations!!

    I figured you'd have put up the "I'm in!!" post.

    Thanks for any insights so far. Hopefully you'll be able to provide more if necessary.

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    Thanks! It was well worth the wait.!
    No problem, I know that when I got on it was hard not kowing what to expect (exciting but still unnerving LOL), if you guys need anything please dont hesitiate to ask!

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    hey muttly, any good tips on the academy?...i dont have any hooks, but i was told that the top few guys get to choose where they go, or get closer to it anyways, so anything you think would help would be greatly appreciated. thanks again bro

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    Yeah muttly what the hell I didnt even know you were in yet. What company are you at? Also what was the work level like, the test ect. Just curious.
    Take it easy bro,
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    FRO516BMX:

    As far as I know only the validvictorian(sp?) gets his top pick, (as long as its within reason). Towards the end of the school you'll get a "wish" list, they give you the roster where companies are, Batt's Divisions (ect.) But, the class that is getting out in December from what I heard the other night can only chose companies in certain divisions and battalions(not sure if its true but its very possible)

    fdnyrules71:

    You get weekly quizes on the subjects that you learn 3 days prior ( I think it was 3 days) They arent hard as long as you keep up with the reading and listen to the instructors, DONT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!!!! They are there to help and teach you, so the only stupid question is the one you dont ask, or the one you ask on test day!... Just like in H.S. there are other tests and such but as long as you PAY ATTENTION, and KEEP UP with the reading you'll be fine.

    Good luck bro's if you need any other advice or help let me know. I made it the whole 13 weeks without a roll-up ( you'll know what I mean soon enough!) haha!

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    hey muttly thanks for the tips, i appreciate the good wishes....and i wanna say thanks to all the guys on here for the same, and for everyone trying to throw every little thing they heard to try to keep us all up to date and everything...its been a big help and good to know that there are good guys out there that want this job as bad as i do...and as dumb and cheesy as it sounds i hope from the bottom of my heart everyone of you guys makes it on (and im sure you will)...anyways....with enough of the violins and such, ill leave it at that...


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    Originally posted by fdnyrules71
    ....I was going to pick up 2 utilities, change my license, voter registration, mailing address for the FDNY.....
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