Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Just A Update

  1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    59

    Talking Just A Update

    Well I came on 2 weeks ago and said it looked good for me to join the Academy.

    I got the official call today, I start the end of January. It seems like such a long road to get to this point (3 years). I've been having dreams the last week everynight about being a firefighter and boom I get the call today(Weird).

    I've often been and even myself, second-guessed turning down two full-time jobs for this position. I've never in my life besides the birth of my son, felt this much pride and relief. I know many come on here and look for last minute advice, but I am ready. I still study and workout everyday, so all I ask for is a few prayers. I want to thank you guys for help along the way and wish you all Happy Holidays!!

    Best Christmas present EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    2,983

    Default

    Congrats!!!

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    59

    Default Materials

    What are things that I might need or want before starting the academy? What was things you used often, a buddy said icy-hot helped him out.

  4. #4
    Forum Member jerrygarcia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    KC
    Posts
    630

    Default

    #1 Focus academically and physically.
    #2 Keep your mouth shut and listen.
    #3 Work on your cardio training.

    Last edited by jerrygarcia; 01-30-2005 at 06:17 AM.

  5. #5
    Forum Member Dave1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Gator Country
    Posts
    4,157

    Default

    Good Luck!!!
    Fire Marshal/Safety Officer

    IAAI-NFPA-IAFC/VCOS-Retired IAFF

    "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
    RUSH-Tom Sawyer

    Success is when skill meets opportunity
    Failure is when fantasy meets reality

  6. #6
    Forum Member jerrygarcia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    KC
    Posts
    630

    Default

    I do wish congratulations for your appointment to the academy. I hope that you didn't mistake my comments in the other thread as threatening.

    As long as you take care of yourself and help others where you can, you'll be fine. The ones that are lacking will weed themselves out.

    As Chief Walker said to you, this is a family and we are very picky as to who joins.

    Make sure that you keep yourself fit to pass the CPAT, then the real training will begin. Help where you can in the coming EMT training as I see you are already an EMT.

    Study! Create a study group and use it, if not for yourself, but your fellow brothers/sisters. There is an award for the top cadet, earn it.

    I'm sure you'll figure out who I am by the end of your training.

    Good luck!


  7. #7
    Permanently Removed CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default Tower advice...

    This seems to be a popular subject and I have posted this
    several times. Hope it helps out...Bou

    TORRANCE FIRE DEPARTMENT

    SUCCESSFULLY SURVIVING YOUR RECRUIT TRAINING

    The following guidelines will help you be a successful recruit on the Torrance Fire Department. Many of you have various levels of experience and training which will be valuable to the Torrance Fire Department in the near future. But as a recruit (new employee), your probationary period will be much more pleasant if you can demonstrate patience in displaying your talents and skill until you’ve learned what we want you to know.


    BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES FOR THE TRAINING TOWER

    1. Do ask questions if you do not understand.
    2. Do take every opportunity to help to help one another develop into a team.
    3. The “Double Time Trot” is accepted mode of transportation from one place to another while outdoors.
    4. Tardiness or unexpected absenteeism will not be tolerated in the fire service, period. Better to be a hour early than a minute late.
    5. Arriving for duty unprepared will demonstrate the qualities necessary for a new career elsewhere.
    6. A lack of aggressiveness in manipulative work will shorten your basic training period significantly.
    7. Disregard for safety will get you canned.
    8. Standing with your hands in your pockets will raise questions about your respect for authority and your level of attention.
    9. Profanity and/or spitting on the ground will get you a job with someone else.
    10. If it doesn’t move, clean it. If it does move, address it as “Sir”.
    11. Don’t attempt to socialize with regular members of the department during the basic training period.
    12. Show respect for all co-workers at all times.
    13. Hustle, shine and always look good.

  8. #8
    MembersZone Subscriber StLRes2cue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    ..........
    Posts
    407

    Default

    ..........
    Last edited by StLRes2cue; 11-16-2005 at 09:53 PM.

  9. #9
    55 Years & Still Rolling hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Talking The View From Here..............

    From the East coast, Good Luck. The Advice that you already have, from some very well respected members of the Forums, will do for now. Information Overload is one thing that you don't need at this point.
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  10. #10
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    No. Providence R.I. : Land of the "How ya doins"
    Posts
    990

    Default

    Good Luck and welcome to the brotherhood!!
    "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

    Edward F. Croker
    Chief 1899-1911
    Fire Dept. City of New York

    HOOK N' CAN of the I.A.C.O.J.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts