So countdown is on 4 days left.
Who else thinks they are on the road to the second class. I sure feel that way.
I must also be on the back of the line and have no idea why
I had CPAT done two weeks before processing started and yet no call..she's full of it.
2nd gen just got a call from bi.. being out of town she didn't say much.. just asked if she had best number to contact if needed to contact again.. finally.. didn't say anything about medical and I'm out of state so no home visit.
Well, if the alphabetical order theory is in play, they've made it to S. Maybe I should have more faith in them finishing BI calls by the end of the week??
Question for FPers, when you got your letters to report. What was the span? I.e. letter received June 24, report on July 7.
Got a call from my BI a little while ago. She asked me to fax a few documents over. My last name begins with S and I took my CPAT on my own.
I received my call today from the BI. Very excited things are moving forward. Completed CPAT on my own @ SUFD. My packet was complete and needed nothing further. I am a Veteran. Last name starts with "N".
Per Ms. Hammond yesterday - everyone who has passed the CPAT will be contacted for further processing and assuming a passed medical, put into a class. Their plan is to have two large classes in November and February/March. The CPAT really cut down the number of people left in the process. This is of course subject to the city (outside of the fire dept's control) cutting down the number of people in a class.
Can someone who has gone through the medical provide a full breakdown of what it involves? Does the stress test measure our lungs? Does it measure our heart? Do they call our other doctors? Do they pull our previous medical background from other medical records in the system via our insurer, etc? Do they look us up and down for scars from a surgery? A detailed breakdown would be really appreciated.
Also, can anyone point me to the Fire Department's actual outside employment policy? I have heard both it is no outside employment while in the academy and also heard that it is while in the academy and for another 12 months after (total 18 months). I can find nothing in the contract, is there anything someone can point me to on this?
just went through medical this week
Vision, Hearing, Blood work, Blood pressure, sit in a room for 45 minutes waiting for semi hot dr to walk in and grab your nuts. Stress test (put monitors on your body to test your heart rate), your on tredmill for about 10 minutes total, its all walking, at the end its a pretty fast walk on a pretty steep incline. Then you blow into a little machine as hard as you can 3 times for 6 seconds.
In regards to the classes, it sounds like all the people getting called right now are scheduled for the first class. It actually sounds like they are still trying to fill that class that they dont have enough people right now. (thats how I took some of the comments ms hammond made last week when I as down there)
I dont think we did a drug test. You ****ed into a cup, but I think that was a health test, not drugs. Not sure though
And your right, they did do some chest Xrays, only a few though.
I'm not sure about a strength test, they made me lift my arms up and stuff, but nothing too crazy.