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    yes, ms hammond was the one who called

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    To change the subject, I dont know if I am getting ahead of myself, but I was wondering on the uniforms, the money for the uniforms do come out of our first paycheck? When I was in the navy, our first paycheck had the deductions for all of our clothing that they gave us. So I was just wondering if this worked the same way, I dont think that they would give us the clothing for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    I got called to report down next week to get fitted. She said I have a spot in the class and a tenative start date of Nov 18th.
    Congratulations!

    I guess sitting in a room for 45 minutes and waiting for the semi-hot doctor to grab your nuts paid off
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    hey guys, had my home BI check about 2 weeks ago and have yet to hear back about being scheduled for a medical, just wondering if there is anyone else in the same boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagosoxgo View Post
    To change the subject, I dont know if I am getting ahead of myself, but I was wondering on the uniforms, the money for the uniforms do come out of our first paycheck? When I was in the navy, our first paycheck had the deductions for all of our clothing that they gave us. So I was just wondering if this worked the same way, I dont think that they would give us the clothing for free.
    CFD does not pay for their uniforms, however you pay for additional articles as you are only issued one set of them. For the academy they issue you one sweatsuit and make you buy a 2nd, b/c you will not make it 6 months with one, but your actual uniform and first sweatsuit is covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulecfd View Post
    hey guys, had my home BI check about 2 weeks ago and have yet to hear back about being scheduled for a medical, just wondering if there is anyone else in the same boat?
    2ndGen was in this boat and just showed up yesterday at medical. They questioned him as to why he was there, but ultimately he pleaded his case and they let him stay and scheduled his medical. If I were you I would call some people to find out where your file got lost, b/c once Personnel has it after you passed BI, you should be called.

    To put the timeline into perspective for you, I got called by BI last Monday (10/7) when I was in Mexico, I got back in contact with her on Tuesday and had her do my home visit that afternoon and I was contacted by Personnel (Ms. Hammond) on Wednesday saying I passed, asking me to report for medical that next day, Thurs 10/10, but I didn't get in yesterday since I was in Mexico. Hopefully that one week doesn't cost me this November class!

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    Thanks Dalsh. I shot Ms. Hammond an email, something tells me I'm not going to get a response. Can someone send me the phone number to personnel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulecfd View Post
    Thanks Dalsh. I shot Ms. Hammond an email, something tells me I'm not going to get a response. Can someone send me the phone number to personnel?
    Personnel: 312-746-6920
    Ms. Hammond: 312-746-6971

    You honestly may be better off finding the time to go down there, but hopefully you can get through to someone on the phone, but with the calls going out today, not sure you will have much luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    just a heads up, calls are coming out today again

    I got called to report down next week to get fitted. She said I have a spot in the class and a tenative start date of Nov 18th.
    When did you do you medical? And Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalsh321 View Post
    2ndgen was in this boat and just showed up yesterday at medical. They questioned him as to why he was there, but ultimately he pleaded his case and they let him stay and scheduled his medical. If i were you i would call some people to find out where your file got lost, b/c once personnel has it after you passed bi, you should be called.

    To put the timeline into perspective for you, i got called by bi last monday (10/7) when i was in mexico, i got back in contact with her on tuesday and had her do my home visit that afternoon and i was contacted by personnel (ms. Hammond) on wednesday saying i passed, asking me to report for medical that next day, thurs 10/10, but i didn't get in yesterday since i was in mexico. Hopefully that one week doesn't cost me this november class!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgencfd View Post
    i got tired of waiting. Lol
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    I'm wondering if all the people called for uniform thus far are all from the early medicals back in September. if FP really is to be around 11/4, they have 2 weeks to get us all cleared through medical......personnel going to be very busy, so again, might want to drop in if you're in limbo, not sure you will get a call back.

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    2ndGENCFD, I get where you are coming from. Hey brothers fight, right?? All is good, and besides comments on-line as well as like with texts can be taken in so many ways. It is all in the past.

    Also, I agree, anyone who hasn't been called and has taken their medical should just show up. I talked to a guy a few minutes ago who is on the job, and he said if you haven't been called after medical or for uniforms, just show up. He said the people are so over-whelmed that in the past they gave guys uniforms and pushed them along, and if it ever came up, they are so confused that they think they dropped the ball and green light the guy through. I have a buddy who did his medical, and he is going down monday to the clothing store and just tell them he was told to go get uniforms. the address is 2323 S. Halsted. We need to be our own advocates!!

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    correction, if you had been called and did your medical, you should just go for uniforms. I guess they have whatever sheets there to fill out.

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    Yesterday Ms. Hammond mentioned how they assign some people as alternates for the academy who are the next guys in if someone doesn't show up, quits, or gets removed. I was laughing in my head thinking about how some alternate would be sitting outside Academy South to "Tanya Harding" a couple candidates to get in.....for this reason, I hope 2ndGen is not assigned as an alternate.....just playing bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newguy24 View Post
    correction, if you had been called and did your medical, you should just go for uniforms. I guess they have whatever sheets there to fill out.
    you don't think you're going to need your file number first?

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    Congrats to everyone. Looks like some new Candidates coming on board soon. That's good, I need to start climbing the Seniority list.. Anyway, if memory serves, and don't hold me to this as it was 5 years ago, they GIVE you: 2 pairs of work pants, 2 work shirts, 1 Duty sweatshirt, 1 knit cap, 1 Set of PT Gear, and 1 pair of work shoes. Everything extra, including mandatory items like Duty T shirts, extra PT gear, gloves, water bottles, work out shoes (NEW) you have to pay for. They will give you a list of everything of need to report with on Day 1, and what you will need to pay for. That said, buy extra. A little extra money before hand will save you some headaches down the road. Good Luck.
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    Chigo23- keyboard cowboy.

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    I don't think showing up randomly is a good idea. You can't just make your own rules. 2ndGen was lucky they let him stay. IMO if we show up in hoards, they will not just put up with it.
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    Sooo, I just got a phone call to report next thursday for medical. How is that for timing?

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