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    Quote Originally Posted by rugaluga View Post
    Just got the Call I made the December class!! If you guys plan on meeting up let me know.
    Congrats! Hope to be there soon.


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    congrats rugalugar! you must be stoked...its a good feeling are you going to orientation? if so, see you there!!

    congrats again...

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    Well I have a question to you all that are going to the dec. academy. During your background, did your investigator actually showed up to your work and previous residences and asked people about you etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmawonder View Post
    Well I have a question to you all that are going to the dec. academy. During your background, did your investigator actually showed up to your work and previous residences and asked people about you etc?
    For me, my investigator just called my work, neighbors, family, etc. But my buddy who also got selected for the Dec tower his investigator went to his neighborhood, schools, work, etc. I think each investigator operates differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertime130 View Post
    congrats rugalugar! you must be stoked...its a good feeling are you going to orientation? if so, see you there!!

    congrats again...
    Hey thanks millertime! Big congrats to you as well! Looking foward to meeting you and the rest of the dec class..

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    my background investigator showed up at my place of employment and spoke to my supervisors as well as came over to where i lived and checked my place out...and spoke to my neighbors. my investigator was really nice. he came around and had a chat with me for about 20min or so, then he knocked on all of my neighbors doors and spoke to everyone...he only asked them a few questions. like, is he a good guy. does he speed down the street, does he get along with all the other neighbors, etc...

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    Man congrats to all of you, and train hard for that drill tower! Can't wait until i get to start applying in '09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeatyDH View Post
    Hey Guys, I got the call about two weeks ago and I'm pumped for Dec. 1. I live out in Santa Clarita so if anyone wants to carpool or go running/hit the weights let me know! All I have heard from anyone is to make sure that you are doing PUSH UPS and PULL UPS. See you guys next week!
    Dan that you? This is Mike. Your private message is off. Are your parents going Monday night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZIZI7 View Post
    Hey everyone....I know we will all talk on family day, but just trying to give a heads up....For our own orientation (18TH)day I was going to see if all of you had black slack bottoms and a white long sleave top...maybe with a tie. I am trying to spread this so we can all be on the same page and look like a team. Also we all need to have the same length in hair. I am keeping my regular hair for family day, but shaving it for the next day. like a 1 or 2....What do you all think? good idea? --mark
    i'm pretty sure in the info we got on our orientation it says business casual dress for the 18th. wasn't planning on wearing a tie. i'm all for dressing similar, however, i'm drawing the line at shaving my head your on your own with that one! haha

    as for the other guys who asked for a timeline on the process, if you go back to previous posts, ive posted a timeline of my process also, take note of the dates on the posts, that will give you a good idea of what your faced with...

    last thing, does anyone know if we are being served dinner on monday nite 17th nov? i'm going to call up today and find out for sure, but was wondering if anybody had heard anything...

    once again, i still cant get the smile off my face that its almost game time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertime130 View Post
    last thing, does anyone know if we are being served dinner on monday nite 17th nov? i'm going to call up today and find out for sure, but was wondering if anybody had heard anything...
    I was wondering the same thing. When I got my call They didn't say anything about a dinner, and in the packet it doesn't mention it either. I'm gonna grab a bite before just in case but if you call and get a straight answer let us know. Thanks.

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    I am trying to get everyones emails together for a database for when the tower starts so we can spread the word around faster and be able to help each other out. so far I have eyeateus, MZIZI7, nmortaza, and emmex510.

    If there is anyone else on here that got selected for Dec 1 shoot me an email to mgross@sct-usa.net with your name and location where you will be commuting from. maybe I can start setting up some carpools or something. I'll try to make a spreadsheet or word doc and get it back to everyone that is going. I figure the more ready we are for the tower the better it will be for all of us. Thanks guys!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertime130 View Post
    i'm all for dressing similar, however, i'm drawing the line at shaving my head your on your own with that one!
    Uh-oh, looks like we have deviant! Sorry to say, but you might be the only one with a full head of hair come drill tower. Shave that dome! At least a buzz!

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    I rang up and asked if any type of meal was being served on monday night and was told that there wasn't going to be anything...

    just thought i'd pass on the info...

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    I'd recommend a suit and tie, guys. "Business casual" usually means go a step beyond business casual. That was the dress code for the county background orientation I went to and people who weren't wearing suits were singled out.

    If possible, find someone who's been through it before to make sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SansMustache View Post
    I'd recommend a suit and tie, guys. "Business casual" usually means go a step beyond business casual. That was the dress code for the county background orientation I went to and people who weren't wearing suits were singled out.

    If possible, find someone who's been through it before to make sure.
    That's a good idea to ask someone who's been through it already. But the orientation diner is business attire and the next day it is business casual. So dressing up suit and tie can be a sign of not being able to differentiate between the two and maybe even demonstrate a lack of attention to detail. Or maybe, just maybe...we're looking far too much into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmex510 View Post
    That's a good idea to ask someone who's been through it already. But the orientation diner is business attire and the next day it is business casual. So dressing up suit and tie can be a sign of not being able to differentiate between the two and maybe even demonstrate a lack of attention to detail. Or maybe, just maybe...we're looking far too much into it.
    Haha... very true! The line between going the extra mile and following directions is quite thin.

    Btw, is "emmex510" a Husqvarna reference? I've been curious about that for a while.
    Last edited by SansMustache; 11-14-2008 at 03:50 PM. Reason: added "btw..."

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    What's up guys. Once again, congrats to all the guys gearing up the the upcoming tower.
    Gotta question that I need some input on. I passed backgrounds aug 19th. My background investigator said it would be a couple weeks. The letter stated I would be contacted in 4-6 weeks.city dept personell said give it 8 to 12 weeks. I just started week 13. Most of you received a call around week 8 9 and 10. Do you guys think it is innapropriate to call and ask what my status is or should I still sit tight?
    Do you think everyone is just super busy with the fires going on and everything is on hold now ? Any input would be appreciated.
    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by SansMustache View Post
    Haha... very true! The line between going the extra mile and following directions is quite thin.

    Btw, is "emmex510" a Husqvarna reference? I've been curious about that for a while.
    Wow, didn't think anyone would get that. It's actually a double meaning. That and it was my later racing number which was chosen after the birth of my daughter on 5/10.

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    Default LAFD Fire Academy/ future hiring

    Does anyone know if the LAFD is cutting back on hiring due to the bad economy? In NY, the FDNY is cutting the academy to 17 weeks from 26 and cancelled the Jan. 2009 NYPD class. They are also closing 5 engine companies on the 6pm-9am tour. Also I hear the LAFD academy is super hard with a high failure rate. Can you get recycled into the next class if you fail? The wooden ladders are very heavy. Any comments? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmex510 View Post
    Wow, didn't think anyone would get that. It's actually a double meaning. That and it was my later racing number which was chosen after the birth of my daughter on 5/10.
    Very cool. I don't have a Husky but a 510 SMR or TE looks like it would be a fun academy graduation present for myself... haha.

    Good luck and have fun!

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