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    thanks eyeateus for the info. I will keep everyone updated as to what happens and when.


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    I am in a similar boat too,
    My background is rescheduled for oct 16th. I answered on the pbq that I have a US high school diploma and my diploma is not from US, its from another country. So I went and passed the GED and rescheduled my background interview, now the guy on the phone tells me that this may create ( me saying I have a US high school diploma and actually having a foreign diploma) a negative mark on my accountibility. I hope it does not, since I read that question as "do u have a high school diploma?" not as "do u have a US highs school diploma?" and I was like ofcourse I have a high school diploma, I even went to college.

    I dont know man, if they shoot me down for something like this, it is going to suck really bad.

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    sheesh ... that sucks big time. just be honest and let them know what you really thought. that should in no way reflect negatively on your judgment. it was a misunderstanding. i have a college diploma too and had to put my background on hold until i furnished a high school diploma (which was lost and had to be reordered from my school.)... good luck with everything. i hope it all works out. ill keep my fingers crossed for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bica2422 View Post
    sheesh ... that sucks big time. just be honest and let them know what you really thought. that should in no way reflect negatively on your judgment. it was a misunderstanding. i have a college diploma too and had to put my background on hold until i furnished a high school diploma (which was lost and had to be reordered from my school.)... good luck with everything. i hope it all works out. ill keep my fingers crossed for you.
    Why did you put your BG on hold? I did not have my diploma in hand because I misplaced it so I got my High School transcripts instead. That will show whether you graduated or not and it was what I used.

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    sorry. i didnt clarify what i meant. i was told by my background investigator that it might delay my background if i didnt have my high school diploma... i got it ordered asap and all was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmex510 View Post
    Why did you put your BG on hold? I did not have my diploma in hand because I misplaced it so I got my High School transcripts instead. That will show whether you graduated or not and it was what I used.
    It depends on the guys that are taking the personal history form and questioneer. For example when I went in for the LAPD background interview, they let me continue in the background process and I had to fax my hig school diploma or equivalent, when I got it.

    When I went in for the LAFD background check, it was different guys ( they are all ex detectives and investigators) they stopped me before I could take the questioneer, took all my paperwork, froze my background process and send me home to reschedule my background interview after I get my scores etc..

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    Wow. I just got the call today that I'm booked in for my med exam! what a long road its been. If anybody has any questions on the process I'd be more than happy to tell you how it went for me. I know how long it takes and the lack of info out there, so I'd be more than happy to help. Good luck to everyone!!

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    millertime, congrats on going on to the next step. sounds like you are in the category/ hiring group that i am in if you just got the call. when did you receive the letter that said your background had been completed? how many weeks/months since then did you wait for you to be scheduled for physical/med? i am getting extremely anxious for the call as you can tell with the questions. congrats again on the forward progress.

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    i recieved my letter stating my background had been completed on aug 6th and got the call yesterday for my medical. approx 9 wks it took. the 3 other guys who've posted on this thread all seem to have recieved the good news within 9wks of them completing their backgrounds. they wanted to do my medical asap as they said they were trying to get me in the next class, however, i'm away on holidays at the moment so i'm booked in to do my med on oct 20. i think the next class starts in Dec, so fingers crossed i will make it!

    does anyone have any advice for what to expect at drill tower? any pre-study that can be done to help? i consider my fitness to be very good, i run alot already approx 15-20miles per week and i've been doing alot of push ups as i've been told to be prepared for that. any advice would be great.

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    that is great news. i received the letter for passing backgrounds august 19th so two more weeks and i will be at the 9 week mark. hopefully i will get the call around then and get set up for the dec tower... thanks for the heads up.
    i have been told to do a lot of sprint work ie on a football field run from the goal to the 10 yd line then back to goal then to 20 yd line back to goal then to 30,40,50 and so on.. i have also been doing stairs, sprinting hills over and over. do all different kinds of cardio. im always trying to mix it up.
    keep up at the gym too. you want to keep your strength for the tower as well.
    good luck millertime and everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bica2422 View Post
    i have been told to do a lot of sprint work ie on a football field run from the goal to the 10 yd line then back to goal then to 20 yd line back to goal then to 30,40,50 and so on..
    Suicides! Gotta love it.

    Hey bica and miller, shoot me a PM when you get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertime130 View Post
    Wow. I just got the call today that I'm booked in for my med exam! what a long road its been. If anybody has any questions on the process I'd be more than happy to tell you how it went for me. I know how long it takes and the lack of info out there, so I'd be more than happy to help. Good luck to everyone!!
    Hey congrats millertime! Great feeling, huh? watch out for the med/psych exam...it's a doosie. It sounds like they're gearing up for the Dec tower. I'm now just waiting on the official job offer from the fire department and academy date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bica2422 View Post
    that is great news. i received the letter for passing backgrounds august 19th so two more weeks and i will be at the 9 week mark. hopefully i will get the call around then and get set up for the dec tower... thanks for the heads up.
    i have been told to do a lot of sprint work ie on a football field run from the goal to the 10 yd line then back to goal then to 20 yd line back to goal then to 30,40,50 and so on.. i have also been doing stairs, sprinting hills over and over. do all different kinds of cardio. im always trying to mix it up.
    keep up at the gym too. you want to keep your strength for the tower as well.
    good luck millertime and everyone else.
    Good idea. Gotta mix up your cardio with both aerobic and anaerobic type excercises. I've been running in the mornings and doing either stair training with a weight vest or gym work (free weights, push ups, pull ups, etc.) in the afternoons about 5-6 days a week. Feeling pretty good but always welcome new training programs. I want to be ready for anything.
    Last edited by eyeateus; 10-08-2008 at 06:19 PM.

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    Circuit training is awesome preparation for both cardio and physical training. Also called CrossFit, it combines diet, training and exercise to make you the complete athlete. Awesome workout! I know LAFD encourages this type of training. If you want more info, feel free to send me a pm.

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    Im new to the forum but have read a lot of these threads. I just finished my psych interview yesterday and am curious if anyone has heard anything else about the next academy and when it starts. Also how long does it take to hear anything after the psych and medical. Any help would be great thanks.

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    i believe the next drilll tower is in Dec, but thats only what i've heard, so its not a fact. i still have to complete my med (i'm away on holidays at the moment, but i'm booked in for oct 20th). i have a question for everyone that hopes to be in the next drill tower...if we all get into the next academy, we should all meet prior to it starting. i live in venice. any chance of any of us car pooling to save $$ on fuel?? just a thought...

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    VFW - Looks like you are in the same timeline as a few of us here. I had my psych interview this past Monday and haven't received anything yet. But I believe it takes just a few days to process. I hear they will start making selections for the Dec. academy mid-October. I also heard the date Dec. 1 floating around as the start date of Panorama City 81's Drill Tower. But don't quote me on these dates...just what I've heard.

    Millertime - I think there's quite a few of us who may be in the same drill tower. It'd be cool to meet up, I'm down. My folks live in Northridge so I'm pretty stoked about being 10 mins away from the tower.

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    Whats up fellas? Im so stoked for you all. Anyday now you will get the official orientation letter and so on. I currently live in San Diego, but will move up to the valley where i have family. still waiting for the med psych phone call. keep your fingers crossed.
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    Thanks for the info guys. Congrats to you as well. Hopefully we'll hear something more definative soon. Thanks again.

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    Smile Next Drill Tower

    Guys the next drill tower date is Dec 1st...I just got the official call today!!! There are a few of us here that have the same timeline, maybe a couple weeks apart. Hang in there, hope to see you at orientation!

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