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    i am a probie in idaho and i want to get into the FDNY. What is it like? i heard it is nonstop calls all day with no down time. is this true?


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    I'd try a search, before one of the crusties comes in and gets ya.

    In reply to your thread though, FDNY's rigs all runs varied call amounts depending on where they are and all that, just like any other city. Run stats for the whole department can be found online, broken down by company. One of the FDNY guys might even be able to help you understand them more, as they count runs in their own way.

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    Like Jerry said, do a search on these forums for "FDNY" and look at some of the posts from thier guys. We have a number of FDNY members that are active here on the forums ... they'll give you a view from the inside.

    Remember that getting on FDNY isn't just submitting an applications. THOUSANDS test every time applications are accepted, and very very few do make it all the way through the process. Moving to the City or one of the surrounding counties will be one of the first ways to start trying to get on with New York's Bravest.

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    First to move to New York City without a residence there you won't get hired.
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    check the employment section there ore 2 threads the fdny2006 thread would probably be more helpful since there are less pages and it is still in its early stages....the last test was in JAN and they historically have been 4 years apart..it is extremely competitive people that ranked in the 4000's are just getting in the academy now after years of waiting..good luck

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    There are engines that do 5000+ runs, and engines that do 200, and everything in between. Same goes for trucks except the slowest barely does 100 runs.

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    Pretty sure you have to take the civil service exam too

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterbryVTfire View Post
    First to move to New York City without a residence there you won't get hired.
    I think you'd be best to try that second after spending a few years serving our country in the armed forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by company141 View Post
    i am a probie in idaho and i want to get into the FDNY. What is it like? i heard it is nonstop calls all day with no down time. is this true?


    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you never change your socks
    And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
    The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
    There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too
    You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin
    And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
    There ain't no short handled shovels, no axes saws or picks
    I'm a goin to stay where you sleep all day
    Where they hung the jerk that invented work
    In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

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    pretty impressive poem as*hole but i wasn't asking for a nursery ryme. Thank you to everyone that replied in a mature and helpful way.

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